Thanksgiving was only just last Thursday so we are a little late in bringing you sweet potatoes in the standard box this week. Why not try some classic American recipes like brown sugar-glazed sweet potatoes with marshmallows or Nigella’s sugar-free version with a twist of lime?
Or how about sweet potato casserole – topped with a buttery brown sugar and pecan mixture for a satisfying cool-weather but absolutely wicked casserole (or dessert if you weren’t brought up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch or marshmallows as part of your veg).
For something a bit more familiar, how about stirring up your own home-made mincemeat with the apples from the box? Or a (marginally) healthier sugar-free version of mincemeat? Have them all ready to fill some mince pies! And why not caramelise some red onions to have them ready for an easy starter like red onions, walnut and goats cheese puff or red onion and brie tartlets party canapés. Use ready made all-butter pastry and no one will know!
On what to do with some of the other vegetables in your box here are a few ideas from our past newsletters/ blog posts:
- Beetroot – Check out our past Need some aphrodisiac? Try beetroot! article – perfect for some Christmas romance
- Spring Greens – Last week’s cooking ideas for sprout tops also work well for this week’s spring greens.
- Purple Carrots – Write-up on the beautiful purple haze can be found here
Also a reminder that if you are away for Christmas and/or New Year drop us a note to let us know which boxes you would like to skip. Boxes will be available for collection from Friday 19th December, Tuesday 23rd December (an early Christmas box) and Friday 2nd January. Combining the two pre-Christmas boxes for a single collection is also possible, do let us know!
This Week’s Bounty
* Bakers Potatoes, Lincs (see Note+)
* Purple Haze, Lancs
* Red Onions, Norfolk
* Savoy Cabbage, Lancs
* Spinach, Kent
Spring Greens, Lancs
Sweet Potatoes, Spain
Note+ There was a hold-up in delivery last week, so these were substituted
Items starred (*) above
Kiwis, Spain (standard only)
Apples – Gala, Kent