Cooking up a Storm

Hopefully you were inspired with some of our suggestions last week (or even better, by the fruit and vegetables themselves) to batten down the hatches and cook up a storm for a great start to the year.

If not, hopefully the photo above of the stuffed cabbage leaves would! We didn’t even bother to cook the rice in advance but wrapped it up in the savoy cabbage leaves, topped up with some water before putting the cover on.

You could do another salad with beetroot (this time purple instead of golden) and kale as we suggested last week, or how about try a beetroot orange salad. Add some toasted walnuts and/or goats cheese, and also some mixed spice or ground cinnamon to the dressing. And this week’s red kale would be perfect for Jamie Oliver’s minestrone soup

For a welcome addition to the usual roasted purple carrots and swede to go with  the Sunday roast how about try roasted red onions with balsamic vinegar, butter, honey and thyme? Pairs perfectly with a steak if that is your idea of a good life. And finish off with a tried-and-tested pear and chocolate crumble.

Now, on what to do with the vegetables in your box here are a few ideas from our past newsletters/ blog posts:

This Week’s Bounty

Standard Box
* Bakers Potatoes, UK
* Purple Carrots, Lancs
* Red Onions, Norfolk
* Red Kale, Kent
* Swede, Lincs
Leek, Kent
Cauliflower, Kent
Beetroot, Lancs

Small Box
Items starred (*) above

No-Potato Substitute
Squash, Perry Court

Fruit Supplement
Mandarin, Spain (standard only)
Pear – Comice, Kent

 

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