It’s Officially Summer!

Notwithstanding the chilly temperatures some hours, the patches of sunshine brings hope whilst 1st of May tells us that summer is indeed here. So we’ve got mixed salad and radishes in the boxes as a fitting herald to the new season.

If you’ve still got parsley from last week and wondering what to do with it, why not try this green parsley risotto with sauteed shrimps. Substitute the shrimps with snails (sorry we don’t source those but there are sure to be quite a few lurking around Stepney City Farm) and you’ve got Heston’s Fat Duck snail porridge, which is basically a parsley risotto with snails – a solid French dish taken to a new level. And here’s a fancier snail porridge recipe if you are really scratching around for something to do this May Bank holiday instead of practicing your Morris dancing around a may pole or meandering amongst bluebells and wild garlic.

As for your wild garlic (check out our suggestions from our last write-up on it) and some of the other items in your box why not try:

For more ideas on how to eat the vegetables in this week’s box, try searching on our webpage for past blogs!

This Week’s Bounty

Standard Box

* Charlotte Potatoes, Lincs

* Carrots, Scotland
* Chestnut Mushrooms, Suffolk
* Wild Garlic, Kent
Kale, Kent
Radish, Kent
Mixed Salad, Perry Court
Rhubarb, Lancs

Small Box
Items starred (*) above
+ Broccoli, Spain

No-Potato Substitute
Leek, Kent

Fruit Supplement
Mandarins, Spain (standard only)
Bananas, Dom Rep

 

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