It’s time to celebrate Harvest Festival so pop over to St Dunstan just across the road from Stepney City Farm on Friday 7pm for a harvest supper & quiz night, and then again on Sunday for the Harvest Festival service(s).

For your golden beetroot, check out our recent write-up on these gems: The Return of the Golden Beet. For those of you with celeriac in your box, why not try Ottolenghi’s beetroot and celeriac gratin – very comforting and warm autumn gratin. Or take Jamie’s advice that “all you need to make celeriac really special is a little bit of olive oil and some lovely herbs” and make some very simple celeriac.

The corn in your box would be perfect for making a very seasonal condiment: autumnal corn salsa. It makes good use of your red onions (chop up to substitute spring onions) and parsley. Speaking of condiments, a pot of chimichurri is always handy with your home-cooked Argentinian-style steak (very hot frying pan, exhaust on full power – it’s a good test if the fire alarms in your home is working!) If you don’t get it perfect, no worry, Argentinians eat their steak well done (chewing brings out flavour) rather than perfect pink.

As for kale, the superstar of the healthy eating movement, Guardian’s 10 best kale recipes (yes, it’s the Guardian and kale – no bourgeoisie comments please) includes making crisps with cumin and lemon, a refreshing sausage and barley stew, braising in coconut milk, and an Asian-styled ginger and garlic stir-fry.

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
* Linda Potatoes, Perry Court
* Kale, Perry Court
Spinach, Perry Court
Carrots, Lancs
Parsley, Perry Court
Golden Beetroot, Perry Court
Red Onions, Norfolk
Sweetcorn, Kent

No-Potato Substitute
Celeriac, Lancs

Small Box
Items starred (*) above
+ Parsnips, Perry Court
+ Leeks, Perry Court
+ Onions, Norfolk

Fruit Supplement
Apples – Worcester, Kent (small only)
Apples – Red Pippin (standard only)
Pears – Conference (standard only)

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