It’s a Giant Acorn!

We have acorn squash for the first time this season – remember we promised more squash awhile back? Here’s a link with how to prepare your acorn squash along with a squash and apple soup, and some stuffed acorn squash recipes. With its perfect shape for stuffing, there are endless recipes out there but this acorn squash with kale and sausage is definitely note-worthy (you already know  – it doesn’t have to be kale).

Or if stuffing sounds like to much hard work, you can’t get simpler than roasting with some butter, brown sugar AND maple syrup. Decadent? Maybe. Come-on it’s just veg! Until you bake your acorn squash with a shot of bourbon also that is…

And the definitive guide to acorn squash recipes include making roasted acorn squash and leek soup, making pancakes and quesadillas and hash browns out of them, caramelising pretty acorn squash collars, baking crispy rounds, and even baked oatmeal.

Check out Guardian’s 10 best cabbage recipes for this week’s Primo cabbage. We love the caldo verde cabbage soup (it uses up the onions, celery and potatoes from this week’s box or any left from last week). For a variation use pancetta or chorizo for the meat option instead, and you could also try some rosemary or more paprika, except it won’t be very Portuguese any more! Also on the list is a very easy and “Suspiciously Delicious Cabbage” dish, or also the leeks in your box for making Japanese okonomiyaki “pizza”.

We also have onions back in the box along with mushrooms, so time to knock together creamed mushroom bruschetta with caramelised onions for brunch this weekend!

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
* Sarpo Mira Potatoes, Perry Court
* Carrots, Lancs
* Primo Cabbage, Kent
* Acorn Squash, Perry Court
Swiss Chard, Perry Court
Yellow Onions, Norfolk
Chestnut Mushrooms, Suffolk
Leeks, Kent

No-Potato Substitute
Spinach, Perry Court

Small Box
Items starred (*) above

+ White Mushrooms, Suffolk

Fruit Supplement
Apples – Cox (standard only)
Pears – Conference

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