My Funny Veggy Valentine

My Funny Veggy Valentine

Didn’t manage to make a booking for Valentine’s? Give your veg an extra special touch and skip the queues. With funny little Jerusalem artichokes in the boxes this week definitely give Jamie Oliver’s sautéed Jerusalem artichoke with garlic and bay leaves or Ottolenghi’s tried and tested roast chicken and Jerusalem artichoke and lemon a go!

Or if chicken doesn’t light your fire this week, why not go for a heart-warming Jerusalem artichoke and roasted garlic soup. If the garlic kisses isn’t your thing, then try Delia Smith’s carrot and Jerusalem artichoke soup, jerusalem artichoke soup with bacon or a cream of Jerusalem artichoke soup with white wine and double cream, yum!

For all that you need to know about preparing these little knobbers and all that you need to know about them check out our past post Jerusalem, Jerusalem.

We all want to be loved for who we are and that is no different for the funny knobbly celeriac. No better way to eat it than Jamie Oliver’s pure unadulterated smashed celeriac. An exceedingly simple which has gone down a treat, even with minimal to no seasoning. The trick is to make sure that it is sufficiently cooked (even an hour on very low heat is good) to be beautifully caramelised and for the natural sugars to really shine through. A true rough diamond.

And cap it all with a blood orange champagne cocktail. Or make some candied blood orange with dark chocolate for a different Valentine’s day surprise to the usual box of chocolate.

If you are new to us, do check our archives on ideas of how to eat your vegetables for the week!

This Week’s Bounty

Standard Box
* Linda Potatoes, Perry Court
* Carrots, Yorks
* Red Onions, Essex
* Jerusalem Artichokes, Yorks
* Fennel, Italy
Spinach, Perry Court
Celeriac, Kent
Chestnut Mushrooms, Suffolk
Small Box
Items starred (*) above

No-Potato Substitute
Parsnips, Essex

Fruit Supplement
Apples, Kent (standard only)
Blood Oranges, Spain


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