The 1st of the Jerusalem Artichokes

This weeks box contains the first batch of this seasons Jerusalem Artichokes!

Also known as sunroot, sunchoke, earth apple or topinambour, its closest veg in appearance is ginger however Jerusalem Artichokes are extremely sweet and even a little garlicky. They grow with gorgeous yellow flowers – similar to daffodils and go as a great addition to winter soups or served on their own roasted! If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, add them to any recipe with butter or cream, sage or thyme, or anything smoked!

Similarly to last week, this week’s box contains lots of varieties of ‘winter veg’ – almost all combinations will go perfectly to make a hearty winter soup or stew. And with the weather set to turn even colder tomorrow, we know that we’ll be needing something to warm us over the weekend!

We’ve come across this quiz in the East London Advertiser ‘How well do you know the history of London’s East End?’. We’ve taken the quiz and it’s a little harder than we thought! Jack who delivers your boxes every week, was born and raised in London’s East End (Roman Road to be precise) and only managed 6/10. Can you beat him?

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

All Boxes
Blue Belle Potatoes, Lancs
Leeks, Kent
Turnips, Perry Court
Parsnips, Lancs
Carrots, Lancs

 

Medium & Large Boxes
Savoy Cabbage, Kent
Squash, Perry Court
Turnips, Perry Court

Large Box
Kale, Perry Court

No-Potato Substitute
Swede

Fruit Supplement
Apples, Kent (All Boxes)
Pears, Kent (Medium & Large Boxes)
Grapefruit, Spain (Large Box)

 

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