Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope all of you enjoyed your pumpkins a week early, unless you’ve been saving it up for Thanksgiving today.

We are having green and white kale which we wrote about a couple weeks back, so here is the link for the blog post again, especially if you’ve joined us since! And for those of you with kohl rabi as a no-potato substitute, definitely check out this blog post dedicated to it from our archives.

Onto new cooking ideas for your veg, how about a vegan cauliflower, potato and chickpea curry? And how about stuffed gem squash – corn, cheese, chorizo are the suggested , or how about filling with feta? Alternatively there is always the microwave option, seeing that it’s near the end of the week and some of us are already hitting the veg-out mode.

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

Now onto a few admin points:

  • Do make sure you don’t leave any veg or fruit (or even bits like unwanted leaves or stem) in boxes. They end up rotting and for some of our collections there isn’t always the possibility of easily discarding them.
  • Also with all the rain we’ve been getting, do make sure you lock up properly after collecting your box (if this applies to your collection location) to protect boxes left there. We do reuse the boxes and would prefer they don’t turn to cardboard mush…

This Week’s Bounty

Standard Box

* Valour Potatoes, Perry Court

* Parsnips, Perry Court Farm
* Carrots, Lancs
* Green and White Kale, Kent
Onions, Norfolk
Gem Squash, Lancs
Leeks, Kent
Cauliflower, Kent

Small Box
Items starred (*) above
+ Chestnut Mushrooms, Suffolk

No-Potato Substitute
Kohl Rabi, Lancs

Fruit Supplement
Pears, Kent (standard only)
Apples – Kent

 

Green and White

Nope, it’s not a new fancy brand of chocolate with sleek packaging at eye-popping prices, but our kale for the week! So, introducing green and white kale from a local Kentish farm, which is a lovely tender leaf. Reminiscent in taste to cabbage, white kale offers a delicate texture and sweeter flavour once cooked.

Kale (of any colour) is so versatile there are endless recipes for them. For an entertaining read for vegging out recipe ideas, then check out this 27 signs we’ve reach peak kale article. And here are 22 recipes including the likes of charred kale pizza with garlic and curry squash soup with kale.

It also pairs perfectly with beans in the classic soup or stew combination (especially with some sausages). Alternatively, try this sauteed greens with cannellini beans and garlic or pan-fried with giant white beans with kale (butter beans would work just as well) with toasted walnuts and a grating of nutmeg (ahh, winter and Christmas really is just around the corner ain’t it?).

And the quintessential go-to recipe: the kale bowl. This recipes suggests quinoa (although that sorts out your protein) but if 10 minutes is too long to wait, then substitute with cous cous and simply microwave-steam the kale. Your cous couse would have cooked by the time you’ve sorted everything else out.

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
* Valour Potatoes, Perry Court
* Green and White Kale, Kent
January King Cabbage, Kent
Golden Beetroot, Perry Court
Red Onions, Norfolk
Carrots, Lancs
Celeriac, Lancs
Leeks, Kent

No-Potato Substitute
Squash, Perry Court

Small Box
Items starred (*) above
+ Turnips, Perry Court Farm
+ White Mushrooms, Suffolk
+ Onions, Norfolk

Fruit Supplement
Pears – Conference, Kent (standard only)
Apples, Kent