Spiced parsnip and potato mash

Lisa

Parsnips are in the love/hate marmite category of veg, but we are firmly in the love camp. We’re welcoming back these roots for the autumn-winter season with a zesty but comforting buttery mash with chilli, coriander, turmeric and lemon.  A great way to dial down the sweetness of parsnips. The recipe specifies dried turmeric but you could try using some …

Vegan Thai red curry

Lisa

Just the thought of a fragrant Thai curry sets the mouth watering. The beauty of this recipe – by the BOSH! team, Henry Firth and Ian Theasby – is that you can be pretty flexible with the summer veg elements, guided by your veg box (of course!).  Of the veg listed, we’d say tomatoes and mushrooms are vital to the …

Kachumber salad

Lisa

It goes without saying that it’s too hot to be standing at the hob or oven much.  Lately I’ve been doing the bare minimum of cooking, in the cool of the very early morning – preparing potatoes or grains ready for salads in the evening. Tomatoes and cucumbers are regulars on the table. They are, of course, delicious plain (with …

Sri Lankan cucumber and cashew curry

Lisa

Our Clem has a pretty long work day at Regather on Thursdays. Her lovely partner has taken on the regular task of preparing Thursday night dinners for the two of them after he pops over to Regather HQ to collect their veg box. By the time Clem arrives home, ravenous, he has transformed some of the box contents into a …

Squashed tomato uttapam

Lisa

Tomato seedlings are growing vigorously in local greenhouses.  Until they’re fruiting, we’re glad we have lovely organic toms in the veg box via our great suppliers. Here’s a dish by Meera Sodha (from the book ‘Fresh India’) for a leisurely weekend breakfast or lunch. An uttapam is like a cross between a pancake and a crumpet – what’s not to …

Citrus and cashew nut salad (with winter veg)

Lisa

Another excellent Nigel Slater recipe from a recent edition of Observer Food Monthly. Regather box contents in February/March are absolutely made for this dish: grapefruit, orange, beetroot, cabbage, fennel, celeriac. Plus cashew nuts and a very zingy dressing. You can substitute other preferred root veg (e.g. carrot) and green cabbage for the red, or why not sprinkle on some lush …

Spiced chickpeas with fennel and lemony yogurt

Lisa

Fresh organic fennels are making an appearance in many of this week’s veg boxes.  Here’s a light, fragrant and nutritious meal idea which carries a welcome hint of winter’s ending.  Recipe from Andy Baraghani on www.bonappetit.com. The beauty of this dish is that you can customise it easily to suit your veg box and your palate. The flavours are quite …

Pumpkin (or squash), black-eyed bean and coconut curry

Francesca

It’s Halloween season so crates of beautiful organic squashes are giving us a workout at Regatherand inspiring this week’s dish. Recipe from Meera Sodha’s book ‘Fresh India’. Fresh curry leaves areworth seeking out – get them at Waitrose or big Sainsburys (sometimes Ozmen has them too) andfreeze any you don’t use straight away. Serve this curry with basmati rice and …

Orzo risotto with cavolo nero, peas and chilli

Francesca

It’s peak brassica time! Organic cavolo nero, curly kale and red kale fresh from local farms –including our own – are a staple of October/November veg boxes. This recipe (from Adam Bush on olivemagazine.com) is another take on a classic, versatile formula: carbs+kale+garlic+chilli. Love the different textures in this dish. Add a splash of white wine just before the veg …

squash soup

Spiced squash and white beans with lemon and mint

Francesca

This week at Regather it’s all about the squash… from our own Regather farm and from Sheffield Organic Growers, both in the Moss Valley. We love how autumn squashes make the veg boxes look so enticing, especially nestled in with vibrant green brassica leaves. Recipe from Diana Henry (from ‘A Change of Appetite’). She has suggestions on tweaks, e.g. to …