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 …

Peanut and cucumber noodles

Lisa

With organic cucumbers as box regulars again now, we wanted to recommend a mouth-watering dish that wasn’t a classic salad or a pickle.  This recipe by the brilliant Anna Jones fits the bill. It’s her version of a bowl of noodles at a neighbourhood Taiwanese restaurant in Los Angeles. So here we are:  cucumber inspiration from Taiwan to Sheffield via …

Favourite couscous salad

Francesca

This is a lovely, simple, substantial salad for lunch boxes or picnics. I went through a phase of eating it at work for lunch almost every day for months on end, with little tweaks and variations. The five core flavours – tomato, onion, mint, feta and lemon – are the essential ones (think Greek salad) for that tangy lip-smacking factor. …

Crispy fried rice with cucumber, peanut and herb salad

Francesca

Our last recipe for cucumber was a cocktail. Now we’re getting back to main events with this vegan dish by the wonderful Meera Sodha. Can’t beat the original blurb: “Addictively crisp and chewy hard-fried rice is mixed with an eye-wateringly punchy, sweet, sour and crunchy salad”. The rice needs to be cooked the day before and kept cold in the …

Cucumbers! – and ‘The Flavour Thesaurus’

Lisa

Ever need inspiration for an item in your veg box, but bored with your cookbooks and Google a bit overwhelming? We can recommend a gem of a book – The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit, a beautifully written, indexed guide to flavour combinations. Along with recipes and anecdotes, it has fascinating detail on why certain food pairings please the palate. …