Slaw Season

Lisa

Get ready to shred.  We’re into coleslaw season now, starring so many of our lovely organic veg:  cabbages (red, green or white), carrots, beetroot, kohlrabi, celeriac, onions, fennel and winter radishes. When a rich, warming soup or stew is on the table, I really crave something fresh, raw and crunchy on the side. Coleslaw is also perfect with a burger. …

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 …

Spiced beetroot hummus

Lisa

Our veg boxes are so vivid in September/October, studded with colourful organic carrots, beetroots and squashes. This week, beets are the recipe focus and it was a toss-up whether to go for a healthy beetroot dip or beetroot chocolate muffins. We’ve taken the savoury route – recipe from Dr Rupy Aujla and published on BBC food. Ideally don’t squander 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 …

Rhubarb and star anise sorbet

Lisa

Let our organic fruit boxes help you stay cool and refreshed in the July heat.  Have a go at a homemade, fruity ice-cream or sorbet! Recipe by Edd Kimber on bbcgoodfood.com. If you don’t have quite the rhubarb weight, supplement with some strawberries – or reduce everything proportionately. Adding vodka or gin helps make the sorbet more scoopable. Summer rhubarb …

Beetroot carpaccio

Lisa

Another recipe inspired by the launch of our new organic Salad box. Ultra-thin raw beetroot slices sent to umami-flavoured heaven with a dressing of balsamic vinegar, lemon, olive oil, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and yogurt. Recipe by Jamie Oliver and republished on The Happy Foodie. Quantities easily halved if you only have a couple of beetroots to hand.

Insalata zucchini

Lisa

Celebrate the raw with our brand new veg box option, the salad box. Expect lovely organic seasonal greens such as lettuces and other salady leaves, spinach or chard plus a selection from organic tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, avocados, peppers, spring onions, fennel, courgettes, beets and carrots. Make the most of the first organic courgettes of the Spring with this simple salad …

Chicken thighs with kumquats and olives

Lisa

Our lovely customers want some ideas for organic kumquats frequenting the fruit boxes. Here’s a savoury, mouth-watering dish to make delicious use of these tangy little orbs. Recipe by Michael Solomonov on www.forward.com, one of their “best Jewish dishes of 2021”.

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 …

Penne with Jerusalem artichokes, Red Russian kale and walnuts

Lisa

This pasta dish has lovely, subtle, umami flavours to complement the distinctive taste of Jerusalem artichokes. One of the surprise ingredients is the Suma vegan mushroom pate: you can order it from our online shop. You could use any kind of kale but the Red Russian worked wonderfully. An obvious addition would be a few fresh mushrooms, if you have …