Gorgeous green garlic

Lisa

We have new-season organic green garlic (aka ‘wet garlic’) going into the boxes now courtesy of Doug and the team on Regather farm and our other great local suppliers. More mild, tender and sweet than their older dried siblings, green garlic bulbs can be sliced raw into summery dishes. Last night I did a simple, delicious salad of fennel, green …

Red ratatouille risotto

Lisa

This vegan recipe by the BOSH! guys (Henry Firth and Ian Theasby) is both summery and sustaining and it’s a great match for Regather veg box contents right now. The ‘Red’ is a nod to red wine in lieu of the traditional white for a risotto. No worries if you don’t have quite enough fresh tomato weight – perhaps bump …

Aloo baingan – potato and aubergine curry

Lisa

The end of Ramadan is fast approaching and Eid al-Fitr celebrations begin on 2nd May so our recipe this week is inspired by the feasting! We’ve chosen a dish from a feature by food blogger Izzah at Tea for Turmeric on traditional Pakistani Eid recipes. For this vegan Aloo Baingan, use organic potatoes, onions and an aubergine from the veg …

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 …

Chipotle and squash chilli with jalapeno dumplings

Lisa

We’ve scored some brilliant squash recipes this season and here’s another winner. Published on waitrose.com and recommended by customer Sonya who says: “Absolutely gorgeous. Even my husband likes it and he’s a proper carnivore! You can make the dumplings vegan by using vegan suet and leaving out the cheese or using a cheese alternative.” Or, as suggested by Waitrose, if …

Spicy harissa sprouts & broccoli with halloumi

Lisa

In the week before the feasting begins, give your seasonal organic sprouts and other veg the healthy treatment in an easy tray-bake. Recipe adapted from Rukmini Iyer’s book The Green Roasting Tin. The beauty of this recipe is that you can sub and swap veg as you wish. I recently made it with halved sprouts and lots of carrot batons …

Sauteed green beans with tomato and onion

Francesca

A lovely simple summer recipe from our very own green-fingered gardening guru Fran Halsall this week. Fran runs the Lansdowne Estate Gardening Club on Sunday mornings – community gardening workshops with Regather’s neighbours. You can see the fruits of their work in the raised beds and green spaces around our premises in Sharrow as well as new planting areas on …