Rum and sultana pear cake

Lisa

Is it wrong to daydream about a cake for a whole year!? Hmmm. This is the cake! Recipe by Andi Oliver, published by The Guardian in 2021 as part of a gorgeous Caribbean influenced Christmas dinner spread. Last December we ran out of weekly recipe slots to feature it, so here it is, at long last, in all its rum-drenched …

Potato and rosemary soda focaccia bread

Lisa

If, like me, you’re a bit rubbish at making yeasted bread (I blame our superb local bakehouses – Forge, Perfectionery and Tower of Bagel – for setting the bar way too high), why not do a homemade soda bread?  Well, this one is a marriage of Irish soda bread and Italian focaccia. With potatoes from the veg box. Yum. Recipe …

Ribollita

Lisa

If there was ever a dish perfectly pitched for our veg boxes in the late autumn, it’s the Tuscan ribollita. I’ve long been a fan of this thick, rustic, ultra-nutritious soup of beans and veg, so was curious to see Felicity Cloake’s take on it for her regular column in The Guardian. This is a good recipe for batch-cooking too …

Risotto with mushrooms, sage and chestnuts

Lisa

We have two new deliciously earthy extras available for your veg box via our online shop:  UK-grown organic mushrooms in a 300g portion. Fresh organic sweet chestnuts from France – Bouche de Betizac. Or have you been foraging for your own chestnuts in our beautiful Sheffield woodlands!? Either way, instructions for roasting chestnuts below. Delicious on their own, but if …

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. …

Black rice stuffed pumpkin

Lisa

A baked and stuffed winter squash or pumpkin is such a gorgeous, enticing dish. With Halloween and Bonfire Night around the corner, for the filling you can’t go wrong with a smoky bean chilli (recipes abound on the web). But for something a bit different – still umami-rich and nutritious – try this dish by Sophie Gordon from the book …

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 …

Easy vegan apple loaf cake

Lisa

Last week we took in our last batch of apple donations for the community apple pressing. Big thanks to everyone who brought their apples in! Donors will hear from us later in the season about their bottled juice. Customers can now add the freshly pressed apple juice to their veg box order here. With apples everywhere at Regather and at …

Red-cooked squash

Lisa

Our autumn/winter squash season is now in full flow.  These beautiful veg have been looking fab in the boxes lately and now you can also order a large (1.0-1.5kg) locally grown organic squash as an extra. We have collected an excellent set of squash recipes on our website over recent years. Last autumn we featured a dish which became my …

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 …