The weather improved for a bit which meant I actually felt like eating all the fab salad stuff that was in the last box - the lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, chicory and carrots all got tossed up with some olive oil and balsamic dressing at some point during the week (sorry, no pics, I was too busy enjoying eating :-) ) Even the baby new potatoes got boiled up, cooled down then mixed with mayonnaise and chives from the garden.
The rhubarb was made into a fabulous fool - chopped up rhubarb was cooked with a couple of spoonfuls of soft brown sugar, the juice of an orange and a teaspoonful of ground ginger (I told you there was a twist!) for ten minutes or so then mixed into a small carton of whipped double cream and a small carton of creme fraiche, spooned into dishes and left to chill for a bit in the fridge. It was delicious!!
Here's a little selection of the other lovely meals we've had from our veg box in the past fortnight...
clockwise from top left: veg box curry; tucking in!; cheesy spud boats; roasted veg pizza; broccoli and cauliflower soup; rhubarb, orange and ginger fool
So I guess you'd like to see what delights we got this week?
What I got in my box this week...
- 2 LARGE baking potatoes
- big bunch carrots
- green beans
- large leek
- more rhubarb :-)
- 2 bananas
- 2 oranges
- 2 apples
- 2 peaches
I mentioned in the last post that I had changed my delivery to a larger box but delivered fortnightly instead of weekly and buying some back up basics (onions and potatoes) and this seems to work well for us. I have been toying with switching from the fruit and veg box to just a veg box but there is no way I'd be enjoying a peach in my conservatory right now if it hadn't come in my delivery (wouldn't even think about buying a whole punnet from supermarket at silly prices) so I am still undecided...
and just look how shiny this apple is!
Now I am off to find interesting recipes for swiss chard...