Our weekly veg box from Riverford is a lovely, life-enhancing way to shop ... each week, you get a selection of what's in season in the UK, plus a few oddments from further afield (none of which has jet lag). The selection changes slowly as the weeks roll by, which makes it hard for the cook to get bored of cooking the same old stuff. Everything really does taste better - carrots, in particular, have never tasted carrotier, and people often ask me for the recipe when all I've done is boiled them and served them plain. Another advantage is that there's always something to eat in the house, however long it is since I've visited a shop.
I've only had two veg box problems: the wet garlic that looked just like spring onions (truly disgusting raw in a salad) - and this week: what ON EARTH am I going to do with the kohlrabi? As you can see from the photo, I've been putting it off all week, and it's no longer in the first flush of youth ... but I'll have to cook it tomorrow, because the next box comes on Tuesday.
Any suggestions gratefully received!
PS this is another post for Heart of the Matter 4, the blog for hsaring heart-healthy recipes and ideas - this month's theme is vegetables, entries by 22nd June, email them to me at joannacary AT ukonline DOT co DOT uk with the permalink ..
Blossom time - Following on from this post, here's some more 'flowery wool' from Tracy at Norah George. Incidentally, since that last post, Tracy has moved her shop to it...
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