Look here for the link to list of contents for this weeks boxes.
As you will see, there is still plenty of wonderful SA citrus to be had and it really is at its very best at the moment!
I’m loving the broccoli, too! I usually just steam and eat it, but it makes a delicious soup – just cook it up in some stock – either chicken or vegetable – give it a good mulch in a blender or with a stab mixer and then add a little cream,sour cream or greek yoghurt before serving. This can be tarted up in various ways – try adding some curry powder or some lemon juice and zest for a fresh taste!
Some of us will be lucky enough to get fresh peas this week and I’m sure that no-one will be at a loss as to what to do with those!! I have fond memories of sitting on the back step as a kid, shelling peas for dinner and eating at least as many fresh as I put into the pot!
My son eyed off the turnips in our box with deep scepticism and grunted “What are they?!”. Lots of us love parnsips, but tend not to buy turnips. These little beauties look so young and fresh that I implore you to give them a try and here are some suggestions.
1. Make vegetable pasties. Chop them finely with carrots, onions, parsnips, potatoes and a bit of grated cheddar, wrap up in some pastry and bake. What a great lunch box treat!
2. Roasted with other root vegetables and then glazed with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup (the real thing, not maple FLAVOURED syrup!!).
3. Add them to any soup or casserole.
4. Mash them with potatoes, then add some chopped, crisp fried bacon when serving. (Most things go better with bacon, we find!!)
5. Try this slightly different recipe for a potato, turnip and lemongrass gratin on an Irish blog called “The Daily Spud”!
WOW – what an amazing sounding gratin – anything with lemongrass wins me over – talk about a flavour fusion !!
I’d really love some feedback on this if anyone tries it!