This week’s boxes

This weeks £25 and £15 boxes contain all the fresh ingredients to make our lovely celeriac and pear soup. Celeriac is a classic vegetable to make soup from, but adding pear and ginger takes it to another level. This is brilliant made ahead then frozen. Serve with toasts spread with creamy blue cheese (perfect with our montagnolo)

Celeriac is probably one of the ugliest vegetables. This unsung hero of the vegetable world, knobbly and odd-shaped has a subtle, celery-like flavour, with nutty overtones. Try it as mash, oven roasted with olive oil and garlic, slow-cook dishes, or in its classic form, and as they do in France, as a remoulade. If you get a minute take a look at Jack Burns website, this is where our celeriac are from this week. The whole process of planting harvesting and storing is really interesting, celeriac is their most important crop, they have some great recipe ideas, the celeriac and blue cheese soup looks particularly good, definitely one we will try.

We haven’t included any salad items for quite a few weeks, so this week we are excited to include new season Spanish Marmande tomatoes – a ribbed tomato, fleshy and juicy. Slightly tart, but sweet and fragrant. They will arrive with a green-tinge, don’t wait for them to turn completely red. Marmande tomatoes ripen from the inside out, so some will remain slightly green on the outside even at their ripest.

We have included Romero peppers which are exceptionally sweet and crunchy, these Spanish peppers are perfect for salads or snacking, they make a great packed lunch dipped in our delicious houmous. These are also delicious roasted. You can roast whole then skin and dress with olive oil, garlic and herbs. These will keep in the fridge for around 5 days in an airtight container, if you would like to keep them longer you can cover them in oil and put in a kilner jar and they will keep for a few weeks.

Our £15 box (ideal for 2/3 people)
Baking potatoes
Onions (R)
Garlic (R)
Celeriac (R)
Ginger (R)
Spanish Marmande large tomato
Romero peppers
Flat lettuce
English Braeburn apples
Pears (R)

(R) items needed for the recipe

Our £25 box (ideal for a family of 4) contains all of the above in larger quantities plus

Sprout stick