Friday, February 16, 2018

Veg Box News 20th - 23rd February, 2018

Is there a turn in the season?  Not sure yet,but the Chard has certainly been looking delicious this past week and so we're hoping that will continue.

This week also sees Jerusalem Artichokes going into the boxes.  These always get a mixed response from box customers and we usually field a number of phone calls from people wondering a) what they are and b) how do you cook them?

Jerusalem Artichokes are not related to Globe Artichokes at all.  They are the tubers of a type of sunflower and the 'Jerusalem' is simply an abstraction of the Italian name Girasole - (translating roughly as 'turning to the sun'.)
They do take a deal of scrubbing but it is helpful to soak them in cold water for a few minutes before you try.  No need to peel though.
One or two recipe suggestions here...


Potatoes 1.2kg
Carrots 600g
Onions 500g
Chards 400g
Jerusalem Artichokes 600g

B's will get a Pepper instead of potatoes
D's will get a further 800g Potatoes and a portion of Purple Sprouting Broccoli
E's will get one Red Pepper and one Green
L's and M's will get these additions and also a Lettuce

Apples 600g
Kiwis 500g
Oranges 600g
Clementines 500g
Avocados 250g

Q's will also get some Bananas and a Grapefruit.

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