What’s in the Box? Spring | 7th Jul 2023

Salad Mix | Dill | Parsley | Sage | Bay Leaf | Garlic Kale Tops | Rocket | Young Leeks | Fennel

*Please wash all veg before eating!

Just a Note

Cucumber/Broccoli

Our cucumber is just about coming through, but cropping at different times. If you find the broccoli substitute in your box this week, never fear – next week will be your cucumber week!

Veggie of the Week: Kahlrabi

It’s the return of the crazy alien veggie! A few pointers for those that are new, or if you’ve forgotten what to do with this rather weird-looking veg! You can eat the entire plant in your box, the stalks have amazing texture and taste so dont chuck them! Dice up stalks and use as a base for a soup or sauce like you would celery – just sauté with onion and garlic. When it comes to the meaty bit at the bottom we would recommend this both cooked and raw. For both, peel the outer layer roughly and remove the root (this is the only part of the kohlrabi that should be composted). if you go for cooked – try slicing in rounds and popping in the oven brushed with a little extra virgin olive oil, this makes for a caremlised outer skin and a beautifully soft middle. If you want to go raw try slicing julienne – go smaller for a really lovely crunch in a salad or try a thicker cut for a delicious crudité for dipping in hummous.

Recipe: Kahlrabi & Carrot Slaw

Ingredients – Kohlrabi, coarsely grated | 1 large carrot, grated | 1⁄2 onion, finely sliced | 1⁄2 small red cabbage, finely sliced | 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt | 2 tbsp parsley, roughly chopped | 1⁄2 tsp cider vinegar Kohlrabi (also known as cabbage turnip) has a lovely radishy crunch and a turnipy mildness that works beautifully in combination with the sweetness of carrots. This is mayonnaise-free coleslaw that tastes bright and refreshing. It works as a packed lunch, or is an excellent side dish. Simply toss above ingredients together and serve!

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