Box contents this week

Most things are obvious but here’s a few pointers on what to do with the oddities. Please note that all box contents vary so you might have some or just one or 2 of the following:

 

Cucumbers are a mini type & easily confused with courgettes. There’s a yellow type called lemon cucumber – round, yellow & full of flavour. Some of our cucumbers have more seeds & slightly thick skins than varieties we’ve all become accustomed to, but it’s all edible.

New Potatoes Nicola variety, best boiled and used as a new potato. The left overs fry up very nicely.

Courgettes Green & yellow types

Salad leaves Summer salad contains a base of various lettuce varieties with other leaves which may include: rocket, mizuna, baby spinach/ beetroot/ chard, baby kale, pea shoots, herbs like parsley & chervil. Remember to wash the leaves in a bowl of water to remove any grit, then stick them in a tub in the fridge to keep fresh up to a week.

Pak choi is best cooked hot, fast & very briefly so there’s still a bit of bite to it. Stir fry with sesame seeds and soy sauce is easy & tasty.

Chard is like spinach, only much easier to grow than it’s fussy cousin. Use it in similar ways or look up one of the many chard recipes online.

Carrots home grown and deliciously sweet in multiple colours.

Beetroot ideas include soup, risotto, roasted, grated raw onto salad leaves, boil them up then drop into a jar of vinegar for home pickles, boiled, crisps… quite a few ideas there to try.

Kale Boil, steam, add to soups & stews or even make kale crisps which are very popular! The bag might have one or a mix of these varieties: Cavalo nero – long dark green slender leaves. Red Russian – frilly pink veined leaves. Curly Kale has curly leaves, obviously… Sutherland – large smooth rounded leaves. Red Kale, another obvious one to spot…

Remember that you can always exclude items if there’s a build up in the cupboard before your next delivery, or if you simply aren’t too keen on something – we’ll do our best to substitute it or give you extra of something else. Just amend preferences in your account or send us an email.

Think that’s all, thanks for your order this week. Deliveries are weekly to Rosemarkie, Fortrose, Avoch, Munlochy, Tore, Kessock so if you’d like a top up then please place an order by Tuesday 7pm.

Food Assembly orders are available to collect on Wednesday at Dingwall Academy & Thursday at Fairways Leisure in Inverness.