Saturday, 9 February 2008

what i'm doing with this week's organic box

in a previous post i mentioned that we're subscribing to an organic box scheme from Grow Wild. for the first three weeks we were getting the medium uk box. in those boxes we were inundated with cabbages, cauliflower, beetroot and neeps. now we're trying out the mediterranean veg box.

this week we got:
1 aubergine
1 bunch of swiss chard
1 bunch of spinach
1 courgette
1 punnet cherry tomatoes
a bag of carrots
1 bag of fresh broad beans (in the pod)
2 red bell peppers
2 onions

here's the menu i put together for the coming week to use all this goodness up. the only thing i'll have leftover will be the carrots:

Caldo Verde -- this is a hearty Portuguese soup of cabbage and ideally linguica sausage. but i'll be using chorizo instead. it'll use up the bunch of swiss chard from this week as well as the bunch of kale we got in last week's box

Baked King Prawn Rice -- this is kind of like paella. i'll be using up all the broad beans in this dish.

Spinach and Goats Cheese Pizza -- yep, this will use up the spinach.

Ratatouille and Pasta Bake -- this will be my lunches for the week. the ratatouille will use up the tomatoes, aubergine, onions, peppers and courgette.

stay tuned! i'll be posting the recipes here all week, hopefully with photos.

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