So what do you do the rest of the week?

road_homeAs we now only deliver Thursday and Friday, many of you ask “well, what do you do the rest of the week?”

I’d love to say “nothing much”, but these food boxes don’t grow themselves people!

(Well, strike that, they do actually…)

After years of working weekends, our week now starts Monday morning in the Garden, making compost, catching up on jobs, weeding, cleaning up, not much planting at the moment.

The Garden has been a bit neglected these winter months as life’s dramas and adventures have taken over, but we’ll be resuming to normal transmission very soon.

Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning is spent phoning and chatting with local growers about their harvest and crop plans for this week, lots of discussion on the weather, the markets, those pesky wholesalers, and what’s the seasons doing. Read More

RECIPE: Kale & Fennel Salad

kale_fennel_salad1 bunch red kale
1 small fennel bulb
6 red radishes
your best parmesan (shaved)
a handful of crushed stale bread crumbs
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
a few splashes of white balsamic vinegar
salt to taste

Trim the ends of the stems from the kale and toss them. Remove the rest of the stems from the leaves by folding the leaf in half and cut the stem at the fold. Take the leaves and roll them together and cut into large strips. Place them in a large bowl and add the olive oil, lemon juice and salt to taste. Set aside while you slice the fennel and radishes.

Slice the fennel bulb in half and place the flat side down on cutting board. Slice both pieces of bulb into thin slices and add them to the bowl of kale.

Thinly slice the radishes and add to the bowl and mix them well with the kale and fennel.

Add a few good splashes of white balsamic vinegar and get in there with your hands to mix it well. Let the salad rest for at least an hour before serving, allowing for the flavors to meld. Toss with the bread crumbs and shave the parmesan to your liking before serving.

(from food52.com)

Are you a Swede or Turnip person?

Not since Holden versus Ford, or electric razor versus blade has there been so much debate over the merit of two choices.

What is the difference between a swede and a turnip?

Apart from the obvious jokes about Scandanavians and present prime ministers, there is merit in this question.

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