River Cafe’s Roast Ribollita

With a big bag of chard from Glebelands City Growers and spinach, white onions and basil from the Riverford veg box, there is only one call… ribollita al forno! Its a thick Tuscan soup, in this recipe River Cafe suggest you roast it in the oven between slices of sourdough. This recipe serves 6. Ingredients…

Leek Tart (torta di porri)

A fresh bunch of leeks arrived in the Riverford veg box and Wednesday was a day of comfort food (especially if you had witnessed the downpour). I find it difficult to experiment with leeks, they tend to work well with the traditional marriages such as with potato and in this case, a tart. This recipe…

Veg box 28th June 2012

Look at that lovely box! 2 x Globe artichokes 2 x Red peppers Tomatoes Courgettes Carrots Red lettuce Beautify bunch of basil Related articles Veg Box of the Week – 28 June (fromapriltotable.wordpress.com)

Veg box 31st May 2012

Broccoli tomatoes butternut squash white cabbage carrots onions cucumber and rhubarb as a gift from allotment owner and urban gardener, Farida Vis The rhubarb attracted a lot of attention and interest on the way home with our new neighbours. Seems to be a good way of meeting people – growing giant vegetables and walking them…

Carrot Cake

Right, got a few Riverford carrots in the fridge so what better way to use them, than in a cake! March and April seem the time to bake Carrot Cake. My first stop on the journey is Felicity Cloake’s article on How to cook perfect carrot cake. The blog featured at Guardian is always a winner, dwelling…

Vegbox – March 2012

This week’s Riverford vegbox has: Butternut squash Parsnips Beetroot Carrots Spring Onions two unidentified green fings that i need to find out what they are! Recipe options Butternut squash Squash pye lentil and goats cheese salad (new recipe!) Beetroot Beetroot risotto Chocolate cake Carrots Carrot Cake (going to try a nigella recipe!)

Riverford Vegbox 3rd January 2012

Small Organic Vegbox: Carrots Leeks Tomatoes Potatoes Beetroot Broccoli Peppers Related articles Riverford Organic Outstrips Major Supermarkets’ Organic Food Prices (thefoodielist.co.uk) Riverford (philclarkehill.wordpress.com) Leek and potato soup (jjasonwhatsinseason.wordpress.com)