The Cost of Buying Out-of-Season Fruit and Veg

At supermarkets today we can get most fruits and vegetables all-year round no matter what the season. Convenient, yes, but what are we really getting when we choose to buy out-of-season fruit and veg?

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Potato Varieties and Nutrition

OK, so this week we have: • Potatoes • Cabbage • 7 small raw beetroot • 3 carrots • 2 parsnips • 1 courgette • 1 red pepper Potato Varieties The label on the bag of potatoes tells me that these are locally grown white potatoes called ‘Madeleine’. While I was searching for information on […]

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Swede Nutrients

Oh my word . . . another week, another swede. In fact this week’s box is identical to last weeks with: • Sweetcorn • Potatoes • Cabbage • Onions • Mushrooms • Carrots • More sweeeeeeede! Swede: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly As it’s another small swede I will ‘face the fear and […]

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What’s In a Mushroom?

Last night I ate half the punnet of mushrooms in a quinoa mix. I put the quinoa on to simmer then diced the mushrooms and fried them in butter with garlic. When the quinoa was done I mixed in the mushrooms then added a chopped chilli and cubes of avocado. In my usual style, it […]

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Carrot and Pineapple Juice

I’ve always loved raw carrots, but even I’m a bit carrotted out. This is the seventh week of having a veg box and each week there has been 500g of carrots to munch through. Faced with another bag of carrots, I decide to get the juicer out. Carrot juice is really sweet, especially if the […]

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