The Joy of Swede . . . Or Not

• Potatoes • Carrots • Onions • Cabbage • Swede • Parsnips • Red peppers • Celery As you know, I’m not keen on ye olde swedee. My veg box scheme is quite basic – I don’t choose what comes, I get what’s available and that’s that, so they are going to keep on coming. […]

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The Squash and the Swede

This morning’s colourful veg box included: • Potatoes • Carrots • Onions • Cabbage • Cauliflower • Swede (quelle horreur!), and the newcomers: • Red pepper • Squash. Squash . . . But Which Squash?! The newcomers are very welcome. I’ve enjoyed all the squash I’ve tried before but I’m not entirely sure whether this […]

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Country Life/Dairy Crest

If you are looking for veg box suppliers you’ll find an ever-increasing range of companies to choose from. My box carries the Country Life brand – you know, the British butter people with the TV ad where the birds, rabbits, hedgehogs and squirrels rush unnoticed through a kitchen window to clean up while a lady […]

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Win a veg box for a year

As you know, I was lucky enough to win my weekly supply of organic veggies and the prize lasts a whole year. I was just browsing the site where I won the prize and I thought you’d like to know that the competition is still on! Go to the Country Life website by clicking this […]

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Veg Box 7

• Cauliflower • Onions • Potatoes • Bean sprouts • Swede • Broccoli • Carrots • Cabbage Eeek! It’s veg box day and I haven’t made it very far through the last box yet. I seem to have a glut of bean sprouts and onions, and decide that stir fries are made for days like […]

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Veg Box 6

• Potatoes • Carrots • Onions • Brussel tops • Cabbage • Broccoli • Cauliflower • Bean sprouts

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Veg Box 5

• Brussel tops • Potatoes • Greens • Carrots • Swede • Bean sprouts • Red onions • Broccoli I’m happy this week that there’s a bit more green and a bit less root veg. I’m also happy to see red onions. Just look at the colour of them – they look fantastic. As a […]

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My First Jerusalem Artichoke

• Bean sprouts • Carrots • Cooked beetroot • Greens • Jerusalem artichoke • Onions • Potatoes • Broccoli It’s veg box morning and I’m pleased to see a box of bean sprouts among the contents. Since my veg box scheme started I’ve got used to adding them to anything and everything, and now I’d […]

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Make Your Own Vegetable Crisps

Saturday morning dawns and I spy though the cat flap Veg Box 3 which has: • Red-skinned potatoes (1Kg) • Onions • Carrots • Cabbage • Brussel tops • Parsnips • Cooked beetroot • Celery. Because you don’t know what you’re going to get, it’s always exciting to see what’s inside! As this is the […]

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Veg Box 2

• Potatoes (1kg) • Onions • Parsnips • Carrots • Raw beetroot • Cabbage • Pack of greens • Yellow Pepper • 2, 227g packs of mixed bean sprouts Wow, this box is even bigger than the first! I rustle around and among the cabbage leaves I spy a bag of parsnips and two boxes […]

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