Archive for January, 2011

Organic Box, 26th January 2011

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

fruit: kiwi, oranges, bananas, pears
veg: mushrooms, red cabbages, leeks, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, nicola potatoes, spring greens

Plans for this week include lamb chops with buttered greens and German carrots, red cabbage salad with caraway, sweet potato and feta salad and a mushroom barley bake.

Chinese Stuffed Cabbage

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Savoy Cabbage in sunshine 

8 large cabbage leaves
4 oz minced chicken, pork or beef (or cooked puy lentils)
2 finely chopped spring onions
1 chilli (optional)
3 tbsp cooked rice
1 minced clove garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
2 tsp soy sauce (dark)
4 cocktail sticks

Veg or chicken stock to simmer

Bring a pan of salted water to boil and cook the cabbage leaves for 3 minutes.  Drain and flatten on a board and cut out the stem in a triangle shape.

Mix the rest of the ingredients together.  You can now either make eight small rolls, or 4 big ones.  For the big ones, simply overlap two leaves, place a quarter of the filling in the centre, then rollup and fasten with a stick.

Simmer the parcels in chicken or veg stock for 40 minutes until cooked through.  To serve, remove the sticks and  place the parcels in a bowl with a ladle of the cooking stock.

Organic Box, 19th January 2011

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

fruit:  Coxes apples, bananas, oranges, Conference pears, avocado
veg: carrots, broccoli, celariac, parsnips, kale, onions, Nicola potatoes

We are still unpacking the boxes at this end, so some favourite soups are on the menu, as I do have access to my soup pot and my stick blender: broccoli soup, parsnip and apple soup and carrot and lemon soup will all grace our tables this week.

The little ones love soup, provided it is thick, and they have a bowl of grated cheese and some buttered pitta finger toast on the side.

Organic Box 5th January 2011

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

fruit: pears, Gala apples, bananas, oranges, avocado
veg: Crown prince squash, January King Cabbage, garlic, swede, onion, carrots, sweet potatoes, Charlotte potatoes

I’m playing catch up with the blog again as we moved in the first week of January, so no internet connection, no table, no chair..  All set up and ready to go now though, so thanks for sticking with me!

We made German potato salad; pomegranate, rocket and feta salad; sweet potato gnocchi and a lovely big winter coleslaw with this lot, and a stray pomegranate..