fruit: bananas, gala apples, kiwis, oranges, tiny conference pears
veg: Nicola potatoes, butternut squash, spinach, broccoli, onions, carrots, parsnips, lettuce, garlic, lettuce, hackney salad
It was very cold out collecting the bags tonight, so its lovely to see all the bright colours coming out of them. The bunched carrots look delicious, so I will definitely keep them to eat raw in a salad, maybe teamed with potato and garlic gratin. The small lettuces will be perfect for a salad paysanne which in our household is basically crispy bacon, hard cheese, spring onions, lettuce, garlic croutons, vinaigrette and a poached egg perched on top.
I’m going to do a big stew with the squash, parsnips, onions, potatoes and some braising steak (a few cloves, juniper berries and a bayleaf, not forgetting the bottle of Guinness). I may even add dumplings! The spinach is destined for saag aloo this week, if the toddler doesn’t insist on spinach and ricotta pasta.
Which just leaves me with one conundrum: what to do with those tiny pears? If you have any ideas… do let me know!