We’ve been having a veg box delivery for over 10 years. We just have a small one every 2 wees and we have found that it saves us money. Because you don’t want to waste anything, you find new and creative ways to use up the veg – all my meals for the fortnight are based around the box. The veg is much better than any I’ve ever found in a supermarket.
Occasionally we get gluts – we’ve had a butternut squash in the box for the last 3 boxes and having looked on the website, there is another one to come on Wednesday. No matter, I’m a great believer in going with the seasons. I’ve made curries, a moroccan chicken dish, squash and lentil lasange, and then I got stuck.
I flicked through Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s Veg cookery book and found some ideas for butternut squash. First I chopped up a butternut squash, put it in a roasting tin with some olive oil, garlic and thyme and then popped it in the oven for half an hour.
I left it overnight in the fridge and then today I put around 2/3 of the chunks into a liquidiser and added a pint of vegetable stock.
What do you do with your gluts of vegetables?
Until next time, Tawney x