What’s what in the box – 2nd August 2010

Every week we give you tips on using the new season or unusual veg in the boxes. In this week’s video, find out what to do with cabbage, salad pack, courgettes and artichokes. This week the video is in two parts.

what’s what in the box – 2nd august 2010 (part 1)

what’s what in the box – 2nd august 2010 (part 2)


In the spring they were fairly small. This week we have bunched onions in the boxes but in 3 weeks or so we’ll have dried onions.

salad pack
We grow a lot of salad leaves in Devon. We put a mixture of them in the salad pack including pak choi, mustard, rocket and other baby leaves but it depends on what has grown well this week. The idea is to get a good blend and balance of flavours, colours, and textures.

hispi cabbage
These sweet cabbages have been growing well this year. Try chopping up and washing them then blanching in hot water with lemon juice, a knob of butter and pepper. In the Field Kitchen we’ve been quartering them, steaming them and putting them with chorizo sausage, capers and parsley.

Courgettes have been in season for around a month now and they generally run until the end of August. Try to eat them fresh. Slice them thinly lengthways, add a little bit of oil and salt and pepper, then chargrill them.

5 responses to “What’s what in the box – 2nd August 2010

  1. Love the blog. It is really helpful to see the box contents discussed and cool to hear all the information about the veg. Love it. Thanks

  2. Eddy – you should have given us a name check to tell us who you are 🙂

  3. Good stuff. It’s always interesting to see the folks and locations behind the boxes and useful to have some demos for those of us who aren’t that imaginative but want to try something diferent.

  4. Lindsay Jelley

    I am loving the videos. I discover I’m much more likely to watch than read and am enjoying the cooking and seeing the produce talked about.

  5. Cannot find the recipe for courgette fritters you cooked at Womad!

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