Category Archives: What’s what in the box

How to make crushed carrots with feta, mint and almonds

Make the most of the carrots in your veg box. Rather than boiling them, Jane Baxter, Head Chef at Riverford’s Field Kitchen shows you how to make crushed carrots with feta, mint and almonds in this week’s video.

what’s what in the box – 14th february 2011

How to make celeriac remoulade

Remoulade sounds impressive but it’s really simple. Watch Guy Watson make the starter from our Valentine’s menu.

what’s what in the box – 4th february 2011

What’s what in the box – 24th January 2011

In this week’s What What in the Box video, Jane Baxter (Head Chef at Riverford’s Field Kitchen restaurant) gives you tips for using leeks.

what’s what in the box – 24th january 2011

What’s what in the box – 17th January 2011

In this week’s video, Guy Watson shows you how to make marmalade.

what’s what in the box – 17th january 2011

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What’s what in the box – 10th January 2011

In this week’s video, Guy Watson shows you how to cook celeriac soup.

what’s what in the box – 10th january 2011

What’s what in the box – 13th December 2010

In this week’s video, Jane Baxter, head chef at our Field Kitchen restaurant shows you how to make creamed parsnips.

what’s what in the box – 13th december 2010

See the recipe here.

What’s what in the box – 6th December 2010

In this week’s video, Guy talks about brussels sprouts.

what’s what in the box – 6th december 2010

What’s what in the box – 29th November 2010

In this week’s video, Guy talks about jerusalem artichokes.

what’s what in the box – 29th november 2010

What’s what in the box – 22nd November 2010

In this week’s video, Guy talks about citrus fruit.

what’s what in the box – 22nd november 2010

citrus fruit

Citrus fruit is in season during the winter. Ours comes from Gines Garcia, North of Almeria in the South of Spain. It’s at its best from November to May.

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What’s what in the box – 15th November 2010

In this week’s video, Guy talks about cauliflower and broccoli.

what’s what in the box – 15th november 2010

cauliflower and broccoli

These have similar flavours but different seasons. Cauliflower is at its best from September to May, romanesco is in season from September to November. Broccoli is only in season in the UK from June to October. Purple sprouting broccoli is in season from March to April.

All of these can be substituted for one another in recipes but it’s important that when you chop them up you get them into similar sized pieces so they cook at the same rate.

romanesco

Treat it in the same way as a cauliflower, but the florets are longer and thinner and sometimes cook a bit better. It has a crunchy texture and a sweeter, nutty flavour.

broccoli

The stalk is nice and can be chopped up

purple sprouting broccoli

The decision you have to make is how tough it is. Sometimes the base of the stalk is tough, so break it and see if it’s worth peeling.