Smoky Jackfruit Ideas

This week’s vegan boxes have a double-whammy serving of smoky jackfruit! It’s a great opportunity to experiment with this tasty and versatile ingredients. I’ve asked around the office, and here’s what we’re doing with ours: Vegan Jackfruit Chilli Use Locavore kidney beans, black beans, and chopped tomatoes (avaliable on the Open Food Network) to make…

Veg Box Newsletter, Week Commencing 4th November: A Little Peace and Quiet

Hello Folks, You know, there’s not much to say about November. Nestled in, as it is, between two such agressively themed months, it’s easy to overlook entirely. But as it starts to get properly cold, a quieter month is a valuable thing. Listening to the crows caw, watching the magpies gather their nesting material, walking…

Celeriac Gratin and Damson Jam

It’s a bumper week for recipes! We’ve got a rich celeriac side dish, and a versatile damson jam for you. Celeriac Gratin Celeriac may seem knobbly and strange, but they’re easy to cook up deliciously. Put them together with potatoes in this gratin, which will work brilliantly as a side dish for almost any meal….

Veg Box Newsletter w/c: 7/10/19

Hello Folks, Last week, the weather turned from more or less summery to definitely autumnal. One day every year, you wake up and there’s that crisp bite to the air, and you think: it’s soup season. With soup, as with so much, it’s fine out of a tin, but homemade is something special. Yet, it’s…

Broccoli with Anchovies and Breadcrumbs

This week’s recipe is one of mine, and a favourite in my flat. It’s a delicious way to serve this week’s broccoli alongside fish or meat, or it can be tossed with hot spaghetti and a little extra olive oil to make a delightful, vibrant pasta dish. Please forgive the approximate measurements for many of…

Bellahouston Community Asset Transfer Update!

Over the last few months we have been using Bellahouston more and more as part of our one year use agreement with the Council. This has included growing loads of potted herbs, drying our garlic in the polytunnels and letting other growers start using the site to grow veg, mushrooms and even keep bees. At…

Veg Box Newsletter w/c 30.10.19

Hello Folks, It’s October! Well, as I write this it is almost October, which is good enough. I love October: the leaves crisping and crunching as I wander through the park, the nights drawing in like a heavy duvet, the actual heavy duvet coming out from the cupboard- and the veg! October’s a rather veg-focused…

Nigel Slater’s Chickpeas with Pumpkin, Lemongrass, and Coriander

This week’s recipe is based on one from Nigel Slater’s amazing book Tender: Vol. 1, which is an invaluable veg box companion. It is deeply invested in making the most of seasonal and local produce, just as we at Locavore are. This recipe uses a pumpkin, but Nigel (we’re on first name terms now, I’ve…