Roast Kohlrabi and Butternut Squash

What can’t you do with kohlrabi? Pickled, roast, raw, pureed… kohlrabi is an incredibly versatile vegetable! It adds a really lovely texture to dishes even when roasted, akin to a roast radish. A bit peppery, soft yet still crisp, it also makes a great addition to soups and stews. One day 2 of leftovers (I…

Veg Box Newsletter 30th November: More Mooli

The Online Veg Box Shop is Open! The Online Veg Box Shop is open for deliveries next week! We have two very exciting items on the shop this week only: fresh bay leaves and young ginger.  Bay leaves are a staple, but when talking to people you often hear the suspicion that they don’t really taste of anything.  It’s…

Pickled Kohlrabi with Garlic and Chilli

What is this thing? When I first saw a head of kohlrabi I really didn’t know what to make of it. Was it a potato? A turnip? A radish? I have since discovered that its name means cabbage turnip, and that feels pretty spot on for this brassica. It has a mild sweet flavour with…

Veg Box Newsletter 23rd November: 🥕

The Online Veg Box Shop is Open! The Online Veg Box Shop is open for deliveries next week! This weekend is your last chance to grab an advent calendar to guide you through December with a little bit of sweetness everyday. Personally, I think something small to look forward to each day is important just now, with…

Winter Stew

Seasonal Stew While I’m happy to eat stew year round, there’s something about a piping hot bowl of stew that brings a unique comfort to chilly, rainy autumn and winter nights. I’m not too precious or traditional about what veg goes into my stews, and I’ve recently starting adding swede which is a welcome sweet…

Christmas Veg Boxes: What You Need to Know

We’re getting ready for Christmas here at Locavore, and, whether or not you’re celebrating this year, there are a few things you’ll need to know. We are delivering in the week leading up to Christmas, but you’ll get your delivery two days early. Collections will also be earlier, with Wednesday collections on Monday 21st and…

Gising-Gising – Coconut Milk Stewed Pork

Recipe from there, ingredients from here (mostly) This dish maximises the ratio of effort to payoff, which is the most important thing for me in the kitchen right now. Spicy, umami, salty and a touch sour, it hits all the notes that send my brain into comfort mode – and I think we can all…

Coconut Curry Lentils

Seasonal Dinners There is nothing more satisfying than tucking into a big bowl of spiced creamy lentils for dinner on rainy Autumn nights. Lentil soup often gets the spotlight when it comes to this versatile pulse, but there are so many other wonderful dishes where split red lentils can shine! This recipe is my favourite…

Veg Box Newsletter 19th October: Brassica Oleracea

One very convenient thing about all these vegetables being one species is now I have a sneaky way out of answering the question. “what’s your favourite vegetable?”. I’ve never been able to choose between broccoli and brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower- and now I don’t have to.