Harvest box #9 – Courgette and beans in the spotlight

The garden is filled with so many colours! Courgette and beans are starting to be very abundant. Not all boxes are the same

Remember: When drinking herbal tea or eating edible flowers always check the risks associated with it. Vulnerable people, elderly, children or pregnant women should avoid using some of them. All produce are pesticide free and may contain some intruders. 

Today in your boxes you have:

what’s your favourite way to prepare your potatoes? In a salad with chives, as a tian, gnocchi or in a shepherd’s pie? if you go with the last option, include the carrots in the stew or grate them in a salad

For the carrot tops, include them in a pesto, stir fry or soup!

For your salad, enjoy the freshly picked red leaf lettuce, rocket, raw radish, beetroot, tomato, cucumber. If you want something utterly fresh and that tastes like holiday this feta, tomato, basil salad is for you !

For your courgette, grill it with some oregano or include it in a pizza cooked or raw!

If you have broccoli in your box, know the flowers are edible too! This caramelised broccoli and garlic recipe seems delicious and this way you’ll use your garlic!

Beans are becoming abundant in the garden. You will find in you box; runner beams, French beans (purple, yellow or green). They can be sautéed, boiled, steamed or included in a omelette. This runner beans tortilla served with tomato salad sounds perfect for this week’s harvest box!

To use celery, try eating the stalks raw on their own or as sticks for a dip. You can also eat the leaves by adding them to a salad. If you’d prefer cooked celery, try adding some to a stir-fry or some soup. Or, mix celery in with a stew or casserole.

Apple and rhubarb are always the best combo for a yummy crumble.

Herbal tea this week is mint.

Edible flower: Alyssum, calendula, nasturtium flowers and leaves

Please send us pictures on fb or by email of the dishes you make with your box! Thank you 

Next harvest box 29/08 (order on the 28/08)

Published by Nadegegrows

Garden Assistant/Tend and Share project worker

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