This week’s potato is ‘Cara’; a decent baker and all-rounder. The carrots and onions are from Herefordshire and the spring greens are from Cornwall where the mild climate gives them a head start. As a sure sign that spring is on its way we’ve had a few boxes of purple sprouting broccoli arrive; just enough for the UK produce boxes but there should be plenty more soon. The celery, courgettes and squash in the standard boxes are Spanish as is the broccoli in the large boxes. Large no-potatoes boxes have some UK grown salad leaves. This week’s apple is ‘Cripp’s Pink’ from France, and in honour of Fairtrade Fortnight we’ve chosen some Pineapples from Ghana as well as the usual Fairtrade bananas.
Orange Barley Water
We’re using plenty of oranges from Spain and Italy while they’re at their best, so try this if you have a few hanging around in the fruit bowl. Whole grains are supposed to have all sorts of health giving properties. What exactly it is that leaches from the barley into the water I can’t say. It makes it slightly thick and cloudy and, of course, a tonic for invalids and tennis stars. And it’s very easy and tasty too. Save the cooked grains for recipe number two ...
A Simple Salad of Roasted Squash and Barley Grains
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