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Provencal Jerusalem Artichokes - Organic Box News 25th - 28th January

Matt in the veg roomby Matt in the veg room, 9 yr ago in Blog
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This week’s potato is the locally grown ‘Sante’; its slightly floury texture makes it particularly good for roasting, mashing and baking. The Jerusalem artichokes are the leeks in the larger boxes are local too, and the tomatoes and broccoli are from Spain. The season for squash is finishing now and although we managed to find a few home grown squash for the UK produce boxes but most of this week’s batch are Dutch. In the fruit boxes the English apples are ‘Fiesta’. The Walnuts are from the Grenoble region of France; ‘Noix de Grenoble’ are reputed to be the finest in the country.

Provencal Jerusalem Artichokes

  • 450g Jerusalem artichokes scrubbed and cut into chunks,
  • 3 tbsp olive oil,
  • 150ml white wine,
  • a handful of black olives chopped,
  • 1 tsp dried thyme,
  • 1 clove garlic crushed and chopped,
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley,
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs black pepper.
  1. Put the artichokes, oil, wine, olives, thyme and garlic into a saucepan.
  2. Pour in enough water to cover all the ingredients, put the lid on and simmer very gently for 25 minutes.
  3. Remove the lid and boil away the liquid until you are left with an oily sauce.
  4. Add the parsley and breadcrumbs and, stirring from time to time, let them absorb the remaining liquid and brown a little. 

Good warm as an accompaniment, but better eaten at room temperature; a tasty lunch dish with a tomato salad, bread and cheese.


Grow your own

... Local organic gardening expert and Beanies customer Richard Clare is running a series of ten lessons in growing food; an introduction to Organics, Biodynamics and Permaculture. Starting Monday 7th February, 7pm -9pm at the Central United Reform, Chapel Walk, S1. The course costs £100, including a course book, seeds, plants and produce. For more information or to book a place phone 2686727 or 07771 832759 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Not organic unfortunately, but a seasonal treat worth celebrating nonetheless. We often have it in two grades. Class 2 is thin but excellent for preserving. Don’t forget the Seville oranges too. On the subject of preserving we’re soon to be stocking a range of equipment for jam making and preserving ... more details to follow.

SURE START ... Remember you can use the vouchers to pay for your veg.

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