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Cauliflower and Tomato Crumble - Organic Box News 26th - 30th July, 2011

Mattby Matt, 8 yr, 8 m ago in Blog
Comments | Tags: Box News, summer season, Local, eggs, greens

This week’s potatoes are Yorkshire grown ‘Nicola’, a tasty ‘salad’ variety with a waxy texture and most suitable for boiling.  All the other vegetables are from Yorkshire and Lancashire, with the exception of the onions and some Spanish aubergines and peppers in the very largest boxes.  Fruit boxes have Kent cherries. We have some English (but not organic) ‘Discovery’ apples arriving in the shop now; every year they seem to arrive a few days earlier. The organic ones should follow in a week or two.

Cauliflower and Tomato Crumble ... from Sophie Grigson’s ‘Eat Your Greens

  • 1 head of cauliflower broken into florets, New Season Summer cauliflowers  id=
  • 4 tomatoes sliced,
  • 1 tsp thyme or 1/2 tsp dried thyme,
  • salt and pepper,
  • 25g butter

For the crumble topping

  • 100g plain flour,
  • 50g oats,
  • 50g grated cheddar cheese,
  • salt and pepper,
  • 100g butter ...
  1. Boil or steam the cauliflower until almost tender.
  2. Pack into a buttered ovenproof dish with tomato slices, sprinkle with the thyme, salt, pepper and pieces of butter.
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 200c.
  4. Mix the flour, oats, cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  5. Chop up the butter and rub it into the dry ingredients, then scatter the mix over the vegetables.
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes.

Organic Eggs by James Potter  id=Organic Free Range Eggs

Although there is a basic European standard that all organic producers must meet, the ‘Soil Association’ insists on the highest standards of animal welfare of all the organic organisations in this country.  We buy from Soil Association certified farms in the North of England ... Large £1.78 1/2 dozen ... Medium £ 1.58 1/2 dozen.  The birds are kept in small flocks with access to carefully managed grassland so they can, as much as possible, pursue their natural patterns of behaviour.  The feed contains no colouring agents so the yolks are a bright natural yellow.

New Season Scottish Chanterelles

The new season for Scottish chanterelles has just started and we have some on order for the end of the week. Scottish Chanterelles on their way for the weekend  id= We also have the first of the English Apples in now: Discovery is always the first to appear and this year they are earlier than ever.  The first few boxes are always quite acidic but it's great to have fresh apples in again after a summer of southern hemisphere ones.Discovery - first of the UK apple crop  id=

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