Welcome to new members (Kathy from Anstruther, Davie from Rosyth). Getting started is sometimes difficult and we recommend people start with just one meal then build up from there. To take the plunge though – the best way to eat local is to get a vegetable box delivered, then eat what you get. Keep it simple and just base your weeks food on what’s in your box. To find one near you go here.
Congratulations to our suppliers Bellfield Organics who are experimenting with low-carbon and credit-crunch busting recycled biofuels. They write: “I now have 3 vans running on 100% bio diesel, both our tractors and my pick up, so far so good, and surprisingly are getting about 10% more miles ot the gallon.”
This week had delivered: 1 huge pumpkin, a large bag of potatoes, 3 courgettes, 2 cauliflower, 1 large red cabbage, a bag of carrots, a bag of onions, a bunch of leeks, a dozen eggs, a bag of frrench beans, a bag of broadbeans (all organic). We also have in the fridge a lettuce, strawberries and raspberries, some Enster cheese, and in the cupboard some herbs, flour, bread, Pittenweem oatcakes. In the freezer we have a big pot of borscht, lots of tomato sauce and some Nelson’s Ice Cream. Also in the cupboard a jar of hand picked Fife porcini, 40 Burntisland apples and a packet of Co-op Rice Crispies (hang on a minute, how did that get in there?!). We also have some smoked haddock from the Pittenweem fish van and Puddledub Pork and Chive sausages.
Recipe suggestions from this ingredients list are welcome…