December is getting off to a white start this year, with widespread snow and bitterly cold temperatures. Thankfully it’s also the festive season; a time of goodwill, good company and good food, so there is plenty to look forward to!
In this blog entry we’ve highlighted kale, including scrummy recipes such as Spicy Kale with Chickpeas and Kale & Roquefort Parcels. We’ve also included two recipes that mix apples and celeriac (read on to find out more), and we have a special soup section.
Enjoy the blog and we wish you all a very merry, festive time!
The VegBox Recipes Team
PS. This recipe for Mushroom and Winter Veg Pie should not be missed. It’s a perfect winter warmer that will turn whatever root veg you have into a divine treat!
In Season in December
As well as marking the start of winter, December is of course the festive season, and the way things are going you would be forgiven for thinking that here in the UK, it might be a white one! So what can you expect in your veg box? Forced Rhubarb and Purple Sprouting Broccoli is coming in, and plenty is still in season including: Beetroot, Celeriac, Kale, Pototoes & Swede.
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Kale is a great source of Vitamins C, A and B6. It’s also packed with antioxidants, which are vital for a healthy immune system. It’s in season over the winter, which makes it a useful ingredient in the vegetable box. It’s strong flavour requires careful cooking, so it’s worth reading how to use it and checking out the recipes, to make sure you enjoy it.
Try these recipes:
Celeriac & Apples!
And what about putting celeriac and apples together? Try these recipes:
Wholesome, Warming Soups
With the temperatures as they are, here in the office we have been bringing in soup to have for lunch, to warm our cockles and help power us through the afternoon. Here are some of our favourite recipes which we think you will love too:
- Carrot & Celeriac Soup
- Black Nero Cabbage Soup
- Easy Italian Potatoes & Tomato Soup
- Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk & Curry
These fabulous articles were uploaded to our sister site, Ooffoo, by community members:
Tips for Wormeries, by Maddy
…BEDDING – Add some additional bedding to your wormery such as shredded paper, scrunched up newspaper and/or a moisture mat as this can help to add some “insulation” and keep your worms a little warmer over the winter…
The Joy of Mess, by Kerryb
…it isn’t just laziness or the comfort of soft furnishings and central heating that keep me inside. It is not because I choose to neglect my garden, it is because I choose not to interfere. This is armchair gardening at its best. With a cup of tea and biscuit by my side, I sit back on my comfortable settee and watch, reaping the rewards of my negligence…
Fair trade. Perfect for keeping drawers smelling sweet.
Keep the cold out this winter.
Warm and cosy socks knitted from recycled yarn.
Sustainable wrapping kit using recycled material.
An amusing sign that makes the perfect gift for a green fingered loved one.