It’s summer at last, and you may want to consider leaving out a cool bag or insulated box for your veg box deliveries when you’re not in. This is especially worth noting if you have milk or other dairy items on your orders. If you want to make any changes to your delivery instructions, please send an email in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer also tends to be a time when the boxes are a bit lighter, as the plentiful produce we have at this time of year tends to be leafy greens, courgettes, and tomatoes- yum- but not as substantial as winters’ root veg. You may want to consider going up a box size for a few months if you’re finding it easy to get through the box fast.
In the Veg Boxes This Week
Subject to last minute changes
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The Nice Bit
The forecasts for the coming week definitely have the weather leaving the “nicely warm” range and rocketing up to scary temperatures. While up in Scotland we’re safe from the worst of it, it’ll still be a few days of very warm weather. Aside from filling the ice-cube tray, shutting the blinds, and joining a campaign to reduce fossil fuel dependency, we can prepare by making sure we don’t have to cook on the hottest days of the year. There’s nothing worse than a sweaty evening with the oven blasting, so let’s all agree to figure out in advance some nice, cold meals that either don’t need any cooking at all or that can be cooked in advance and enjoyed straight out of the fridge.
Salads, then. And just as I am suggesting that a salad can very profitably be made from ingredients prepared earlier, this is a newsletter built of some newsletters written earlier, as why repeat myself when I can send you to the original source?
Salads made from fresh raw veg might be the very best thing to eat when it’s too hot, and you can find lots of ideas for them. Armed with a box grater and a lemon, you’ll enjoy transforming a veg box into lunch.
For something more substantial, take advantage of the salad potatoes we have in the boxes this week and dress them. Potato salad is the ultimate side, especially if you’re lucky enough to be having a barbecue. For a little more flexibility, here is my ode to salad as the ultimate customisable, make-it-up-as-you-go-able recipe-less meal.