The first veg box of 2013! I hadn’t had one delivered for ages, because of being away over Christmas, so it’s nice to have fresh veg in the house again. This week I got the usual potatoes, carrots and onions, plus a yellow pepper, some vine tomatoes, a cucumber (I was meant to have lettuce but they replaced it with the cucumber – Hendrick’s o’clock, anyone?) and just about the biggest swede I have ever seen in my life.
I haven’t made anything with my veg yet, but I have a feeling I might have to evoke the spirit of Christmas once more and make one of the dishes that graced our Finnish Christmas table on Christmas Eve. It’s a spiced swede casserole topped with breadcrumbs, and it’s delicious. On Christmas Eve it’s served with the traditional baked ham and potatoes and various other bits and pieces, but I’m sure it’ll make a comforting veggie meal all by itself.
Finnish swede casserole