On my last post Dawn asked me what I receive in my weekly veg box. It comes from a local Cornish Food Box scheme which only supplies produce from Cornwall. Along with the veg I also get my milk, eggs and meat for the bearded one, all produced in Cornwall. It means that my veg is as fresh as it gets, doesn't have to travel far so cuts down on food miles and pays the farmers a fair price, unlike a lot of supermarkets. It also keeps money in the Cornish economy, the animal welfare is high as every producer is checked and supports local business. Yes you can probably get all of it cheaper in Aldi but I prefer to spend a little more for all the above reasons.
In this weeks veg box there were carrots, potatoes, onions, parsnips, salad bag, kale, red cabbage and beetroot. It is a 'small' box and costs me £11 which includes delivery. There are other sizes including a mini, but this suits the two of us and as most of my meals are plant based i think it is worth it. I like the variety of veg, it makes me use things I may not have bought from a shop. I get really excited when it arrives and start planning what I am going to make with it. I love eating as seasonally as possible, it means I really appreciate each season.
For my lunch I made a winter salad with some of the red cabbage and carrots. To this I added some raisins and dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, half a pomegranate, Cornish herb dressing and cubed some tofu which I roasted with olive oil, chilli, salt and pepper. Healthy and delish. I am thinking of making a beetroot risotto, the parsnips, remaining carrots, kale, onions and potatoes will be used in a rosti, a casserole and roast on Sunday, the salad will be for lunches. Nothing goes to waste if I can help it.
My cleaning list is going VERY slowly, I think a tranquillised tortoise could do it faster. I get bored easily and wander of to do something more interesting on my day off. The beach is always calling whatever the weather, and there are friends to catch up with. Then at weekends the bearded one and family are around. The list is also growing! As you do one job you notice all the little repairs that need doing. I have at last found a handyman who hopefully can sort out our front door, he is about the fifth person I have contacted. The rest didn't want to know because it isn't a £5000 job.
I apologise to those who have been unable to leave comments, I am not at all technically minded and have zero patience so struggle to fix things when they go wrong. I have changed the settings on comments to embedded and had some success so hopefully this has solved that problem. I have also had problems seeing who new followers are as they are not always in order so have changed the placement of the followers gadget so I can see everyone. This has caused it to 'lose' someone as on my design page it says 61 followers and the page shows 60, VERY FRUSTRATING! Has anyone else experienced any of these problems or is it just me?
I love reading your comments, it really feels like a community when we have a 'chat' so thank you to everyone who takes the time to reply despite technical problems.