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Seasonal, organic produce, delivered by your door & Chard recipe

I got a leaflet thru my door the other week, a company, Abel&Cole;, offering organic fruit and veg delivered to my door. I did hear about this though haven’t had a chance to try before, so decided to give it a go. As much as I would love to make it to the Farmer’s Market every week, I can’t always do that, so thought, this is great; Farmer’s Market comes to me. It is a great value and feels good that it is a fair deal to the farmers too.

Last Thursday, our first box of organic fruit and vegetables arrived and it was a happy sight! Wonderful, seasonal organic produce; Swiss chards, portobello mushrooms, bananas, lovely carrots and bell pepper, apple, onions, potatoes and more. I liked the fact that you are delivered whatever fruit and veg seasonal at the moment, and there is a surprise element to it. I can get the same or similar veg over and over again when shopping, and this has been a welcoming change – take chards, never really got into them before, but now that it was in my box, I was excited to try a new thing.

For the chards; I simply sautéed some garlic with olive oil, chopped the chard coarsely and added to the pan. I sautéed the chard for about 4-5 minutes, until wilted but still has had a bite to it. Seasoned with salt and pepper and squeezed half a lemon over it. Finally, I added a few sprinkles of red pepper flakes and served as a side dish. It was utterly delicious and I am won over 🙂

I am already looking forward to my next box!

Happy Cooking and Afiyet Olsun,

2 Responses to Seasonal, organic produce, delivered by your door & Chard recipe

  1. Claudia May 24, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    There used to be an organic delivery service here in Istanbul and it was great. But I found it hard to keep up with it!! All this stuff, some of it you had never seen in your life before, and it just kept on coming!! good luck with yours! I also think chard needs to be recognized more. Like you, I love those red pepper flakes … :)))

  2. Ozlem's Turkish Table May 25, 2011 at 2:45 am #

    Merhaba Claudia:)
    Lovely to get your message, many thanks! I am thrilled with my organic box, and so far nothing has wasted – thinking, the leftovers can always end up in a soup! Enjoying the chard and looking forward to cooking more of it!

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