Today was the first delivery of my Abel & Cole box.
I had considered ordering a vegetable box for a while and Abel & Cole was always at the top of my list thanks to some of the great reviews by people on Twitter. After putting it off for far too long I finally decided to go ahead on Tuesday and was very excitedly awaiting today!
Opting for the small fruit and veg box I had the following delivered today with all the items being in perfect condition:
- A small savoy cabbage [one of my favourite vegetables!]
- One avocado
- Several carrots
- Four Fairtrade bananas
- Four kiwis
- Three leeks
- Several Sante potatoes
- Two star grapefruits
I also ordered a range of other things with it whilst having a lot of problems resisting the pies and cakes on the website:
- Yeo Valley unsalted butter
- Rude Health Early Bird Muesli
- Six free-range eggs [have selected this to be included every other week]
- 1L of milk [have selected this to be included every week]
- Two large garlic bulbs
- Abel & Cole traditional houmous [180g]
- Abel & Cole mature cheddar [360g]
- Two Brown Cow raspberry yoghurts
Included with the order was the Abel & Cole cookbook which has a multitude of great recipes in it, all depending on the season. I like that the recipes don’t assume I have a large store cupboard full of obscure spices and most of the recipes sound very straightforward.
One of the first things I did when I got the box through was to look at the website for recipes. I don’t particularly like grapefruits and don’t really know what to do with it. The following recipes can all be made with the contents of the box as the primary ingredient:
I also saw a recipe on the Abel & Cole website for an avocado chocolate mousse which sounds interesting.
Tonight was the first time I cooked in a while. I chose a recipe from the cookbook which was roasted vegetables and added potatoes, carrots, leeks, red onion [not included in my books] and seasoned it with several sprigs of rosemary, some garlic cloves before adding it to a roasting tin with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Even though I mistimed the carrots it was delicious.
Tomorrow I’m looking at possibly making some potato and leek soup or maybe the colecannon and I’m definitely going to have a go at the Kiweasy! I think I’m just regretting not having ordered it long ago.