Note: We sometimes need to make changes to what we pack in your veg box based on the quantity or quality of produce that we can harvest and source. If you have any questions about what is in your box, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
Feature Veg: Mizuna, Bay Leaf, Cauliflower
Mizuna is a leafy green veg that comes from the mustard or Brassica family. It’s similar to rocket, with small, feathery, pointed leaves and a slightly peppery flavour. In the kitchen, it’s more versatile than you might think! Eat it raw in a salad with other greens or on its own, or make it into pesto. It can be added to a range of cooked dishes too, including pasta, risotto, pizza, stir-fry, or soup. Its flavour gets milder with cooking.
Bay Leaf is an aromatic leaf commonly used as a herb in cooking. It tastes a bit like oregano or thyme and works well with other warm spices like nutmeg and chili. It is most commonly used whole during the cooking process and then removed before the dish is served. Dry leaves are less bitter than fresh; Dry yours by hanging the branches in an airy spot for a couple of weeks.
Cauliflower is a relative of broccoli, cabbage, turnips, and other brassicas. Did you know the white cauliflower head or ‘curd’ is an immature cluster of flowers? When cooked, its texture stays firm but becomes tender and it readily absorbs accompanying flavours. Try pureeing it for a sauce, chopping into rice, adding it to a curry, soup, pasta, or stir-fry, roasting it whole, or eating it raw. The leaves and stem can be eaten too.