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  • Red onions in Camel CSA’s veg boxes

    Posted on October 22nd, 2015 charlotte No comments
    We have more red onions in our boxes this week. These need to be used soon, as they don’t store as well as everyday white ones. We’ve had such a prolific onion harvest this year we can expect many more for weeks to come.
    Red-onions-Camel-CSA 09-08-09
    All boxes have:-
    *red onions
    *cavolo nero (Tuscan kale)
    *mixed salad leaves
    Standard boxes also have:-
    extra potatoes
    *spinach OR Swiss chard
    baby leeks (Mark Norman, Bodmin)
    * = grown to organic principles. All produce grown by Camel CSA unless otherwise indicated.
    Please wash all vegetables and fruit.
    Try these delicious kale soups on Camel CSA’s recipe page: –
  • Seasonal recipe No 34 – Red onion marmalade

    Posted on March 5th, 2010 Trish No comments

    From Sarah Raven’s Garden Cookbook – “the perfect thing to eat for lunch with bread and cheese … and it’s delicious with sausages and mash”, she says. It keeps well in the fridge for about a month.

    Preparation: 10 minutes
    Cooking: about an hour

    Ingredients (for 3-4 jars)
    2 garlic cloves
    sea salt and black pepper
    4 tbsp olive oil
    450g red onions, sliced
    4 tbsp red wine
    4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    1 tbsp soft brown sugar
    few sprigs of thyme

    Crush the garlic with some sea salt and heat the olive oil in a heavy-based saucepan. Add the onions and garlic, and sweat gently, without allowing them to brown, for 20 minutes. Cook until they are translucent and soft.

    Add the red wine, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, and simmer gently until most of the liquid has evaporated, which will take about 15-20 minutes.

    Add the thyme, season with salt and pepper and cook for a further 5 minutes. Put into warm sterilised jars and cover while still hot.

  • Strong people needed

    Posted on April 10th, 2009 charlotte No comments

    It’s time to flex those muscles!

    We’re hoping for a good turnout from Camel Community Supported Agriculture members on Easter Sunday to get more seeds into the ground.  We also need strong people to put in some hard labour spreading compost on the beds.

    Jane Mellowship, one of our team of expert growers, looks forward to meeting you on the field.  

    “Jobs include planting second early potatoes, preparing beds and sowing red onion sets, beetroot and turnip. We’ll probably be sowing in the polytunnel as well.”

    Join us this Sunday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the site behind St Kew Harvest Farm Shop.  It’s going to be sunny, so do come!

    Please bring strong shoes or wellies, waterproofs, gardening gloves, drinks and a snack.  Also bring any tools, ideally wheelbarrows, shovels, spades, forks and rakes.

    If you would like more information or have any questions call Antonina at St Kew Harvest on 01208 841818.

    Click here for directions to the site.