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Scattered Veg

Ha! I bet you thought it was going to be another veg-less week around here, didn’t you? No such luck I’m afraid; I’m busy but still here. What with a full day of work on Monday, followed by an incredible evening at the Royal Albert Hall (seeing this show, which was amazing), and a busy day of school and errands yesterday, I just haven’t had a moment to post my Sunday haul yet. I suppose you could say that my mind, as well as my produce, is scattered.

Of course, that means that some of the above is already gone. The potatoes were baked for Sunday’s dinner, and the broccoli went into a hearty mac-and-cheese last night (Monday’s dinner: Burger King fries at the train station, while waiting to head home). The parsnips will make a tasty soup, perhaps from this recipe, or maybe I’ll just wing it. On the Brussels spouts, I can’t decide. Do I roast them up all crispy, with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of parmesan? Or do I shave them and toss the green shreds with pasta, cream and crunchy nuts? I’ll let you know, and post the recipe later this week.

Also up this week, a riff on this gnocchi dish from Sparkling Ink. I bought some Italian gnocchi at the grocery store the other day (I can’t always make my own), and I’m looking forward to baking them up for a dinner soon. Also, some kind of festive cookie to ring in the holiday season. Any ideas for me?

To my American readers, Happy Thanksgiving! What’s on your menu this week?


  1. oh im seeing mr. wainright next week and i just can’t wait!!!!!!

  2. Sally says:

    I haven’t visited your site for ages and forgot how you make your weekly shop into a beautiful still life. My veg box arrives tomorrow so I don’t know what’s on the menu yet.

  3. Ooh please shave the brussels with pasta – I’d love to copy that idea :)

    I’ve just awarded you the One Lovely Blog award. Please come over and check out the ‘conditions’. I’d be amazed if you haven’t received this award previously!

  4. I love these veg posts you do. Very awesome. And having all the ingredients in front of you helps with the inspiration. I’m with the last poster. I think the shaved brussels sprout in a creamy sauce topped with nuts would be extraordinary. I’d love to see the results.