Tuesday, 28 February 2012

How to cook squash - video & recipe from Riverford Organic

Riverford Organic have come up with a video full of advice on how to cook squash, which you can see below. (They have also kindly provided a cookbook that I will be giving away very soon so watch this space.) I would never have thought of using a potato peeler to peel squash but it looks so simple.


Now that you know how to prepare squash, I thought you might also like this recipe for Squash Risotto, also from Riverford.





Riverford began in Devon in 1987, delivering to 30 local homes. Word spread, and with it came the challenge of how to meet demand without compromising a commitment to local growing and employment, supporting local farmers and keeping a close link between grower and consumer.

The solution was to team up with sister farms who share the same ethos, growing and delivering to their local areas. There are now four Riverford sister farms in the UK: the original Wash Farm in Devon, growing and delivering to homes in the South West and South East; Sacrewell Farm in Cambridgeshire covering East Anglia and the Midlands; Home Farm in North Yorkshire covering the North and Upper Norton Farm in Hampshire covering central Southern England. Together, the four sister farms deliver to around 40,000 homes in the UK each week.

The company has won many awards including Best Online Retailer 2010 and 2011, and Best Ethical Business 2009 in the Observer Ethical Awards, Best Organic Retailer 2009 and the Fruit and Vegetable category in the 2009 Soil Association Awards.

Its restaurant the Riverford Field Kitchen won Best Ethical Restaurant 2009 and 2010 in the Observer Food Monthly Awards. Riverford‟s first book, the Riverford Farm Cook Book, was published in September 2008 by Fourth Estate and won Best First Book 2009 and Work on British Food 2009 at the Guild of Food Writers Awards. This was followed by a second book in 2011,Everyday and Sunday, Recipes from Riverford Farm.

In 2010 Riverford launched a “Riverford Cooks” campaign to inspire people to cook from scratch using a vegbox. Riverford Cooks work up and down the country in their local communities on activities from cooking lunches in people‟s homes through to public cookery workshops and demos. To find out about events in your local area and swap recipe ideas join the online Riverford Cooks community at http://cooks.riverford.co.uk.

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3 comments:

  1. I do love eating squashes - loads of flavour.

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  2. Kate Boardman5 March 2012 19:23

    Bit of a timely discovery for me. Over the last few months I've been cutting out all foods in the Nightshade family (mainly potatoes, tomatoes and peppers).Sweet potatoes make a nice alternative for my shepherds pie etc but I recently found a recipe that promoted the use of squash.
    However, the preparation to me seemed quite daunting. Now that I've found the video I feel a tad more confident. Thanks for that. :-)

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