From curly kale to cavalo nero - veg boxes can bring unfamiliar ingredients to the table. Terry Kirby savours the challenge.
It looked extraordinarily tempting. Glistening with what I assumed to be the dew of a Devon morning and flecked here and there with traces of rich, dark soil, the box of organic vegetables was handed over on my north London doorstep by Nancy, the local Riverford Organic Vegetables delivery person. Eagerly, I carried it into my kitchen, donned my apron and prepared for battle. My mission? To tackle the problem that seems eventually to confront everyone who has ever taken delivery of an organic box: what do you do what that king-sized bag of curly kale?