Tuesday, 6 March 2012

How to cook squash and other stories

I've been lucky recently and enjoyed reviewing and giving away some amazing things, so imagine my delight when I got an offer to give one of my lucky readers a box of free food! and not just any food, but Riverford Organic food! 

I think by now, you've probably noticed I'm keen on Organic given the content of some of my previous posts!

I remember the first time I tried to prepare an avocado - I didn't know how to chop it and peel it, if I peeled first or not and ended up with a lot of slushy green mess! I turned to the internet to see what I was supposed to do with it!

I like to be adventurous with fresh fruit and veg but it can be a little daunting when your not really sure how to prepare it with minimum waste ... and slush - I've also used the internet to look up how to prepare a mango, pak choi and Pork Chops - I'm mostly veggie but my husband and children aren't - I went veggie at the age of 12 so I've had to learn what to do with meat in recent years!

Riverford began in Devon in 1987 delivering to 30 homes and have grown to now deliver to over 40,000 homes from a network of organic farms who share the same ethos  - keep up the great organic work!

I'm happy to share with you all, some exciting videos from Riverford Organic showing you exactly what to do with a squash - including, and now noted - squash do not like to be stored in the fridge! - explains a lot *blush*

How to cook Squash

Ploughing 
Chicken Farming 


Riverford offer more than lovely organic food, they also show you what to do with it on their you tube channel and also have a fab new cookbook out - 
Riverford Organic cook book – Everyday and Sunday – Recipes from Riverford Farm by the farm’s founder Guy Watson and head chef Jane Baxter

I grew up in North west lancashire, my secondary school had its own farm and we were taught the benefits of organic farming - something I still truly believe in even though school was over half my lifetime ago. Where possible we buy organic in our household. Save the planet, go organic!

On to the giveaway! I have one box of Riverford organic goodies for one of my readers. open to UK residents - please check that Riverford deliver to you before entering.

Please answer the question below and leave a way of contacting you - eg twitter @beachpebble

In the video - how to cook squash, what type of squash does Guy Watson prepare?

Besides the compulsory action above, you can gain bonus entries if you wish by:
Tweet this competition including @beachpebble
Like my Facebook page
Pin this comp on Pinterest
Follow my blog on GFC 
Please leave a separate comment for each action, maximum of 5 entries per person.


Closing date Saturday 17th March at 12noon, the winner will be chosen at random, please reply within 3days of notification, otherwise another winner will be drawn.


Emma in Bromley xx

161 comments:

  1. Cool Emma! I love Riverford and got my weekly delivery today :) Amazing and delicious fresh produce. Funnily I just took a picture to put on my blog!

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  79. Thank you very much to everyone who entered!

    I used random.org to select the winner and I'm pleased to announce that the winner was

    Lo-LoMar @Morrighani

    Congratulations! Please get in touch so I can arrange your prize!

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Thank you for your comments

Emma x