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Sarah Raven's Guest Recipe Box with Riverford

Sarah Raven’s Guest Chef Recipe Box with Riverford

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Riverford previously on two occasions. First to try out their regular recipe box, and then to sample what their guest chef duo, The Happy Pear, had to offer. It was with great excitement that I accepted the opportunity to try out the most recent guest recipe box, as it was featuring none other than Sarah Raven – a big name in this household, and many others I’m sure. Sarah Raven is the author of my most treasured Christmas book: Sarah Raven’s Complete Christmas (yes, I have more than one Christmas book, if you don’t know me by now guys..). She’s also responsible for one of my Mum’s most favourite go-tos, Sarah Raven’s Garden Cookbook. Basically, we’re big fans, and I was psyched to try out some of her recipes. The first recipe I tried was the one I most liked the look of, the tomato and poppy seed tart. This was a really interesting and original recipe. I was fascinated by the pastry – poppy seeds, in no …

Marley Spoon

Marley Spoon Review (Revisit)

This review is a long time in the making. This is because my first box arrived with one incorrect meal and a bag of smashed fresh tomatoes (put in with the sweet potatoes and jiggled about too much, I suspect). My second box was somehow lost in transit. This box was third time lucky. I was excited to finally write this though, because Marley Spoon are actually the first recipe box I ever wrote about on Cate in the Kitchen way back in February of last year when they were just finding their feet in the UK. You can check that post out here. Their packaging is much the same as most other recipe delivery box companies, chilled ingredients separated from cupboard-able ones, here with the cupboard-able ones in separate brown paper bags. Something worth noting: if the box had cardboard dividers like some other companies, the tomatoes from my first box might have been safer. My first meal, chicken satay with jasmine rice and cucumber, was by far my favourite. A sauce made with …

Gousto Recipe Box Review

I Think I’ve Found The Best Recipe Box On The Market

I must have tried all the recipe boxes available in the UK by now (we’ve done Riverford, Abel & Cole, HelloFresh, Marley Spoon..), and I don’t mean to alarm anybody but I think I might just have found my favourite. They’re all pretty damn good, the competition is fierce out there, but Gousto have won me over on two counts. Choice I could be wrong (and please do correct me if I am), but in my experience so far of recipe boxes, you have to choose a set menu of sorts. There’s a veggie box (the obvious choice for me), a meaty box and sometimes a wildcard mix of the two. Three recipes per box is the standard, and if you don’t love the sound of one of them then you just sort of have to suck it up, order it anyway and hope you don’t hate it. What Gousto offer is the opportunity to browse their 10 recipes for the week and choose the ones you like the sound of most, almost curating your …