All posts tagged: recipe boxes

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 …

Riverford Recipe Box Review

Riverford Recipe Box Review

When the Riverford recipe box arrived, I was immediately majorly keen on the way it was organised. The chilled bits and pieces were to one side in one of those funny reusable woolly things that these boxes always have, and the cupboard ingredients were cleverly sectioned out according to which recipe they belonged to. If I had a bigger kitchen, I would have had the option to just leave the box out all week and not put anything away, and have the ingredients really easily accessible. One point to laziness, it’s looking good so far. I went for an “original” box, which means meat-eater-friendly, cause I was just feeling like it on the day I made that decision. Flexitarianism, people, all freedom all the time. These bubble and squeak cakes were the first recipe I tried and god damn it they were good. They really were delicious, I’m not playing, but they felt like such a hassle to make. It took me a long time, there were a lot of pans involved, the washing up felt …