Know Your Food - Turkish

Know Your Food - Turkish

Sweet Potatoes


We’re loving our sweet potatoes! Potatoes are a good source of vitamins C, B6 and potassium too. Store your potatoes (unwashed) in a dark cupboard. When you want to cook, bake, fry or boil these earthy bulbs, wash them under cool water. Don’t be afraid to cook them unpeeled – they’re relatively soft and much of the nutritional value of a potato is found in its skin. If baked or fried, the skins add a rustic crunch when coated in olive oil. Enjoy! 

Red Cabbage    


Because of its compact shape, cabbage can be hard to wash – so slice your cabbage leaves up first then give them a good rinse under cold water. Cabbages come in many colours, but green and red cabbage have a higher concentration of vitamin C than other varieties.

Baby Spinach


Your Terra Madre spinach leaves can be refrigerated in a plastic bag for up to 3 days. Spinach can be served raw or cooked and is high in vitamin A and a good source of vitamin C. If cooked, spinach should be cooked very quickly, either by steaming or by sautéing with a minimum of liquid, just until the leaves wilt. The leaves also can be added to soups and stews.



We’ve got tomatoes in your box! Tomatoes are a great source of vitamin A, which is needed for cell growth and development, fighting off diseases and aiding good vision. Did you know there is a tomato called Beefsteak? It got this name because it doesn’t have a hard greenish-white core commonly found in most varieties – it’s solid red and entirely edible, just like a solid red meat steak.



The Figary products originate from the Osdrift Farm – a farm of fig orchards situated in Aan De Doorns, on the banks of the Breede River. Their fig orchards are proudly plant-protection-product (pesticide) free. We hope you enjoy the figs in your box this week! Delicious as a snack, figs also can be added to salads and other dishes – they also add sweetness and moisture to baked goods.



Distinguished by their pale, pink-dotted skin and roundish shape, these good looking pears are all-round winners loved by farmers and casual snackers alike. They’re sweet and juicy enough to be eaten on their own, sliced up and added to a salad, or even used to complete a tasty cheese board. We are proud to add them to your box, grown and harvested just over the hill in the epically beautiful Elgin valley – from Terra Madre. 



Did you know that there are over 38 000 varieties of mushrooms and this week’s variety comes from Funky Fungi. Mushrooms are a delicious and healthy meat alternative. Store in the fridge – they keep for up to 7 days.



Find the oh so popular hummus in your box this week from Cooked. Hummus can double as a healthy spread or dip – think: hummus platter with fresh veggies and hand tossed whole wheat flat bread (delicious). You can help hummus stay fresh longer by storing it in your refrigerator after every use.



COOKED have really outdone themselves with the special Zaalouk in your box this week. Zaalouk is a Moroccan salad of cooked aubergine and tomatoes (yum). The eggplant is grilled, mixed with tomatoes, and then seasoned with garlic and spices. Load this up with other tasty layers like the hummus/chickpea dip and some zesty herby yoghurt and serve with toasted pitas.

Flatbreads / Wraps   

  • BAKED GOODS with gluten -

Find wraps in your box this week from the Lebanese Bakery. Made from flour, sugar, yeast, and oil, these flat breads are cooked in a heated metal dome called a "saj". Each wrap is individually hand shaped and rolled – enjoy by simply placing them on a warmed pan to reheat. If you decide not to use your wraps within 1 day of receiving your box, store them in the freezer for freshness, until needed.

Gluten-Free Wraps 

  • BAKED GOODS without gluten -

Mom 'n Ty's is a gluten-free bakery based in Cape Town, offering tasty gluten-free, plant-based, preservative free products like the wraps in this week’s gluten-free baked goods boxes. Why not try to make a Turkish durum or durme with your wraps. A durum is a Turkish wrap that is usually filled with typical döner kebab ingredients.



The creamy feta cheese in your box is sourced from Camelot. Properly stored in brine or milk and refrigerated, feta cheese will last up to 3 months and is not ideal for freezing. Enjoy!


  • BOXES WITH ANIMAL DAIRY (medium & large) -

A young, aromatic cheese with a creamy texture that is soft and smooth. Danbo’s versatility adds excitement to any dish. Sourced from Kleinriver – an artisanal cheese farmstead that aims to unleash the inner artisan in every home chef. 

Coco Yogurt 


Enjoy Bolgari’s delicious dairy-free yoghurt as is – with milk, honey and some walnuts for a wholesome snack or add to your cooking, it’s great in both savoury and sweet dishes. The yoghurt is 100% natural, lactose and gluten-free and is loaded with active cultures which have amazing benefits for your digestive health and immunity. It also contains high amounts of protein and calcium – delicious! 


Cubed Lamb  

  • MIXED MEAT (small,/med/large) & RED MEAT BOXES (med & large)-

We have cubed lamb from Herdsmen! Their production follows a local and ethically reared process ensuring animals are treated with love and respect when reared. One of the Herdsmen’s farming arrears can be found in the Hantam district in the South Western part of the Northern Cape. Hantam is a Khoi name that means “Mountains where the bulb grows''. Another of their farming areas can be found in Klein Rooiberg, where ethical treatment is at the core of meat production. The lamb in your box this week can be enjoyed as soon as you’ve received them, or pop them in the freezer to store.


  • MIXED & WHITE MEAT BOXES (medium & large)-

The dorado fish in your box this week is a Greenfish catch! Dorado are found all along the coast of southern Africa and are caught using Greenfish’s sustainable pole method – one hook, one line, one fish at a time. It has a mild and sweet taste and the texture is moderately firm making it a very popular fish to eat. When you get your fish, pop it in the fridge if you are going to eat it within 2 days, if you’d like to eat it a bit later pop it into the freezer. When you are about to cook it, remove the packaging and rinse your fish under cool water then pat dry.

Whole Fish - Cape Bream 


Find a whole Cape bream in some of this week’s boxes from Abalobi. Abalobi is an organisation that seeks to empower small-scale fishing operations through the use of technology that ensures consumers are able to trace the origins of their sustainably caught, seasonal fish. Bake or braai your beam whole in delicious lemon garlic butter, use your fish bones to make nourishing fish stock, or make fish cakes – it’s the gift that keeps on giving! 

Prego Sausage


We have some mouthwatering sausages for you from Frankie Fenner in some of this week’s boxes – all of their beef is grass-fed, which means no artificial feed, grain or growth hormones – just grass. The result? Top-quality, richly flavoured beef. The beef itself is dry-aged under strict conditions which improves flavour. Store your sausage in the fridge, when you are ready to munch on them, let them reach room temperature before cooking.

Beef Mince 


Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants (FFMM) are supplying their unadulterated beef mince that’s really something quite special. Ground beef, or “mince”, doesn’t really get the credit it deserves – and we understand why. Too often, mince is simply bits and pieces leftover from a day at the butchery, then chucked into a grinder – not a lot of thought, not a lot of love. At FFMM, they take as much pride in their ground, grass-fed beef, as they do with a ribeye. Their mince has about 20% fat and 80% meat, and they keep it nice and coarse. Your beef will come fresh – it’s best to dig in as soon as possible, otherwise freeze your meat if you’re not going to cook it within 2 days of receiving your box. It’s best stored and frozen in a covered, airtight container.

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