One of the highlights of the week growing up was a Sunday dinner. I always knew where to find my mum come Sunday morning, she would be in the kitchen with her music on (normally Elvis or The Carpenters). We would always have a roast of some kind along with homemade Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and veggies. These are the memories I relish from being young…
I am a firm believer in knowing where your food comes from, taking it right back to the source, the farm. Knowing how the meat was raised or at least that it is ethically reared is something we should all aim to find out. Paddlesworth Produce sells Kentish food & drink in their Breakfast Box, BBQ Box and Sunday Roast Box. 100% plastic-free, natural ingredients and free-range meats are in each recyclable box.
Everything in the Sunday Roast box comes individually packaged in paper and string, reminiscent of ‘the good old days’ when butchers wrapped the meats etc the same way. The cooking instructions for the meat (you have a choice of chicken, beef or pork when placing the order) are attached via a tag to the parcel. This also tells you the exact farm where the meat is from.
We chose the beef which came with potatoes, parsnips, carrots and green beans. I prefer my beef rare so the cooking time on the label cooked it to perfection. The carving was easy and the beef sliced like butter with a hot knife.
Mum made her delicious Yorkshire puddings to go alongside and with the addition of homemade gravy this was a Sunday Roast to rival any of my childhood. Very flavourful and filling. The convenience of having everything delivered to the doorstep in one box was perfect and the biggest advantage was knowing exactly where it has all originated.
I have found the ideal red to go with a Beef Sunday roast dish is one of my absolute favourites, Apothic Red. I was gifted a bottle a little while ago and have bought it on several occasions since. Apothic Red offers a masterful blend of wines including Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, creating layers of dark red fruit complemented by hints of vanilla and mocha. Priced at £9 from Tesco
Another great selection would be either of the Carnivor red wines. Meat was made for Carnivor. The boldly blended Cabernet is an exceptional complement to your favourite red meat, layered with hints of rich blackberry, luscious caramel, and smooth toasted oak. Indulge your primal side with Carnivor. RRP: £10 from Ocado
We received both the Paddlesworth Produce box and wine for the purpose of a review, all views and opinions are my own and genuine.