The Veg Box

So we have started to get our Ceres organic fruit and veg box. A. and I decided that it would be a good idea as they were doing it hard due to an article in The Age (another post regarding this will come along shortly). We went for the 2 person box as we only need to supplement our own fruit and vegetables from the garden. In time we may not even be able to justify this but for the moment $35 is not the end of the world.

The boxes are good and a 2 person one is more than enough for us to be honest the mix is interesting so far we have had broad range of fruit and veg all of it excellent quality.

I will go into these boxes again in another post (I need to get some sleep sorry)

One major advantage in the boxes has been to force us to be creative and productive and use this really nice food while it is at its best.

Tonight while I went did a little job collecting wood near the grove A. cooked gnocchi with smoked chicken and selection of mushrooms, onion, beans and tomato all from the box. Some of our organic garlic and some parmesan was all she added.

Kids loved i loved it. Took no time.

I noticed a really nice bunch of silverbeat so I decided to make up frittata with it while it was at its best. This is something I used to do a lot so it was good to make again.

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Silverbeat and Feta Frittata

  • Chop a large bunch of silverbeat or spinach
  • 2 small onions finely chopped
  • As much garlic as you like. Minced
  • 400 grams of feet in ½ cm cubes
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Grated parmesan
  • A little ground nutmeg
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 8 eggs whisked
  • One sheet of puff pre made puff pastry
  • A little milk
  • Sesame seeds

Combine the onion, silverbeat/spinach and garlic in non stick pan with a little olive oil. Sauté until soft but the onion is not browned.

Put into a large bowl to cool

Once cool. Add all 3 cheeses, nutmeg, pepper and eggs mix thoroughly and turn into a baking tray. Top with pastry. Paint on milk and cover with sesame seeds.

Bake in an oven at 200 degrees Celsius until cooked through pastry is golden. It can be eaten now but  I will reheat this quickly tomorrow in the oven and it will be even better and a quick meal. Serve with a nice green salad. And yes the salad is from the Ceres box two a lovely oak lettuce.

 Leftovers makes a great cold lunch the next day.

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