I pick up my box on a Wednesday afternoon and here is what I found yesterday!
And here is a rough idea of what I will be doing with my goodies!
Spuds and onions – well they are just staples in our house. If the weather cools down on the weekend – as I’m told it will – I will probably make a potato bake. A simple, comfort food dish, it is a perennial favourite with the teenagers and couldn’t be easier – just layer slices of potato (and onion if you like – or not – whatever) in a greased dish, sprinkle layers with grated cheddar cheese and cover the lot with light cream. For a lower fat version use 1/2 in 1/2 cream and milk and substitute some of the cheddar with grated parmesan. Bake at 160C for about 1 hour.
Carrots – I don’t know about anyone else, but this unseasonal warm weather means a last chance for a BBQ and my Carrot Salad is just the accompanying dish!
Zucchini or corn – both make delicious fritters (as do carrots) and kids love them!
Spinach – my youngest just loves spinach – weird isn’t it!!? I will often shred it and put it in a green salad with lettuce, but her favourite treat is spinach and cheese pasties. I chop up the whole bunch and very lightly steam it until just wilted. In a bowl I mix 300gms of ricotta cheese, a handful or two of grated cheddar, 2 chopped spring onions, a beaten egg, the spinach, a little grated nutmeg and salt and pepper. I spoon that onto squares of defrosted puff pastry – cut to whatever size suits – fold them over, brush with a beaten egg and bake at 190C for about 25 minutes, or until golden.
I was lucky enough to score a couple of the limes this week. I could make a lime pie or make a thai dish.
Or I could just get out the gin and the ice – hmmm, decisions!!
Hope that these suggestions provide some help for you!