24 April 2020

Weekend reading

I've been made aware over the past couple of weeks that quite a few of you like my recipes (thank you), so here's another one.  It's a zucchini slice, which we had for lunch yesterday and will finish off today.  It's very tasty, thrifty and easy and it can be eaten hot or cold, so it's ideal to add to a lunchbox for work or school.

  • 4 - 6 medium zucchinis, grated
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 - 6 eggs
  • 200mls cream
  • 1½ cups grated cheese - I used cheddar
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chilli flakes - or more or less according to your taste
Grate the zucchinis and chop the onion.  Add to a frying pan and fry for 10 minutes on medium heat. You don't have to brown the vegetables, just soften them and fry off some of the moisture they contain.  

In a large bowl add eggs and whisk to break them up, add cheese, cream, garlic, seasoning, chilli and mix well.  Add the cooked vegetables and put the mix into a greased slice tray.

Bake at 180C for 45 minutes or until the slice is golden and set.  Allow to sit for 5 minutes out of the oven to firm up.   This is really delicious with a fresh garden salad.  Let me know if you make it.

We had a busy week with our son Shane here to help us in the garden and a few tradesmen doing a bit of work around the place.  I'll write about it next week and let you know what you've been up to.  What have you been doing? Have a great weekend. Take care of you as well as your family and use the weekend to rest, recuperate and prepare for next week.

And if you have some time for reading, you might enjoy some of the links below.

How can this 'mother' help you ferment at home?
Companion gardening: edibles are all the rage, but they're not the only useful plants
Nigel Slater's easy egg recipes
North Ridge Farm - many of you know Heather at Beauty that Moves blog, this is her newer blog and it's just as informative, charming and beautiful as you would expect.
Historic biscuits: 'Where the pavlova divides us, the Anzac unites us'
The coronavirus has made me so grateful for city parks. We should fight for them
The Death of the Department Store: ‘Very Few Are Likely to Survive’
New Big 5 wildlife photography project – in pictures
Slow living on a rainy day
Is old yeast OK? The 17 rules of expiry dates – from eggs to meat to oils
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