After much blood, sweat and tears (hopefully none of which made it into our boxes) and fitful rages at the computer, we excitedly and trepidatiously packed and delivered our first veg boxes on Friday last week.
Plunging in at the deep end is a fairly regular occurrence for us but this time it came with a greater fear of failure, probably borne out of an incredible pride in our produce coupled with a sense of growing expectation around the high quality of fruit and veg being grown in the Huon.
To our customers in the veg box pilot, we thank you for bearing with us while we grappled with frustrating tech and extremely hot weather on our first day of deliveries. We included something special to help cool you down on summer days and brought you a mix of last season favourites and new seasonal treats. Each week will bring more surprises and the best produce we can grow.
If you are short of inspiration we will always include some suggestions on ways to enjoy the produce:
From below the avocado line comes this cracker of a side dish or brunch meal – just slap it on some sourdough and save your avocado dollars for that mortgage you’ve always wanted…
500g peas, shelled
1 clove of garlic, crushed
splash of olive oil
splash of cream
squeeze of lemon juice
handful of mint, shredded
salt & pepper
Step 1: Cover the peas in a microwave safe bowl and nuke them for 4-5 mins (depends on how firm you like them).
Step 2: Drain the peas and add the other ingredients (except mint).
Step 3: Think of your ex while smashing roughly with a fork or potato masher to the desired consistency. Garnish with mint