Spring Week 2

We're looking forward to the forecast rain this week - it's the perfect time for more transplanting and direct seeding. This week we'll be direct seeding some more rocket, baby leaf mix and corn and we have another 200 tomatoes and the first 200 capsicums ready to go in. We already have close to 600 tomatoes in the ground and their bushing up beautifully. We're hoping to have the first yellow pear and red cherry tomatoes by Christmas.

There have been a few other exciting things happening recently: 

  • We had our first article published in the current issue of Grass Roots magazine about starting a market stall
  • I ate my first bean today - they'll be prolific in the next few weeks
  • The tomatoes are flowering with some fruit starting to form - time to trellis them!
  • The zucchinis are starting to form their fruit - this means we're close to having to pick them every 2-3 days to prevent having foot-long ones
  • We're hoping to pick up a coolroom on the weekend which will make our work flow a lot easier
 Article in Grass Roots

Article in Grass Roots

This week's boxes will be full of more nutrient-dense, freshly-picked veg, including:

  • Baby leaf lettuce mix
  • Japanese turnips
  • Shallots
  • Leeks
  • Mustard greens
  • Rocket
  • Kohlrabi
  • Asian greens
  • Garlic
  • Either cauliflower OR beans OR snow peas

There are some great ingredients for making a stir-fry. These are one of our go-to weeknight dinners. If you haven't really made many stir-fries before, I definitely encourage you to try it. It's fast and simple and can be served with rice or noodles, vegetarian or with some meat. A few tips though - make sure everything is cut the same size so that it cooks at the same rate, have it all ready to go before you start because it's cooks quickly, keep the heat relatively high. 

If there are any Thermomix users out there, I also really recommend the Quirky Cooking 'Fried' Rice recipe. It's super quick and easy, and makes a fair amount of food. 

Here are some other recipes for stir-fries:

Basic Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry - Taste

Basic Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry - Taste

For some great ideas about using kohlrabi, check out last week's blog post.

Again, let us know what you've been cooking. Feel free to post pictures or recipes on our Facebook page, or tag us on Instagram @providencehillnsw

Have a great week,

Edwina

 Last year’s beans

Last year’s beans