Posted by terrepruitt on March 27, 2017
As you may know – because I talk about it a lot – we get a box of organic produce delivered twice a month. The service we have might be different from ones you have heard of because it is not the type of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) that is or used to be the norm. The CSAs that I knew of were ones where you purchased them for months and you got what they shipped (or what you picked up). But this one allows me to pick what is in the box – kinda of defeating the purpose of why I joined in the first place, but in the end proving to be best and less wasteful. Sometimes those fruits or vegetables that I didn’t know what to do with would just go to waste. So now I can decide. But, like many CSAs you can choose to ADD things to the delivery . . . like flowers or farm fresh eggs or honey. Well, I never do that. But recently I decided to order a quiche.
I ordered the quiche thinking I could pop it in the oven and have a yummy meal. The description said it was the perfect base for adding fresh herbs or sautéed veggies. I bought some mushrooms in anticipation of added them atop the quiche. When I saw the box with the quiche in it I was somewhat annoyed because it did not look like it could feed 4 to 6 people. It was very small and not even close to be the size of an average pie. Then I picked up the box and noticed it said DIY Quiche Kit.
SNAP! I have to make the thing?!?!? If I would have know that I would not have ordered it. To me the price included it being made. Anyway, I was stuck with it. So what was I going to do but make the damn thing.
The produce box that week included fennel – and you know I love fennel. So I sautéed the fennel and put it in the quiche.
One of the reasons I did not want to have to make the quiche myself is because I am no good with dough. As you can see it did not matter that the dough was already made and all I had to do was roll it out. Even rolling dough out proves to be a challenge for me. The dough, however, was super-duper yummy! I think they sell that dough local enough that we can get some. It was so good.
So, I made the quiche. And now that I have made a quiche, I do plan to make more. I have been thinking I will even make my own crust. I mean the recipes for crust I have seen seem easy enough (but, ya think rolling out dough would have been easy). And the recipe for quiche is really easy, I mean, cheese, eggs, and half and half. How easy is that? Adding whatever veggies I want doesn’t make it that much more difficult. So, that is the plan. I am going to make quiche . . . .eventually, I have other stuff I am trying to deal with now first.
This one completely filled the dish. I thought it was going to overflow. Then it started getting too cooked on the edges but was not cooking in the middle. So I put it in a foil wrap. I didn’t want the bottom crust or the side crust to burn. I ended up having to cook it much longer than instructed, about 20 minutes longer.
Here is the recipe and a bunch of pictures of the one I made.
Do you like quiche? Do you MAKE quiche?
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Posted by terrepruitt on June 16, 2012
A couple of weeks ago I decided to have home delivery of produce. I had to wait until I was home to get it. Remember that “stuff” I had posted about before? The stuff had me traveling out of town that is why I had to move my Nia classes for two weeks. I scheduled delivery for when I would be home AND I knew that I would have an empty/veggie-less fridge. I have often thought of having home deliver, but I just couldn’t justify it. I finally decided to do it with the following as justification:
1) I would have fresh organic produce.
In the grocery store I don’t always by the organic stuff because it is not what I want. I think I might be 40%/60%. With the organic fruit and veggies being delivered to me it will probably switch those numbers to 60%/40%. This will be better for us.
2) It would be delivered to my door.
I figured with gas prices as expensive as they are having something delivered to my door is very economical. If they are bringing produce to me, it is keeping me out of the store at least one time a week. Plus, when I am at the store I sometimes end up spending money on things we might not need to be eating. I run in to get veggies then I think, “Hmmm? What else do we ‘need’?” And most often we don’t “need” anything but the produce I went into buy.
3) I would get “stuck” with new things.
I am in the habit of buying the same vegetables over and over. I do the same thing with fruit. We have a farmers market fairly close to us, but they don’t have a lot of fruit. The one that is really nice is a bit further and we don’t always get to it. I have seen questions posted on FB about how to cook what was received in this week’s “box” so I thought that if I ordered produce I would end up with things new to me. I was thinking that I would get a better variety of veggies if I just took what they were selling. AND I would learn new stuff along the way. What do I do with some of the things they send? I am looking forward to finding out.
I did a search on the internet and “Farm Fresh To You” came up. It is always kind of a risk doing stuff like this because you just don’t know. But I was really happy when I saw a picture on the website that said, “Capay” because they are a farm that sells at one of the farmers markets I go to. AND they are one of the vendors I frequent because they are all organic. I like their produce. So I was happy that I was familiar with the main farm that delivers.
It is cool they way they do it too. I was talking to a friend who said that she just decided to do something similar, but with the farm she is working with you have to pick up your box and you subscribe for the whole summer. I think her subscription is more of what you might be familiar with called a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). With the service I went through I just pay per box. I can start and stop anytime. There are different types and sizes too. They have all veggies, all fruit, all “no-cook”, mostly veggies, etc. It is pretty amazing – to me – what they offer. They deliver in areas on certain days and the day they deliver in our area works out PERFECT for me.
I know a lot of people who subscribe to a CSA. Do you? Don’t you think having produce delivered to you is helpful?
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