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Eggah bi Kousa - Organic Box News 20th July, 2010

Mattby Matt, 9 yr, 4 m ago in Blog
Comments | Tags: summer season, Box News, eggs, Local

People buy organic food for various reasons, and while not all our customers are especially concerned with food miles it is very much in the ethos of box schemes to focus on local and home grown produce where possible. We’re pleased to announce then, that this week’s veg boxes are 100% UK grown and hope to be able continue this for the next few weeks as there’s so much lovely produce around at the moment.  With the holiday season upon us, and with many of you now harvesting veg from your own gardens, please give us as much notice as you can of cancellations, and on the subject of holidays there will be no ‘box news’ for a fortnight as we’ll be a bit short of staff here.

courgettes  id=Eggah bi Kousa

I have a feeling this might mean ‘eggs and courgettes’ in Egyptian*. This is a light, gentle and very tasty dish that works well with other more robust flavours; a spicy tomato sauce for instance. Gram flour is made from chickpeas and is available from the shop

  • 400g courgettes, 
  • 3 spring onions or 1 small onion very finely chopped,
  • 4 eggs,
  • salt and pepper,
  • 2 tbsp milk,
  • 1 tbsp gram flour,
  • a handful of fresh parsley or coriander finely chopped,
  • a little oil for frying.....
  1. Grate the courgettes, sprinkle with a teaspoon of salt and leave to drain in a colander for about and hour; they should lose quite a lot of liquid in this time but you’ll need to give them a good squeeze with your hands too.
  2. Sieve the flour into a bowl and mix to a paste with the milk.
  3. Beat in the eggs, a good pinch of salt and some ground pepper, the herbs and finally the onions and courgettes.
  4. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and add a tablespoon of the mixture, spreading it out with the back of the spoon.

You can cook several at one time, flipping them over after ½ a minute to briefly cook the other side. The mixture makes about 12 small ‘pancakes’, enough for 4 people.

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The spinach that we send out in the veg boxes is usually ‘beet’ or ‘perpetual’ spinach. It’s a very similar plant to beetroot and when the leaves on the bunches of beetroot are in good condition they make a very fine spinach substitute. ‘True’ spinach is a more tender leaf; the sort that you find in packs of baby leaves. It’s more tricky to grow and harvest.


*NB One of our customers who knows has commented:      You're close! It means eggs with courgettes (Coussa means marrow).

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