This afternoon I went down to the garden and picked a bucketful of oranges, some mandarins, limes, perennial onions, grapefruit, chili and avocadoes as well as collecting 16 eggs.
Here is some of the haul.
The juice is frozen in single serve (250ml) portions.
I took a pack of grated zucchini (from the garden last summer) from the freezer and made a zucchini quiche for dinner. While this was in the oven I made the muffins and a Lemon Delicious for dessert as well as roasting some sliced pumpkin ready to use on home-made pizzas tomorrow night.
The 2 grapefruit are prepared for The Duke for his breakfasts and the mandarins will be used in packed lunches.
The avocadoes are in the fruit bowl as they will take about a week to ripen.
I chopped the chili and onions and added to some cold rice. Lime juice, oil and pepper made a dressing to toss through the rice and we had this and some carrot sticks and sliced mushroom with the quiche for dinner.
I used 9 eggs in my cooking and am left with 34 in the refrigerator. Must be time to give some more away.
We are lucky to have a productive garden so it is important to make sure that we use what is available and store any excess so that it does not get wasted.