Here’s to weekend nostalgia, featuring some of my favourite locally sourced food and the beautiful meal we made with it.
I had you at food, right?
I recently discovered a life-changing local food service called “Eat Your Home”. Basically, you dear Durbanites, now have the option to get weekly boxes of locally grown, organic goodness delivered to your door.
Eat Your Home offers two sweet, sweet “veggie box” options, that provide the basis of your weekly or bi-weekly veggie needs. If the words “organic” and “local” didn’t get you foodies frothing, then maybe the phrase “it’s pretty much your grocery shopping sorted” will. (Yeah I bet that did the trick, you lazy buggers!)
I chose the larger family box and went halvies with my dad. For R170 bucks, I received my veggies on Saturday morning and couldn’t believe what treasures I found in that Mary Poppin’s bag. I just kept on pulling out veg after veg, not sure how I was getting so much goodness, out of one cardboard box. Carrots, beetroots, spinach, lettuce, turnips, sweet potatoes, coriander, ginger, onions, spring onions – the works!
What’s cool, is that you can also add on extras to your seasonal veggie box. The site offers an array of locally produced and procured cheeses, meats, herbs and honey. Hello, no-excuse-not-to-eat-well.
On Sunday, I had organised for my pops to come and collect his half of the loot – with promises of a light lunch. I made us a pretty beautiful feast, using some of the veggie box goods to make a salad starter.
I then served up some seared scallops in a lemon butter and garlic dressing, with fresh bread to mop up the sauce. I bought the potato and rosemary loaf from The Glenwood bakery (obvi) and the scallops from The Fish Counter. The Fish Counter is a rad little fishmonger just off of Florida Road that you also need to give a visit if you’re looking for some fresh seafood treats!
Dad and I ended up having a rather lovely lunch in my new little flat, followed by gorgeous lemon centered cupcakes that I copped from Smith’s Bakeshop at the Morning Trade. It really was the grand finale to a day of beautiful food.
Support local, kids.