I read about Jo's blogging challenge "River Cottage Rocks!" a while ago and filed the idea away in my mind to think about later. I'm a huge fan of Hugh and the gang, and the whole River Cottage ethos. Who wouldn't love to live on a smallholding and grow their own veg and keep chickens and pigs? Well after moving in to our very own house (albeit small, terraced and in a town) we have got some chickens, so I'm moving in the right direction!
Meet Gloria, Mrs Doyle and Daphne.
Next stage of the masterplan is to try to grow some of our own veg this year. This seems to be a much more time-intensive activity than keeping chickens so we'll see how that goes. Having said that, it's amazing how much time can disappear as we sit and watch the girls!
Back to the challenge... The theme this month is Everyday Easy which sounds simple enough. I have a much loved copy of River Cottage Everyday and we cook from it quite often. But none of the meals we like to cook really seemed to fit the theme in that they really could be cooked on a weeknight with minimal fuss. Until my husband was looking for something to use up some of the eggs from our very consistent layers and came across the onion frittata on page 109. I looked for a recipe online but could only find these slightly different frittatas in Hugh's column, along with some other eggy recipes.
This was a doddle to make, and really tasty, but I have to admit it photographs terribly! Sorry about that. Not sure if it is down to my lack of skill or the fact it is basically an omelette and so lacks any visual interest by definition. But I would definitely recommend trying it for a quick meal. Thanks to Jo at Jo's Kitchen for hosting this, looking forward to seeing what other River Cottage delights people have been trying.