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Monday, October 22, 2012

Repurposed Formula Tin Can

 The finished product! My formula tin can conversion 

At the moment my little man is chowing through 2 formula tins a week, leaving us with a mountain of tin cans for the recycling man.

A friend suggested the can conversions featured on Pinterest so I did some pinning and decided to give the tin -> vase conversion a crack.

I’m using the Nestle Nan HA tins, which are gold in colour and were a little difficult to cover. I ended up using 3 coats of a metal primer, then applying 5 coats of a gloss white. It was probably overkill but I didn’t want any of the print from the original can showing through.

The can will eventually rust through if you put the water straight in, so you could inserted a glass jar to hold the water.

If you’ve got some examples of this type of a tin can conversion please share! I’ve got a stack more tins waiting for repurposing.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mum's Super Simple Healthy Quiche

My mum is possibly the most resourceful cook in the world. I can have a seemingly empty pantry yet in a matter of minutes she can whip up a delectable feast. This quiche is one example of her skills, made yesterday out of a few simple ingredients and it tasted so good the recipe needed to be shared!

1 onion
2 rashers of bacon
1 soft wrap or tortilla (we used wattle valley wheat and rye soft wrap)
1 bunch of silverbeet (or use english spinach) shredded (we just pulled the green bits off the stalky bit)
3 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup grated cheese
Parmasen cheese to sprinkle on top
Round quiche/pie dish

1) Fry up onion and bacon until softened
2) Flatten the onion and bacon out on the pan and turn heat down to medium. Place the silverbeet on top of the onion and bacon and let it wilt down. Then gently mix it in with the onion and bacon until cooked.
3) Spray dish with a little oil
4) Place wrap on base of dish
5) Spoon silverbeet mix on top of wrap
6) Whisk eggs in jug. Add in milk and grated cheese (season with salt and pepper)
7) Poor into pie over the silverbeet
8) Squish the silverbeet with fork so that egg/milk mixture goes evenly over the pie. If too dry add another egg (can add sliced tomato on top of mixture at this point)
9) Sprinkle parmasen cheese on top  
10) Bake in oven at 180 degrees celsius for about 15 mins. I forgot to time it, but it was about 15 minutes.

Serve up with a yummy salad!

Please comment on this post if you try this recipe and find any variations that are successful!

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