To walk outside and pick herbs..nasturtiums..calendulas..lilies..roses..to add to food..makes me feel rich.
So far everything is coming up so well..Hot and dry here though..so my tomatoes get a bucket of water a day:)
I am particularly proud of my calendulas and sunflowers as those are 2 that I started from seed..amongst others..in a basement in QC:)well..mine to be exact.. I will gather the seeds of the calendula to grow again..This year I had to buy them.
Today..I picked special blooms.. and herbs basil.. 2 kinds.. calendulas..pansies..nasturtiums,lilies..and a zucchini blossom..to add to a home made quiche for dinner.I baked the quiche earlier in the day as it is HOT HOT HOT here..Très hot:)
The quiche..is like most quiches..they just vary w/ what you have on hand and what you enjoy..
I used a small but deep removeable bottomed tart pan..several layers of Phyllo dough..so light ..so crispy..
2 eggs.. baby spinach I sautéed w/ olive oil,garlic and salt..roasted red peppers,spring green onions sautéed in buttah:),some different cheeses I had on hand.. brie..parmigiano..mozzarella..some rich cream..salt and pepper ..lots of basil..not really too much of anything and everything because the pan is not huge.The added touch was many edible blooms chopped thinly..If you look closely enough you will see the deep blue of pansies.. the cream and gold of he calendulas,the peachy cream of the lilies..
I love quiches..I made my daughter's hearts of palm and tomato salad to accompany..and some fresh bread..(I'll share this new recipe soon)..
A nice light dinner for a hot summer's day..
"I'd rather have flowers on my table than diamonds on my neck" ~ Emma Goldman
That's me too~