Sunday, March 31, 2013

Rise and Shine

Turning back the clocks, spotting the first robin,
the first day of Spring, dyeing eggs for Easter Sunday - 
 these are some of my favorite benchmarks of 
our transition into a new season, one that 
celebrates a sense of awakening and growth.

Comforting food and soulful sounds are 
helping me ease my way from winter to spring: 
a new (to me) musician and an easy, 
delicious quiche for our Easter dinner.

Joshua James
Coal War

Springtime Quiche
(an adaptation of the Moosewood's 
Mushroom Quiche)

Prepared or homemade pie crust
Sauteed onion, spinach, mushrooms, asparagus tips
(1.5 cups total of any sauteed veg. you have on hand)
Salt, pepper, thyme, parsley, 1 tsp. dry mustard
1.5 cups Shredded Swiss cheese
4 organic eggs 
1.5 cups organic milk
2 Tbsp. organic flour

Oven to 375 degrees.
Sautee onion.
 When soft, add mushrooms and asparagus tips,
herbs and mustard. Stir well.
When mushrooms are browned, 
add spinach, stir to soften and turn the heat off.

Prepare a deep dish pie plate with the pie crust.
Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the bottom of the crust.
Next, evenly spread out the sauteed veggies.
In a separate bowl, whisk well the eggs, milk and flour  
and pour over the veggies.

Bake the quiche for 45-50 minutes,
or until set (not jiggly.)
Cool, then serve warm or at room temperature.

How do you celebrate the arrival of Spring?
I'd love to hear all about it. :)


  1. Well - I submitted a comment here yesterday - and it is nowhere to be seen! I'll try again! The first thing that I did after reading this post was to go to i-tunes and download Joshua James (new to me as well). Lovely harmonies. The springtime quiche looks wonderful - though hold the mushrooms for me please!

  2. I will definitely be listening to more Joshua James in the studio this weekend - good match with all the warmth coming our way, finally!