after a couple of weeks where two eggs a day was a miracle, i gave in.
and was rewarded in abundance:
i'm collected approximately fourteen eggs a day
so for this week's Dark Days Challenge i thought i would make quiche. it is an old standby of mine, but the Dark Days Challenge threw me the new experience of making pie crust from scratch.
and...well, i cheated. after diligently reading Julia Child's pate frisee recipe i admited to myself that i just didn't have the attention span. so i pulled out my food processor cookbook and whipped up some pie dough in a matter of minutes. given that i also made bread, applesauce and one napkin this weekend...i think a shortcut to some pie dough is reasonable.
so sunday afternoon after a leisurely (and chilly) bicycle ride around town, i came home and rolled out my dough while the red onions we grew at the farm slowly carmelized in the pan. towards the end of their cooking i threw in some garlic grown over at milt's farm in milton-freewater and the tomatoes that i had grown and dried myself this summer.
the eggs were from my backyard and the milk once again from pure eire.
quiche is easily one of my favorite foods and i make it often enough that my recipe resembles an experiment each time. i will make sure to post my method soon, but for this evening i don't have enough energy.
given that i have six dozen or so eggs still awaiting my attention, i am sure that i will have many more chances to go into greater detail. for now, just know it was delicious.