Archive for May 11th, 2012

Quick & Easy Frittata

This has become one of my go-to recipes. The family just loves it. I found it on allrecipes.com and it’s really easy and versatile. This time I used swiss chard instead of spinach, yellow onions instead of green onions, cottage cheese instead of ricotta, fresh herbs instead of dried, and a mix of chicken and duck eggs. Yum!


  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed thoroughly to remove liquid
  • 4 eggs or equivalent egg substitute
  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup chopped portobello mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped scallions with some green tops
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
  • 1 pinch Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients until well mixed. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray and fill with the spinach mixture.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, or until browned and set. Let cool for 20 minutes, cut in wedges and serve.

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Pickling Peppers

Tonight I did my first canning on the season.

One of my daughter’s favorite things in the world is pepperoncinis. This year I planted 4 pepperoncini plants, and so far they are producing really well. I had enough to make my first batch of pickled peppers. I also used chinese 5-color peppers as well.

I probably should have done half-pint instead of pint jars. Oh well, I’m sure the flavor won’t taste any different. I plan on giving it about 2 weeks before letting her try them.

I also have some lemon cucs that are awaiting pickling, hopefully tomorrow night.

My recipe was …

3 cups of white vinegar

1 cup of water

1.5 tsp salt

2 cloves of garlic

1/2 bay leaf (split in two)

peppercorns and mustard seed

I’ll update once I know if this one is a keeper



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