I have been absent for what seems like forever! I have been in a end-of-winter funk that I am having a hard time shaking. I have a lot of things I want to do but don’t do any of them. I have been really good at sitting around and only doing what absolutely HAS to be done. Spring is here though and I will emerge. When I am in a “funk”, nothing really sounds interesting or news-worthy but I am going to give it a shot.
Frank and Vanessa and I bundled up against the wind yesterday afternoon and went for a long walk. All I could think about was Pooh, Christopher Robin and the Blustery Day.
When we got back in the house and un-bundled I found this on Amazon. Did you know that you can buy the hardcover book for 1 cent!!!!! That is amaze-balls!
Today has dawned cloudy and gray and I heard the “flurries” word on the weather this morning and as I am typing this, I see a few floaters out there. NOT a fan.
This past weekend was gorgeous though. I cleaned up the herb garden and the mint patch. I have been DREADING the mint patch but the soil was just right and I had it cut back, dug up, and pulled out to a manageable size in a fourth of the anticipated time. Anybody out there who lives near the Shipshewana, IN area. I have some herbs to thin out as well. I have lemon balm, marjoram, and lovage to share if anyone would like some. I am going to try some Cream of Lovage soup this week. Today would probably be a good day as it is winter like. Back to the amazing weather this past weekend:
The cherry tree burst forth.
It has been a flurry of activity ever since: bumblebees, honey bees, teeny-tiny bees. All kinds of bees vying for some Spring sweetness.
I decided something light should be on the menu as well so I whipped up a Spring Frittata. A Frittata is just a quiche without a crust and not nearly as fancy as it sounds. And it is so easy it doesn’t even require a recipe. I will just quickly tell you what I did.
This is my basic recipe:
3/4 cup half and half
salt and pepper
That is it! Now you choose a cheese and some specific meats and/or veggies or you clean out the bits and pieces of leftovers hanging out in the refrigerator. For this one I sautéed half of a zucchini and half of a yellow squash with a shallot. I put that in a greased pie plate along with some chopped up deli ham, and the three red and yellow mini peppers that I had. I sprinkled a big handful of Monterey Jack shredded cheese on the top and poured my egg mixture over it all. I sprinkled a bit of Tuscan Seasoning on the top and I think this is what made it so divine. I baked it at 350 degrees until it was done. It will take 30-40 minutes depending on what all you have in it. I usually put my egg mixture in the blender so it is thoroughly mixed but you can just use a whisk and your arm ☺.
Have it with an English muffin or toast for breakfast or a salad for lunch.
Now, I think I will get started on that Cream of Lovage soup.