With cold weather on the way we picked all the asparagus spears that we could find above ground knowing that if it snowed on top of the spears they would be no good. Normally we pick asparagus about the first of April but with the cooler temperatures it is about a month late. I think it should have waited a couple more weeks!
We got a nice size bowl for a first picking. The chickens have started laying again with more sunlight and we gathered about 16 dozen eggs last month. Locally heavy rains have dropped so much rain on the little dirt roads that very few will tackle the mud to venture out here beyond the sidewalks and stoplights when eggs are available in town. Therefore right now we have a plethora of eggs in the refrigerator.
Hmmmm...Asparagus, eggs, down home farm bacon, lettuce in the spinner.
Yes indeed it sounds like quiche to me.
Salad with boiled farm eggs, my own pickled beets, fresh roasted asparagus and homemade garlic parmesan croutons. Not to mention a homemade buttermilk dressing.
And beside it quiche, warm from the oven, overflowing with fresh asparagus, fresh eggs, homegrown onions, chives from the garden, melted cheese and little chunks of crispy home grown home smoked bacon. I even threw in a couple chopped morel mushrooms O Wise one found fresh today. And all inside a beautiful brown flaky crust made with none other than home grown and rendered leaf lard. Makes the flakiest pie crust you will ever eat !
Who cares if the mud in the roads is knee deep. Who's going anywhere with good farm eating like this on the table. The recipes to the pie crust and the quiche are linked below.
What a great way to use up some of those eggs that are piling up. Breakfast or dinner ...quiche is always a winner.
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