Sunday, June 14, 2009

Spinach Meals

The spinach has been loving the rain. I harvested quite a bit yesterday and there's more still in the garden. Since I also went to the gardener's market yesterday and got some fresh eggs, I decided on a quiche.

I've never made a quiche before, but figured it seems like a dish that would be very forgiving. I used the bacon that had been in my freezer since Christmas, a crust I had in the freezer from ages ago and fresh chives from my garden.

5 fresh eggs
.75 cup low fat cottage cheese
4 strips bacon, cooked
a bunch of spinach, sauteed in the pan used for the bacon, chopped
a bunch of fresh chives
2 oz blue cheese

I got over eager and took a sample before I took a picture. It might have been better to not cook the spinach in the bacon grease, but I was at first playing around with the idea of not putting in the bacon, just using it for the sauteing. It tastes fine and it was a good experiment.

I had some left over spinach and used it in soup.
chicken broth - homemade that I'd had in the freezer a little while
packaged cheese tortillini
fresh basil from the garden
garlic salt (since I didn't have any salt in the homemade broth, otherwise garlic powder)
pepper to taste
add spinach in the last few minutes of boiling.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Upcoming Events: June

June 19-20

June 21
Summer Solstice Hike with the Logan Social Club

June 25
Meet and Greet at the White Owl with the Logan Social Club

The Weed Patch

Here's a picture of my garden part way through the process of de-weeding:

Here it is now:

I notice that I seem to have done some damage to the plaster on the side of my house in this process. Two steps forward, one step back. The after picture is from several weeks ago. Perhaps I should take a new one to show how well that squash plant is growing. It seems to love all the rain we've been having. I'm worried about the tomatoes though. It seems like it's rained pretty much every day the past couple of weeks.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


I haven't been hiking this year except for the one to wind caves. I know I'm missing so much. Here's a sample a friend brought me from Cherry Peak a couple weeks ago. They were all wilty by the time I got them, but perked up well in water.

First Annual Beaver Mountain Music Festival

September 12, 2009
3:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Tickets $25

Live Music from by:
Shaky Tree
The Legendary Porch Pounders
Arsen Gang
Conscious Honesty

This is all the information I've run into. It's from a flyer posted on the website. There's more on the flyer, but it's blurry.