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Sunday, December 13, 2009

December Harvest

Even December yields a feast from the backyard farm. Today’s breakfast is broccoli quiche.

I love Fall broccoli. Maturing as the weather gets cold gives it a milder taste than spring broccoli that matures as the weather gets hot. Fall broccoli also has fewer pest problems. And I enjoy harvesting fresh vegetables from the garden in December.
Fresh eggs taste best on winter mornings.

1 frozen piecrust
4 eggs and 4 egg whites
1 cup chopped broccoli steamed for 5 minutes
Medium size onion or 2 scallions, slivered
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Hold back ¼ cup of the cheddar cheese and whisk together all other ingredients. Pour into the pie crust and sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top. Bake on lower rack in oven for 35 minutes or until set. You can substitute spinach for broccoli and add ham if you want." I am convinced that "REAL SALT" from Redmond, Utah that you can order online (www.realsalt.com) has a delicate sweeter taste than other table salts. Try a blind taste test.
Zoom in for a mouthwatering look. Maybe we'll leave a quiche for Santa instead of cookies.


Zach said...

If I were Santa I would rather have that instead of cookies. Especially with fresh out the chicken eggs!

-Sydney- said...

Yummy! How early do your chickens lay?

Dale Johnson said...

Hens lay eggs all hours of the day. But I think it is more common for hens to lay eggs in the morning. I often hear them cackling after laying eggs at first light.

Elaine said...

Thank you for sharing!!! I'm excited to learn about things that "mature as the weather gets colder," because when I can have a garden, I really would love to be harvesting in the winter and enjoying something as delightful as broccoli quiche for breakfast!

katiegirl said...

Looks delicious!

Lindsay said...

What is your process of making this work? I would love to try it next year?

Dale Johnson said...


Broccoli, cabbage, and some other vegetables are cold weather crops and can tolerate low temperatures. We had several December frosts here in Maryland before it got cold enough to damage our broccoli.

We planted our fall broccoli in mid September. If you live in a colder climate you may have to start them in Mid august to early September.