Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursdays Garden Meal

Spinach & Mushroom Quiche w/ Mixed Greens & Radish Salad

The Harvest

From the back forward we have easter egg radishes, two rows of spinach
& mixed greens. All of these crops will be harvested over the next week
or two so I can clear room to plant the tomatoes.

Here is what was harvested. Half the spinach,
a few radishes & fresh immature garlic.

The Recipe

  • One single pie crust, home made or store bought
  • One package of mushrooms
  • 8-10 oz of fresh spinach
  • garlic (to taste)
  • 1 cup half & half cream
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup cheese (anything on hand)
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
Pre-heat your oven to 375. Then preparing your crust and place it in your pie dish or use a store bought one that is ready to go. Place the crust in the oven with pie weights and blind bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly brown.

Well that is baking chop the mushrooms, spinach & garlic and set aside. Then mix cream, eggs & cheese together and set aside. Now saute the mushrooms until soft and place in a bowl. Then saute spinach & garlic until just wilted and add that to the mushrooms. Allow the sauteed veg to cool well the crust is baking.

Now with the crust out of the oven combine the saute veg, egg mixture & seasoning and pour into the pre-baked pie shell. Place the quiche in the oven and bake until golden & puffed about 20-25 minutes.


  1. That looks delicious. I keep thinking I should try the garlic green, but just can't bring myself to do it.

  2. Daphne - I planted my garlic to close so it was pretty painless to harvest it. Pretty tasty too.

  3. Nothing better than food made with your own fresh grown veggies. Looks great!

  4. Dan, you rock, dude! can do anything....I'm always impressed!

  5. So... when is dinner? :D

    Looks quite YUM!

  6. yummy! i'll have to find you a plant-based version ;)

  7. Oh my goodness -- it's 5 AM here and I just read this post! Now I'm hungry LOL That looks so good! Thanks for the recipe :-)

  8. Beautiful. I'm impressed by all of your early season veggies. I'm aspiring to have them one day...I can supply wild mushrooms though!

  9. Yum! Look at all that spinach. How amazing and healthy do they look. I am impressed. Hope it was a wonderful meal.

  10. mmmm looks so good! This makes me so eager for my own first harvest!!! I wish I had planted garlic too but I guess I can add that in next year :D

  11. Dan you might know the answer to this, if you plant say a sweet purple onion is it typical for it to develop the bulb like ending at the top of one of the leaves? I know chives typically do that but this is a bog standard sweet purple onion.

  12. Thanks for all the commented everyone.

    Here Forward - I saw those Morels, they look amazing.

    Waters-deep - I am guessing your onion is bolting.

  13. Sounds good. I've become a really lover of quiche in the past year. Its such a versatile way to use cheese and a variety of veggies.

  14. What an inspiration. Tomorrow's meal is definitely going to be "garden frittata," or something like a crustless quichy omelette. I have broccolini,leeks, pea shoots, peas, herbs, kale. . . oooooooh.


  15. This looks amazing. How did you manage to keep the slugs off your radishes though? They seem to love mine.

  16. Liz - They look so good because the slugs are busy eating everything in the cold frame.

  17. The spinach looks great...before you cooked it and after.

  18. The manly part of me says "resist the quiche!", but it looks really good. I have been really into breads lately. How did you get the golden buttery top on your crust? I feel like Pavlov's dog looking at your picture.

  19. The quiche was really good, Dan. Good way to eat spinach. :)

  20. Cheryl - Thanks, the spinach has done really well this spring.

    Red - The golden buttery top is all the cheese, mmm crusty cheese!

    Hendria - glade you liked it