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Sunday, April 11, 2010

spring has sprung


F
inally I can safely say that it almost seems like Spring is here to stay and I tentatively say that with the utmost in confidence, I think. This time of year is exciting for me because it marks the beginning of my foraging forays. You might remember mushroomlandia? Well mushroomlandia is also home of berries, nettles, ferns and greens of all kinds. Oh and before I forget go and check out my mini guest post at BlackStar Gourmet.


One of the easiest and most common greens to find is your garden variety pest, the dandelion. Dandelion greens are quite tasty if you can tolerate their tangy bitterness. I like them with sauteed onions and lardons of bacon.


Man cannot live on bitter greens alone no man needs quiche. What do you do when you eat eggs like I do and you seem to have a never ending supply of those eggs and they are organic and cage free, for the most part? You make quiche, yup quiche is exactly what you do because real men do eat quiche.


Two types of quiche were made on this go around both had asiago, parmesean and fontina cheeses. An asparagus and garlic chicken sausage quiche was first up.


Ham, spinach and mushrooms rounded out this tasty egginess.


Varietal meals would not be complete without popovers and raspberry butter, sure everyone can have strawberry butter but who gets to have raspberry butter?


Hot eggy popovers with melty, melty sweet and tart raspberry butter. Bring it on Spring I think I am ready!



Time to start voting on The MarxFoods dried morel throwdown, I made trout.

42 comments:

Cynthia said...

Spring has sprung indeed and you celebrate it so well!

dawn said...

dog i'm with you on the raspberry butter, but i'm not with you on the weed salad man. no no. no hate, just love

snugs said...

wow, beautiful dog!

Vickie said...

I love greens, and the quiche was very nice; but DOG, I am crazy about popovers and the raspberry butter sounds extraordinary!

Chow and Chatter said...

oh wow adore quiche and never thought of making dandelion greens, looking forward to your mushroom posts

bunkycooks said...

Love everything but the dandelions (they are too bitter for me). Do you ship the popovers and raspberry butter?

doggybloggy said...

cynthia: thank you so much - we sometimes do get to have spring in NYC

dawn: weed salad - that actually makes it sound more appetizing to me...LOL

snugs: thanks snuglet

vickie: the raspberry butter is not at all the same as strawberry butter - you would be surprised

CandC: I hope I can find some mushrooms this year - all my spots last year were minimal and the bugs got to them first

bunky: bitter they are - you have to really need vitamin k and iron to like them - but kale does that to me too so somes greens is bitter - now shipping popovers and butter sounds like a great idea.

Marjie said...

Well, then, you need to try my cheeseburger quiche. It passed the manly-man test in my house, I assure you. I've been meaning to try popovers, and one of these days I will.

There are baby chicks and strawberry plants at my Agway. They think spring is here, too. I'm hoping!

Cooking Rookie said...

What a beautiful quiche..mmmm...
When I had parakeets I used to feed them with dandelion leaves, but I am still a little afraid to try them myself. Thank you for the encouragement ;-)

Velva said...

I think it has been confirmed that Spring has arrived in NY.
Your popovers looks awesome!

Tangled Noodle said...

One post, chockful of good stuff! I read your Blackstar Gourmet post - excellent! Poaching is my new favorite way of preparing eggs, although quiche is an extremely close second. The ham, spinach and mushroom one looks like a full meal!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Yes, glad to see real men DO eat quiche. And bravo to you for eating dandelions. So much good food is just free for the taking.

Cucinista said...

Hot diggity dog, that is one stand up quiche. And I'm getting a real dandelion tingle here... I saw them at the farmer's market this weekend to save me foraging in the park...

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love the colors of your quiche!


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Jill said...

You and your eggs. I think I love them just as much as you. I made a great Hollandaise sauce last night. Eggs from my friends backyard chicken coop. Isn't that the new thing. She named the chickens so I named the eggs.

5 Star Foodie said...

I'm not going to be able to stop thinking about this quiche - must make it right away for lunch!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Both quiche(s?) look absolutely delicious! And popovers yummmm!! I voted - good luck!

steve mirsky said...

Wild edibles right in your backyard! Can't wait to see the morrells you discover!

gastroanthropologist said...

wow, everything looks amazing. but that popover with rasp butter is the icing on the cake.

teresa said...

no better way to kick off spring then these gorgeous dishes!

Anette said...

Popovers? are they related to cousin yorkshire pudding from UK?
My mum used to make wine from Dandylions! It was very good! (they said, I was just a kid)

buffalodick said...

I like quiche! I wish others in this house did!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm totally craving quiche now.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Mmm, popovers! Actually, it all looks good, but I'm especially fond of popovers!

Off to vote for you ...

Hungry Dog said...

Those quiches look pretty darn good but it's the popovers I'm wanting right now. I love popovers. Oh I'll eat dandelion greens too, why not?

Stacey Snacks said...

I made an asparagus leek frittata this weekend....spring has definitely sprung.
I love that high fat quiche you got there, Mr. It is a beautious specimen!

Mary Catello • Teri Salomoni said...

Your quiche(s) are really beautiful -- as is the popover with the surprise filling. Great brunch items.

Jamie said...

Wow those popovers have me! Fantastic! Now I want to make some! The quiches are great too! Meals in one! Would love to pop by for brunch! Happy spring!

ARUNA said...

and spring loooks even more beautiful with all these mouth-watering dishes!!

Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

Those popovers look so good! And I love my greens! GREENS RULE!

Sippity Sup said...

I am sure the raspberry is lovely, but give me that big mess of greens and you'll really see me smile! GREG

Bridgett said...

You really know how to celebrate the coming Spring! You make it look so delicious. Dandelion greens are an acquired taste but the quiche looks heavenly!

tasteofbeirut said...

That quiche is calling me! Love dandelions, we make them a lot in lebanese cuisine and it is so delicious with lots of onions and garlic!

Barbara said...

Wish I was in Michigan to go morel foraging!

Never was much for dandelion salad, but yours sure looks good.

Love the photos...the quiche is unusual and I copied it. Adn I'm loving all these flavored butters I've been seeing. I much prefer raspberries to strawberries any day!

Pam said...

You have me craving quiche now. I've never had a popover before - I wish I had one for breakfast.

Angie's Recipes said...

I am not a Spring person, but I do love all the greens!

theUngourmet said...

Both of these are gorgeous! Great photos! I wish my quiche came out this pretty!

Juliana said...

Wow, everything looks so delicious...nice pictures!

Beth said...

looks good Dog...really. and the eggy goodness is yummy!!!

Jeannie said...

Beautiful pictures as usual! I am drooling....even on the veg!

Mo Diva said...

I love eggs and I especially love quiche. The first and last time i made quiche, i was 13 years old and my darling mother provided baking powder that was REALLY old... i dint know and we all ate the quiche that was pretty OK but it gave my mother food poisoning to the extent of hospitalization. shes okay now...
maybe i should make a quiche sometime soon since i have a GOOD baking powder in my possession.

Phyllis said...

Oooh...pass me a giant slice of that hearty ham quiche! And raspberry popovers too? You're killing me!

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