An old world cake for the Passover and Easter holidays—Orange & Almond Cake is a delightful and simple cake. Discovering a vintage recipe cookbook is always a little jewel. Somewhere in my web-wanderings I discovered a middle eastern cake comprised of nothing more than whole oranges, ground almonds, eggs and some sugar, this cake intrigued me. Continue reading Claudia Roden’s Orange & Almond Cake
I was born craving summer. I know it is winter here in Southern California, but by the shore on many days the sun still burns bright.Now craving a winter picnic that includes a perfect portable salad. Here is my version of Greenhouse Couscous Salad–a summer jewel in winter. Continue reading Jamie’s Greenhouse Couscous
Chard & Mushroom Quiche-ish is a cross between a quiche and a frittata. Going crustless creates a quiche that is a breeze to prepare. A versatile dish that can be served at almost any mealtime, another little jewel from the Bijouxs Kitchen.
Quiche is a flexible, forgiving way to use extra vegetables. The chard and the mushrooms were gifted to me, so I went about to find a simple quiche recipe to use the vegetables. This recipe avoids the heavy cream that is part of most quiche recipes, instead eggs and cheeses provide the base for the vegetables.
Mushrooms and Swiss chard anchor the dish, fresh dill and green onion provide more flavor. The key to Chard & Mushroom Quiche-ish is that instead of a crust, the baking mix provides the body to the quiche-ish. A very useful pan in the kitchen pantry is a tart pan with a removable bottom. I used a 9 inch diameter pan such as this one, going for the non-stick is a good investment, time and energy. I also baked the quiche-ish in a parchement lined sheet pan, just in case of any leaking.
QUICHE-ISH FOR DINNER
Chard & Mushroom Quiche-ish makes for a wonderful light supper or with brunch. Add a fresh green salad with Dijon vinaigrette and perhaps a glass of light white wine.