Category Archives: Eggs

Lisa’s Potato Basil Fritatta

Wednesday, 08 June 2016

My neighbor Lisa makes an amazing Frittata. She made it every year for like 20-years when we were doing Mother’s Day Brunch. I looked forward to it every year and I have missed it for the past two years since we stopped the amazing, beloved and much-missed annual event. Alan and I hosted a post-wedding brunch for his relatives and our dear dear out of town guests after Jared’s and Maryam’s wedding. I decided to try to make Lisa’s frittata as part of the food offerings. Photo by: Mimi Weinberg Lisa’s Potato, Basil Fritatta (- from Lisa Zimble) Preheat oven to 350° Double this recipe and cook in an oven-proof pan such as a Le Creuset 12” or triple the recipe and use a 14” oven-proof...

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Black Rice Crust Quiche

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Alan has great friends.  I get to have Alan's friend as my friends now by virtue of my association with Alan.  Lucky me.  Two of his friends invited us to their weekend house up in Idyllwild. They have invited us up about a dozen times and we can never go for a variety of reasons – all legitimate I might add - but this time it actually happened and the timing couldn't have been better because the following weekend it snowed! Their home is lovely, the fire warm and welcoming, the wine and vodka freely flowing. It’s in a pine forest, in a little valley community called Pine Cove. The views feature beautiful pine trees with a backdrop of the San Gorgonio mountains. Their home is filled with family heirlooms - from hooked rugs...

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And Then There Were The Rellenos

Sunday, 16 September 2012

So, like I said, we were in Oregon, at Susy’s and Barry’s place on the Rogue River and they have this fabulous garden and I mean that – it’s truly fabulous and abundant and absolutely full of gorgeous vegetables and fruits. Let me tell you what’s in there – I just have to. First, there is celery when you walk in through the gate (although it’s gone to seed but it’s beautiful) and around the edges there are grapes growing up the fence and cucumbers on the ground - a couple different kinds. There are scores of tomatoes – heirlooms of many varieties – oh so many tomatoes and an amazing abundance of color, size, shape, and flavor. There are at least four different kinds of onions, white, yellow (sweet and regular), and...

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A Brunch With Lovely Texans

Thursday, 14 June 2012

On Saturday I started cooking in anticipation of our Sunday Brunch.  Olivia’s mom Lenore and cousin Andrew were in town from Alvin, Texas (Olivia’s hometown) and it was time to meet.  Excitement and anticipation.  I didn’t know if they would be wanting to eat breakfast or lunch…. Kind of a big deal when you’re trying to make a good impression so I took the easy way out of the decision making process and I made both.  I started cooking on Saturday with a fresh batch of granola and fresh yogurt. Then, with Alan’s help, we did the rest of the preparation for Sunday Brunch. Honestly, I was kind of nervous…. For the breakfast part we had the yogurt and granola that I made on Saturday with seasonal berries and melon.  For...

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