May 2014 archive

Morel Mushroom Quiche with Broccoli & Leeks

Morel Mushroom Quiche

Growing primarily on the Eastern side of our state, Morel mushrooms are somewhat elusive to us here in Western Washington. On a recent fishing trip to the Yakima valley, Jordan and his buddy found 5 precious little morels on the banks of the river and brought them home for us to share. Using what ingredients we had, Jor and I decided to make a quiche! (more…)

Easter at the Blaylock’s

My family has done Easter up traditional style my whole life.  The dinner table full of mom’s homemade deviled eggs, slow cooked ham, mashed potatoes, fruit salad, you name it – it was there, and it was delicious. We dyed eggs with food coloring, and there were plenty of Peeps to go around. While I love my parents’ Easter traditions, they are in the midst of building their house, so I volunteered (and volunteered Jordan) to host Easter this year, and I was determined to put my own little twist on this traditional holiday!

Firstly, since Jor and I have 7 hens, we never buy eggs from the store and don’t get any truly white eggs.

Urban Farming - Farm Fresh Eggs

Dying our own precious little brown, light blue & green eggs had to be done in a special way that didn’t detract from their uniqueness. So, we used spices, berries, beets and coffee to get some truly unique results! (more…)