30 November 2011

bacon zucchini quiche

Eggs straight from the coop! My aunt gave me these eggs from her chickens and I'm obsessed with them. Some are green, some are brown, some have spots and they are all different sizes. They all were so lovely. I had to make something that was about the egg. So bacon zucchini quiche it was. 


I, the non-bacon eater, did not try this but everyone gave it good marks. When I asked my Dad 'So how does it taste, so I can write about it?' His response was 'bacon-y & zucchini-y.' Very helpful... But he then went and had another slice so I figured that was a good sign. So why make a bacon recipe if I'm a vegetarian? Because I love the smell of bacon. I know, weird, but it is just amazing. There isn't a smell like it.

It is getting dark so early! When I get home from work, the sun is almost all the way down. At only 4:30. Oh, winter! you are cutting down my photo time. Which leaves only my two days off to bake and photograph.

I went bake to Harley Farm's last weekend. So amazing. Didn't take the tour this time, just went for the cheese, but totally worth the drive. It inspired my friend and I to make are own cheese the next day. We couldn't find any goats milk so we made a simple one day farmer's cheese recipe. Not anything like Harley's fresh chevre, but still pretty good for our first time. And for 2 gallons of milk, it made quite a bit of cheese! A whole muffin tin's worth, which worked out perfectly for different flavors. I didn't take many photos, but I will post the few I did soon.


I cut the recipe for the filling in half. When I made it, I had so much filling left over after I baked it off on its own. The original recipe said, you might have a bit left over, but I had more than half left. 



Recipe from Martha Stewart

17 comments:

Natashia said...

Oh wow.. I make a bacon and zucchini quiche too, but this just looks superb!

Melissa // thefauxmartha said...

I'm not one for bacon either but this is beautiful!

Charissa said...

loving all your gorgeous photos! the light & softness are so beautiful!
can't wait for your next post =)

Christina Topf-Boman said...

Glad you enjoyed the eggs Julie-I love how you showed off their beauty. I might just need to get you to make me a print of a few of these for our kitchen.
sincerely,
Christina & the chickens

Sue/the view from great island said...

I wish I had green eggs! And the overhead shot of your quiche is so beautiful, just like a paisley.

Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous, except the bacon looks a little undercooked for my tastes... I might parbake it first then put it in the eggs...

Rikki said...

Everything looks so yummy. Those green eggs are just so neat and I think it's awesome that you love the smell of bacon despite being vegetarian!

Denise @ TLT - The Little Things said...

Haha, such a funny comment from your dad! I love the look of this quiche. I'm not a biq bacon-lover either, so I think about using prosciutto instead.

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said...

i love how you left the bacons whole -drools-

gina @ gretchalina {food stories} said...

love the food, love the picts and so love the eggs!

sheena said...

this is the prettiest quiche I have ever seen!
yum.

Chloe said...

This is so gorgeous! I peek in on your blog every so often, but it wasn't till this post that I finally made something, and then scrolled all through your posts back to the beginning...Are you from Benicia?? Me too!!!! What a small world, I love love love what you're doing, and I LOVE your kitchen props :)
Chloe
P.S. How did you make the bacon and zucchini stay so nicely arranged? Mine kind of disappeared into the eggs and cheese and wasn't quite as pretty...

Julie Marie said...

Chloe: yup I'm from Benicia! Still live there actually. Do you? Did you go to BHS? Yeah I just arraigned the bacon and zucchini do they were kinda leaned against each other so they would stay up

Chloe said...

Ahhh! That's so cool!! Yeah, I went to BHS, class of 08... :) My parents still live there (yayy J Street!) but I'm studying in France right now for school. I miss my mom's kitchen in Benicia though- for some reason French apartments don't come with ovens... I spent all of last weekend baking cookies two by two in my toaster oven, haha!
Anyways, next time I'm in town, we should have a tea party or something!!

Julie Marie said...

That is so crazy! I graduated 06. So amazing you are in France, that would have been my dream to study there! Yes definitely let me know when your in town :)

Emma Louise said...

This looks beautiful. I too, being a vegetarian would avoid the bacon but I know what you mean about the smell as it crisps up in a pan - it's incredible! Makes me long for my carefree days of steak eating. Haha!

Lovely styling too.
Emma
x

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