Last Night's Meal

With what feels like thousands of eggs on hand the obvious choice for dinner last night was a quiche. This one has a little bacon and handfuls of herbs ( basil and coriander) and shallots. It was very tasty indeed.

We combined it with some home grown corn and beans. The corn is SO tasty. We always leave it in the husk and put each cob in the microwave for three minutes and then take them out and peel the husk and silks off it. They come off really easily and the corn is cooked beautifully. It is crisp and very very hot!

Maybe it is all in our mind, but things that come from the backyard seem to taste so much better. Is it the freshness? Is it because they are organically grown ? or is it the secret ingredient of the joy factor that comes from knowing that you grew it, you picked it and you then took the twenty steps back to the house and cooked it ?

Sad to say that some things didn't survive the huge amount of rain we had while we were away. While we were in Sydney for five days we had over 90 mls of rain.... and I was worried about getting someone to water the garden !! My poor butternut pumpkins became completely waterlogged and just dropped off the vine and the chook house turned into a swimming pool. At least the seeds I planted before I left were up when I got back.



Here is one of our chooks. I thought I would give her a little spot in the limelight considering their wonderful contribution to our food supply.

2 comments:

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Wow! Rain! What's that??
We have had 21mls in 10 months.
The quiche looks yummo!
And you are right things from the garden are just the best!!
And eggs straight from your very own backyard chooks are really the best!
I still love collecting the eggs from our girls:)

Joanne said...

I was thinking quiche when I saw your pic of eggs and corn. Looks beautiful!
We've had lots of rain the last few days. Its cold, but wonderful to see.