This Asparagus + Goat Cheese Quiche is the most delicious thing you could serve at a springtime brunch! Simple ingredients, lovely flavors, beautiful presentation!
I just returned from a whirlwind weekend exploring the culinary wonders of the Finger Lakes. Chaser, myself and two of our good friends took a quick road trip to Ithaca, NY to go "glamping" at Firelight Camps, a hotel owned by our friends (and my former FNS castmate!) Emma + Bobby Frisch.
If you're not familiar with the term "glamping," it simply means glamorous camping, and oh how glamorous it was! We were immersed in the wilderness, but rather than having to pitch our own tents and forgoing showering, we stayed in beautifully furnished canvas tents with access to top-notch amenities, a roaring fire pit, and Emma's incredible homemade s'mores! This is my kind of camping: all the good stuff without any of the work.
On Saturday I was fortunate enough to take an informative and inspiring bread baking class over at Wide Awake Bakery. I learned the ins-and-outs of various types of flours and grains, natural fermentations, shaping techniques, scoring and baking. We also went hiking, ate at fantastic restaurants, visited breweries, wineries, and distilleries... which, full disclosure, I'm still recovering from. Ithaca is a really cool, unique little town, and I wish we we're able to spend more than a weekend exploring everything it has to offer.
We also took a tour through Ithaca's incredible farmer's market, which was overflowing with locally grown vegetables and homespun crafts. Beautiful bright green stalks of asparagus we're around every corner, and became my inspiration to make this luscious Asparagus + Goat Cheese Quiche.
Eggs, asparagus, fresh chèvre and chives come together to make a tart that shouts SPRINGTIME from the rooftops. It's a lovely way to embrace all this season has to offer. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or a light supper, this recipe has been a Springtime staple of mine for years.
This has been a particularly beautiful spring around these parts, with lots of sunshine, mild temperatures and just enough rain to make the flowers nice and happy. Memorial Day Weekend - aka the unofficial start of summer - is right around the corner, but I'll be here savoring the last little bits of Spring right up until the solstice.