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Artichoke Quiche

My, my hasn't it been ridiculously cold here on the East Coast? Here in my area of New Jersey the schools were all given a delayed opening thanks to icy roads this morning. While we have not had a brutal winter, I am so ready to welcome spring with open arms.
One thing I do enjoy about winter is having comfort foods. A would dare to say quiche can be a comfort food. I got inspired by a friend who made one this weekend and made their own quinoa crust. I had a can of artichoke hearts and figured I could make a quiche with that. One click on Google and I found a bunch of choices, but the one on Taste of Home was the winner.
I then did a search for a pie crust recipe and found one. Allrecipes has an excellent cheesy quiche crust recipe and I was pretty impressed with myself for being able to make my own. I used wheat flour for it and and sharp cheddar cheese from Trader Joe's. It came out flaky and tasty.

One thing I noticed when re-reading the quiche recipe was that it never stated a pie crust was necessary. This makes me think that because of the breadcrumbs being used in the recipe itself you could get away without using one, but I feel the crust adds an extra oomph.
We had salad on the side, a mix of romaine and kale with a simple vinegar and oil dressing.

Look at this beauty.


Let me point out my pie crust was far from round. More like an oval with ragged sides. No matter, it still worked.

Our four year old even had a few bites. There is a God it seems. :)

Other than that, our contractor will be starting on our bathroom tomorrow. Oh I cannot wait and I will take before and after photos so you can enjoy this insane journey with me.

I am also in the process of researching editors. No matter which venue I chose to go, traditional or e-book, my work has to be edited and free from errors. I am leaning toward self-publishing on Amazon for my novel, "After the Fall" so a critical eye is necessary. Self-publishing is still looked at with disdain. And trust me, after reading some e-book samples on Amazon where periods are missing and the same adjective is used over and over followed by a run on sentence, I see why. As a story teller, I feel it is my duty to put the best work out I can, not just for me, but because being a professional is the only way to get self-publishing taken more seriously. On a side note: I would have hired Chuck again, but he does not read the genre I write so I must find someone else. C'est la vie!

Cheers!
MissFifi


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  1. An artichoke quiche sounds heavenly just now! Enjoy the 'after' of your bathroom renovation.

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    1. The leftovers were just as delicious.
      The demolition alone made me happy LOL

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