Like any self-respecting French person, I loooooooove onions.
In a borderline-obsessed, sneak-them-into-every-recipe, don’t-know-what-to-do-without-them-how-else-do-you-build-flavour sort of way.
And I love soup about as much.
And yet I don’t like onion soup.
Which makes no sense, and, once added to the not liking cheese thing, makes me the worst French person to have ever walked this planet.
And then, to put the cherry on top of this whole onion & soup & onion soup non-sense, there’s the fact that I absolutely ADORE onion quiche even though it tastes exactly like French onion soup that would have been encrusted in the most crumbly, delicate shortcrust pastry.
I don’t really know what to say, other that my onion quiche situation makes absolutely no sense.
But then again, does it really matter?
Rhetorical quichetion! When food’s that good, of course it doesn’t!
Asparagus & pea season is one of the best seasons, if you ask me.
After never ending months of winter, where your 5-a-day is basically made up of carrots, some sort of cabbage and apples (booooooooring), the appearance of the first spring vegetables brings back memories of sunny afternoons spent preping the haul from my parents’ garden.
Popping peas out of their pods, removing stems from green beans and strawberries, peeling and chopping tomatoes…
Perfect ambassadors of the beautiful days to come, asparagus, peas and all their spring vegetable friends taste just like a crisp spring day: green, light and fresh.
Have them as a starter or a side, just blanched and served with French dressing.
Or as the main event by adding them into your kitchen staples, be it risotto or, like me, a delicious Spring vegetable quiche!
The perfect spring supper.
More mid-week Spring supper ideas?
Spring gnocchi with tomato and wild garlic (V)
Garlic butter mushroom bun (V – Vegan option)
Spring potato salad (Vegan, GF)
After my hosting of yesterday’s #ltbloggers chat (it’s everyday at 1 and 5 PM on Twitter, join us!) where we discussed all things food (and got so excited we almost broke Storify! oops! #sorrynotsorry) I thought it would only be fitting to share my absolute favourite recipe over here today. Welcome the fantastic quiche (aka. the easiest and most adaptable recipe I know)!
I initially created this illustration for one of my friends who was looking for easy recipes to bake in his newly acquired oven. You can of course substitute bacon for anything you have laying in your fridge (don’t forget to let me know what you go for!).
What’s your favourite recipe? Send me your links!