Thursday, March 26, 2009

Artichoke & Sun-dried tomato frittata-- and two great blogs to visit



My appetite is still "wary" of most food. My body is fighting off this illness, so I'm still not at 100% full power. My husband is still pretty sick (against my advice, he did not get the "booty shot") from the doctor. I feel bad for him, so I decided to make something quick and not too spicy.

Frittatas are a quick meal, so that's exactly what I did. I didn't photograph each step, because I think frittatas are pretty easy to make. Tonight, I found 1/2 onion that had to be used, so I decided to caramelize them. I had a can of artichoke hearts, and some sun-dried tomatoes.

To me, frittatas are just like fixing an open faced omellete-- only the broiler does most of the work. After letting the eggs (six of them) "set" on the stovetop, I let the broiler finish off the top, until golden brown... just 2-3 minutes-- then added cheese for about a minute.

Speaking of cheese-- I have a confession to make. I'm not wild about goat cheese --GASP-- Wait!I didn't say I don't like goat cheese. I do think a little bit goes a long way. Okay? Goat cheese, caramelized onion and figs -- that's a tasy combo. Tonight, I used fresh mozzarella; it's what I had, anyway. I toasted some sour dough bread, with a little rasberry preserves.

Mmmmm, gooey cheese. Gotta love it. I also like leftover frittata-- room temp or reheated. It's a great way to use up leftovers and faster than making a quiche. This dinner hit the spot.

I've been out of the kitchen for a few days, so I wanted to share two food blogs that you might not know about.

First, "The Caked Crusader". I love the title of that blog! If you love cake (and I most certainly do), you will enjoy the recipes, photos and witty postings. I chuckle when I read this. Then again, I have a very soft spot for British humor. I've been to the U.K. many times. Should I inherit money from a rich relative (that I don't know about), I'd live there part-time. Wear a bib, before visiting at: http://thecakedcrusader.blogspot.com/

The second blog I've recently discovered is "Culinary Types". This blog is brilliantly written and I am hooked. I am honored, and humbled, that "Culinary Types" pays a visit to my beginner blog. Such royalty!

I just had to share these newfound treasures with my foodie friends. I hope that you pay each of them a visit, and that you will enjoy their blogs as much as I do. I don't have my own personal blog award badge to give you-- but please know, that I am a fan of yours. Kudos to you!

I hope that tomorrow I will find my cooking "mojo" again. I'm already seeing the first crops of strawberries surfacing in the Salinas Valley. Oh, how I love strawberries!

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13 comments:

foodbin said...

the frittatas looks good-hope you are feeling better.

Elyse said...

Hope you AND your hubby are back to 100% soon. What a wonderful wifey to make him this yummy fritata. This looks so delicious. And I love the flavor combos you incorporated!!

I've been following caked crusader, but I'm totally going to add Culinary Types to my google reader. Thanks for the tips!

Donna-FFW said...

Great looking frittatta!! I will check out the blogs you recommend they sound great!! I hope you two are feeling better real soon!!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

What a nice way to start the day - a scrumptious fritatta AND a lovely compliment! I am a big frittata fan, and love coming up with all different kinds of combinations. And I'm glad you're warming up to goat cheese!

Proud Italian Cook said...

When in doubt, make a fritta! I would welcome this on my table any old time! Hope you and your hubby feel 100% soon!

Culinary Wannabe said...

Easy and comforting - you just gave me an idea for dinner. Thank-you! And please feel better! I am, but am also in some kind of over the counter drug induced daze. blah!

Phoo-D said...

Hope you both are back to 100% soon! We've been doing a lot of egg dishes this week too...migas and crustless quiches. They're so quick and satisfying. Your frittata looks delicious!

Sophie said...

Good food like this always makes me feel better :). This has two of my favorite ingredients, can't go wrong with sundried tomatoes :)!

Half Baked said...

Hope you feeling better! That frittata looks divine!

finsmom said...

This looks incredible! I will be making this very soon! Thanks for sharing! Love your blog!

unconfidential cook said...

Fritatas are our go-to dinner in a pinch. I wish my family would eat artichokes!

Maris said...

Oh that looks so good! I want to make something just like this, looks amazing!

Astra Libris said...

Your frittata is so beautiful! I love the combo of the caramelized onions and artichoke hearts!