Do you like the band Foals? I do. And this song reminds me so much of Foals! To be fair to this band - the rest of their record is also very good. But this is by far the stand out track for me. Total knee jerker… you know what I mean, right?
It’s been forever since I made any sort of casserole/quiche/strata and with it being almost Easter, I thought the timing was appropriate for some baked eggy creations. There are a million and one quiche recipes out there. As far as I’m concerned they should all be approached with a ready to improvise attitude. You know what you like - you know what you don’t - if a recipe calls for a cup of spinach but you hate spinach, swap in arugula. 1/2 cup swiss cheese can be swapped for 1/2 cup cheddar. Don’t eat meat - skip it and add in a little extra veggies or find a substitution amongst the Field Roast line, they make AMAZING vegetarian sausages and roasts.
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
2.Fit pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish. (or 8-inch, deep dish)
3.Whisk eggs, milk, parsley, garlic, salt, black pepper, and nutmeg in a bowl.
4.Heat olive oil on medium heat in a skillet. Sautee onions, mushrooms, and spinach for about 10 minutes or until mushrooms shrink a little.
5. Put a thin layer of cheese on the bottom of the pie crust. Spread spinach-mushroom mixture on top of that, then add some more (not all!) cheese.
6. Pour egg mixture evenly over the filling, swirling egg mixture in bowl to spread seasonings through the eggs; top the quiche with remaining Swiss cheese. Place quiche on a baking sheet.
6.Bake in preheated oven until the quiche is lightly puffed and browned, 45 to 50 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of the filling should come out clean. Cool for 30 minutes before serving.
In preparation of making creme brulee this weekend, just did some research and finally settled on a recipe.
So in love with this song right now! Protomartyr are a Detroit based post-punk outfit. They just released a record on Hardly Art and if you’re in NYC - you should totally try to catch them at DBA tomorrow night!
“And I’ll try to live defeated, come and see, the good in everything”
One of my all-time favorite David Bowie songs is getting the reissue treatment - and on a picture disc no less!
Hot tramp, I love you so!
I think a person needs to learn from childhood to find himself alone. It means to not be bored when you’re by yourself, because a person who finds himself bored when alone –as it seems to me– is in danger.
I guess since I haven’t posted in a little bit, I sort of owe you.
The best, adult*, chocolate chip cookie recipe out there. All. Yours.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Continue to heat it on medium-low on the stove until it foams up and smells nutty then stir in the vanilla extract. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, either in a stand mixer or a large bowl combine the next 6 ingredients (flour through to salt). Pour in the butter and mix until it looks like moist clumpy sand with no floury patches. Add the egg and mix in for a few seconds, then the chopped chocolate and mix until well distributed.
Create cookie balls roughly the size of ping pong balls, smoosh slightly and place on a lined cookie sheet. Leave room for them to spread a bit (I fit 9 cookies on a standard sheet.) Cover with cling film and refrigerate for anywhere between 1 - 72 hours.
When ready to bake preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and make sure you have your salt handy. Bake for 8-11 minutes, until browned, with set edges, and a puffy, soft center.As soon as you take the tray out of the oven, sprinkle salt on the top of each cookie. Feel free to move to a wire rack, but I don’t have any so just cooling on the tray works fine. You can store them in an airtight container for up to a week - and they’ll be just as delicious on day 6 as they were on day 1.
* because they’re not overly sweet and the touch of salt isn’t what kiddies usually look for as they;re shoving cookies in their kiddie mouths.
Recipe and photo from here.
So whilst looking up potential shows/concerts/venues to hit up during my upcoming trip down to NOLA - I came across this lovely gem. If you’re a fan of The Head and the Heart, Mumford & Suns, Of Monsters and Men - you WILL instantly fall in love: