Saturday, May 19, 2012

Harvesting the Onions

I harvested our onions today that we planted
back in February.

We got sixty onions from a $2 onion set.

All they need now is a day or two in plenty of sunshine,

and then a few weeks indoors to finish curing.
Can't wait to enjoy them for the next several months.

We also got our first ripe cherry tomato,

noticed a gazillion blossoms on the squash and cucumber plants,

counted eight bell peppers,

and one jalapeƱo.

A good day in the garden!! :-)

Linked to Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #59, Homestead Revival Barn Hop #65

~breakfast with fresh herbs~

Fresh herbs make this breakfast of 
savory buttermilk scones and farmhouse frittata
very special. 

Savory Buttermilk Scones
makes eight scones

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary
6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup buttermilk

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt, pepper and rosemary.
Add  butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add buttermilk and stir just until combined.
Pat dough into a flat circle and cut into eight wedges.
Bake at 425 degrees for 14 minutes or until nicely browned. 
Serve warm and enjoy!

Farmhouse Frittata
makes 8 servings

8 eggs
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup thinly sliced onions
1/2 cup cooked, crumbled bacon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Whisk eggs, milk, and seasonings; set aside.
Preheat broiler.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a cast iron skillet.
Add onions and cook over medium heat until soft.
Add remaining butter to skillet.
When butter is melted, add eggs to skillet, 
sprinkle with bacon, herbs and top with cheese.
Cook eggs, undisturbed, over medium heat for three minutes.
Place skillet under broiler for four minutes or until golden brown.
Loosen frittata from sides of pan and slide onto serving plate.
Serve hot and enjoy!

And don't forget the juice and hot coffee. :-)