And by the way, if you live in the area, come by on a Tuesday or Friday lunch or Wednesday dinner, and make sure to order the Trixie Truffle or the Mango Tango, my very own dishes that the owner put on the menu. Fun! And yes, I am still the online food and drink editor at a local magazine and I do other freelance writing projects ... so ... whew, to say the least.
I wish I could say I were some kind of prodigal daughter and I made Dorie's spinach and bacon quiche as written, but as usual, I didn't. Honestly, the pronounced lack of cheese made me suspicious regarding flavor intensity, so I improvised. I did a crustless quiche (saving my carbs for pizza, thank you very much) and did pancetta rather than bacon and added a boatload of goat cheese. Also, where Dorie instructs us to steam the spinach and squeeze out the moisture, I sauteed it with the onions and garlic instead. Dorie also cautions against letting the onions brown or take on any color at all. I don't know about you, but I like a little color in my onions, know what I'm saying?
Served with a side salad of tomatoes, parsley, red onions, olive oil and truffle salt, this made for a pretty fantabulous dinner:
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