Overnight, it seems we are pulling cucumbers out by the dozen these days. That can only mean one thing, it’s pickle making season here at Tilly’s Nest. I love to make these simple refrigerator dill pickles. There is no canning or hot water bath to immerse these babies in. Simply wash your jars and lids with hot soapy water and you are ready to get to work.
Galettes are delicious. They are also incredibly versatile and can be filled with meats, cheeses, vegetables, and fruits. Right now berries are plentiful and we had a surplus of strawberries and blueberries. Today, the youngest one and I made an improvised galette. This dish is so simple to make and it comes together in no time. Even non-bakers can pull this one off! The best part is it looks rustic and tastes delicious.
Finally, the chickens have returned to laying eggs on a regular basis. This is how I know spring is surely here! This week I found myself needing to use up eggs. My all time favorite way to use up eggs is to make quiche. Try serving this lighter variety quiche with a salad or a cup of soup. Either way, it’s delicious!
I was inspired to get baking when I came across a cake on Pinterest from The Novice Chef. I changed the recipe up a little bit to decrease the sugar and suit my family’s needs. This cake is dense and moist. What came out of the oven was something so delicious and life altering, it would not be fair for me of me not to share.
Yesterday, was one of those crazy, busy days and there did not seem to be enough time in the day. The majority of our day was occupied by a trip up to Boston. What should have been a 4 hour trip turned into a 7 hour ordeal. Exhausted, I came home and crashed. My son woke me up at 5:20pm. It was dark. I still had chicken chores to do and dinner to make. Days like that always call for easy dishes. I was craving comfort food and my Cheese Tortellini and Basil Bake was just what the doctor ordered!
I have a deep love for Indian food. When we go out to eat it is almost always one of my favorite places to go. Last night, I was craving Indian food, but I was so wiped out from a most exhausting week that I was too tired to make the trip. So I decided to whip up my own version of a curry infused soup. My recipe did not disappoint. It was a bit spicy, savory, and delicious. My son even asked for seconds!