We have some lovely flower bouquets from Serendipity—daffodils make everyone smile. What a great way to bring a bit of sunshine inside.
We also have Easter candy, great felted little animal/eggs and cute pockets stuffed with a handmade bunny.
But most important… we have extended the Easter Egg contest until Easter… kids and adults, bring in your decorated eggs. (Sage and I are going to do some this Thursday on art day). There are QVS gift certificates as prizes.
Remember to blow the eggs or use other material for the egg shape…we even have one paper egg. And provide some sort of stand for your egg. Bring on the eggs!!! Show the world some of Quilcene’s creativity.
There are just a few more days of the March Match…and there are still some mansion shirts to be had for a $25 donation. Let’s show our support of the Worthington property purchase.
Since I know you are going to be blowing out a bunch of eggs for decorating….here is a recipe for a Frittata adopted from 101 Cookbooks. http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/a-tasty-frittata-recipe.html
I think frittatas are great—easy and anything can be added to the eggs…almost like a quiche only a lot easier as there is no crust to make. So add whatever veggies you have to yours! and you can serve it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
6 large organic eggs
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
3 small potatoes, very very thinly sliced
1/2 cup yellow zucchini or cauliflower,1/2-inch pieces—or red peppers
1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled—or any cheese you like
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted —or other nuts
couple pinches of salt
Preheat your oven to 450F degrees.
In a medium bowl whisk the eggs with a small pinch of salt. Set aside. In a (small) 8 1/2-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat add the olive oil, onion, and another pinch of salt. Saute, stirring constantly, until the onion starts to brown, 5 – 7 minutes. Add the potatoes and other veggies, cover, and cook for another 3 minutes or so. Slide everything out of the skillet onto a plate and set aside.
Turn down the heat a bit. Using the same skillet, add the eggs and cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes or until the eggs are just set and there isn’t a lot of liquid running around the pan. To facilitate this, run a spatula underneath the sides of the frittata and tilt the pan so the uncooked eggs run to the underside and cook. Sprinkle the potato onion mixture over the top.
Place the skillet in the oven and bake for about 9 minutes, or until well set and puffy. Add a crumble of cheese and the seeds or nuts across the top of the frittata in the final 2 minutes of baking. Remove from oven (be careful the handle is hot!), cut into wedges and serve.
Serves 2 to 4.
With the longer days, we’re expanding our hours back to:
Mon – Thurs: 7AM – 7 PM
Fri: 7AM – 8 PM
Sat – Sun: 8AM – 8PM
We’re also extending the Easter Egg contest through April, so keep playing with your food
Frozen sausage arrived at the store today…several types—as I remember—breakfast, Chicken Chipotle, bratwurst and more….good for a quick meal…brown while you are making pasta, veggies or a salad and dinner is on the table in 29 minutes.
Add ice cream for dessert if desired—I know people who are addicted to our “It’s a Goody” flavor.
I know many of you are fans of Jose’s Salsa. Jose has opened a taqueria in Sequim. It is open Tuesday thru Saturday 11 AM to 7 PM—has tacos, burritos, tamales etc. We have had his tamales and they are wonderful. A menu is posted on our bulletin board. Here is a link to an article about them.
Jose and Angee are really nice and hard working folks…support them if you are in Sequim.
We are going to have an Easter Egg Decorating Contest….Bring a decorated egg with STAND to the Quilcene Village Store by March 24th…they will be judged and prizes will be awarded. But the main point is to have fun…just make sure the eggs have been blown and rinsed.
Open to all ages, singles or groups. Just have fun decorating an egg and let the world (or at least Quilcene) see your creativity. Play with your food.
Greg is steadily out there interviewing and filming our local producers. This latest film features Spring Rain Farm whose ladies make our certified organic eggs 20 miles from the store. http://vimeo.com/61065356
Take a trip with us to Spring Rain Farm where our delicious, local, sustainably produced eggs come from. John Bellow and Molly Fallon let us tag along on a winter Wednesday to see where our eggs came from.
The biggest news is that we are involved in a MARCH MATCH and need your help. We have a big red mail box for donations for the Worthington Mansion…If you give $25 dollars or more, you will get a tee shirt with a photo of the Mansion as it was once — complete with mansard roof. And you donation will go twice as far since the Village Store will match the first $1,000 donations. This is a great project for our community—it truly is 10 Acres of Possibility.
So please help us show that our great customers support this fantastic project. Any size donation is appreciated. Drop your change in as you go by if that is all you can spare one day…but give as much as you can…and donate your $25 early to get a good selection of tee shirt sizes.
You might have noticed the reader board mentions fish—it is a reminder to you that we are selling great line caught Cape Cleare Salmon (frozen whole) for 25% off. http://capecleare.com/ They have instructions for thawing and cooking. We also have oysters again.
Here is a recipe shared by one of our customers—everything can be purchased at QVS and it sounds tasty. Suppose to get cold tonight-so tomorrow might be the perfect day for:
Corn Chowder With Bacon and Mushrooms
1 Organic Sweet onion, diced
1 Organic bell Pepper seeded and diced
1 stalk Organic Celery, diced
6 Tablespoons of Organic sweet cream Butter ( do not substitute)
3 Tablespoons organic flour ( I use Spelt)
5 slices organic Bacon, diced
3 cups frozen Organic corn or 2 cans organic corn kernels drained
about 1 cup fresh mushrooms cleaned, de-stemmed, and sliced thinly
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin or to taste
1/2 teaspoon cayenne or to taste
1/2 teaspoon Paprika
5 cups Organic chicken stock ( home made if possible) Use the chicken meat for another meal
1 1/2 cups organic heavy cream
salt to taste
1. Melt 3 tablespoons of the butter in a large heavy soup pot.
2. Sauté diced onion, bell pepper and Celery in melted butter until onion is tender and clear.
3. Add 3 Tablespoons of flour and stir over med. heat for 3 minutes. Then Add 5 diced slices of Bacon and cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add frozen or drained canned corn, cumin,cayenne,paprika and 5 cups of chicken stock. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
5. Melt the remaining butter in a heavy sauté pan and sauté the mushrooms until tender. Reserve in warm pan until serving time.
6 Stir in 1 cup heavy cream; cook 5 more minutes. Taste, add salt to taste.
Ladle into warm soup bowls and top with sautéed mushrooms and a little of the melted butter. Serve with crusty warm bread for dipping as you eat.
From Eileen Widman’s Kitchen
Gardeners! Come in to QVS for the best seeds ever. Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Just $2.75 a pack, best price available.
“Since 1975, our members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners. Our mission is to conserve and promote America’s culturally diverse but endangered food crop heritage for future generations by collecting, growing, and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.” – SeedSavers.org