2/1/11

balance.

when life gets busy, it is so easy to lose balance. in the whirlwind of wedding planning (so fun!), school and work (not so fun!), i'm sad that i haven't been able to give this little blog much attention. but don't worry, i'm still here.

on a different note, making food makes me happy. mike is always so appreciative & impressed - an added little bonus. (i made a spaghetti sauce on the weekend which involved cooking some ground beef and adding it to a jar of sauce - and that darling man was again so appreciative & impressed! i felt guilty taking his compliments!) cooking is again one of those things that gets put to the back burner when i'm running around like a crazy lady between jobs. but it is just so lovely when i carve out that time.

inspired by rachel's cute mini spinach quiches, i set out to make my own. a spinach quiche was obviously going to taste very... spinach-y but it was a bit too much for me. so i tried again - martha's crust recipe paired with a broccoli garlic quiche recipe from epicurious. broccoli and garlic, always a delicious combination. and it proved to be just what these flaky little crusts needed. definitely a perfect winter comfort food.

19 comments:

  1. oooh they're so cute jan-ban.
    and i'm the same, cooking and getting good at it takes a definite back seat to a lot of other things in life when it gets hectic, but these look divine! bravo!
    xo.

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  2. oh I hear you! Life can be crazy especially when wedding planning! Good luck dear!

    These sound amazing Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. That looks good, and I don't even like spinach that much!!
    Gosh, I wish I knew how to cook!

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  4. yummy! thanks for sharing, i'm definitely going to make these. broccoli is pretty much the only veggie hubby likes!


    and on balance -- i've been struggling with it a lot lately too. it's funny, i wrote a post about it last week & have seen a handful from other bloggers since then too. we're certainly not alone!

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  5. as soon as I saw that first photo, I thought, "Hmm, those look familiar!" so glad you tried the recipe out -- even though it was too spinachy for you. the broccoli version sounds amazing, so I'll have to try that next time.

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  6. yum yum yum
    teach me the ways

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  7. Those look so cute & delicious! I've never tried quiche... but yes, as you say, cooking can definitely take a backseat to everything else in life sometimes. :(

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  8. yum - this sounds so good right now - i must try this!

    i just discovered your blog and am LOVING it :)

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  9. These look lovely. Cooking is always more fun when you have someone special to cook for, isn't it?

    I am happy to hear you're enjoying wedding planning! Let's hope it stays that way. Please make sure to share about your planning journey and inspirations.

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  10. i know that guilty feeling when my husband is sooo impressed by the things i cook and i know that it was nothing hard to do :) but i love it though!

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  11. Inspired... Quiche for brunch this weekend!

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  12. Good golly that looks tasty!! It must be nice being able to cook :)
    I'm afraid I'd burn my house down!

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  13. Does it solve the wedding-planning-blues-due-to-craze? If so, you could probably sell them for millions, and heck, I'd be your first customer haha. Many congrats on the recent engagement!

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  14. looks so perfectly golden and savoury. I'd want more than a few bites!

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xo