24 January 2011

Update part 2, and a recipe.

So I finished my first multicolor granny square! It was really simple and probably took about 15-20 minutes to complete. I think it could have gone faster if I had had made slipknots in all of the balls of yarn to begin with so that when I attach a new color it is more of a quick change-up.

Let me tell you, crocheting is incredibly addictive. It's all I want to do now. How did this happen? Though I'm definitely not complaining. Other than photography and drawing, I've never religiously practiced a craft. Perhaps I can add this to the roster.


This past week, I broke out my Julia Child Mastering the Art of French Cooking 'cookery' book and attempted my first recipe from it, Quiche Lorraine.

How was it?

Oh My God.

First, let's put it out there that I have had plenty of quiches in my life. Okay, when I say plenty, I mean maybe 15 or 20 in my 27 years. Which if you average it out is quite a lot. But none of them, and I say None Of Them, have tasted like this. And I cheated by using store-bought pastry crust! (We could be fancy and call it Pate Brisee if you like.)

I think what completely set it apart from the quiches of the past was its custard-like texture - it was like an incredibly light and velvety scrambled egg/ half and half combination with the slight crispy, smokiness of the bacon. I slightly changed the recipe by adding sliced Brussels sprouts that I parboiled before adding to the mixture.

See an adaptation of Julia Child's Quiche Lorraine here. (As it is an adaptation, it may not follow the book exactly.) I used a deep crust (deeper than the usual store-bought type) and added about 8 or 10 Brussels sprouts, cleaned, trimmed, parboiled and sliced thinly, then dropped onto the crust with the bacon.


  1. First off, congrats on the multi-colored square! AWESOMENESS! Secondly - you are making me that quiche, chickie :)

    Love youuuu,

  2. Thanks Jenny!! And I will definitely make a quiche for you! Come on over!! xoxo

  3. I like the granny square! It's so pretty! And I'm sure that you're working on it today with all of the piled up snow! We got over a foot of snow. That recipe sounds delish! I myself have been obsessed with reading Harry Potter, finally. I'm on book 5 now. It's soooo good. Just like everyone else already said! Hope you're doing well! xoxo

  4. Thanks! Yeah, I made a bunch last night and today and man, you can go into a trance doing them!! We got about a foot, more or less. Ohh harry potter! Don't you love it!? I myself was so obsessed I read books 2-7 in about two months, that's all I did. I could go for some quidditch and butterbeer right about now! Enjoy it, and then we should all watch the seventh movie part one together. Except for BW of course. His message to you: I can't believe you sold out.


  5. I can't wait to see the final blanket! Tell BW that I say "come over to the light side - embrace the Harry Potter in yourself!" I'd love to go see the seventh movie together! xo

  6. This is such an old post but I found your blog again when checking some links tonight. I just bought this book recently (read her memoir from time in Paris and LOVED it) and have made her beoff bourainon. I'm not even going to try to spell it tonight! Ha. But quiche lorraine will be next, especially after your raves! Cheers - Mariss (Vanillabean Knits)


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