Dark Days: Home Grown

So, you ask — another frittata??  What’s so special about this one, woman, that you keep submitting frittata to dark days challenge?  Well, in this frittata, I grew the greens myself!!  Chard (red and yellow), spinach, beet greens from 20 feet away.  (by the by, who knew beet greens were so sweet and delicious?)  Eggs, potatoes, oyster mushrooms from the farmer’s market.  Cheese and bacon — not local, but needed to get used up.   It was lovely.  Max ate it, too, and will be taking left overs to daycare for lunch tomorrow.  I think next week I might feel brave enough to pull up the beets.  I have no clue how thick they may be getting underground.

Meanwhile, I have tomato seedlings sprouting and I think I need to move them to a location that gets more sun.  None of our windows are particularly sunny — and then there’s rigging up a device to keep the kitty from getting too curious.  That’s a project for next weekend.



  1. Gretchen said,

    January 26, 2010 at 4:06 am

    What a deep sense of satisfaction that must bring! Good work 🙂

  2. February 2, 2010 at 8:19 am

    […] Almostina is submitting her frittata for this week’s challenge – but what a frittata! The  sweet beet greens and red and yellow chard came from 20 feet away – her own backyard! That is such a wonderful accomplishment! Eggs, potatoes and mushrooms from the farmer’s market and cheese and bacon from the pantry made this a wonderful meal that even little Max enjoyed! Yum! […]

  3. February 8, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I love homegrown beets and chard. Since you are using homegrown ingredients, would you like to enter this post in our Grow Your Own roundup this month? Full Details at


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