Chorizo Scramble

Or, try breakfast burritos this week: Just whip up this spicy scramble and serve it in tortillas with cheese and hot sauce on top!

Ingredients:
8 eggs
8 ounces chorizo sausage
¼ cup milk
½ cup chopped leeks, white and light green parts only
½ sweet onion, peeled and diced
1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
1 tablespoon freshly-chopped parsley
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Heat the butter or oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the chorizo sausage and cook through, breaking the sausage into small chunks with a wooden spoon. Then, add the spring onions and leeks and cook, stirring constantly, for an additional 2-3 minute, until both are softened and fragrant.

2. Crack eggs and break over a shallow bowl. Break yolks with a whisk or fork, then whisk together with the milk, seasoning generously with salt and pepper. Add eggs to the frying pan and mix with the chorizo and vegetables.

3. Cook, stirring occasionally until eggs are set and no longer runny. Gently mix in the freshly-chopped parsley and serve immediately.

Rhubarb-Thyme Jam

This sweet-and-savory spread is delicious on toasted crostini; or, add it to your morning oatmeal for an unexpected touch!

Ingredients:
3 cups chopped rhubarb
3-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, leaves roughly chopped
2 tablespoons diced shallots
⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
½ cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Pinch cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon each of sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine all the ingredients.

2. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring often, for about 30 minutes, until the mixture has thickened to a jam-like consistency. Cool to room temperature and remove the cinnamon stick. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Baked Eggs with Crème Fraîche & Fresh Herbs

These oeufs en cocotte boast a wonderful balance between the rich crème fraîche and the bright parsley and chives.

Ingredients:
8 large eggs
1 cup Farm & Larder crème fraîche
Pinch nutmeg
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°.

2. Season the crème fraîche with salt, freshly ground pepper and a pinch of nutmeg.

3. Place a heaped tablespoon of crème fraîche in the bottom of a small individual ramekin or custard cup*, followed by a sprinkling of parsley and chives. Crack an egg on top, add a second tablespoon of crème fraîche and sprinkle with an additional pinch each of salt, pepper and nutmeg. Repeat with remaining ramekins.

4. Place the ramekins in a baking dish and pour enough lukewarm water into the dish to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins.

5. Bake for 15 minutes or until the egg yolks are set to your liking. Finish each serving with additional chopped herbs.

*This dish can also be made in a large baking dish, or even in a few smaller baking dishes. Spread a thin layer of cheese and herbs on bottom, carefully crack eggs and space out evenly, then dollop additional cheese and add water as directed above.

Bacon, Onion & Herb Quiche

Light and bright, with a touch of smokiness courtesy of the bacon, this quiche is bound to be a sure-fire hit.

Ingredients:
1 pie crust, either homemade or store-bought
6 thick slices bacon, diced
1 medium yellow onion, diced small
6 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
Sliced green onions, for topping
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 400°. If you’re using a refrigerated pie crust (store-bought or homemade), add it to your pie plate and keep cold in the fridge until ready to use. If you’re using a frozen pie crust, keep frozen until ready to bake.

2. In a 12-inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon from the pan and leave all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat in the skillet. Add in the onions and sauté in the bacon fat until translucent and lightly browned. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

3. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, rosemary, thyme, kosher salt, and black pepper. Whisk until the mixture is smooth.

4. Take out your pie crust and scatter the bacon and onions evenly along the bottom of the pie crust. Gently pour the egg mixture over top of the onions and bacon. Sprinkle the mozzarella and goat cheese into the quiche.

5. Place your quiche onto a baking sheet (this just helps in case of spills) and place it into the oven and bake for about 45-50 minutes. (The quiche is done when the middle seems set and the crust edges are browned.) Let rest for about 15 minutes before serving.

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