SPRING TIME IS BRUNCH TIME IN SAN MIGUEL

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At our vacation home in San Miguel, we always look forward to springtime brunches on the patio overlooking the pool and Blue Grey Mountain Range of San Miguel.

And with the arrival of spring comes every opportunity to celebrate the rites the season and all of its deliciously ripened goods from the garden.   Take a look at this list of what’s in season now … and then try out the recipe below that overflows with springtime goodness.

Ripe and Ready for your Sunday Brunch

Artichokes
Asparagus
Beans
Beets
Broccoli
Chicory
Chives
Collard Greens
Fava Beans
Fennell
Green Beans
Leeks
Limes
Morels
Mustard Greens
Oranges
Papaya
Peas
Radishes
Rhubarb
Strawberries
Spinach
Sunchokes
Sweet Onion
Watercress

SPRING ONION FRITTATA

Serves: serves 2-3 as a main course, 4 as a side

*If you’re non-dairy, skip the cheese
* Feel free to sub in whatever veggies you like

Ingredients ~

  • 5 eggs
  • ⅓ cup water or milk
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • olive oil, for the pan
  • 3-4 thin spring onions, chopped small, plus slice a few into thin vertical strips
  • ½ cup chopped asparagus tips
  • ½ cup peas
  • ¼ cup fresh mozzarella pieces*
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta*
  • ¼ cup chopped tarragon
  • salt & pepper
  • a few pinches of red pepper flakes

Instructions ~

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a medium (8-inch) skillet, lightly sauté the chopped onions & asparagus pieces in a bit of olive oil, salt & pepper. Remove from the pan after just a few minutes.
  3. Blend eggs, water, salt and pepper in a blender until combined and lightly foamy
  4. Wipe out the skillet you used previously and coat it with a bit of olive oil. Pour in the eggs and add half of the veggies. Put the skillet in the oven, and bake for 15 minutes. Then (carefully, without moving the skillet around too much), add the rest of the veggies and the cheeses. Continue to bake for another 15 minutes or until the Frittata is puffed up and the eggs are set.
  5. Top with chopped tarragon, a grind of pepper and a few red pepper flakes. Let cool before slicing.