Scilla Season here is the beginning of it all....
Years ago..I found my first love as far as websites go..
Gardenbuddies..I met wonderful people through Gardenbuddies..I learned about things to plant..how to use a digital camera.. how to use Photoshop..how to grow a clematis..(I even have a clematis named after me God Bless him:) )
I learned many wonderful recipes.. how to set different tables..
How to keep in touch..how to have amazing netfriends..
How to grow lilies..and irises..
I met wonderful people in person through Gardenbuddies..
and as penpals..but in webpals..:)
Many cherished people..
2..very cherished..Marlene and Derek..
I can't believe I lost them both..
They visited us..we visited them..
Derek..found the poem I was looking for:
"In Search Of My Mother's Garden..I found My Own.."
And described part our backyard as "Borrowed Landscape"..
His words have never left me..
In our "Borrowed Landscape"..there is the golf course..lush and pristine and lovely..w/ a hedgerow of wild grasses and wildflowers..and a secret garden..that the Easter Bunny hides the eggs in..that the boys come exploring with me..:)
Right now..my borrowed landscape smells like heaven..or what I think heaven smells like..sweet ..pure..fresh..
And ..it's all in the Scilla's Scent~
Scilla and Coneflower have been out there sharing delicious secrets:)
The Potting Shed's ( La Maison des Jardins)..flag is flying against the brilliant blue skies..
And Nana is practicing her watercolors every chance she gets~ Humbly..
Did you know Scillas had a scent?
At the same time..the Fiddleheads are popping up~So many in the Secret Garden~
So .. beacause of the voluptuous fiddleheads..tarts are also in season..I love to forage and pick these and rinse the brown outer parts away..then I steam ..and steam....and add to tarts..
The basis for this recipe is from Epicurious..but fiddleheads were not even a thought in their recipe..
So easy.. I picked the fiddleheads yesterday..and kept them fresh in the fridge..
This morning.. I thawed the puff pastry(President's Choice..my fave here).. I steamed the fiddleheads.
I mandolined 1 onion.. and one potato..
I chopped 1 portobello mushroom..
Browned my onion rings in one tbs p of butter..set aside..
browned my mandolined potatoes..w/ thyme..s and p..set aside..
and then cooked my mushrooms in the same pan....set aside
Roll out your puff pastry to ap 1/4 inch..mine is almost that..cut out 4 circles to fit your 4 tat molds..prick with fork and freeze for 30 mins(not in the tart molds)..
Then in your tart pans.. set 5 or more fiddleheads..prettily ..in the pan..top with the onions..and the potatoes..I added some feta..
I seasoned generously..
Topped with the chilled pastry and baked at 425 F for ap.. 25 minutes..
As soon as they are done..flip ..and see.. beautiful:)
You serve w/ a balsamic glaze..since I burned my ceramic cooktop when my son-in-law #2 came to ask for our daughter's hand in marriage while I was making a balsamic reduction a la Ricardo..I buy my balsamic glazes now:)
Top w/ fresh herbs..and ..well.. delish and pretty..
Jacques had one of his home made sausage patties w/ it..and I made a generous serving of broccoli..
We worked outside all day..so it was nice to have the tarts prepared this morning..I simply heated them up for dinner..still crisp..still fresh~
Kindness In Words Creates Confidence~
Kindness In Thoughts Creates Profoundness~
Kindness In Giving Creates Love~
Thank you Linda~
And welcome dear Spring~