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CSA: Second Week's Subscription Box and More Inspiring Things

Monday, June 3, 2024


Happy Monday, My Lovelies!

How was your weekend?  Did you do anything fabulous?  I pretty much stayed home and read a little and blogged a little.

I wanted to share with you my family's favorite recipe from this past week's CSA (community supported agriculture) subscription box from Stone Hollow Farmstand.  The photo above only shows a few of the items, but if you'll look at the top, you can barely see Swiss chard.  That and the delicious eggs inspired my choosing the following recipe:  Frittata, Flattata.  Since we had a few potatoes leftover from week one, this recipe was a perfect match.

So far we've received a dozen eggs in each box.

I found this recipe on All Recipes, but I thought you might enjoy the YouTube video.

What you'll need to make this recipe:

6 slices bacon, chopped

1 potato, peeled and sliced into thin 1-inch pieces

2 tablespoons water, or as needed

1 clove garlic, thinly sliced

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

salt and ground black pepper, to taste

1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped

8 eggs, beaten

⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Here is the video that shows how to make it.  There are helpful hints in it, and I think it's well done.

My finished frittata.
Here's a hint:  pay close attention to how Chef John stirred the eggs into the mixture.  I think I stirred mine a little too much, so do as he does!
The frittata was delicious!  I cut the leftovers into wedges, and we had it the next two mornings for breakfast.  It reheats well in the microwave.

I absolutely loved the chard in the recipe.  It gives it a nice flavor and complements the bacon and potatoes. 

Below are a few things that are inspiring me:

Last weekend at the lake, we attended an art show and vintage market benefitting Children's Harbor.  Children's Harbor is a beautiful facility on Lake Martin that provides accessible,  state-of-the-art camp facilities at no cost for seriously ill children and their families. 
I purchased this pretty Fiestaware teapot at the sale, and I love the color.  We needed one at the cabin, and this is the perfect size.

I have been inspired lately by blues and greens.  I am also loving beautiful wallpaper I'm seeing online, and this one by Rachel Ashwell is stunning to me.  I am trying to think of a way to use it in our home.  Hmmm....

We are finishing up a little house we've been building, and I'm leaning toward this color for the front door.  The exterios is painted in Benjamin Moore's Swiss Coffee, and this soothing blue-green is called Lush.

Coming Soon:

My favorites from Vienna's Albertina
Wednesday, June 5th

I will post my review for Agatha Christie's The Mysterious Affair at Styles on Friday, June 7th.

I'm really looking forward to this hop next week!

My review of a brand-new cozy mystery series set in Scotland will be live on Friday, June 14th.

We'll get our third CSA box tomorrow.  I can't wait to see what we get!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. I love frittatas! I've never had one that included greens, and I'm intrigued. You need to write and illustrate your own cookbook. Seriously!

  2. Ricki Jill, I did not realize you were building a little house! I must've overlooked that hint in last year's post. Oh my goodness, how exciting! Maybe you can use that beautiful wallpaper somewhere in the back of a bookcase, even on removable mdf board as a test?
    Your CSA bounty looks absolutely delicious, and so does the frittata.
    I had an estate sale that kept me quite busy last week and into the weekend with continuous discounts. I'm headed to the booths now, bringing some of those goodies to end users.
    Have a great week!

  3. I'm glad you are enjoying your CSA boxes, and the frittata looks and sounds wonderful! Love your drawing of Swiss chard too! The aqua teapot is perfect for your lake house~

  4. What a delicious recipe for using the Swiss chard. I'm sure you are enjoying your boxes with all the fresh produce. Such a sweet teapot and I love the wallpaper too. I know you will find just the right spot to use it. I'm excited about your little house, can't wait to see it. Happy June sweet friend.........

  5. What a terrific haul from the CAS. That's great and the frittata looks fabulous. I love your teapot. I collect Fiesta and those are hard to come by.


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