A Postcard from London and Quiche ……….in a Jar!

We’ve had a sweet time in London, enjoying our family and taking in some fun highlights. Our favorite thing, by far though, is………………
just checking out and being a part of the vibrant everyday life here in this bustling metropolis. We’ve shopped for lovely fresh produce at local markets, biked along the Thames and through lovely parks (some of which were once hunting grounds for kings!), become quite proficient at navigating the Tube (the London under/over ground transportation system) and sniffed out (literally!) fun new cafes, quintessential English pubs and wonderful, unique restaurants. We’ve eaten our way through a smattering of the unbelievably abundant, charming bakeries and patisseries that seem to be here, there and everywhere!

One thing that the British seem to be quite the experts on are tarts, pies and quiches – of every variety! From tiny custard pies with delicious flaky crusts to fabulous puff pastry breakfast tarts stuffed with eggs, bacon and tomatoes, to amazing fruit concoctions all bundled up in delicious layers of melt-in-your-mouth pastry. Oh, and then there are the savory meat-filled pies which each pub has it’s own delicious version – we didn’t meet any of these that we didn’t love! You’ll also find a myriad of fabulous, diverse quiches made with local, seasonal ingredients served for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Really, it seems that we are in tart, pie and quiche heaven!

We thought you might enjoy a few pictures which tell the tale of our London adventures much better than a long string of words ever could! Oh, and a fun, unique quiche recipe of our own just to get you in a “Brit” frame of mind!

It seems that everyone in England has a green thumb! There are gorgeous flowers everywhere!

To market, to market,…………….a fun trip to the local market – everything was so beautiful – and cheap! Can you see why I lost my brain?

We love just hanging out, living the life here…….. 

 And of course enjoying these girls and…….. eating all kinds of fun London delights!

Oh, and back to the quiche…………

It can be frozen! Just pop the jar covers on and freeze for a rainy (or hungry) day!

Quiche In A Jar with Fresh Corn and Italian Sausage

Ingredients

1 tablespoon softened butter, for jars
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 ears fresh corn
2 cooked Italian sausage
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil
6 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half
Ground pepper
1 ½ cups shredded Gruyere cheese (feel free to use any type of cheese that  you like, Cheddar, Swiss, Fontina, whatever is you favorite)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Butter twelve 4-ounce jam jars and sprinkle with bread crumbs until inner surface is coated; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, 1/2 teaspoon salt and1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir in cheese. 
3. Place jars on a rimmed baking sheet. Divide crumbled sausage and fresh corn between the jars Ladle in egg mixture, dividing evenly. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Adapted from Martha Stewart

PRINTABLE RECIPE

Check back tomorrow for a fun quiche in a jar variation – with a crust!



10 thoughts on “A Postcard from London and Quiche ……….in a Jar!”

  • I’ve been praying for you, knowing that you were there when your brother died (I was in Turkey when my brother died just a very few years ago.)
    The girls have grown SO much! They’re all just beautiful & look like they are so much fun!
    LOVE the markets there!!! I could spend all day at those! They have beautiful flowers there because they have beautiful weather there to grow them (which includes plenty of rain, & moderate temperatures.) But they are indeed so beautiful.
    i’m ready to try some more of your wonderful recipes!!

  • What a stellar post!! Thanks so much for showing us all those wonderful shots of England – looks like you are having wonderful weather too! Enjoy
    Mary

  • My sister-in-law lives in London and we visited way back in September 1992. I remember the gorgeous flowers and markets, too, and the flaky pastries. I think I need another trip! Your grandkids are beautiful.

  • Chris, your photos are so lovely! Your colors are vibrant and the shots literally take us along with you. I haven’t been to London in over 25 years and my memories are somewhat faded everything in my mind is in a speia color (admittedly it was very foggy while we were there!)
    I’m loving the quiche in a jar!! Even my kids might eat it presented that way!
    So nice to meet you Chris!!

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