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Master Recipe: Never-the-Same-Twice Vegetable Frittata

The Recipe: An easy-easy frittata, a protein-packed egg dish for breakfast or a light lunch or supper. Most frittatas contain little to no milk, here the eggs are mixed with lots of milk, this result is a soft and silky quiche-like custard that envelops the vegetables and pockets of warm cheese. This is one you'll make again and again!The Conversation: I just "knew" I should love both frittatas and Donna Hay. But it took this special frittata recipe to make it happen. This recipe is so quick and easy
that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes
published every summer since 2009.
This is the very first Summer Easy recipe for 2015 but
watch for new "summer easy" recipes all summer long.
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First Thing. By all rights, I should have long loved a frittata. Pronounced [free-TAH-tah], it's an Italian egg dish, endlessly variable. Think open-faced omelette or crustless quiche. H…

Greek Baked Beans (Gigantes Plaki)

The Recipe: Dagwood-style sandwich fixins with a Greek twist: rotisserie chicken, a cucumber and feta spread akin to tzatziki, roasted peppers, more feta, pickled onions, fresh greens, all piled between soft rolls. The Conversation: What to make when you've got more cucumbers than you know what to do with. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~


Defense During the Annual Cucumber GlutOur garden is shooting out cucumber bullets every day, some small and pickle-sized but mostly beastly behemoths.Ever since the barrage began, I throw one (peeled and seeded) into our daily breakfast smoothies.Three times we've made Nana's Cucumbers with Sour Cream, my German-Russian and Canadian grandmother's recipe. And twice Old Liz's Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad. And hey! I can tell you now what I couldn't back in 2008 when readers first fell in love with this cucumber and tomato salad and I fell in love with this guy. "Old Liz" was Jerry's mother!We also adore Smitten Kitch…