Every day of the spring and summer, it's always interesting to see what our farm provides. I gather eggs from the hens, milk the goats, pick the fresh herbs and whatever vegetables are ready to be eaten. Making meals up as I go, it's an enjoyable way to provide healthy foods for my family. The fact that I get an hour of peace by myself is a bonus.
Here is a fun way to use up that early harvest . This Chard, Mushroom, and Onion Crostada, is a simple way to serve all those little bits of early summer bounty from the garden. A crostada is simply a flavorful crust that is wrapped around an assortment if ingredients and then cooked into a delicious pie. Let your imagination (and your Farmer's market) be your guide, substituting all your favorite ingredients.
I like to make this for a brunch, after I get in from doing all the outside chores. By then, I have a basket full of this and that, harvested from my herb and vegetable gardens. Every time I make this recipe, it's a bit different from the last. That's what makes it so fun!
Finally, like anything I make, this is also great as a snack or at room temperature. It's sturdy enough to hold a slice in your hand, and what a treat in the lunchbox.
Submitted by The Farming Wife