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Easter Brunch

Opportunities to behave like a Christian aren't limited to attending a sunrise service.  They are present in our everyday lives--letting someone in front of you in traffic, helping someone in need, like the cyclist I helped with a flat on my ride today.  Furthermore, I don't think that spirituality needs to be limited to Christianity.  A round about way of letting you know I didn't go to church today, and I don't feel guilty about it.

We didn't hit any Easter Sunday buffets either.  We had left over quiche on the porch with a nice tablecloth and special cocktails.

I used Pepperidge farm puff pastry to line my tart tin, but feel free to substitute a pastry crust.  Do bake "blind" for 15 min to prevent the soggy crust that I experienced.


1 10" tart shell--prebaked or not

4 eggs

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup milk

4 oz. goat cheese crumbled

4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

1 cup chopped leeks (braised and cooled or sauteed)


Mix all ingredients and pour into tart shell.  Bake at 350F for about 30-40 min until just set in the center.  Cool slightly prior to serving.  Refrigerates and reheats well.


Grapefruit Mimosas

Virgin version

1 TBS blood orange bitters

equal parts grapefruit juice and soda water

Adult version

1 TBS Aperol

equal parts grapefruit juice and sparkling wine

I supremed about 7 lb worth of grapefruit this morning and then ran the left over "cores" through my juicer.  Sophie has discovered she likes grapefruit as long as it is pulp-free, and my juicer does a nice job of keeping out the chunks.  If you have the time/inclination some crushed mint would be a nice addition.

Rye, rye, rye

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