Tattoos and Squash Blossom Frittata

Another frittata recipe (yes, those are all links to 3 other frittata recipes). I know, I know. Boring, redundant, not exciting. Would you rather hear about my poison ivy? I could post some gross pictures, or I could tell you about all of the calamine lotion I’ve been dabbing on. Not fun. Somehow I had made it 23 years without ever getting poison ivy, and then when we went to the Gorge 2 weeks ago, things changed. Oh well. Maybe I’ll get lucky enough to go another 23 years without another splotchy red patch. My fingers are crossed.

I can tell you about something awesome that I did with my sis last night- Maggie got her first tattoo! Our cousin, Anthony Hall is an AWESOME tattoo artist. So, if you’re here in Lexington and need some ink, I’ll gladly give you his number! Here is a link to his profile- Reigning Ink. And here is my baby sister getting her first tattoo!

process  sitting  tattoo

The flower is actually a Paw-paw flower. Our wonderful grandfather, whom we lovingly called Pawpaw passed away almost a decade ago. Maggie searched for a flower that she liked online, and amazingly enough, the one she liked happened to be the Pawpaw flower- how cool is that? Here’s a great post that Maggie did about the significance of the phrase “Breathe the world in” (which is also the title of her blog!)

Another fun fact before I bore you to death with a frittata recipe- I have a tattoo as well! I got my first (and only, for now) tattoo from Anthony as well back in 2009. It’s done with UV ink, so it’s pretty much invisible in plain light. BUT, when you put it under a black light, it GLOWS! (I haven’t even told my parents, Hi Mom, Hi Dad! See, Maggie isn’t too rebellious!)

tattoo - Copy

It’s on the inside of my right calf. The phrase says “I surrender my life”, written in Hebrew. After seeing Maggie get her AWESOME tattoo, it really makes me want another, so I’ll definitely be thinking long about my next piece.

Daniel has a tattoo too, but for whatever reason, I cannot find a good picture of it! I’ll post it as soon as I can snap a pic!

Onto the recipe!

Squash Blossom Frittata

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Ingredients

  • IMG_0746  4 whole eggs (or 3 eggs and 2 whites)
  •   3 small zucchini (from the garden)
  •   5-7 squash blossom flowers (from the garden)
  •   1/4 c. milk
  •   1/2 pint mushrooms (about 10)
  •   2 tsp. butter
  •   Fresh Parsley and Chives, chopped (1 TBSP total)
  •   Salt and Pepper

Directions

  • Preheat broiler
  • Chop your veggies- thinly slice mushrooms and zucchini. Chop your squash blossoms (after removing the centers (aka the stamen and pistil (the part with all of the pollen))

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  • Melt butter in a skillet with a metal handle (or put 2 layers of foil around a plastic handle)
  • Sauté mushrooms until brown, add sliced zucchini and cook until they are tender (add a little bit of salt to season your veggies)
  • Add your chopped squash blossoms and sauté just until the blossoms are warmed
  • Pour in egg mixture and LEAVE IT ALONE! (make sure your veggies are distributed in the pan before adding your eggs)
  • Let mixture cook on the stovetop for 3-5 minutes, or until the center is starting to set
  • Put your pan into the broiler for 3-5 minutes so that the eggs set and the top gets lightly browned and puffed

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To be honest, you can’t taste the squash blossoms at all. This would have been REALLY good with some sharp (asiago or parmesan) cheese, but we didn’t have any. A creative recipe indeed, but you really won’t know that there’s a strange ingredient in there!

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Tattoos and Squash Blossom Frittata

2 thoughts on “Tattoos and Squash Blossom Frittata

  1. Haley Tucker says:

    Okay, I’m jealous of your zucchini. Mine is blooming like crazy but the blooms just fall off! Love that tattoo!!!

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