La Festa al Fresco Frittata . . .
After reading a few of my regular food blogs regarding the "San Francisco - Bay Area Food Bloggers Annual Picnic" . . . through the week, I started to feel like Cinderella that wasn't included to the ball. I envied those that were "A-List" Bloggers that were present. One fun thing, was to see the faces that are behind the fabulous food blogs in the Bay Area community. I'm over it now. Got to check the ego, once in a while. LOL. Obviously, I've got to reach out and spread some love to my local blogging buddies. Out of sight, out of mind . . .
We'll change that.
I would not have been able to attend anyway, considering the beautiful weekend wedding that Ander and I celebrated with newlyweds, Rob and Kim, and their families.
Besides, I've got a special picnic planned up my sleeve with fellow food blogger, and new friend, Payal. We just have to set a date.
One splendid event I was invited to is La Festa al Fresco hosted by the Lovely Lis and Incredible Ivonne. I felt honored to be included at such an event. Both Lis and Ivonne have wonderful blogs that transport me to the ultimate of culinary heights. I could not decline Ivonne's most gracious request of my humble participation.
For my contribution to the banquet table, I created the well-regarded and faithful frittata. It never fails me and it's a reliable backup plan when all I have are the kitchen staples, as in eggs, milk, cheese, onions and potatoes. When Ivonne kindly mentioned that the dish did not have to be Italian, it suggested that there could be more creative options. The only requirement was to use a fresh ingredient.
"Red Chard" . . .
"Fresh Organic Eggs" . . . courtesy of "the Girlie-Girls" . . .
My stroll through the last Wednesday night farmers' market, I spotted humongous leaves with crimsom veins running through them. Red chard was not included in our garden this year for lack of space. But we've enjoyed them in the past. The swiss chard we did include is more versatile to use in Filipino dishes. So when these fans of green and ruby stripes beckoned to me, I faltered, slipped the cash to the friendly vendor and brought them home. My plan was evident. It will be my fresh component for the frittata. Of course, it goes without saying, I included the treasures of fresh organic eggs from our "girlie-girls".
Frittata Take One" . . .
Frittata Take Two" . . .
Frittata Take Three" . . .
Thank you, Ivonne, for including me in such a wonderful event. I look forward to joining in the fun!
Life is a banquet, my friends.