Sunday, May 12, 2013

FABBY: New Vignette and Asparagus Pie

Hello sweet friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. I went out with mother and Alejandro for brunch and we had a lovely time. Than we went shopping with my mom for her to choose her present and she chose a beautiful pair of earrings in silver with touches of gold. Another important holiday is over, now we'll have to wait for Father's Day; that should be fun too!

Last Friday I made for mother and Alejandro a Asparagus Pie, specially cause Mr. Living is so partial to any kind of pies, the sweet fruit kind as well as the salty ones. 

I also re-decorated my Mil's parents antique English buffet with my Onion blue and white tea set, which is part of my complete dinner china. The friends that follow me remember that before, I had my red transfer ware tea set displayed know how we can get tired of looking at the same things and now that Father's Day is approaching, the blue is in! Ok, here it is, hope you like it.

I never change the Foo-dogs, though, cause actually, Alejandro loves them and I do too. The blue and white urn, at your left, is French.

This is how it was for nine months, prior to my new change in blue and white Onion china.

The other day, while I was at the drugstore I found these cute faux food, lol.. I love them inside my High Tea cloche.

I arranged the faux-cupcake and donut in my Mil's nesting tables.
I also incorporated my new vintage English teapot with gold in the new tray vignette. This Foo-dog at your left is a male, holding a blue ball.

I love indoor plants.

Look at the pretty blooms in the terracotta pot I added.
Looks like more blooms are coming out! I had this pot and others at my kitchen window sill for more than 1 1/2 years. The Foo-dog here is the mother..notice she has a puppy next to her and the blue ball.

The sugar sterling and porcelain spoon was a gift my dear Sister in law brought me from her trip to France, for my B'day last Oct., perfect for this china!

The linen hand embroidered tray-mat was a gift from my dear Mil several years ago and I love it that is blue and white, it's perfect here! I have two and the other is in the Belgium buffet.
Last Friday mother and Alejandro had lunch with me, so I made this great 'Asparagus and Leek pie,'  that I copied from a blogger friend and right now I don't know who it was. Thank you anyway. The recipe is at the end of this post.

 We also had cream of veggies and salad with the pie for lunch with my mother and hubby. My everyday dishes are 'Country-made in Spain.' The chargers are with a pretty cane woven center and from Thailand.



  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 leek (white and light green parts only), halved and thinly sliced, then well washed
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 bunch (1 pound) asparagus, tough ends removed, thinly sliced on the diagonal (I use a can of asparagus sometimes, as opposed to fresh ones)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • Ground nutmeg
  • 6 bacon strips, fried and cut into bits
  • Our Favorite Pie Crust, fitted into a 9-inch pie plate, well chilled
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese (4 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with rack in lowest position. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium. Add leek and asparagus; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until asparagus is crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes; let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, 1/2 teaspoon salt, teaspoon pepper, and a pinch of nutmeg. Place pie crust on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with cheese; top with asparagus mixture. Pour egg mixture on top. Sprinkle with bacon bits.
  3. Bake until center of quiche is just set, 50 to 60 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note

To make sure the vegetables are distributed evenly, spread them in the crust before pouring in the egg mixture.

Thank you so much for coming by to visit me, my friends, as you always make my day!

Thanking the lovely and gracious hostesses for having me at their great parties, every week.


The Parties I will be joining and I hope to see you there too!

Stephanie for Sunday Showcase Party at,
Sally for Blue Monday at,
Marty for Inspire Me Tuesday at,
Ivonne for On the Menu Monday at,
Mix It Up Monday at,
Make it Pretty Monday at,
Mop It Up Monday at,
A Return to Loveliness at,
Ricky Jill for My Happy List at,
Masterpiece Monday at,
Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at,
Amaze Me Monday at,
Martha for Tea Cup Tuesday at,
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday at,
Katherine for Tea Time Tuesday at,
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A Return to Loveliness at,
Angie for Knick of Time Tuesday at,
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at,
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at,
Friends Sharing Tea at,
Weekend and Projects Link Party at,
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at,
Welcome Back to the Scoop at,
Kathe for You're Gonna Love It at,
Angela for, Assets and Efforsts Linky Party at,
Kathleen for Let's Dish at,
Make Bake Create at,
Patty and Paula for What's It Wednesday at,
Home (work) Wednesday at,
Wednesday's Adorned from Above at,
Cottage Style Party at,
Riverton Housewives Round Up at,
Open House Party at,
Share Your Cup Thursday at,
It's a Party at,
Kathy for Home and Garden Thursday at,
Wildly Original Link Party at,
The Country Homemaker Blog Hop at,
Home Making Party at,
Richella for Grace at Home at,
Vintage Thingie Thursday at,
Jen for Fabulously Creative Friday at,
Kathreen for Anything Blue Monday at,
From the Farm Blog Hop at,
Bernideen for Open House at,

 I will be participating in Wow Us Wednesday at Kim's Savvy Southern Style.

Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Metamorphosis Monday at, Between Naps on the Porch.