January brings with it a new year and chances to try out new things!  Sometimes, the biggest obstacle in trying new things is just knowing what’s out there to try.  I can help with that!

Greenwood is chock-full of activities and opportunities to get involved.  Below are some highlights:

  • Daniel Bagley Elementary is in need of 6 more volunteers to wrap up the school year.  Nonprofit organization, Invest in Youth, is currently recruiting to help out the half-dozen children on their waiting list at DB Elementary.
  • January 14, 2017 – The Phinney Neighborhood Association is hosting a volunteer recruitment happy hour (Blue Building, Room 1).  Those interested will learn about how they can help the PNA Village support the elders in our community by providing services like transportation, small projects around the home, and social interactions.  To RSVP, contact the Village at village@phinneycenter.org or 206-789-1217.
  • Naked City Brewery has a host of awesome events lined up for January, including a silenced showing of The Man Who Fell to Earth accompanied by a session from one of our own members, DJ Nicfit, as well as Bendy Brewski Yoga (a chance to find your center, and the bottom of your pint glass).  Check the Naked City Events Calendar for the full list!
  • In need of a good laugh?  Looking to find a way to make others laugh?  Greenwood’s Pocket Theater is home to a raucous and hilarious lineup of improv shows and workshops.  Check the Pocket Theater Events Calendar for more info and show times!
  • The new year means resolutions.  If yours involved being more active, finding a great community, and drinking a pint (or three), then you should come join me at the Flying Bike Coop Brewery on Wednesday nights for their FBCB Run Club!  Runners and non-runners alike take to the streets in groups for runs from 1-6 miles (runner’s choice), followed by beer in the taproom.

 


In keeping with trying new things, I am going to be posting new recipes for everyone each month.  This month features a quiche variation that got rave reviews at a football brunch party.  The potato crust is a fantastic riff on the traditional quiche crust, and it looks outstanding to boot!

 

 

MK’s Monthly Recipe – Potato Crust Zucchini Quiche

(Click for the full-size image, hint-hint!)   

Yup, I actually made that

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium red potatoes
  • 1/2 TBS olive oil
  • 4 small zucchini
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2-3 jalapenos, diced small
  • 1 whole jalapeno
  • 1 purple shallot
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 TSP salt
  • 1/2 TSP pepper
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese

 

Slice potatoes with a mandolin on a thin setting (app. 1/8″).  Put potatoes in a bowl and add olive oil, salt, and pepper and mix to coat.

Line your pie plate with the potato rounds overlapping to make a complete crust.

Bake at 375° F for 30 minutes.

While baking the crust, shred your zucchini and press it over a second bowl to drain off excess liquid, dice your onion, chop your garlic, and fine-dice your jalapenos (leaving one whole jalapeno leftover).

In a large mixing bowl add eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and the red pepper flakes.  Mix with a fork.

Add the zucchini, onion, garlic, and jalapeno.  Mix with a fork.

Add the shredded cheese. (You guessed it!)  Mix with a fork.

When crust is fully cooked, remove from the oven and add egg/veggie mixture and spread evenly.  Sprinkle with more cheese and align sliced jalapeno and shallots on top for a bit of color (and flavor).

Bake at 375° F for 35-45 minutes or until set.

 

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