When I looked at my calendar, this was another food that I wasn't familiar with. I knew what a quiche was, but I had no idea what a "quiche lorraine" was or how to prepare it. (My roommate swears that she survived solely on quiche lorraine and bread while in France.) I thought perhaps it was another dish named after a person, but I was wrong. Lorraine seems to refer to the Lorraine region of France, which has German influence due to it's history/location. "Quiche" actually comes from the German word for cake. The Examiner provides us with some history of the quiche lorraine.
So how to make quiche lorraine? It seems be just a quiche made with bacon, onion, and cheese. The ever reliable Betty Crocker gives a recipe, but Emeril's recipe takes about half the time to make. Quiche lorraine probably isn't good for a quick breakfast (unless you've already got some in the fridge and you're re-heating it) but it could be the star of a brunch get-together.
Whoo! It's strawberry season, finally! Today is the perfect day (well, provided the weather's nice where you are) to go pick strawberries. Don't have a bunch of strawberry plants growing on your patio or in your backyard? No worries! Just go to PickYourOwn.org to find a U-pick strawberry farm near you. Nothing near you or no time? Well, I suppose going to the grocery store and picking out a container of strawberries you like can count, but it really is more fun to go to a U-pick farm. They're great for kids, too, and there's usually some sort of other entertainment available.
Acto to a u-pick farm any day of this month, because this would be a great way to celebrate National Strawberry Month, too!