I love early mornings. I especially love early mornings in the summer. It is light outside, the birds are chirping, and my garden looks fresh and filled with potential. I have a corner of one of my garden boxes dedicated to herbs, and this is where I headed first thing this morning.
Due to the fact that nobody else seems to appreciate my love of the early morning I was reduced to taking a self-photo. This was the only one that didn't make my arms look like the legs of an elephant. I'm not sure why self-photos do that to my arms.
I am not an egg lover. However, I know eggs are healthy and I am trying to incorporate more of them into my diet. One of the ways I have figured out I can swallow them is if I make them into an omelet. Omelets are a cinch to make. On our family scale of culinary difficulty these would qualify as being easy, meaning something even Anton and my brother John (they were the "brown team" for our Christmas cook-off) could make with minimal supervision.
Start with some free range eggs. I bought these yesterday at the Kamloops Farmer's Market. The only way they get any fresher than that is if you have the chickens in your own backyard!
Head to the garden and pick an assortment of herbs. Today's collection includes some basil, sage, oregano and chives.
Melt a small pat of butter over medium heat and add the herbs. Stir for a minute or two.
Whisk the eggs and then pour over the top of the herbs and butter.
Cook until the eggs firm up nicely. I then carefully flip the eggs over and cook on the other side. This step is only necessary if you are like me and the thought of consuming a "less than well done" egg gives you the same sort of queasy feeling you get when you watch your daughter-in-law eat jellyfish.
Add a bit of salt and pepper and sprinkle with cheese. I used Parmesan because that was what I had in the fridge, but any cheese will do. I should say any real cheese will do. If you have some of that fake rubbery stuff in you fridge save it for dog training treats. Or better yet, just throw it out.
Fold the omelet in half, eat and enjoy.
Just like I promised. Oeufs Pour Des Idiots. Good in both official languages.