I hope you’ll forgive me for writing about food again. 🙂
I actually have two or three brainier posts in the pipeline, but their composition requires longer uninterrupted time of thought and Time, as you probably know first-hand, is the scarcest commodity of all nowadays.
Do you know how powerful Time is? So powerful that even God cannot turn it back.
So the time I’ve not been spending working or taking care of things, I’ve been spending on what underpins life – food. Unavoidable.
I thought I’d share a simple omelette, that I made tonight for myself – it was rather Spartan and you can tweak it to add more fat or eggs or other ingredients, but, barebones as it was, it was great. Or perhaps I was hungry. 🙂
You know, since childhood I have developed the habit of reading while eating. I know it is a bad habit to have, but I love it. Now, with the intermittent fasting, I’ve found I cannot concentrate on the reading, because I am so overflowing with joy at the eating, that I want to mindfully taste every bit of taste there is. 🙂 Which, after all, is not bad – being in the moment of whatever you’re doing and not just performing the action mindlessly is part of practicing concentration and self-control.
Are you thinking what I am – that I’ve managed to turn my days into some sort of a boot-camp? 🙂 Perhaps that’s true.But I hope you are not thinking I am some stuffed shirt though! 🙂
…Now as pleasurable as chatting with you is, let’s get down to cooking. 🙂
- Two eggs
- Hard white cheese
- Garlic cloves, green onion
- Leafy greens – pictured are baby spinach and something which I do not know the name of. 😛
- Salt, ground black pepper
- No additional oil at all
How to prepare:
- Preheat the pan, add champignons and crushed garlic and dry-fry for a minute, then add boiling water. (The picture shows the champignons only, because I forgot about the garlic and added it with the greens) 🙂
- Reduce fire, add leafy greens and let cook under cover for a while, then crumble the cheese into the pan.
- Add eggs and stir to readiness. You can of course leave them whole too, and then dip your bread into the runny egg yolks! 🙂
- Salt, if you’d like, and sprinkle with ground black pepper to serve. When ready, the leafy greens should still have some texture, don’t overcook them into a lifeless mass. 😛
- Complement with tarator, accent on the O – a cold yogurt-and-cucumber soup. If the seventh circle of Hell has not released a sample of its air temperatures where you live, you probably would want to skip the tarator though – it was made for hot weather. 🙂
And, to feast your eyes, something which my mom has cooked – sarmi, or grape leaf wraps, with minced meat and rice. I love them, but hate making them. I may try my hand though, so as to be able to post a step-by-step recipe here. 🙂 They are very beloved by most Bulgarians.
I hope you enjoyed our unassuming weekday dinner.
I’m leaving you to a song I heard on the radio while driving home in the afternoon today. I was a huge fan of Bon Jovi as a teen, but had forgotten all about this rock’n’roll song for years. The lyrics, like those of most of Bon Jovi songs, are great. I was very uplifted when I heard it on the radio and actually danced on the seat and sang along. 🙂
Come on, don’t be shy, join in! 🙂