Monday, September 26, 2011

I know that feeling, Green has returned, Simple country fare

1. Her muffled voice carries over the dressing room door exclaiming, "I love this dress!" (From yesterday, but it made me smile again today.)
2. It's been a week of low, sodden clouds, high humidity and misty mountains. Other than making my hair go crazy, I don't mind it a bit. The grass has come back thick and lush and all the greens in the landscape have deepened.
3. We had simple baked eggs with herbs and a panzanella (tomato and bread) salad for dinner.

These eggs are good enough to eat every week:

Mix together 1/2 tea. fresh minced rosemary, 1/2 tea. fresh minced thyme, 1/2 tea. minced garlic, 2 tablespoons chopped parsley, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.

In each of four small ramekins, put 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter and 1 tablespoon heavy cream.

Break 3 eggs into each of four separate bowls or teacups so they are ready when you need them.

Preheat broiler and place ramekins 6 inches below heating element until butter/cream is melted and bubbly. Then slip 3 eggs into each one. Sprinkle evenly with the chopped herbs, a little coarse salt and pepper.

Broil about 6 minutes or until eggs are set. Let sit a couple of minutes before serving.

Serves 4


  1. Sounds yum. AT first the recipe looked like a sweet tea mix I was dying for then I saw the salty ingredients. Hm, I might just try the sweet tea after all. :)

  2. Mmm...loving the eggs. We are having Indian Summer here and it's so very welcome. xxoo

  3. Sounds yummy. I will have to try that out!

  4. I am definitely making that. I think the ramekins I have might be too small for three eggs. And after typing that, I had a look and they say "no broiling." (Old Pyrex.) Does this mean I get to buy more pottery? Oh yeah. :)