There are years that ask questions, and years that answer. ~ Zora Neale Hurston
~ HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL, BOTH FAR AND NEAR –
MAY YOUR DAYS BE FULL OF CHEER!
KNOW PEACE AND JOY EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR
WITH MUCH LAUGHTER AND WONDERMENT TO BEAR ! ~
Another year draws to a close amidst turmoil and unrest. There is hardly a corner of the world free from controversy or strife. #MeToo gathered moss as it rolled down the slope of daily surprises, borders tightened in the name of misplaced ideologies, democracies realizing the responsibility to vote. It was not so long ago when when things were simpler, quieter, when communities embraced fellow beings. Yet everything is relative, isn’t it? I sincerely hope that a year from today we do not look back and exchange hushed whispers and indignant exultations that “2017 was nothing compared to this!”.
Speaking of simplicity, it took only 10 minutes to get this scramble to the dinner table. If not for the time it took to soften onions, which simply requires stolid patience, it would likely have taken half the time. I suspect using caramelized onions will add a deeper flavor – the sweet, tender and slightly smoky texture to the scramble. Usually I have a stock of caramelized onions, prepared and frozen in ice cube trays ahead of time. This time I had used up my entire stock, which reminds me, I have to set aside an hour one afternoon to cook up another batch to store. Does anyone else find that you often seem to be out of a unique ingredient just when you wish you had it? Anyhow, dinner is served! We had this with hot porridge, but it will go just as nicely over rice. I also really like frying this up in the morning and making sandwiches with it. While I love my peanut butter as much as the next person, a helping of tomatoes and eggs makes me feel better about feeding my family with more healthful food.
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 1 tsp pepper
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 large tomato, diced
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- Soften onions over medium heat. Add tomatoes, salt and turmeric.
- Beat eggs with pepper. Add eggs into the pan when tomatoes have softened.
- Turn eggs a couple of times, allowing eggs to set a bit between turnings.
Try it with caramelized onions. Your guests will be pleasantly surprised. Tip: Prepare onions ahead of time and freeze them in ice cube trays. Pop one (or more) into the pan anytime softened onions are called for.
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Meanwhile, on the nightstand….
is “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston, from where the quote at the beginning of this post came. Written around 1937, Janie Crawford’s poignant narrative can only be more relevant than ever.
Inspired to put out healthy meals?
One of our standby favorites is Sunday Morning Tomato Basil Frittata, we love it on weekends, weekdays and weeknights 🙂 A close second is our Tomato Pie, also vegetarian and dosed with veggies. Speaking of veggies, Vegetable Fritters are a hit, though I suspect that might be partly due to the fact that those babies are fried!