Around the kitchen

It is a great start to the day when I can putter around the kitchen. The weather Sunday morning was chilly from the windstorm of the evening before. Perfect to stay inside for the morning and see what I can come up with.

I like to surround myself with a few things that are inspirational. Some fresh herbs from the garden. Pieces of beach glass. A salvaged piece of houseplant setting roots in a cup of water. Pottery art. A couple of glass bottles from imported lemonade.

Mornings like this end up being more of a brunch serving instead of breakfast. 10:30am when the kids have started to really argue, the already high pitch of their voices becoming shrill, that is the time to bust out some hearty grub.

Potato & Salmon Frittata

  • 500g yellow potatoes, cubed
  • 3T olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cream
  • 2T chopped dill
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • S&P
  • 1 can wild sockeye salmon, drained

Put potatoes, water and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cover and cook for 15 minutes until potatoes are soft and the water has evaporated.

Whisk the eggs, cream, dill, zest, S&P. Pour over potatoes. Add salmon. Cook over low heat until the outside is set. Put under a broiler until golden.

Serve with whatever kind of sauce you prefer, and maybe over a slice of toast.

At the same time as the eggs, I was making iced tea. This is a brilliant habit to get into. The selections of tea on the market is endless. I love creating a new taste sensation every time I make it. All you have to do is create a concentration of tea in about 4 cups of boiling water. Let is steep for 20 minutes and then put into whatever container you like with a bunch more cold water. It doesn’t even need sugar.

That was all I could accomplish in about an hour. I dream about what my life might be like if I could really devote myself to this kind of stuff. Would I be happier, maybe. The grass is always greener on the other side.

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