Sunday, April 18, 2010
Scramble - when I say the word, two thoughts come to mind...rushing about, beating deadlines. Dictionary.com defines it as "collecting things in a hurried or disorderly manner....however you define it, it makes my shoulders hit my ears and my heart race. Needless to say, I prefer the other thought...whipping up some eggs with ...well...with whatever you smile and slows down your heart, drops your shoulders from your ears and makes you smile.
I do love Sunday mornings...I've written about them a million times, I'm sure. Typically they start out with my Honey brewing some coffee - today it was from The Smiling Goat Organic Espresso Bar - one of my favorite coffee bars in a city with quite a few good ones. You can even read their blog that highlights some of the latest and greates coffee finds. The coffee, a direct trade from Finca Matalapa, Puerta Zapa called Los Inmortales, El Salvador. The label says " bright & supple with a round mouthfeel, lush with orange and melon. Notes of maple syrup and cherry transform to an apricot finish"...seriously, it even sounds awesome...but I digress.
After snuggling in bed with coffee and the news of the day (on-line, of course), tummies start to grumble and it's time to make some sort of breakfast. Often...very often, I just whip up some sort of frittata or scramble (you can find many an option here). They always start out the same way...me standing at the fridge and making a last minute choice based on... sometimes a particular ingredient to add...sometimes it's a particular ethnic flavor.
Today (top of page photo)...the cured black olives, roasted red peppers, fingerling potatoes and some fresh arugula called to me. That and the thought of the pancetta that started the whole thing on my way from the bedroom. Add the last of the smoked applewood cheese, left over from yesterday afternoon's baguette (from Boulangerie La Vendeenne purchased at the Farmers Market).
What's your favorite scramble combination...and I am talking about the egg variety?