Chickens and eggs and omelettes

July 10, 2015

Down at the other side of the meadow…

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around a little summer cottage…

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is our neighbour’s hen house and six hens.

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The hens are usually left inside their run, but sometimes get to wander out onto the meadow.

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Most days the hens are left to themselves, and we are invited to visit and collect the eggs. I can’t tell you how exciting it is for me (city girl) to be able to reach under a fat hen and pull out a warm egg.

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For an even trade, every day I bring them dandelions, grasses for them to root thru for bugs, seeds, clovers, and when the fruit is ripe, apples and plums from our garden.

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They run to the fence when they see us coming.

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Today we collected five eggs and decided on omelettes for supper.

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Each time I break one of those hard shells and see the rich yellow yolks, I’m determined to have some chickens of my own.

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Do you like omelettes? I love them. So simple. As a matter of fact, that was the first thing I learned how to cook at Cordon Bleu. They say omelettes can make or break a chef. Three eggs, a bit of milk, some herbs, a pinch of salt…divine. We usually vary the fillings depending on what we feel like (or what we have on hand.)

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Tonight: red peppers, onions, and bacon, with feta for R and cheddar for me.

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Adding a tomato salad and supper is served. 😀

My birthday and RBG Kew
A walk in the fields

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  • Reply Rosemarie Daviduk July 10, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    A lovely day for you.

    Nothing beats fresh eggs. Delicious.

    • Reply Veronica July 14, 2015 at 9:40 am

      So true Rosemarie. I was telling R today that we’ll be having egg everything for the next two months. 😀

  • Reply Rosemarie Daviduk July 10, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Also got hungry just looking at the omelette!

    • Reply Veronica July 14, 2015 at 9:39 am

      Aw, hugs 😀

  • Reply daryledelstein July 11, 2015 at 4:59 am

    yum .. i didnt attend cordon bleu or any other cooking school but i too learned to make omelettes right after i learned to boil water … i make my omelettes with water not milk a trick Weight Watchers taught me when i did their diet to lose the 25 lbs i gained when i stopped smoking oh so many years ago …

    • Reply Veronica July 14, 2015 at 9:39 am

      Hey, that’s a great idea! (I mean the weight watchers, not the weight gain!) I’m so glad you managed to quit smoking. We want you to stick around for a long time. 😀

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm July 11, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Hi V .. wonderful images. Nothing beats grabbing a warm egg. As for your omelette .. it looks perfect 😀 Nice way to finish off with some feta ..yum!

    • Reply Veronica July 14, 2015 at 9:43 am

      Oh yeah, you get to do that every day, don’t you. Wow, you’re such a lucky girl. Gave the girls a bunch of veggie scraps these past two days and collected 9 eggs this morning! There’s no stopping them. 😀

  • Reply jo headington July 12, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Oh these pictures make me miss my two chickens so much.
    Charlie and Lola 🙂
    I had to give them up to a friend when we moved.
    I am sorely tempted to sneak a pair into the back garden here though…

    And the omelette is making me hungry for lunch now!
    I have to hurry before the Men’s Finals at Wimbledon.

    • Reply Veronica July 14, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Aw, I would miss them too if they were mine. I miss these girls when I go back to Van, and they’re not even mine!
      Also, you are so naughty Joanne. That’s exactly what I would do…lol. 😀

  • Reply ebbandflo (@pomomama) July 13, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    My own dinner is ready as i read you post – not though. Maybe another night. Happy birthday btw (I did read correctly? Elsewhere)

    • Reply Veronica July 14, 2015 at 9:34 am

      Thank yous o very much Amanda. Big hugs. 😀

  • Reply tsdwords July 16, 2015 at 11:33 am

    I adore chickens and omelets. Chickens are one of the cutest critters around. I used to have them on my yard and I loved it. Fresh eggs are so amazing! Cheers to your lovely omelets 🙂

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