Chickens and eggs and omelettes
Down at the other side of the meadow…
around a little summer cottage…
is our neighbour’s hen house and six hens.
The hens are usually left inside their run, but sometimes get to wander out onto the meadow.
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.
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.
They run to the fence when they see us coming.
Today we collected five eggs and decided on omelettes for supper.
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.
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.)
Tonight: red peppers, onions, and bacon, with feta for R and cheddar for me.
Adding a tomato salad and supper is served. 😀
A lovely day for you.
Nothing beats fresh eggs. Delicious.
So true Rosemarie. I was telling R today that we’ll be having egg everything for the next two months. 😀
Also got hungry just looking at the omelette!
Aw, hugs 😀
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 …
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. 😀
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!
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. 😀
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.
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. 😀
My own dinner is ready as i read you post – not though. Maybe another night. Happy birthday btw (I did read correctly? Elsewhere)
Thank yous o very much Amanda. Big hugs. 😀
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 🙂