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A Woodsy Ramble and Asparagus Feta Omelette

Last week I was out running errands on a particularly grey and overcast day. I’d been at the office all morning and as I drove home for my lunch break I just had to pull into the park near my house and go for a stroll.

It was beautifully quiet and still and I was the only person there. I breathed deeply of the cool air, smiling at the scents of cedar, wet leaves and damp earth. Much to my delight I found a new trail that I simply had to go down. As animals twittered in the branches above me and twigs snapped, I held a tight rein on my all-too-vivid imagination and laughed at my so easily scared self. 🙂

The trail entered the woods and it felt like I was in Sherwood Forest, a canopy of trees above me, spongy, leaf and needle covered ground at my feet. It was dark and peaceful in there and I thought how much my brothers and I would’ve loved this place for fort-building and pretend battles when we were little.

Eventually I left the woods and as I came around a bend I smiled in surprise at this sight.

The stream gurgled along contentedly, wending its way through trailing blackberry vines and gnarled tree roots. On its banks fallen logs made a perfect home for bright green ferns and these beautiful, I don’t know what – mushrooms? fungus? But aren’t they delicate and pretty like seashells?

It was a wonderful walk, good for body and spirit. I felt thoroughly refreshed and ravenously hungry. So home I went and whipped up a green onion omelette stuffed with canned asparagus, juicy tomatoes and grated feta cheese. I don’t like canned asparagus on its own, but somehow it works splendidly in an omelette.

Do you like going for walks? What is your favorite spot to wander in?

Asparagus Feta Omelette
(serves 1)

Ingredients:

2 large eggs
1 scallion, sliced
1 tsp olive oil
4-5 spears asparagus, canned or roasted
1/2 tomato, diced
seasoning salt
1/4 cup grated Feta cheese
Green Tabasco Sauce

Directions:

  1. Beat eggs with scallion.
  2. Heat olive oil in sauce pan, add beaten egg and cook until edges are firm. Carefully flip over.
  3. Top one half of egg with vegetables and grated cheese.
  4. Fold in half and place on plate. Sprinkle with Green Tabasco Sauce.



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elra - Your omelette make my mouth water ! Looks delish!

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RamblingTart - Thank you, Elra! I’m so glad you like it. 🙂

mangocheeks - I’m not a fan of omelette, but if it includes feta, I am willing to have a try. I have to admit yours looks so much nicer.

Theresa - Nothing like a ramble in the woods to create a hearty appetite! And that omelette looks absolutely scrumptious! One day when the many palates around here are not so picky, I shall have to try this!

And the woods in autumn has to be my favorite place for a walk. Preferably one that follows a clear creek and presents ferns and vibrant green mosses for my viewing pleasure! 🙂

lequan - hi Krista,

great pictures! everything looks so peaceful and calming. i used to hate going for walks but ever since my kiddies, i’ve began to really enjoy going for walks. it’s a great way to also introduce the kiddies to the beautiful nature around us. your omelette looks and sounds delicious!

RamblingTart - Feta makes almost anything better, Mango! 🙂

RamblingTart - I agree, Theresa! It thoroughly cheered and strengthened my heart, and I returned home feeling creative and inspired. 🙂

RamblingTart - What a wonderful thing to do with your kids, Lequan!! I loved going exploring when I was little. 🙂

Tuula M - You are an excellent writer Krista, so impressed with how you always capture the moment 🙂 So loved the bit about fort-building with your brothers, felt 12 years old again myself 🙂 Thanks again for taking us with you & letting us live a bit of the mystery & magic of your adventures! xx

bellini valli - We have a trail(Mission Greenway) that goes the length of our city from the lakes and out to Gallagher’s Canyon. Gorgeous this time of year when you can also see the Kokanaee spawning!

doggybloggy - that looks like a birch or an ash tree – and that would make these oyster mushrooms – a delectable edible!

rhiannon - i want to go for a walk too!

Malin - I’ll have to show more glimpses then 🙂

Haha, I’ve tried google translate on my blog too and it can be quite funny sometimes! But I’m glad it works!

Carol - Your omelette looks fabulous, great flavor!

Anna Johnston - I do love those walks & sadly I don’t adventure too often alone., but there’s nothing better when I get away to the coast or countryside to head out for a walk in the beautiful fresh air, invigorating & renewing.
Would be good to come home to that omelette too 😉

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