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
2 large eggs
1 scallion, sliced
1 tsp olive oil
4-5 spears asparagus, canned or roasted
1/2 tomato, diced
1/4 cup grated Feta cheese
Green Tabasco Sauce
- Beat eggs with scallion.
- Heat olive oil in sauce pan, add beaten egg and cook until edges are firm. Carefully flip over.
- Top one half of egg with vegetables and grated cheese.
- Fold in half and place on plate. Sprinkle with Green Tabasco Sauce.