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Falling Leaves, Hot Tea, and Fried Eggs On A Nest of Kale

Good morning, dear ones! I’m writing to you tucked up under a quilt with a heating pad to keep me warm. Autumn has truly arrived in Washington and it’s sunshiny, beautiful and cold!!

Saturday morning I awoke to my green grass carpeted with crunchy russet leaves and today a cold wind tossed them about in a mad, whirling dance across the lawn. I loved it!

It was so gorgeous out this weekend that even spending hours in my parent’s garage sorting through boxes was a pleasure. I opened the garage door and let the breezes and sunshine in and I got HEAPS done!! I sorted through absolutely everything and it feels so good. 🙂

Such weather always puts me in the mood for cozy, comforting things like steaming Darjeeling tea, homemade cookies (I’ll share those with you later this week!) and hot breakfasts. My favorite breakfast this weekend resulted from opening my fridge and seeing a carton of eggs and a bowl of leftover kale sauteed with tomatoes and garlic. I thought the two together would make a delicious and healthy breakfast and much to my delight, they paired beautifully. I’d also like to try this with spinach and maybe Swiss chard as well.

What is your favorite thing to pair with eggs?

This is my contribution to Chaya’s Meatless Mondays. Click here to see more delicious meatless dishes.

Fried Eggs on a Nest of Kale
(serves two)


1 bunch kale, ribs removed, leaves chopped
1/2 can fire roasted, diced tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, sliced
olive oil
salt and pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs


  1. Bring pot of salted water to boil, add kale and cook 15-20 minutes until tender. Drain.
  2. In saucepan heat olive oil and saute tomatoes and garlic 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add kale and saute another 3-5 minutes.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Divide kale between two plates and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. In saucepan fry two eggs and place on top of kale. Serve warm.
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RamblingTart - So happy Spring is on its way for you, Lorraine!! Strange to think of our weather being so completely opposite. 🙂 Mmm, eggs with truffles sound amazing. 🙂

RamblingTart - That sounds so cozy and wonderful, Tuula! 🙂

RamblingTart - Your words paint a gorgeous picture, Jamie! 🙂 Yes, it’s perfect cuddling weather. 🙂 I didn’t think of baking this dish, but that would be lovely!

RamblingTart - Oh Bekah, your soup sounds glorious!! 🙂 Such perfect weather for it. 🙂 So excited to see you guys this weekend! 🙂

RamblingTart - Your change of seasons sounds beautiful, Anna! I have dear friends near Brisbane and their weather is becoming springish too. 🙂 I’ve never had Eggs Florentine before! What are they?

RamblingTart - I’d never heard of Briam until you mentioned it, Val, so I looked it up and you’re right! It would be splendid with eggs!

RamblingTart - It’s so good to hear from you, Chaya! 🙂 You are very welcome. I love learning new vegetarian dishes to spice up my menu. 🙂

RamblingTart - I would LOVE to have you for a visit, Susan! 🙂 All those egg combos are right up my alley. SO good! 🙂

RamblingTart - I love fall too, Joumana! I hope you get some cool and crisp days soon. 🙂

RamblingTart - Ahh, so glad you’re a kale fan too, Mary. 🙂

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - Warm weather does the same to me too Krista! Suddenly, nothing is a problem. I’m hoping that tomorrow as the first day of Spring will bring some sunshine with it. And with eggs, if I can get them, truffles! 😀

Tuula M - Sounds lovely! I can’t wait for the temps to start dropping here…I’d like nothing better than to be curled-up in a blanket with some homemade cookies and tea. Eggs are my favorite way to start the day too..with good old-fashioned pancakes & maple syrup, yum!

Jamie - I absolutely love Autumn, it’s my favorite season. Love the quality of the sunshine and all the crunchy golden leaves underfoot. The house is a tad too chilly for me but it only makes snuggling all the more cozy, right? This is a perfect Sunday brunch dish. Have you ever thought of putting it all in a ramekin and baking it?

Bekah Mae - I just made a big pot of chicken broth/soup in which I practically DUMPED kale. Lots of it! It’s so good, actually. I know it’s supposed to be one of those things that you eat because ‘it is good for you.’ But I love it anyway.

Anna Johnston - I too love the change of seasons too; as your summer is ending & your Autumn starts we here in Australia are experiencing the very first signs of spring after a bit of a long haul of a cold wet winter, its so wonderful to see the sunshine 🙂 My favourite egg combo at the moment is the tried and trusted Eggs Florentine with a sweet balsamic reduction drizzled over it – love it.

bellini valli - I used some leftover Briam with eggs not long ago.It would be similar to your dish and let those leftovers shine!!

Chaya - This is a wonderful dish. I am partial to eggs so that is the final selling point.

Putting tomatoes in with the kale gives it real life.

Thanks for linking this with My Meatless Mondays.

I really like the photo with the leaves strewn over the grass. It is all in the mind. You could look at that and think, I have to get rid of the leaves or you can do what you did, and enjoy the natural beauty.

susan from food blogga - I want to join you in Washington now! I love to pair eggs with sauteed greens like you did. I also love them with potatoes, red bell peppers, and onions. I wouldn’t turn down a burger topped with a fried egg either!

tasteofbeirut - wonderful meal to start the day

tasteofbeirut - Never thought of pairing eggs and kale but it sounds hearty and delicious! Love the photo of the falling leaves! I am really impatient for fall now!

Mary - What a lovely offering today. I love kale and coincidentally your photos. I hope you are having a great day.

RamblingTart - I think so too, Elra! It’s so delicious and so good for us! 🙂

RamblingTart - Thank you, Phillip! I’m so glad you like it. 🙂 I’m intrigued to see your site when it’s up and running. 🙂

elra - This is the second post I see today using kale. Kale is such a healthy and delicious vegetable, I’d never get tired of eating kale.

Phillip Jacobs - Amazing! I will be trying this out really soon. Beautiful pic, btw.

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