Farm fresh eggs
If anyone ever asks me what my favorite food is or what is my favorite ingredient is… it is the egg. I love how you can use them to bake, bind a meatloaf, make a deviled egg or serve up a beautiful souffle’. They are creamy, inexpensive, great source of protein and quick to cook. In the end, I used these perfect little morsels for a baked omelet. Simple and shows off the flavor the fresh egg. There is such a huge taste difference between a farm fresh egg and ones bought in the store.
Saute’ sausage in pan. Add red pepper flakes and scallions while sausage is cooking. When everything is completely cooked, place on paper towel and drain. Beat eggs and cream together. Season with some salt and pepper. In a greased pie dish ( or what ever shallow baking pan that you have) place sausage mixture in the bottom, then pour egg mixture over the sausage. Sprinkle the top with cheese. Place in 350F oven for about twenty minutes.
Peppery fresh arugula is an incredible compliment to the rich and creamy omelet. I simply tossed the arugula in red wine vinegar, olive oil, and a little salt and pepper. Pairing arugula with something rich and creamy is a perfect flavor combination that I seek out time and time again.
Some examples of this combo addiction can be found on this site: Ricotta and Sausage Pizza and Ham and Sweet Potato Sandwich. (FYI: for some reason, I can not hyperlink within my own site, so just type those recipe names in the search bar and you will find them.)
Now that I have cooked everything that was in my CSA basket, the question is what did I think and would I sign up for one myself? I think there are some important questions to ask. I am lucky to live in Chicago, so that I have access to several different farms that provide CSA’s. I need one that has one that has a convenient pickup time and location. I need one that has a variety of sizes. One that feeds a family of four would not be right for our family of two, even with how often I have guests. Does it grow the things that you really want to see in your CSA basket? I love spring peas and I would love to have the option of having eggs included in mine. How long does it run? What is the intial cost at the beginning of the season? Are they organic certified?
I am definitely going to do my homework and sign up for one in the spring. I just found out about one that is two blocks from my home. I will never be the gardener that I dream about being, but I love the idea of supporting the farmers directly. It is such a good experience for my son as he learns about how food is grown and how to prepare what is in season.
Pull up a chair, Elizabeth