Before Covid-19 shut down commerce as we knew it, I clung to my daily shopping habit, cultivated during the 30 years I lived in Germany. Fridges are small there, so most people shop for fresh food daily. But we’re still in lockdown in Washington State—and honestly, even when restrictions are lifted, I’m not going back to my old habits. Too many people being too careless about hygiene and social distance. Our new normal is a big weekly shop, with no quick trips to Freddie’s (Fred Meyer, Pacific Northwest grocery chain) for a few crucial ingredients. I’ve been forced to plan more and become more resourceful about using up bits and bobs of produce, meat, etc.
One of my favorite ways to use up an assortment of veggies is a frittata. This Italian baked omelet is good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and comes together in a half hour or less. You can add typical breakfast meats like crumbled sausage, bacon, or ham, or go with an all-veg version like the one I made today. The key is a high ratio of filling to egg.
This morning, I had on hand a block of feta cheese, so I opted for a vaguely Greek flavor profile. Here’s what I used: (photo of ingredients attached)
I heated a tablespoon of olive oil in a large, oven-proof skillet and added
Et voilà! Or however you say that in Italian. A delicious meal that keeps well in the fridge and also tastes good cold.
Some other favorite fillings:
Love, Art, and Other Obstacles
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May 18, 2020
Opposites attract, Art World, Artist, Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Steamy Romance, Rivals to Lovers, Bisexual Heroine, Tattoos, Chosen Family, Redhead Hero
Rejected by her family for her bisexuality, graphic artist Margot DuPont yearns for a life with no fences, no limits, and no family ties. Between college, work at Book Nirvana, and an art competition, she barely has time for her part-time girlfriend much less a flirtation with her competitor.
Dumped into the foster system at a young age, ceramics artist Elmer Byrne craves a big, loving family of the heart. His artist family almost fills that need, but something is missing...until Margot. But when he offers his heart, her thorny defenses shatter him.
Thrown together in an art competition that could jump-start one artist's career, but not both, their irresistible attraction forces them to reconsider the meaning of success.
Ever since her first kiss, Sadira’s been spinning steamy tales in her head. After leaving her teaching career in Germany, she finally tried her hand at writing one. Now she’s a happy citizen of Romancelandia, penning contemporary romance and cozy mysteries from her home in Washington State. When not writing, which is seldom, she explores the Pacific Northwest with her charming husband, enjoys the local music scene, belly dances, plays guitar badly, and gobbles all the books.
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