The dreaded years are upon me…

I now have a teenager. I can’t believe it. It was inevitable, you may say, however I was hoping and praying something magical would happen and these years would never come. It appears Dumbledore was busy, so it happened. My son turned 13. Sigh.

Other than making me feel old – see Damn you, Father Time! if you missed that blog post – I feel slightly incredulous that my baby:

(seriously – how CUTE was he???) has turned into this:

I can do this, right? Please mom, help me. Right. I mean, I really don’t have a choice in the matter and, all kidding aside, I have a good kid. I mean really good, above slightly-scary-picture notwithstanding.

On to some exciting news: my blog will be going high-tech in the near future. I have teamed up with an old friend, Simeon, to begin producing video blogs and segments. I’m so excited! We begin shooting it this week so I hope to send out our very first “issue” in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

Frittatas. I love ’em and I make them at least once a week if not twice a week. I cook breakfast for some lucky clients and frittatas are definitely one of my most favorite things to make for them. They are easy, can be eaten hot OR cold, and there are endless varieties. You can go crazy with frittatas and just use whatever is in your refrigerator.

Here’s my basic blueprint:

  •  Start with onions. Always. Sauté them in olive oil. Garlic is optional.
  • Now you throw in your veggies. Kale? Chard? Spinach? Broccoli? Sweet potatoes? Rock on.
  • Once the veggies have cooked to your desired consistency, add your whipped eggs with salt and pepper. I generally use 8-10 eggs per frittata in either a 10-inch or 12-inch cast iron pan. This is also when you can add herbs. Parsley, sage, rosemary, I promise I won’t start singing Simon & Garfunkel.
  • Cook the eggs and this is the time to sprinkle cheese on top. I usually reach for either Parmesan or Goat’s cheese. Sometimes Gruyere, sometimes Asiago, but generally I choose Goat’s cheese as it puffs up in the oven and tastes yummy.
  • Put in the oven under the broiler and let it brown.

    Done! So easy and so delicious.  

    Be well.