Friday, May 30, 2014

Spice and Everything Nice

Herbs are one of my favorite foods on the homestead...
and because I grow a variety...
they are used every day of the week, in one way or another

they smell good,
look good,
and taste good

herbs not only taste good...
they are good for the body

two of my favorites are rosemary and oregano
they both pack a power supply of medicine and nutrients

this morning, rosemary and oregano were eagerly invited to breakfast...
honored guests on my plate

let me show you how they brought spice into this morning's breakfast

when a light meal is good enough for me...
I take one onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
2 cloves garlic, lightly mashed, then chopped

in a hot skillet put in...
2 pats of butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon curry powder

stir the curry into the oils and fry for about a minute

add the onions and saute until they are soft

add the tomatoes and garlic; saute another 2 minutes...
stirring so as to keep the garlic from burning
you can add some sea salt and black pepper if you'd like

I dish my curried onions and tomatoes on top of lettuce...
then with a scissors, I snip the rosemary and oregano onto the top of the curried dish
I prefer my herbs added after the cooking simply because...
it keeps the nutrients intact and medicinal

with an addition of sardines, moringa leaves and a banana...
this meal is complete for me

but, a cup of moringa blooms and leaves make a great top up...
to wash the meal down with

I steep the flowers and leaves in a cup of hot water for 7 minutes...
then strain into a drinking cup and sweeten with a teaspoon of raw honey

there is nothing like real and fresh food to get me going into the day...
and truly, this is good to the palate

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
O Lord my God,
thou art very great;
thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
He watereth the hills from his chambers:
the earth is satisfied with the fruits of thy works.
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle,
and herb for the service of man:
that he may bring forth food out of the earth;
and wine that maketh glad the heart of man,
and oil to make his face to shine,
and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.
Psalms 104:1,13-15

May your day or night find food in the grace of God.


  1. You certainly have a healthy breakfast there.

    Rosemary is my favorite herb, and I love to use it often.
    I love Rosemary in bread!

    Have a great weekend :)


  2. That looks so beautiful! I love sardines but hadn't thought of using them for breakfast before. Will have to try that. Dirtpatcheaven