Last weekend I made Stev and I a Swiss chard omelette. I was inspired by some beautiful organic young Swiss chard I had bought at the Kingston Market.
I have been wanting to get some more potassium in my diet and Swiss chard has is high in potassium, as well as, fiber. I was a little intimidated cooking an omelette for Stev, because in the chef world an omelette is a test of how well you can cook. And Stev can make a perfect one for sure! Me, I wasn't so sure, but I need not have worried. I passed the test and Stev loved his omelette.
I started by sauteeing one finely diced shallot in a pan, on medium heat, with a tablespoon of olive oil. After it got going a bit, I added the chopped stems of the Swiss chard.
I seasoned with salt and pepper. Once the shallots and Swiss chard stems were soft from cooking, about 5 min, I added the chopped up leaves and cooked them till they were wilted.
I made us each a two egg omelette, one at a time. I mixed two free range eggs in a bowl with salt and pepper, then poured the egg into a preheated non-stick pan, on medium low. I stirred the eggs gently for 30 seconds or so, then put the Swiss chard in a line down the center of the eggs. I then added some grated old cheddar. I shook the pan and worked around the edge of it with a heat proof spatula to loosen the omelette. Once the egg was almost set, I flipped it in half for a minute on each side. Stev doesn't like any coulor on his omelette. Definitely lower heat and gentle cooking produce a lighter, softer texture and more sublime taste.
Here it is....I was pretty proud of myself.
Bella Bistro News
There is a new place to buy local food in Collins Bay. The Farm Store opened just down Bath Road from us. It is at 4080 Bath Road, the old Clark's By The Bay location. Clark and Lori Day have created a lovely little shop selling local products and growing and raising their own. Check it out.
Lobster Thursday's are back. For $25 we are selling whole boiled lobster with flavoured butters, vegetables, and a baked potato. I'll keep this special going for three more weeks or longer if it continues to be well attended.
Sunday June 26 is the next Wendy's Hoe Down. We will be there selling Tacos and Mel will be there too, selling some delicious baked goods. We will also have some of Durest Metal Works garden stakes and Harry's Thing-a-m-jigs. Bring the family out to Lyndhearst. Visit the Green Gecko for some fun shopping. There is a strawberry theme for this month.