After making my last post here (earl grey tea ice cream!) I had a few egg whites hanging out in my fridge. Immediately, I thought of making an egg white omelette. Normally I scramble my egg whites but I can now confidently report that this is infinitely tastier. Unfortunately, it’s taken me so long to come around to egg white omelettes because I always thought of them as something that people on diets ate (which somehow made them way less appealing to me). I can assure you this isn’t the case, especially when you have extra egg whites because you just made some delicious ice cream, you load it up with cheese and serve it with parmesan and sage buttermilk biscuits.
We only go to our big Asian supermarket every couple of months to stock up on essentials, but it’s always quite the outing for us. Not only is the place HUGE, but I tend to slowly make my way through every aisle, trying to decipher what lurks within the cans and bottles of products (because the packaging and signage is usually in Chinese or Japanese etc and unfortunately, I am not fluent in either). The most frustrating thing is when I am looking for something specific, and I know it has to be somewhere amongst all of those aisles, if only I could just find it. That’s what happened with the great search for preserved black beans.
Yesterday, I got up at 5:00 am (like probably many people in Canada) to watch the gold medal game in Men’s hockey. As someone who is not a huge fan (read: been dating my hockey-loving boyfriend for nine years and still can’t sit through a game) of hockey or sports more generally, I will admit that there is something significantly more exciting in watching sports during the Olympics. I don’t start screaming or cheering for the teams per se, but I do feel pretty happy or sad for the winners and losers and find the games pretty exciting (especially the last two minutes of the women’s Hockey final, holy cow, that was crazy), so I wasn’t too grumpy about getting up at 5 am (and I love my sleep more than anything).
All I wanted when we moved to a new place was a backyard or even a small balcony. While a backyard would be great for a number of reasons, even a small balcony would do because I always wanted to be able to keep a little herb garden for myself. Not only would a herb garden be great because of its freshness and accessibility but I always hate buying herbs. I hate buying herbs because I pretty much never use them up. I always end up using half of the bunch for whatever I bought it for and then have no idea what to do with the rest! This is the perfect dish to use up any leftover herbs you have lying around. It is so easy to make and customize according to whatever you have on hand.