A Luminous Halo

"Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end." --Virginia Woolf

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Location: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States

Smith ’69, Purdue ’75. Anarchist; agnostic. Writer. Steward of the Pascal Emory house, an 1871 Second-Empire Victorian; of Sylvie, a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL; and of Taz, a purebred Cockador who sets the standard for her breed. Happy enough for the present in Massachusetts, but always looking East.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

What I Had for Lunch Today: Spinach and Mushroom Omelet

To make this omelet, I sautéed a few mushrooms in butter and oil, then added a couple of handfuls of rinsed (but not dried) spinach and a pinch of nutmeg and cooked just till the spinach was wilted. I removed the spinach and mushrooms from the pan, added a little more butter, and poured in a beaten egg (plus an egg white I had hanging around). When the egg was set, I dumped the filling in the middle and slid it out of the pan, flipping it into a neat roll, à la française.

For a side, I sliced up a carrot using a vegetable peeler (no need to peel the carrot first). I cooked it in the same pan with a bit of butter, a pinch of raw sugar, and a squirt of lemon juice. I garnished everything with chopped chives and coriander.

This was a nice meal for a brilliantly sunny Indian summer day. I think it looked beautiful on the lace placemat I found yesterday at the church rummage sale. $1.50 for a set of four. Hallelujah!

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