Friday, July 1, 2011

Backyard Farming - Scrambeled Eggs & Herbs







This year, with my time limited and wanting to focus on our landscaping, I planted just a few veggies and a large herb garden. I always use herbs the most out of everything I plant, and anytime I grocery shop I seem to have a basket full of cilantro. As far as the edible ones go, I planted dill, parsley, mint, cilantro, and basil. I've been enjoying them all Summer, and yesterday evening I brought inside a big batch of them to dry and use all Winter long when I'm missing my garden and how fresh a meal can taste with the addition of some greens.


When you bring inside herbs from the garden, make sure to soak them for half an hour in a bowl of water. This knocks off any bugs, dirt, eggs, or anything else you don't really want to be digesting :)

These eggs have been a favorite around here, all Summer. My Mom is an herb garden pro, and she regularly uses any greens (we call them sabzi) in all of her cooking. She made these for me one day, and I've been hooked ever since. I've never been a big fan of eggs, but needed the extra protein for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Now I make these eggs a couple times a week.


Enjoy!

36 comments:

Libby said...

They look delicious! This year, our garden was a bit of a failure. We had a delicious early crop of strawberries, but our lettuce was eaten by the birds and our carrots aren't growing. But some of our herbs still survived, so I'll have to try this!

THERESA M said...

A large herb garden is a dream of mine!

carlotta said...

scrambled eggs and me are pretty close. this looks delicious! I love love love the way you just add the text directly to the photos...it looks so clean and simple.

Sini said...

mmm sounds really good! I love eggs, so this must be delicious :) I eat one egg a day, to get extra protein as I don't eat enough. I wish I could have herbs at home, for some reason all the basils and others dies after one week at home. Too warm apartment, I think :P

Elisa said...

oh yum. I love cilantro. this year I also planted many herbs, since we don't have much space for veggies, for the first time I bought a topsy turby? it's a container to hang your tomato plant upside down, so far it's doing well. I'm hoping for tomatoes in a few weeks.

Have a great weekend!

Selena said...

I'm not a big fan of eggs, but from your picture the recipe that you prepared looks very inviting!
I have a lot of herbs in the garden that I use frequently, for cooking but also to prepare herbal teas!

Your picture are amazing!!
Have a nice weekend!
Selena

Denise said...

fresh herbs are so wonderful. Your eggs looks delish :)

Kalei's Best Friend said...

What? No chives w/your eggs? Just kidding... I bet your appetite has increased, mine did when I nursed..omg.. I could eat like a horse and still not gain any weight.. Do u have any mint growing? Mint tea is the best for an upset stomach....

Anna said...

Those look amazing! I love eggs and herbs! :) I am now mourning the loss of my cilantro to the squirrels.

MelissaOklahoma said...

Aura your posts are such eye candy! Your photos and your addition of text via photoshop - always an inspiration to me.
We have a little raised garden bed in our new backyard and next summer I hope to dig in and plant my own herb garden (and some tomatos...Matt wants onions. Do you grow onions?) I even bought some Target "garden boots" similiar to yours. I love wearing them when I water the flower garden or walk around in the yard because they really do keep your feet and half your legs dry.

17 Perth said...

Yum, yum, yum. Looks delish!! Fresh herbs do make a meal--Love!

detailsjuliette said...

Yay, I have these herbs in the garden and also some little chicken who give me way too many eggs, so I think this mught be a perfect idea to use them.
Thank you!
Juliette

Pop Culture Casualty said...

The photos are exquisite. My toddler and I make cheesy eggs every morning and have been slowly adding a few herbs here and there. Looks gorgeous.

Nolita said...

I am so sad that most of my cilantro has not survived the heat this season. My basil is doing fine though. ;.) The eggs look and sound delicious. I think I know what my family is having for breakfast tomorrow. Have a great weekend!

;.)
Nols

Kristin said...

I also planted several herbs this year! Thanks for the great tips on how to use them, especially drying them and using them throughout the winter!

M said...

My fiance is Italian, and growing up, his grandmother always made him herbed scrambled eggs. I LOVE them; I call them "Special Eggs." The only difference is that the herb that is the most dominant is Basil, and at the end, we add a few little clumps of cream cheese. It sounds strange, but it is absolutely amazing. It adds a little more creaminess and a hard-to-describe-but-delicious tang. We have them almost every Saturday.

and I think you are the only person in the entire world that can glamorize making scrambled eggs. :) I love it.
threefullcups.blogspot.com

Fashionably Learning To Be said...

That sounds great! There is something so fresh and lovely about the smell of fresh herbs and the extra taste they bring. I'll have to try planting some at some point!

elizabeth said...

yum :) my herbs are the only parts of my small container garden that survived the hail storm we shared. my parents' garden is still trucking along and trying to survive through the heat. hopefully we'll have some tomatoes soon!

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

We have chickens, so I started making herb scrambled eggs a couple months ago looking for ways to eat some of the eggs that weren't...dull. I mean, omelettes with ham and cheese get old very fast. We use whatever herbs we have, but I think basil and thyme are our primaries.

Anyway, my daughter who previously refused to touch eggs, LOVES herb scrambled eggs. Delicious.

Jessica said...

That looks yummy, I really want to have chickens in our backyard someday. What a difference fresh eggs make compared to store bought.
I can't really figure out how to use herbs...I wish I knew how but I just don't know what to put them in...
Do you just chop up a bunch of whatever and toss it in anything?

Anonymous said...

looks delicious! thanks for the inspiration!

can you please post your cleaning schedule? was inspired by a past post where you mentioned deep cleaning days.

thank you!

SJ

Caitlin said...

Loooove Scrambled Eggs, thanks for this yummy recipe!

Gaby said...

Looks delicious! I wish i had a backyard, but i seem to have the blackest thumb ever so i probably still wouldn't have any herbs :)

mice_aliling said...

That looks yummeh... :) must be wonderful to have a nice backyard garden.

Eat and Write said...

Those eggs look delicious, but they're missing cheese. Cheese is like my not-so-secret ingredient love affair.

Lis said...

Looks so yum!

Ella_Arkhipova said...

I love this!!! :-D

Fancy said...

I'm not a big fan of eggs either, but these look delicious! Going to try this :)

Marine Loves Papi... said...

Love the colours of the bright green herbs! The bread looks delicious too :) Loving your blog and first time reader :)

Kathy said...

Reminds me of coocoo! Mmmm...having it tonight at mom's - can't wait! Your posts have a tendency to make me crave foods :)

Joan Blondina said...

Aura Joon, do you still read each comment as you did before you had 10000+ readers?!

Either way, this comment is as much for me as it is for you.

Along with many others, I have been following your blog for a few years. I always related to what you wrote, and could not help but come back, week by week and then day by day...

I found out I was going to have a baby a month before you did. I thought that this would be another way I could relate to you and your life's path. I now have a charming, bright baby boy who is 4 months old.

However, it turns out that life threw me a little curve ball. We had a complicated birth, which I still cry about, and for the first four months of his life he would be considered by most to be 'colicky'. Everything I thought I new about who I am and how the world works had been erased and I was starting all over again as the mother of a baby that needed me every second of the day. I could not sew, knit, cook, blog... who am I now?

So, I found myself with a little broken heart when Elodie was born. An ache actually. In my mind it turned out we were not alike at all. You appear to be a natural mother, graceful in your pictures, holding your beautiful babe, while I am hanging on for dear life.

I had to stop reading your blog.

I was just to envious of you (a toxic way to be for sure). You reminded me of how I wanted to be but I too mentally tired and anxious to stand tall....

The reason I tell you this is that things are looking up these days. There are more happy times than hard times. Baby is finally adjusting to life outside the womb and I am feeling confident that all my hours of babywearing-bedsharining-attached-at-the-heart-day-and-night has helped him be a happy, calm baby. I am trying so hard here!

I appreciate that it's no difference to you, but I am able to follow your blog once again. I am no longer envious. I am sincerely happy for you! We all have our own paths, and I can't spend time comparing mine to anyone elses. My path to motherhood is beautiful too. This is a big moment of healing for me.

Whether you read my comment or not, I have no attachment... I just had to put this out there into the universe.

See you around blogland,
Sara

PS Elodie is absolutely gorgeous. That hair!

Kathleen said...

gosh darn it. for the life of me i can not get my cilantro to reseed. i have tried 3 times from seed, and i get enough for one meal, then they die. i'm wondering what variety your mom uses.

kitten roar said...

yum!!! i have a few herbs growing on my window sill and i can't wait until they are fully grown and i can use them :)

Newlymeds said...

Beautiful blog. This looks so fresh and delicious. What program do you use to write on your photos?

Arah's blog said...

Aura jan,
I am glad I ran into your blog accidentaly someday. I enjoy reading your blog and especially hearing from your experience growing up as Persian-American girl. I particularly adore how you integrate both cultures together and don't just forget about your past. My little daughter's name is also 'Arah' with meaning of adoring and embelishment and I hope she'll accomplish to become a creative, fun loving and amazing person and mom like you! by the way feel free to check her blog as well arahjoy.blogspot.com. I hope to hear from you some times :)

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Cilantro and Basil always make me smile. I often plan meals around the herbs, not the meat. I mean really what good is a great chicken pasta w/ out some fresh basil or a chicken taco w/ out the cilantro right? I haven't had dill in forever it' might be time to change that. Thank you for sharing this recipe! ox