Thursday, August 9, 2012

Egg On My Face...

Sorry 'bout the title, I couldn't resist! Besides, I really did have egg on my face. And hands. And probably on my shirt. I'm a messy eater. These are the eggs from my little bantam hen. 

This is a five inch skillet, just to show you how tiny these eggs are.

Just look at the color of those yolks!

Bantam eggs are easier to flip. Just sayin'.

The slice of cheese covers the two eggs.

A tiny tomato from my garden to go with the tiny eggs.

Oh. My. Goodness.

Yes, it was absolutely delicious! Wanna know what I'm going to make next? Of course you do! Tiny, bite sized deviled eggs! Can't wait to see how cute they'll be.
I promise not to say tiny again in this post.
Now on to the plans for today:

I'm going to start digging the herb bed out by the coop. I was lucky enough to catch these herbs on sale yesterday at Motlow Creek Gardens. Fifty percent off! Lavender, basil, lemon thyme and English thyme. I've also planted some seeds for other herbs and hopefully I can transplant them when it cools off somewhat. I've always had better luck planting herbs in the fall than in spring here in South Carolina. They over winter well and come to life the following spring. If I plant them in the spring they start out okay but don't seem to take the heat of summer well that first year. Again, this is just what works for me. I also never use any fertilizer on herbs except my own compost. Commercial fertilizer takes away their flavor. This is what Martha Stewart says and I don't argue with Martha. Ever.
Most everything I've learned in life worth knowing came from Martha Stewart. Gardening, home keeping, some cooking, home decorating, surviving divorce and being single in my fifties... (It's all turned out just fine)
Now on to the new herb bed. I've decided to try my very best to open a small herb farm and kitchen type gift store in the shed out behind the cottage. All prayers said on behalf of this are much needed and appreciated :)
I have a lot of work to do on the shed before I can even apply for a business license. A LOT of work. I'll take before, during and after photos. It's going to be tough, but if I don't do it now and give it a try I'll never know. One thing in my favor is the location of the cottage. It's right on a busy highway, so I'm hoping that will help. This has been a dream of mine for a very long time and I plan on giving it my best shot to make it come true. I also learned this from Martha. She'll be so proud when I'm a successful business woman! 
Wonder if I'll get my own tv show? And magazine? And books published? 
It's okay, I'm back to reality now. 
Going out to dig...


  1. That sandwich looks good, but mini-deviled eggs? I'm in love!

  2. I know! I can't wait to get a few more eggs and then I'll make them. They'll be bite sized!