Wednesday, October 28, 2009

an egg, greens, and purple basil....


nothing too deep, i promise....i think we all need a balance of light n' fluffy and brutal honesty. for now.....just wanted to share a few thoughts and details about my experimentation with purple basil this past weekend. one of the dishes i made consisted of a fried egg over greens with a sprinkling of purple basil here and there. this was not premeditated, i was experimenting with what i had in my fridge and often times, i'll cook a batch of greens to eat over a few days....adding them to stir fries, reheating to eat them "as is" or using them with a fried egg for what i think of as "breakfast greens".

so i grabbed some of the leftover braised greens that i had in the fridge and sprinkled some of the purple basil chiffionade that i just chopped up....


nuked it in the microwave while i was frying up an egg from riverdog farms (yes, where you get your eggs make a big difference...check out the lovely orange color of the egg from riverdog farm....they sell eggs from pasture raised chickens) in a whole lot of butter (yum....butter)...





then slid the egg on top of the reheated greens.....


and added yet another sprinkle of the purple basil chiffonade.


it was pretty good. it also made for some great foodie porn shots as well...

i'm not certain what it is about eggs....but they do make for some great foodie porn subjects.

btw....this is not the last of my purple basil postings....stay tuned for more.....i was pretty productive with my purple basil experimentation this past weekend.

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