It’s already midweek. The blizzards of last week have settled down — The major news-worthy Northeast Blizzard; our less ferocious Minnesota/Plains blizzard two days ago. Today, I just want to enjoy a simple breakfast, on some special pottery — Before I jump into the rest of Winter.
First, a cup of coffee in a rather special Mug — Made by Montana artist Josh DeWeese. I love the loose ‘thrown’ statement of this mug; my hands love the silky surface. Always a special day when I have my coffee in this mug.
The Food — Scrambled Eggs with Leek and Prosciutto:
Now, the actual breakfast. Something simple — Creamy Scrambled Eggs with Leek and Prosciutto. I simply chopped the Leeks and sauteed very gently for about two minutes, then I added the chopped Prosciutto and again, sauteed very gently another minute. Then I added the eggs, mixed with a wee bit of heavy cream. I cooked very gently, mixing all together, till the eggs were perfectly, evenly cooked but still creamy.
I served with oven-roasted potato strips; and garnished with green onion and grated cheese. Simple midweek breakfast. Perfectly balanced flavors — Breakfast-delicious!
The Pottery — Mark Shapiro:
I found delight in serving my simple breakfast on a full-sized plate made by Mark Shapiro, a wood fire potter from Massachusetts. I acquired several plates last year during the St. Croix Pottery Tour. I so appreciate the warm, mottled, rope-textured inner area, contrasted with the ashy solid-black rim. And I love the subtle six-sided geometry of the rim! Earthy and dramatic at the same time. And I think my simple breakfast of Scrambled Eggs (and Potatoes) looks wonderful!
Link to Mark Shapiro’s Web Site: www.StonePoolPottery.com
And now I’m ready for the rest of Winter.