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Zucchini and Feta Breakfast Scramble

16 Jul

Yesterday my mother and her friend decided to go to Brighton in Brooklyn to go to the Russian market for some goodies. Usually my family and I go to Astoria Queens to the Greek market for some goodies but this was just as exciting. Last night while I was looking over the delicious conquest I dreamt of a delicious breakfast. I would use the zucchini that my neighbor grew for me with the new delicious brined Bulgarian feta in a scramble that would boggle the mind. All I can say is yum!

Zucchini and Feta Scramble

½ c chopped Zucchini

1 small onion thinly sliced

1 egg and 2 egg whites

Dried oregano

Dried thyme

Feta Cheese

Olives

 

          Heat a small non stick pan on medium heat with a little olive oil in it. Then chop and slice your zucchini and onions and add to the pan. Add salt, pepper, thyme, and oregano to your vegetables and toss. Cook your vegetables till they just begin to look translucent. Add your already beaten eggs over the vegetables and scramble your ingredients together with your spatula. Cook just until eggs firm up and then take of f the fire and plate. Your vegetables will be tender with just a slight crispness to them. Top your scramble with crumbled feta, fresh cracked pepper, and an olive. This is excellent with toast, and a cup of coffee with hazelnut cream. Cheers!

Feta Cheese Break Down

  • American Feta- Dry not heavy on the salt has somewhat of a chalky texture to it. Definitely could use with a salt water brine. For me a last resort feta. It is best for Tiropites because it gets moisture from the cottage cheese in the recipe. My father actually creates salt brine and soaks the feta in it. It improves it but even then it is still not my favorite.
  • Bulgarian Feta- (What I used for this scramble) Soft and spongy texture, salt water brined and stored, nice salt content. If I don’t have Greek Feta on hand this is the next best thing.
  • Greek Feta- (What I always use) There are two types cooking grade and table grade feta. Cooking grade is akin to the American feta in some ways. It holds up better to the heat of cooking and adds nice texture and flavor to dishes such as Spanakopita (Spinach pie) and Tiropites (Cheese pie). It is on the dry side as well. Table feta is the king. It is a salt brined cheese that when brought home it is still swimming in this delectable brine. It is dense yet not hard, creamy yet not mushy, salty yet not over powering, and most importantly it has tanginess to it. It is excellent alone with some crusty bread, olives, and pickled vegetables. In my house people guard it with their lives, haha.

 

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First Cool thing of the week!!!

25 Jan

            What are you drinking out of this morning? I am drinking out of this awesome Camden Aquarium travel mug. The trip was summer 2010 and boy did it suck hahaha. The aquarium was great but going at the height of the season was such a big mistake. Don’t do it!! We were visiting our Aunt who we hadn’t seen in a while and we were getting bored. So my Aunt suggested that we go to the aquarium. We were willing to go anywhere just to get out of the house and come on it’s the aquarium, who wouldn’t want to go?

              We get there and we realize that this is going to be anything but fun. It was stroller mania! There were big ones, small ones, three wheeled ones with monster truck tires, and tons of whining and crying toddlers.  Don’t get me wrong kids are great, but too much of anything is always a bad thing. The whole time we were there we had to stay tight to the wall otherwise we would get run over by an angry mom pushing a tank of a stroller. Needless to say we didn’t get to see much.

Finally we made our way to the gift shop and it looked like it had been through an F5 tornado. Stuffed animal sharks, frogs, and fish were flung everywhere. Kids were rolling around on the floor in the fit of an almighty temper tantrum because mom didn’t let them take home ten stuffed frogs. I was ready to run out head covered and screaming, but then this travel mug caught my eye. It was so unique. I have seen travel mugs of all sizes and colors and at best they are bland. This was beautiful blue with colorful marine life all over it and it was the perfect size. I felt like I had found a little piece of awesome in one of the craziest environments. From then on this has been my go to travel mug for on the go mornings. (What’s in this mug this morning? Chock Full O’Nuts and Butter Pecan Creamer…yum!)—-CMY

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Camden Aquarium Travel Mug (Property of Salt Pepper Brilliant CMY)