Today for breakfast I had these scrumptious eggs in one of my favorite bowls. I feel so blessed to have such abundance in my life.
So first things first. Before collecting/harvesting any food I give thanks…as in say a prayer. Well what am I supposed to say to a plant you may ask. Say whatever you like or whatever comes from your heart. I usually keep it fairly simple but sincere: “Dear sister Nettle, thank you for giving a part of yourself to feed and sustain me, I honor Creator and this gift.” Imagine… how different our connection to the food we eat would be with this simple thanksgiving.
I collected some fresh Nettles, Dandelion and some tamer kale that was kind enough to re-sprout this spring since our winter was very mild. When collecting Nettles you don’t want to wind up spending your day itching and scratching so you might choose to wear gloves. I have found that if I hold the tip of the leaves and gently snip I don’t have to wear gloves nor do I suffer the sting of sister Nettle.
After everything is rinsed, cleaned and chopped it goes very quickly. Saute some garlic, toss in the greens and then mix up an egg or two. Easy peasy and SO tasty…not to mention good for the body.
Pastured eggs and greens are the best way to start the day here on the homestead. Of course there MUST be coffee too 🙂 Hope all-a-ya’ll are having a totally wonderful weekend.