I was getting a bi-monthly delivery of fresh, locally farmed, organic vegetables. Sadly, the young lady who started this business has stopped supplying us with a seasonal selection. But, while I was getting the box, the most common use of the wide variety was a vegetable fritatta. This makes for a great brunch or lunch dish.
My friend Cindy, who has not blogged in a long time sometimes used to write about the meaning of words. She came to mind this morning when I had a conversation with someone. The word supercilious popped into my head. It is an adjective describing someone as behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others. This person knows nothing of me, what I have studied and experienced in life. They basically entered into my friendship circle a year ago. And in their opinion, I am only what they have experienced in that year. So when a comment was levelled at me, assuming I knew nothing about the subject, I just brushed it off. But over the course of time I have noticed that this happens a lot. I am spoken to like an idiot, someone with no experience of anything.
I just quietly keep to myself, having an internal chuckle. Mainly because this person has so many wrong assumptions. I never make mention of the fact that I have a degree. People assume that because of my job I have not studied. I don’t talk about my experiences when working in what I studied. And I mostly steer away from mentioning my achievements in motor sport. I try and live in the now, and I hope I never talk down to people. I am curious about a lot of things, and try and read up on what interests me. And if something grabs my attention I can become obsessed learning about it. But that does not make me an expert and I am always open to learning more. This involves listening to experts and having discussions with people. Do you know people who make assumptions about you?
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- 8 eggs
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
- 35g Parmesan, grated
- 10g coriander, roughly chopped
- 15mls olive oil
- 5g butter
- 3 small carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and grated
- 1 ear corn on the cob, kernels removed
- Preheat your grill, placing the baking rack close to the top of your oven
- Crack the eggs into a bowl, season generously and whisk to slacken
- Stir in the coriander and Parmesan and set aside
- Place the oil and butter into a non stick, ovenproof, frying pan
- Heat over a medium temperature and then add the carrots
- Sauté until they start to soften and then add the potato and corn
- Season generously and stir to combine
- Pour the eggs over the vegetables, stir and then leave to cook for 5 minutes
- Place under the grill and cook for 5 minutes, until set
- Remove from the oven, cut into wedges and serve