Days Like Today

Slow down what’s the hurry

There’s no rush today

There won’t be too many

Days like today

     Cheryl Wheeler, Driving Home

The day started out blessedly cool, in the mid-50’s. We decided to put on sweatshirts and wool socks and eat breakfast out on the deck, since there surely won’t be too many perfect days like today.

Breakfast was a frittata made with leftover ratatouille from last night. Here’s the ratatouille.

We’re at that part of the summer where we have a profusion of vegetables, and we’ve used up all the zucchini ideas. Enter ratatouille. This one was a baked version*. You cut up all the veggies, toss with olive oil and lots of chopped fresh herbs, put in a casserole dish and bake. Much easier, and much less mushy than the usual fidgety stovetop version. This one has sliced onions, 2 bell peppers, 2 small eggplants, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and lots of garlic. The herbs were parsley, thyme, marjoram, tarragon, and oregano. The onions were from the store, the herbs from our patio garden, and the rest was from our CSA haul from last week. We had this last night with a white bean vegetarian “stew”, also cooked with lots of garden herbs.

There was plenty leftover, so we made a frittata this morning. I put a little grapeseed oil in the skillet, then enough ratatouille to cover the bottom of the pan. I heated it up, then poured over whisked eggs and cooked until mostly set, then ran it under the broiler to finish cooking. I topped it with a bit of grated gruyere and broiled for another half a minute.


And just because I’m in that sort of mood, here’s some music for you.

What will you do with this perfect day?

* If you need a “real” recipe, this was from Mark Bittman’s How To Cook Everything Vegetarian cookbook.


About Lorette

My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


Days Like Today — 5 Comments

  1. I envy your dad. This was our third in a row with temps over 100*F in a country that normally has cool summers. In fact, I don’t know any one here in Heidelberg who can spell A/C much less has it in their house, work, or restaurant.

    It has been too hot to cook, grill or knit…

    Enjoy the wool socks and warm breakfast!

  2. The weather has been glorious the past few days, hasn’t it? We were gone most of the week so I will be mowing the lawn in a little bit. At least it gets me outdoors, right?

  3. OMG the frittata looks so yummy!!!! Your Boneyard Shawl is looking great too! It seems like you are having a lovely day.

  4. Ok, ‘torture’ us with the gorgeous photo! We’ll meet you on your deck for cocktails later, since we’ve all missed that fabulous breakfast with a view to die for!