Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More on dentistry, Shopping,

Today I expected to be grousing about my teeth having had them extracted on Tuesday. However, because I am on a blood thinner, I have to stop taking it for a couple of days before, so now I am going at 8:15 a.m. (is there such a time?) on Thursday. I have been having a lot of pain with this stupid tooth - they wanted to do root canal, but the only one I ever had was a pain in the butt and I ended having the tooth pulled 10 minutes later (not literally of course). So now I have to suffer til Thursday. I think we will, hopefully, be bowling on Wednesday aft instead of Thursday, just in case.  Mind you if I am up to it, we will probably bowl Thursday anyway. I may be curled up at home feeling desperately sorry for myself of course.

Tuesday we did grocery shopping and I couldn't think what to buy because I didn't know if I could eat it by the weekend. Decided to leave some of it until Friday maybe and see how it goes. Problem isn't it? Whilst shopping we went to one store to see if they sold a particular brand of Dutch wafer cookies, some of the same chain of stores do, but not our local one. I will have to continue to rely on my bowling buddy to get them from her store for me. There are all kinds of wafers around many with chocolate, vanilla and other flavours, but these from a particular source in Holland are coffee flavoured and absolutely delicious. Matt and I both love them. Don't have any around right now and can't remember the name of them.

Here's something a bit different. Frittatas I have made, but never one like this.

Persian Herb And Leek Frittata

Kuku sabzi (Persian frittata) tend to have less eggs than the typical fritter or omelet. They can be slightly sweet with dates and dried rose, or savory, like the one below. Try not to be diverted from all the greens that are suggested for this recipe. You really can use whatever hearty greens and herbs you
like. It’s the ideal clean-out-the-fridge recipe. Read more about throwing a Persian New Year feast here.

5 Tbs vegetable oil, divided
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 medium leek, white and pale-green parts only, finely chopped
5 large eggs
1 ½ tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp ground turmeric
1 ½ cups finely chopped cilantro
1 ½ cups finely chopped dill
1 ½ cups finely chopped parsley
1 Tbs dried fenugreek leaves

1. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a 10" skillet over medium. Cook onion and leek, stirring occasionally, until very soft but not brown, 10–12 minutes. Transfer to a plate and let cool. Wipe out skillet; set aside.

2. Whisk eggs, salt, baking powder, pepper, and turmeric in a large bowl. Using a rubber spatula, mix in onion mixture, cilantro, dill, parsley, and fenugreek. (Egg mixture should look thick and very green.)

3. Heat broiler. Heat remaining 3 Tbsp. oil in reserved skillet over medium. Pour in egg mixture; spread evenly across pan with spatula. Cover and cook frittata until bottom is just set, 8–10 minutes. Uncover and broil, watching carefully, until top is set, about 1 minute. Let cool slightly, then slide out onto a platter.

Servings: 8

Source: Bon Appétit

Have a great day


  1. We have the problem here with some locations of a certain grocery carrying an item and then another one doesn't. Pain in the butt. Good luck with your tooth.

    1. It is a pain in the butt Denise, especially as we really like the coffee ones best. Thanks, girlfriend going through same thing today.

  2. Mmmm, coffee flavored wafers. Those sound fantastic. Way better than the other kind. And sorry to hear about your tooth. I hope they get that all sorted out soon, so you can spend as little time as possible curled up, feeling sorry for yourself.

    I'm going to have to try that frittata. I don't think I want to make one with dates, but I love how green it looks in the picture.

    1. They are Bryan. Actually it's teeth boo hoo. Bowling owner said he hoped I had plenty of yoghurt and apple sauce. Not much nutrition in those though, fish and eggs I think with soups as well.

      I wouldn't mind one with dates, but this one is savoury of course.

  3. I feel your pain and hope it is all over by Thursday eve. Bowling may get your mind off the pain in the tooth:) I'm not sure about the recipe though...very green looking

    1. Me too Birgit, thanks. We did bowl today but I would still like to do so tomorrow if possible.

      I think the recipe looks worth trying.

  4. I've never made a frittata. I don't have a cast iron skillet for the oven part of it. They look good though. I hope your dentist appt goes OK tomorrow. I know it's early but at least you get it overwith first thing.

    1. I don't use a cast iron skillet either JoJo, I use a regular Teflon fry pan and cover the handle with foil to put it in the oven.

      True, never thought of it that way.

  5. Hi Jo - hope all goes well with your teeth ... good luck. Cheers Hilary