Monday, January 21, 2013

Have a Few Seeds With Your Omelet!

One of my favorite flowers in the garden is the Nigella (Nigella sativa).  Here is the flower photo from a website called Nigella Flower Pictures & Meaning.  One of its common names is love in the mist.  Just love it for its blue flowers.  Very easy to grow and you can see in the photo below that the pod is starting to grow from the center of the flower.  Nature, don't you love it!  I think I bought some seeds last year and didn't get them planted!  Maybe this year or they have to be on the list for purchase.
The Beautiful Blue Flower of the Nigella
Dried Pods Used for Decoration
Nigella Seeds from Fortnum & Mason
Nigella Seeds Added to My Egg Beaters
Delicious Scrambled Egg Beaters with a Nigella Twist
I found these nigella seeds at Fortnum and Mason last time I was in England and thought that they would be great in my Egg Beaters at breakfast.   I loved it when it said on the package "Adds a notable onion note to breads and omelettes."  They gave the eggs a bit of a crunch to them.  Delicious!  Well, we have gone from blue skies and 40 degree weather to 20's and snow!  Lake effect from Lake Erie!
A Snowy Front Garden
Going to be in the single digits tonight!  Hope you are staying warm wherever you may be!  Been watching the Inauguration festivities.  Hope the country can move forward together!  Talk to you later.


Carol said...

SOunds yummy! We have the cold but no snow :( I keep hoping for a big snow storm ♥♥♥

lemonverbenalady said...

As you can see Carol. A bit of snow, but just bone chilling cold! Stay warm! xxoo LVL

Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh said...

I have never grown or used Love in the Mist and you have made me one to! Thank you for opening my eyes to something new! Hugs-Marcy

lemonverbenalady said...

Glad to show you something new and different, Marcy! xxoo LVL

MandaBurms said...

oooh I didn;t know the seeds were edible. Thank you. But my family are gonna roll their eyes when i tell them - I've already got them eating soo many flowers and weeds LOL
Love Leanne

PS can I add the petals to salads? I've some in garden flowering now.

lemonverbenalady said...

Hi Leanne, They aren't going to kill your clan, but they aren't on any edible flower list I have ever seen. Long overdue, I'm going to post a list of edible and nonedible flowers as pages in the very near future. Thanks for the reminder! xxoo LVL

Shelley Nilson said...

Nigella is one of those wonderful cottage plants, that once you have them you always have them, unless you cut all the heads off for food or crafting! I have some seedlings 4" high in the garden, they are probably flash frozen with this the blue, and sometimes white, petals!

lemonverbenalady said...

Hi Shelley, I have to be less careful and not cut some heads off. I like to do craft projects with them. I'm hoping my chamomile made it through under the bucket! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. xxoo LVL