Love. A single word that can encompass so much or so little depending on how it is uttered. Parents and their children. Friends both old and new. A married couple who have shared a life together. All can say the word love, but is there a common thread between them?
Yes. A shared sensation of togetherness. A shared moment in time. A shared kindness that is effortless.
Some can look at that sensation as a purely physiological response, a hormone surge or a collection of nerves firing at a particular moment, giving pleasure. But love can be greater than that. Love takes any initial sensation and shares the common compassion within us. Love is liberating. Love is complex. Love is simple. Love is the great emotional contradiction of human behaviour. It shows us that we are connected to others around us. Love shows us our harmony with all that is right and natural with the universe.
When you love someone, you give without asking. You give without a greater expectation of more beyond the moment. A needed smile. A longer, lingering embrace. Or something as simple as a meal in the morning. A simple breakfast sandwich. It gives by the simple act of showing that you care how they start their day.
Sweet Pepper and Aged Cheddar Breakfast Sandwich
2 tsp Mighty Trio Organics cold pressed canola oil
1/4 cup Doef’s Greenhouses sweet red pepper, finely chopped
2 Sunshine Organic large eggs
1 Tbsp butter
4 Doef’s Greenhouses cherry tomatoes, cut in quarters
50g/2oz Sylvan Star 8 year old cheddar, shredded
2 BonTon Bakery whole wheat buns
2 Tbsp tzatziki sauce (I usually go to a nice gentleman at my farmer’s market who makes it fresh every market, Theo’s Greek Kouzina)
In a small sauté pan, heat the oil over medium high heat. Lightly sauté the peppers until softened (about 3-4 minutes).
Beat the eggs in a small bowl until well combined, then add to the pan. Bring the edges of the eggs into a uniform rough rectangle on one side of the pan, the pepper embedded within the eggs as they cook. Add the butter, allowing it to melt around the slowly cooking egg. Give the pan a series of small shaking motions to ensure the egg isn’t sticking to the pan, then add the quartered cherry tomatoes to the egg, along with the shredded cheese. Allow the egg to set a little further (about 2-3 minutes), then fold the egg in half. Remove from heat.
Slice the buns and spread with tzatziki sauce. Cut the prepared egg in half with the side of a spatula and split between the two buns. Serves 2.