I’ve always loved the word ‘rustic’ as a way to describe food. It seems that anything rustic would be right up my alley (it is) and completely delicious (it typically is). But one thing that I’ve come to really take notice of is how beautiful rustic food really is.
Straight from the source, not altered in any way, imperfectly beautiful. A kind of purposeful imperfection if you will – like that was just exactly how that food was supposed to look in order to really share how delicious it is.
As we move further into 2014 I can’t help but feel drawn more and more to neutral colors and beautiful textures. Pops of color, not entire walls. Blank canvases rather than already existing works of art. I love the way white walls and beautiful burlap-colored throws look together. I adore the way the light can come in and dance and play. And I love that it’s bright and open, comfy and clean.
When it comes to eating rustic food I can’t help but think of the beans and eggs I had the other day. I mentioned it on Instagram, just a simple meal, and you guys went wild so I KNEW that I would have to share. These beans are just so perfect on their own, as a side, for any meal, but my favorite way to eat them is topped with a fried egg.
Side note here: Nate totally makes fun of me and calls me a traitor for eating runny eggs now. Ever since I can remember I always would only eat fried eggs over hard because I couldn’t imagine what a runny yolk would taste like, and the idea grossed me out. When I was pregnant with Wes I had scrambled eggs every day for breakfast, and by the end of the pregnancy I was just done with scrambled. But eggs are such a great source of protein and so inexpensive, I couldn’t stop eating them altogether. Suddenly I just thought I’d try a fried egg over easy and fell in love – the rest is history.
And the runny yolk here with the beans is just so fantastically saucy. I really love that it creates an even creamier texture to some already delicious beans, and when I eat this I always picture myself somewhere in Provence (I am sooooooo French in my head….), sitting in a field of lavender and eating these beans and eggs. I don’t even know if that vision is a legit version of Provence, but the nice thing is that to me it is. And beans and eggs are so perfectly paired together for a rustic little feast – who cares where you are? As long as you’re enjoying them 🙂
Just click over to my recipe on the Great Day Farms site and enjoy!