Summer Styles In Linen, And A Fool-Proof Omelet

Friday Miscellany: Linen And Omelets

style blogger Susan B. at une femme d'un certain age recommends these linen trousers as a warm-weather denim option


Our summers are often mild, and I’m able to wear most of my denim year-round. But for those of you who live in warmer climates, these stretch linen-blend 5-pocket trousers might be an alternative when denim feels too heavy. (Available in other colors too, though I’m partial to this “Republic Navy”.) Though the description says “wide cut legs,” they’re not that wide, more of a relaxed boot-cut. Available in both Regular and Petite lengths. I just added these to my summer wardrobe and will feature them soon in an outfit post.

Susan B at shares favorite summer styles.. here a broderie anglaise cool summer top in linen blend

Broderie anglaise is both a classic and on-trend for summer. I’ve ordered this cotton-linen blend tunic to try, will report back…

More Summer Styles…

Omelet Mastery…

On a completely different topic, thanks to this video, I’m finally getting my classic omelet game on point. I’d learned to make and become proficient with “country” omelets in my early teens, but those lighter, more refined classic omelets have always eluded me. Julia Child’s method never worked for me. I’m finding the trick is getting the heat just right: hot enough that the eggs cook quickly, but not so hot that the butter browns.

Do you have a favorite style of omelet?

Bon weekend!

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  1. Ciara
    June 9, 2017 / 3:22 am

    David Lebovitz has a blogpost about La Mere Poulard which is famous for its omelets may give some guidance how to make a fabulous omelet.

  2. Kathy
    June 9, 2017 / 5:16 am

    Love this! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to show my husband who wants to learn how to make an omelet. Why do we stuff them full of meat and veggies here in America? This looks so much better.

  3. June 9, 2017 / 5:48 am

    Susan, when you perfect your omelet, feel free to head a few hours east and deliver mine! I have yet to crack the omelet code. =)

  4. Susan
    June 9, 2017 / 6:12 am

    A few weeks ago,I was in Paris.In a bistro I ordered an omelet.It was served in the hot pan.The eggs were whole,not stirred,it was full of cheeses and it was delicious.I thought maybe it was baked?I would love to know how to make this

  5. June 9, 2017 / 6:12 am

    Omelettes bring fond memories for me. When Danielle (The Frenchman’s aunt) started ailing she wouldn’t eat enough. And when we were with her, the only food she would wolf down was the Omelette d’herbes that I would prepare. Thanks to Pépin, I make a mean omelette!!!

  6. June 9, 2017 / 6:38 am

    Ah, and here I am at home with no eggs! Thanks for the link – I will surely be trying out both types of omelettes soon.

  7. June 9, 2017 / 8:09 am

    I love those linen pants! The wrinkle as only linen does, but are so good looking and comfy.

  8. Pamela
    June 9, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    My favourite French omelette is truffle, cooked at the hotel where we always stay in Aix en Provence. Christiane, the fabulous breakfast cook will serve it with a glass of Ruinart champagne – the perfect way to begin the day. My other favourite omelette is at Raffles in Singapore – absolutely delicious but I’m not sure what’s in it, maybe some chilli (only a light amount) and coriander et al. Think it’s either called the Raffles omelette or the Singapore omelette. Anyway we’ll be having it again when we stay there in early July. Wonderful place and their breakfasts are just the best! Best wishes, Pamela

  9. Cara
    June 11, 2017 / 7:02 am

    Just please do not use a teflon or other chemical non-stick pan because they’re very toxic.

  10. June 12, 2017 / 7:07 am

    I do also like the thicker type of omelettes (tortilla, frittata etc) as a vehicle for green vegetables – I never put in any meat; there is plenty of protein in eggs and meat makes them heavy. Good for spinach, chard etc.

  11. July 10, 2017 / 4:28 am

    Did you ever report back on this white blouse? I bought it after you posted it and I love it! I get so many complements when I wear it.

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