Apple of My Eye

Apples + cinnamon + white cheddar cheese + eggs = a unique & delicious omelet.


It’s finally that time of year…sun hat weather! Whether the sun has lasted long enough to walk to the mailbox or visit La Conner’s famous tulip fields, I’ve savored every second.

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Mom and me

If you’re ever in La Conner looking for such fresh food & a charming atmosphere, check out Seeds!

And La Conner’s best kept secret:

Later this week, my friend Stephanie and I explored Olympia’s Nisqually National Wildlife park. We followed a boardwalk through the woods and wetlands. Bunnies often darted under bushes and we even spotted a nest. Stephanie is building a portfolio for her photography, so I got to “model” for her under a huge tree. We also wandered by a rustic white barn with nesting swallows.


But Darby’s Cafe, our dinner destination of choice, is where this blog is really going. I’ve rarely been able to eat out, so I was stoked to be ordering a unique omelet and a mimosa!              ~

Now I’m trying their Apple of My Eye omelet in my own kitchen.


  • 1-2 tbl butter or coconut oil (I do love butter for omelets)
  • Handful of white graded cheddar cheese (amount to taste)
  • 1/4 apple in very thin slices
  • 3 eggs
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat pan on low.
  2. Slice about 1/4 of an apple into thin slivers. Cook these pieces in butter with a touch of cinnamon for about 30 seconds. They will soften quickly, but shouldn’t be mushy. Put to the side.
  3. Whip 3 eggs until well mixed. Pan should be buttery for eggs before pouring. I like at least 1 tbl, but it shouldn’t be pooling or that will be a greasy omelet! Pour on eggs.
  4. Wait until surface is bubbling slightly and with gentle prodding of spatula, underside is toasty golden. It shouldn’t be sticking before you try to flip it!
  5. Grate white cheddar cheese to taste. I like a small handful amount to sprinkle.
  6. Flip that omelet! I’ve found that tilting the right side of the pan down and nudging my spatula under the omelet’s right side gives it good momentum.
  7. Cook other side for a minute or until toasty golden. While waiting, I’d recommend sprinkling your cheese on half of the top, so it melts by the time both sides are cooked.
  8. Then add your apple slices! (In this picture I sprinkled my cheese after the omelet was off the pan, so it took longer to melt.)
  9. Fold and sprinkle salt & cinnamon on top (to taste, but don’t need much!)
  10. Enjoy!

DIRECTIONS (in photos)

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