Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Cross My Heart & Kiss My Elbows" Pouched Eggs

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn): We're alike, me and cat. A couple of poor nameless slobs.Cross my heart and kiss my elbow.


Pouched Eggs w/ Artichokes hearts & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
(Inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany's)

2 egg
1 teaspoon vinegar
3-4 artichoke hearts (frozen, canned, or fresh)
2 tablespoons of fresh Sun-dried tomatoes (in the produce section of most grocery stores)
1/4 teaspoon dill
1 tablespoon sour cream
salt & pepper

1. Fill a large saucepan with 2 to 3 inches of water and bring to a boil over high heat.
2. Reduce the heat to medium-low, pour in the vinegar and 2 teaspoons of salt, and keep the water at a gentle simmer.

3. Crack an egg into a small bowl. Holding the bowl just above the surface of the water, gently slip the egg into the simmering water. Repeat with any remaining eggs.
4. Poach the eggs until the whites are firm and the yolks have thickened but are not hard, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Remove the eggs from the water.
Refill the large saucepan with 2 to 3 inches of water and bring to a boil over high heat.
6. Boil artichoke hearts for 2-3 minutes.
7. In the meantime, mix sour cream, dill, and a pinch of salt & pepper.
8. Place pouched eggs in a bowl. Remove artichokes from the saucepan and place on top of the poached eggs.
9. Top with sun-dried tomatoes and a dollop of the sour cream & dill mixture.

So get creative. Get cooking.
Missy K.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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What is "a place equipped for cooking?" Hmmm....well it doesn't have to be your typical kitchen with a stove or a fridge. In fact, we cook all the time without even realizing it. Sometimes we slave over an open campfire and other times we have machines do hard tedious labor for us, but hey it's OK! The food didn't put itself in the microwave!

The Cook Cookery: Created from Inspiration.

The Cook Cookery is an easy and friendly guide to everyday meal solutions. You don't have to be a expert or a chef. In fact, all these recipes are created from inspirations and cooked by real people. Sweet, savory, healthy or indulgent, whatever you crave The Cook Cookery can help satisfy any of your hunger needs. Whether you are outdoors, at home, or at work
use it as a resource.

First Things First.

Here are some easy tips to follow when your navigating through The Cook Cookery:

1. Know your limits. Are you new to cooking? Or do you enjoy a challenge? Whatever level you are at, look for for key words "Novel, Intermediate, or Expert" which are listed underneath the recipes title. It will give you a good indicator as to how much time and effort you have to put into the cooking.

2. Satisify YOUR needs.
Recipes are guidelines, not laws! Don't be afraid to mess around or substitute ingredients.

3. Develop your pallet. Try new foods. Experiment and find out what flavors do or don't go well together. It will open your eyes to a new world flavors. I promise!

So get creative. Get cooking.

Missy K.