Day three of the breakfast project
On the menu today: Eggs Florentine
It's hard to believe that something that looks (and tastes) this good took me five minutes to make. Gotta love the microwave. Although, it's probably not as healthy for me to cook my spinach that way.
This set of photos was inspired by simplybreakfast. A photographic diary of Jen Causey's breakfast every day. The photography is gorgeous - check her out !
Recipe? There wasn't one today but you can find a recipe for eggs Florentine here.
That's made with bacon as well but of course bacon is optional.
My way of doing it:
Step 1: Put a handful of spinach in the microwave for approximately two minutes or so and then season with salt and pepper.
Step 2: Boil some water for poaching the egg, pour it into a mug and crack the egg in. Leave for a couple of minutes.
Step 3: Pop the mug with the egg into the microwave for 10 to 20 second increments on low power - depending if you want your yolk runny or not (mine was cooked).
This is seriously the easiest way to make poached eggs - you don't lose any white AND they come out perfectly round!
Step 4: Top some toast with the spinach, the egg and some hollandaise sauce (I used a premade one - we had some leftover) but you can easily make your own following the recipe above or in the microwave using the recipe here. Hollandaise is easy to get wrong on the stove top - if you overcook the egg, the butter will separate and it'll end up lumpy.
I'm in love.
Peppermint is my favourite tea at the moment (well, besides green tea). This was one from an assorted pack of T2 teas that my Mum was given as a present. Although I've been the only one drinking them. You really can tell the difference between the cheap stuff and something more expensive like T2. The smell of the peppermint is incredible. As you drink it you can feel clearing the sinuses - great for when you're sick! It also reminds me of having mints or mint lollies but without the calories.. oh, and another plus side is that it's caffeine free!
Well, it seems that this is turning into more of a food blog than a fashion one - which wasn't my intention when I started it. Oh well, I'm enjoying it immensely anyway... I just think it's easier to take pictures of food when I can look through the viewfinder and see what I'm shooting, whereas taking pictures of myself is a bit of a pain. My best friend and boyfriend have both offered to take photos for me and their exams are over now so perhaps you'll be seeing some higher quality fashion shots in the coming weeks!
Also, I changed the layout - I've been mucking around with it a fair bit and I'm not quite sure what I like.. I think I'm satisfied with this new one for the moment. What do you guys reckon?