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Asparagus, prosciutto and egg pizza

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Watching the Scottish cup final and getting ready for the champions league final by relaxing with some homemade pizza and some kriek. Perfect lazy Saturday.

This is possibly the best pizza I’ve ever made.

Food and drink

Poached Egg and Asparagus

I like to think I can turn my hand to most basic cooking techniques after a few minutes research. I learn quickly and most techniques tend to work as described. But there’s one that has always failed me every single time I’ve tried it. Not just me either. This supposedly simple cooking method has ended in wails of frustration and an empty stomach for millions of us. Of course the technique in question is poaching an egg.

It’s gently cooking an egg in water. How hard can it be!? Yet every time I’ve tried it in the past I end up with an unpleasant pan full of eggy soup. Bits of cooked white floating all over the place while a single ball of yolk hides in a corner, doing its own thing. Even more frustrating is the fact that those people who have master this technique appear to be able to turn then out at will. Their number includes my brother. Frankly that was the final straw. I had to get back on the horse. Continue reading “Poached Egg and Asparagus”

Recipe

Baked breakfast stack

In the interests of full disclosure I didn’t have this for breakfast. A disaster with the grill the day before meant I had to spend some time cleaning up broken glass from inside the oven and I didn’t fancy doing that before breakfast. So really this is a lunch stack but if I was doing it again it would definitely be for the most important meal of the day, which is nothing except what it deserves as the end result was almost as spectacular as the grill explosion the night before! Continue reading “Baked breakfast stack”

Pad Thai
Food and drink

Pad Thai

I used to make a lot of stir frys. By which I mean I used to buy a pack of stir fry veg, some noodles and chuck it in a wok with some chopped chicken and soy sauce. It wasn’t bad, but it never really stood out or tasted close to anything from a good restaurant. So eventually I thought I’d give a pad thai recipe a try. Continue reading “Pad Thai”