Saturday, March 16, 2013

My birthday brunch

My darling husband seriously makes the BEST Eggs Benedict! When he asked what I would like for my birthday breakfast - there was no choice! Making the muffins (from scratch) as well, meant that breakfast arrived at brunch. No complaints from me. 
Where custard-type cooking makes me cringe, Paul has no problems making Hollandaise sauce - or custard or Zabaglione for that matter. 
Paul pre-poaches his eggs (one at a time), lets these rest in iced water, before refreshing in boiling water just before serving. He makes his Hollandaise early and then keeps this warm in a thermos container. Paul starts the muffin mix the night before to speed up the process a bit. He cooks the bacon in the panini press. Everything is timed to perfection to serve 5 at once. It is one of the family's collective favorite foods. 
Of course, any breakfast or brunch is not complete without a flat white made by my Mister Barista. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy Pi Day

Paul loves Pi and we all love pie. Writing the date all backwards like people do in the US, means that yet another special day has been created - 3.14 - Pi Day
Being married to a fully-qualified Geek has made Pi all that more present in my life... so we celebrate. With a meat pie for dinner... and a pumpkin pie for dessert. 
Being an overly qualified Geek, means that Paul has requested double the number of pies for Tau day... he can make them!