Everyone has there way of escaping the world and mine is definitely cooking. For some reason I have been on autopilot for so long and haven't been capturing the special moments that are my cooking time.
It's tough having my own business at this time of year. Everyone is taking leave and I'm not sure whether to be working or giving myself a well deserved break, so I have decided to give myself precious moments instead. I get the feeling that a lot of those precious moments are going to revolve around cooking.
I love I decide what to cook. It always begins with checking out everything in the kitchen and finding all the ingredients I need, but without fail, I have to spice it up and I always end up at the shops for that extra dash of somethings.
Today was no exception, with potatoes, onions, eggs and chives. Now what makes a good potato and egg combo? Frittata of course. No, I've never actually made it before, but that's what @GourmetGuys?is for ... so I tweeted for a recipe. Me ... I never follow a recipe exactly. I'm one of those people who makes sure I know the cooking time and the bad combinations of food and then it's experimental time. I've done pretty well in the past, but I'm blogging while the frittata is still cooking and I have to admit that I'm a little nervous.
So here's my version of a very yummy recipe from the amazing @GourmetGuys website ... who knows, maybe mine will even feature (hint ... nudge ... wink)
1 x onion
2 x potatoes
5 x baby marrows
handful of chopped chives
half a cup of grated parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons pesto
Par boil the potatoes (about 10 minutes) and while you do that, fry up the onions.
Cut baby marrow into long slices and add it to the onions with the potatoes. Add a touch of salt and pepper and fry until golden brown.
Beat up the eggs and add the chopped chives and pesto
Spread the potato mix into a baking dish and pour the egg over.
Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top
Bake it in the oven on 180 deg c. ... it should be for 20 minutes and I will tell you in a mo ...
Wow, that was totally yummy and such an easy meal to make. I've already got my next one planned with mushroom, asparagus and cheddar cheese.
And as for the critics ... I do believe the words 'wow', 'yummy' and 'delicious' were used between more than one mouthful.