10-minute Chinese sausage, spinach and eggs stir fry


Today's brunch consisted of sausages and eggs. But not fried like they're usually served. This fast-cooking, tasty meal has everything in it, including a generous amount of vegetable, and it is cooked a la oyakodon -- with eggs, lightly stirred, and a little sauce. It's a little salty, subtly sweet and very tasty. Simple to … »

Bauernfrühstück (farmer’s breakfast)


Considering that I'm rarely awake early enough to eat breakfast at the traditional time, I really have no strong emotions toward breakfast. In my world, coffee is breakfast. If coffee has to be accompanied by solid food, it had better be eggs. Eggs by themselves are good; eggs with a lot of other things thrown in -- better. … »

The accidental breakfast


I can't remember the last time I had breakfast if, by breakfast, you mean morning meal. Technically, breakfast -- derived from breaking the fast because you fast the whole night while sleeping -- is the first meal of the day. In other words, whatever time your day starts you break your fast when you eat your first meal. So, … »

Microwave recipe: cheese-topped baked egg and sardines


It's 1.00 a.m. on Sunday morning as I start writing this post. We're still up, Sam and Speedy are watching cartoons, Alex is taking a shower and I am here near the oven where I can watch the tray that will yield what I will call dulce de leche squares when they're done. But more on that later; I can't write about something … »

Deviled eggs for Easter Sunday brunch


Easter Sunday is exactly seven days away. My family does not celebrate Easter but we love egg dishes any time of the year. And the egg hunt, a Western tradition that did not became popular in this country until the last two decades, is not something I grew up with. And why is the egg associated with Easter? Lots of reasons, … »

Spinach, bacon and cream cheese pot pie


If we're going to be precise, this is a quiche and not a pot pie. The filling is really an omelet mixture -- eggs, milk and cream cheese with spinach, bacon and onion -- so, it's technically a quiche. Except that a quiche is nestled in a crust rather than covered on top by a crust. Which makes this a kind of pot pie because … »

Scotch eggs: dinner for two plus midnight snack


Defined as shelled hard-boiled eggs covered in sausage meat, dredged in bread crumbs and deep fried, Scotch eggs are usually served cold but Speedy and I prefer them hot -- with a gravy of melted cheese. Okay, make that cheat-gravy -- I just microwaved half a cup of pimiento-flavored Cheez Whiz and spooned it over the … »

The best brunch ever: scrambled eggs, pancetta and sausages


There wasn't a lot of cooking that went on in the house today as we were too busy trying to figure out if I was pregnant or not. Turns out, I'm not. Am I relieved or disappointed? Neither. No strong emotions either way. Probably, at the back of my mind, I knew I couldn't be pregnant. Speedy's too careful because, as he … »

Mushroom omelet with English muffins


The great thing about omelets is that you can serve the bread on the side or you can split the bread, use the omelet as a filling and you have a meal on-the-go. This omelet has sliced brown Swiss mushrooms, chopped tomatoes and onions and minced garlic. And for a soft and creamy texture, I added two tablespoonfuls of thick … »

A la Rakott Krumpli (Hungarian Potato Casserole)


This is Speedy's second attempt at making this very popular Hungarian dish. The first time, he did it the traditional way with sliced potatoes and sausages. The potatoes didn't cook very well, the sausages weren't salty enough so the dish turned out rather bland. This time, he made some modifications. The potatoes were … »