All posts tagged: eggs

Egg-in-a-‘cado

I emerged from the garage, stumped. The nest wasn’t there this time. Perhaps over by the rusted-out car… nope. The lumber pile? Uh-uh. The hen was getting smarter. I saw Granny disappearing into the woods with her three big dogs, while I stayed behind to hunt for the fresh eggs. The blooming Dogwood distracted me, raining down delicate petals with the breeze, falling around me like fairy dust, gently covering the surface of the scarcely-used-anymore sandbox. Eureka! Nestled against the big rock behind the sandbox? The nest! With two big fat eggs nestled in the dried grass and old feathers. Hopefully they would have double yolks… This is the grown-up version of the classic egg-in-a-hole. Though at first consideration a humble food, the egg is yet ubiquitous among tasty treats. And it can even, I daresay, be elevated to a gourmet treasure. The warm earthiness of baked avocado and caraway does just this, and yet it remains such a simple recipe that it could easily become an everyday habit. The beauty of baking an egg …

Spring Quiche

Everywhere I look people sit in the sun, bundled in jackets and scarves, feeling the warmth on their closed eyelids, basking in Spring’s first rays. I realize there’s a reason Springtime in Paris is a cliché. Tourists flood the city, searching for romance and adventures; locals respond more softly towards said tourists, with the knowledge that winter is behind them and in a few months they’ll be able to escape the city before the worst of the heat sets in. Flowers poke through the soil, and cherry blossoms blow in the wind like nature’s confetti. The last few days in Gothenburg have been like this, and much like in the picture above from Paris nine years ago, I’m donning my Spring jacket despite the cold wind. But in the refuge of my balcony, sheltered from the wind but open to the sun, it’s like summer for a few hours in the afternoon. I’ve planted flowers and herbs and prepared it for afternoon lounging. And even though I might have to bring everything in during freezing …

Golden Beet Potato Quiche

As I’ve said before, I have a special relationship with autumn. And winter in Scandinavia can be quite spectacular when the snow arrives and it feels like you’re in a wonderland. But the weeks in between, when the brightness of autumn has faded, and it’s still not cold enough for snow, carry with them a pervading and damp cold that reaches the bones and leaves you longing for a bit of color and warmth. The sky during these days is often an eerie white, which brings about a sort of timeless quietude. Yes, I’m looking forward to the bitter cold of winter here in Sweden, because it brings with it an often clear sky, snow-laden trees, and Christmas lights brightening the city. In the meantime, I’ll add some color to my day and some warmth to my belly with this Golden Beet Potato Quiche. Ingredients Directions Roast beets ahead of time. Wash, wrap in foil, and bake at 205C/400F for 1-1.5 hours, depending on size, until tender when squeezed. Let cool. For crust, combine flour …