Monday, November 27, 2006
A is for Asparagus with poached egg
What luxury! I'd never tried this before one of you recommended it. Asparagus wrapped in ham and topped with a poached egg and placed on a slice of toasted bread.
Freddie was seriously impressed. To be honest he is easily impressed when it comes to my cooking. He is touchingly loyal about all my efforts, however modest and regularly boasts to his mates about his fathers' qualities as a chef, based entirely on the one dish - scrambled eggs. So when I rolled out tonight's vegetable challenge he turned quiet. And not the kind of quiet that is usually accompanied by a dramatic slump back into his chair, eyes lifted to the ceiling in disgust. Oh no - this time he was impressed. And he ate every bit. Who would have thought that three vegetables into our GreatBigVegetableChallenge we have already found a firm favourite?
Its time to move on. Now I am told that avocado is not a veg but a fruit so its on to the B's. Broccoli is the next challenge. Any of you out there know what to do with Broccoli to give it the red carpet treatment? Please leave your comments, ideas, recipes or encouragement.......