This summer is flying by way too fast for my liking. How is it that we’re in August already? In just about a month, the new school year will start, which means I’ll have to go back to work. Boo hoo!
I thought I’d have more time to blog in the summer. Apparently, not so. There are summer projects to finish around the house and garden, places to go to, people to see, blah blah blah… Pretty much sucking all of my time. Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking. I’m the world’s biggest complainer there is. Yup, that’s me!
So, with limited time in the kitchen, I mostly cook simple stuff. I’ve been feeding my kids scrambled eggs. What? Stop looking at me like that. At least I don’t feed them McDonald’s. Oh, wait, I do take them to McDonald’s. But way less frequent than feeding them home-cooked scrambled eggs, which are way better than McDonald’s, right?
Besides, I make my eggs look pretty and everything. Take a look!
I serve them on cheesy biscuits.
And I sprinkle crispy bacon pieces and drizzle cheese sauce over them.
Doesn’t that look really yummy? See, I don’t mistreat my kids at all.
Recipes will have to wait. I’m traveling at the moment and it’s just too hard to stay focused and sit in front of a computer for too long. Recipes are serious business, don’t you agree? I want to make sure they are clear, concise, and correct. That’s my motto in recipe-writing, anyway, the three Cs. 🙂
I’m turning it over now to my Aussie duo to welcome you to the party, Dame Edna and Madge. I mean, Saucy @Saucy Gander and Margot @Gather and Graze. The one wearing the most sparkling frock is Dame Edna, that much I know.
They’re ready to party with you! Are you ready to party with them?
But first, let’s look at last week’s features:
Ragda Pattice from Namrata @MyFoodTapestry. I’m so surprised I haven’t met Ragda Pattice before. Why, she’s so lovely in her shredded carrot outfit and a wedge of lime pinned on her hair! Really, this one stole the show for me. Crispy potato patties, yellow peas curry, tamarind chutney… the whole thing makes my mouth water. Namrata herself describes it as “thick, tangy, sweet, spicy.” Now, tell me that doesn’t make your mouth water. Impossible.
Torta con albicocche e cocco from Simi @acasadisimi. This translates into Cake with Apricots and Coconut, which may have been lost on me if not for the translation. This cake sounds so scrumptious; I’m so glad I took the time to read the English translation. I can just imagine a delectable mix of flavors from the apricots and coconut. Serving it with ice cream doesn’t hurt one bit, either. Ben fatto, Simi! E’ una bellisima torta!
Spinach & Preserved Lemon Paratha With Zaatar from Sue @Birgerbird. In Prudy’s words, “I mean, holy smokes! This was her 1st time making a “non-traditional” Indian flatbread… For a flatbread newbie, she’s a prodigy. Seriously, look at that gorgeous bread. The combination of [flavors] are fabulous and the photos are spectacular. I’m so impressed… it’s one of those recipes [that] I can’t get out of my mind; it strikes me to the core… you know, the gut, the belly…. LOVED that post!”
Many times I marvel at Sue’s creativity in coming up with original recipes and flavor combinations, this time is no exception. I’d like to stay inside her brain for a day to understand fully how that girl thinks! She is incredibly imaginative. This bread proves it.
Lunch for Film Crew from Martina @Make, Shake and Bake. In Jess’s words, “I loved this post. It was so nice of Martina to create an entire meal for her partner and his film crew. It made me wish I was a part of the team, so I can enjoy the food myself. ”
I concur with Jess. I, too, feel a certain affinity to the post, not only because it was gratifying to see a couple full of support for each other, but also because I minored in Film & Theater. This reminds me of those assignments I had to do, where I had to “hire” actors and the only payment I was able to give them was a free lunch. Except mine was way less sophisticated. Mine consisted of fries and chicken strips.
Now, go and party! I’ll be watching from far, Las Vegas far. That’s where I’m bounded. I’m looking into catching a Celine Dion show maybe, if my kids would let me. They themselves are more interested in Cirque du Soleil. What’s the difference, I asked? They’re both French Canadians. Secretly I know who’s going to win this. It’s not who you think. Let’s just say, once you have kids, it’s not about you anymore. That’s the truth, isn’t it?
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