Friday, September 18, 2009
On to the food and as I failed to take pictures of my Renegade treasures, I encourage you to visit Dearest Inez, Circle Street and Urban Posture on Etsy!
Egg cups: I've raved about these before but if you're having people over, there's nothing easier. A thin slice of baguette in the bottom of a lightly buttered ramekin, veggies (we did diced tri-color peppers, spinach and baby bellas), cheese (goat gets perfectly creamy), season, crack on egg on top and season again. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until the whites of the egg have gone at least opaque. Donezo.
Mixed Berries: Rinse berries, 1 TB raw sugar (stir), juice from 1/2 a lemon, stir and serve. A zinger of a counterpoint balancing those savory egg cups.
Croissants: Favorite shortcut discovery of the last few months. I really try to make as much as possible from scratch. That's probably apparent and at least one reader (Hi Mom!) thinks I'm crazy. That said, frozen mini croissants from Trader Joe's are so good that I think I'll have a hard time improving on them. Take your frozen nuggets out of the fridge and place them a few inches apart on a lightly buttered baking sheet. Leave them overnight. Upon the rooster call? Fully risen soft croissants. Dash an egg wash over the top, bake and enjoy the flaky fresh perfection.
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