Today I'm headed to Cleveland for a visit with my aunties. We're poised to have a true foodie weekend. We will be working on creating entries for the Sutter Home Build a Better Burger contest. The ideas and sources of inspiration are endless.
Right now I need a little fuel to get me through the drive. Most days my breakfast of choice is fruit but sometimes a warm breakfast can carry you through the morning like no other.
I'll admit this is the first time I've made this but WOW is it good! Greens and eggs - a match made for each other.
Lightly grease a small baking dish. Spread wilted chard on bottom of the baking dish. Crack egg in the middle. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 7-10 minutes depending on your oven. Egg doneness is a personal preference but I think the best way to enjoy is when the whites are cooked to opaque and the yolk is runny.
Food is so intriguing. I’ve always loved to cook whether it’s casual and simple or complicated and elegant. After living in the Midwestern United States all my life I find myself jumping between All-American foods and foods from other cultures. There is definitely a sense of comfort with cooking and enjoying food that I’ve grown up with.
I have a voracious curiosity to learn about all cultures, especially the Middle East/Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai foods. I’ve learned that a simple curry dish or an Asian dumpling can transform your mood and be just as much of a comfort food as the foods you’ve known you’re whole life.
It is fascinating to me how each culture has such a diversity of ingredients, and when used with different combinations and cooking techniques you can easily transform the same few ingredients into a multitude of dishes. The unfamiliar, the diverse ingredients and techniques, can be intimidating to many people. I’ve created this blog to chronicle and share my explorations in the kitchen so that hopefully you will want to start experimenting in your kitchen.