Saturday Night: Potluck and Friends

Contributor: SJ

Today we all woke up in varying states of horrific hangovers with uncomfortable amounts of food still in our systems.

No one really felt like putting clothes on let alone cooking (or eating for that matter), so in lieu of a Sunday post I thought I’d put some of our Saturday night potluck pictures up.

Erin,Hilary, and I moved into a new house (sans rat infestation) and we all used it as an excuse to buy alcohol and eat…everything.

Nothing goes better with double layered chocolate cake then chicken drumsticks, nacho dip, and kale salad (and Aynsley’s interesting contribution of donuts and rose water).

Hardly any pictures of food but trust us. It was all delicious.

*also yes the pictures are all black and white because no, I can’t shoot in weird nighttime light yet. plus we are super cool and hip (ha. riiight.)

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SJ’s solo adventure into poached eggs

Today’s contributor: Sarah-Jane

Meal prepared: Jamie Oliver’s Poached Eggs 

I woke up this morning not feeling amazing and started eating a bag of mini eggs (because obviously that will help right?) sifting through glorious pictures on pinterest of more exciting breakfast options.

The perfect poached egg has always alluded me. They either fell apart immediately in a sad wispy mess in the pot or were too hard or too soft or a million other things that poached eggs should not be. I saw the recipe online and decided to try one more time and thank god I did because today they were perfection!

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Look at those babies!

To be fair there were still some wispy bits in the pot but one step at a time here.

Apparently the key is simmering water with a pinch of sea salt rather than boiling water.

Other tips in this recipe I haven’t seen in others is boiling water in the kettle and then transferring it to a pot to simmer for the perfect temp. Also cracking your egg in a cup first to help with a smooth transition to the pot.

I find a lot of Jamie Oliver’s basic recipes (like roast chicken for example) to be really helpful with little things beginners like me wouldn’t even think of.

I wasn’t thinking of blogging today but then I saw how beautiful they were and immediately took a couple snaps to show off to Miina and my mum…and my grandfather. And now the internet because I am damn proud of those delicious gooey little eggs.

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I put mine on toast with old cheddar and heirloom tomato. I’m already looking forward to trying them on avocado toast later this week.

stay tuned for some cookies and an updated “about” page later tonight/ an excuse for us all to eat cookies and avoid reading

Sunday, September 21st. Inaugural meeting and eating of things.

Today’s contributors: Miina, Erin, Sarah-Jane, Aynsley

Meal prepared: Londoner’s “Sweet Corn Fritters w/ Bacon and Guac” (>) but had no milk for the fritter batter so yoghurt+water+hope is pretty much the same thing. Also chili powder instead of paprika because no one tells us what to do.

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Miina is very into this one:

Aynsley came in just in time to eat and made herself useful only in the technological launch of the blog itself: “You come in with your fancy shoes and your fancy shower caddy…..!”

Everyone had a pleasant but sleepy weekend – September proves to be expensive and stressful.

“You’ve made it in life when you can buy expensive sheets”

Ayns and SJ discuss places to move in which people are blonde.