Friday, October 24, 2014

C H I C A G O . I N . O C T O B E R

This past week has been spent in Chicago with my sister & her husband. They live in the sweetest little neighborhood. There's a community garden, a park at the end of their street, and children everywhere. It's a pretty dreamy little piece of the city. Especially in Autumn, when the sidewalks are covered in leaves.

I'm starting this blog up again, mostly to keep my family updated on life in New Zealand. I'll be meeting up with my husband and son in a couple weeks!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Mondays In The Yard

Monday afternoons are best spent chasing chickens around the yard. 
In an oversized sweater, ground still wet from the rain.
Your shoe falling off from running so fast. Laughing so hard you have to stop & lay on the ground. Me snapping photos of you and laughing along with your contagious giggle. These are my favorite moments.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Cookbook: Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is my a all-time favorite breakfast. It's always a special treat on the weekend. My husband and I spend the late morning cooking this meal while drinking coffee. I think it's my favorite part of the entire week. 

This is my favorite poached egg recipe.
After all the eggs are cooked, you can toss them back into the water for 30 seconds right before plating if you need to heat them back up.

For the Hollandaise:
4 egg yolks
1-1 1/2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

1/2c unsalted butter

Whisk together egg yolks & lemon juice. Over a double broiler, very slowly add the unsalted butter (be careful not to cook the yolks). Keep whisking until all the butter is added and the mixture thickens.
If needed, add additional lemon juice to taste. 

Serve on an english muffin, good quality canadian bacon, salt & pepper, and I like a bit of dill :) ENJOY!

Thursday, January 16, 2014


I'll be cooking up a storm this weekend.
Get ready for some recipes from my little kitchen.