Friday, 22 November 2013

Poached eggs

For the longest time we have been afraid of poaching eggs but hey, it's not that hard!
All you need is:

1 pot of boiling water
A splash of white vinegar
Eggs (cracked in a small bowl)

What we did was...

1. Mix the water and vinegar and bring to boil
2. With a spoon or something or the sort stir the water to create a whirlpool
3. Add the egg into the whirlpool (stop mixing by then) and let cook
4. Carefully remove with a holey (with holes) spoon if you have one.

Voila! Poached eggs ladies and gentlemen! We made these to accompany our bean and chorizo stew...what a combo!


Borlotti beans and chorizo stew

Seems like Mr. F and I haven't cooked for ages! haha! Sorry, we're been caught up in other things like eating... ;)
So, it is now the beginning of summer in Australia but the weather was rainy and it got down to 16ºC! Crazy!! And some argue climate change might not be real...but that's a whole different story and that's not why we are here. Back to business...on a day like that a warm, hearty meal is just what the heart (stomach) needs. So this is what we made:

1 small onion
3 cloves garlic (or garlic powder)
1/2 capsicum (green sweet pepper)
2 carrots
Sausages or chorizo
A handful of cherry tomatoes
2 cans Borlotti beans
Tomato paste
Salt, pepper, cumin and whatever other spice you want to add (Cayenne pepper is a nice one if you like your food a little spicy).

1. In a large pot, brown the onion for a bit and then add the capsicum and carrots
2. Add the meats and brown a little
3. Throw the drained beans, tomatoes and tomato paste in the pot and season with salt, pepper and whatever spices you like (we added cumin because we love it!). Add water or stock to it just before it covers it all.
4. Bring to boiling point and then reduce heat to simmer. Cook until the meat is thoroughly cooked and simmer until the water is absorbed a little and the whole dish looks like a stew.

You can eat it by itself, with a dollop of yoghurt or over rice or pasta. We had it with a poached egg!! YUMMMMYYYY!