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I’ve just found this wonderful blog online (http://smittenkitchen.com/) with a bundle of awesome recipes, and two of them in particular called my attention for their simplicity, delightful presentation and both of which are made with bog-standard ingredients.  I sure would be happy if I could reach Deb Perelman’s standards on my own blog!!

The first one is kind of like our British Bread and Butter Pudding, but with spinach and cheese instead (Spinach and Cheese Strata):  http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/12/spinach-and-cheese-strata/
Spinach and Cheese Strata2Spinach and Cheese Strata

Well – – I tried ‘a sort of‘ strata over the weekend, but I also added desalted cod (soaked 24hrs in water, then stir fried) and mushrooms to the spinach and cheese mixture – and here are the photos.

Spinach, cheese, cod, egg bake Spinach, cheese, cod, egg bake3

And the second one is baked eggs with spinach and mushrooms:  http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2014/04/baked-eggs-with-spinach-and-mushrooms/
baked eggs with spinach and mushrooms2baked eggs with spinach and mushrooms
These are also good for month end, when funds are running low!!!!!

Eggs poached in cling film
Just take a look at these poached eggs (this idea was actually from the Australian Master Chef). Just put some cling film into a ramekin dish, grease lightly with olive oil, crack an egg into it, season with salt and pepper, then twist the cling film round and round to remove the air.  Now place them in a pan of boiling water, clipping a length of the cling film on the edge of the pan with a peg.  Simmer for 3 minutes, remove and place directly into a bowl of ice and water (this will stop the cooking process).  Truly yummy!!

And now, if you want umpteen egg recipes from other sites and blogs, check out this pinterest link: http://www.pinterest.com/chula4205/eggs-glorious-eggs/

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