Monday, September 3, 2012
It's the most important meal of the day
I love cooking, especially for my wife. Rebecca does so much for our family and sneaking out into the kitchen and making her a nice breakfast is one of my favorite things to do. Growing up I loved when my mom would make me "Egg in a basket" and I enjoy making it as much as I do eating them now that I have mastered making them to peoples liking (The kids like their yolks runny while Rebecca likes a soft cooked yolk) which I will admit took lots of practice.
First and foremost food is for sustenance but I am a firm believer that it is even more enjoyable when you make food fun. I am often laughed at because I like to garnish everything no matter how simple the meal or dessert. Like Andrew Zimmern says, "If it looks good, Eat it" Lots of garnishes are multi-purpose. We enjoy growing different flowers on our property that look great in the yard but are also edible and often quite tasty! My garnishes are usually simple but effective. They add color to the plate and I have found when things are bright and cheery they always seem to taste better. In this plate a sliced strawberry, a sprig of curly parsley and a Nasturtium flower make an ordinary breakfast into the best meal of the day!