Sunday, 9 January 2022

And Just Like That…..

 


Brunch has always been my favourite meal of the day.
I always think that you are always almost too ready for it too which makes it even more delicious
I made eggs Benedict this morning in a half arsed and slightly pretentious homage to Sex and The City, the city I last visited just over three years ago.
I’m overdue for a re match, me thinks.
Anyhow this morning, I ate my eggs and drank my cwarfee to episode 6 of And Just Like That 
And it was nice.

61 comments:

  1. Poached eggs on toast?

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    1. or possibly Gentleman's Relish?x

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    2. Mine was a serious question John.

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    3. Oh I thought you were joking lol
      I made a Hollandaise sauce
      I’ve always found it difficult to make but have mastered the skill now , the trouble is that I always make too much and it only keeps for a short time

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    4. Ah I see, a bit of a fancy poached eggs on toast. I couldn't be arsed to make Hollandaise sauce for breakfast, I would stick to the HP sauce bottle, the British way. Actually I have a cup of tea and a biscuit.

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    5. I had a 'hotel' breakfast this morning. Bacon, egg and a half a grapefruit - with HP sauce.

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    6. Flis, you can't leave it alone, can you? Still, I know John has given you Carte Blanche.

      Rachel, next week's brunch Chez Le Jean? Omelette Arnold Bennett. Which is, actually, a lot easier than making a Hollandaise. HP Sauce? Peasant! Apropos of nothing: One of these days Cro and I will send you samples of our respective home made Hummus. Do reward him first prize. It'll keep him happy. I won't care because I know mine can't be bettered.

      John, I am touched. On many counts. Benedict for Brunch? New York? For some people nothing is too much. Me neither. Though I'd pass on the coffee (gives me the jitters); Buck's Fizz will do.

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    7. I’m enjoying the ritual of cooking ( well preparing) food more
      Making the sauce from scratch, brewing coffee in the moka pot instead of instant, bagels instead of toast
      It is pretentious but it kind of tickles me

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    8. Grapefruit is very 1970s
      I remember my mother serving it halved with a cherry in the centre

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    9. Two star Tom? How very Beryl Reid

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    10. Ursula not your place to comment on other commentators )

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    11. Gin was Beryl Reeds breakfast. I saw her have many such breakfasts when I worked on the scaffold of the Theatre Royal. We became friends, and the later in the day, the more friendly she became.

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    12. In Berlin in the 1970s I had schnapps for breakfast.

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    13. We had free Champagne at breakfast on offer at a hotel in Venice. Nobody touched it.

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    14. If it had been a beer would u?

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  3. I can't face food in the mornings-usually just a couple of mugs of tea one with honey as I feel queasy-on my return from dog walk today I ate a chunk of malt loaf to fuel me before I wash these dirty dogs x

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  4. A little of what you fancy, as they say. It's nice when you can enjoy a leisurely meal. xx

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    1. I’m out for an early dinner tonight too

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  5. Do you melt the butter, or add it in cold? Is there such a thing as too much Hollandaise? Looks delightful,

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    1. Always melt the butter and keep it in a warm place ( next to a boiled kettle) until you pour it

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  6. My favorite poached egg is with melted butter, lemon juice and fresh rosemary. I think I'll go prepare one for breakfast right now!

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  7. Going out for brunch is something that my friend and I have really missed during this pandemic - I'm hoping to get back to this come this summer. And yes, eggs Benedict is a favourite - enjoy!

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  8. Why not pamper yourself with brunch when you have the time and talent? A nice way to start your day. xx

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    1. Having dinner out too albeit an early one

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  9. i eally like 'and just like that'. SJP is a brave lady!

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  10. Barbara Anne2:46 pm

    A delicious and affirming start to a wonderful day! Yum!

    Hugs!

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  11. You certainly know how to look after yourself.

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  12. Your post was a vicarious dose of comfort. I need to learn to make Hollandaise sauce for my delicious, but naked, poached eggs, (a favourite breakfast of mine.)
    I was delighted to read your "Serendipity" post yesterday. "Found money" is the sweetest money of all.

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    1. I'm no slouch when it comes to food..I'm sat in Mowgli , one of my favourite restaurants as I type this

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  13. Are you in that First Dates restaurant John with that dishy Frenchman?xx

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  14. ursuLa, please keep commenting, I like your comments

    it is not johns blog it is a community blog john is just trying to control you

    P

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    1. What??? Of course it's John's blog. He can decide what to write and who can comment.

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    2. happy hooker-I know!-And I don't think that's the real P either but someone pretending to be he x

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    3. Isn't it quite a lark in here sometimes when the commenters start arguing? Quite entertaining provided they are not being rude to John (which they sometimes are, nastily and gratuitously). Being rude to each other is less serious as mostly the combatants' true identities are unknown. Sometimes I wonder if people here and elsewhere may be arguing with themselves under different identities just for fun. As for the philosophical/commercial question of whether or not it is John's blog... I suppose technically it is actually Blogger's blog i.e. blogspot.com (a branch of Google now), as they just allow John to control it; but it is certainly the blog over which John has initial editorial control, unless and until Blogger as editor in chief and owner decides to step in and delete entries or the entire blog, as I know they do on some blogs. John holds the copyright on his words though. I await more arguments and more posts on this one of my every day reads.

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    4. I do wish everyone would get along , but I guess that wish is like farting against the wind.
      Hey ho

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    5. Andrew, the personal attacks on me have all the power of a sailor swearing

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    6. From some of your reports John, it seems you may be somewhat of an expert at farting against the wind (and with the wind, and sideways, upwards and downwards too). Keep doing what you do please, 'tho maybe try to restrain the literal farting when in polite company (and if I ever visit).

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    7. If you want everyone to get along why reprimand me, John? Because I dared to point out to Flis that her constant innuendos aren't only tiresome but actually putting some of your readers off?

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    8. I’m happy you are now back Ursula as I think you’ve got a lot of interesting and nice things to say but I think your comment to flis was superfluous that’s all. It wasn’t a reprimand, just a request

      Flis’s innuendos are fine….if people don’t like them then I suggest they simply don’t read them…I certainly don’t read them all ( no offence flis)
      I like bawdy humour though ….I love Mavis when he’s on a roll

      So Ursula take heart
      When you see flis’ name just move on to the next comment

      So, I look forward to your next view on Going Gently
      Tomorrow I’m highlighting my new yellow cushions !!!
      Bloody hell the excitement

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    9. I will cease the Percy Filth from this day on x

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    10. Andrew
      My flatulence Abilities are even more famous than Miriam Margolyes’ xxx

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    11. Flis . Be yourself xx

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  15. I am one episode behind you as I record it and watch later but I am loving this. My favourite thing on T.V. at the moment. Your brunch sound delightful too.

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    1. Yes it’s getting better and better

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  16. As said before, you are an excellent cook. Everything you prepare seems to be perfectly cooked and presented. Your brunch sounds delicious.

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    1. Lol you only saw the after photo today xx

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  17. I love Eggs Benedict but I will confess that I use a package mix to make the hollandaise sauce. Knorr (not an ad!) makes a simple packet mix that you just add butter to. Delicious and simple!

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