Portabello Mushroom, Bacon and Sage Omelette Recipe

We made this scrumptious omlette today for a late lunch / early dinner. We used 4-5 medium to large luscious homegrown portabello mushrooms, and the flavour that these emparted into the eggs was amazing.

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Cheap and Easy Eggs Benedict -AND- How to Poach the Perfect Egg

Sometimes packet sauces are cheaper at the supermarket, than the ingredients you would need to make them. For this cheat’s Eggs Benedict, I used a number of shortcuts.

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Wildschwein’s Easter Eggnog Recipe

Our chooks are laying like mad at the moment, meaning we have a HUGE surplus of eggs to get through! Lastnight it was on the chilly side, and I felt like something warm and sweet, so I pulled out the Kenwood Chef and whipped up this creamy and slightly addictive batch of eggnog. I was so proud that it worked out!!!

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Curry Egg Salad Recipe

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This dish is a Christmas-time favourite in my family. The creamy curry mayonnaise completely envelops the scrumptiously hard-boiled eggs and crunchy iceberg lettuce. It’s a creamy eggy lettucey delight. You would think that the mayonnaise and sour cream content would make the dish overbearingly creamy and rich, but in fact it’s incredibly delicious and moreish. Here is the recipe I used

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Speck, Spinach and Swiss Chard Quiche topped with Tomatoes – Recipe

We have had a huge surplus of eggs in the fridge lately, so I decided to turn them in to a quiche this afternoon using some of the speck we bought the other day from Dubrovniks, along with some freshly picked spinach, Swiss chard and spring onions.

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Sunny Sunday Chicken, Leek and Potato Fritters Recipe

Today was a beautifully sunny day. After a nice relaxed lunch of open sandwiches – made with leftover chicken and pork from yesterday’s BBQ, potato salad made using the leftover spuds and carrots, and some salad greens and homemade bread – we felt like something warm but light for dinner. In the spirit of Oktoberfest, potato pancakes with chicken and leek were the go, using some more of yesterday’s leftover BBQ chicken, pulled off the carcass. The leek was picked up at a local Sunday market. Here is the recipe!

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Poached Eggs, Crispy Bacon and Wholewheat Linseed Sourdough Toast = Sunday Brekkie Bliss! PLUS Perfect Poached Eggs Recipe

One of the best things about having chooks is that they don’t mind working on a Sunday. Instead of lamenting the fact that you forgot to pick up some eggs at the supermarket and can’t make brekkie because the shops are now closed, you can go and collect a few eggs for your breakfast via the backyard, made fresh that morning just for you. Chooks rock!

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Wildschwein’s Zwiebelkuchen (German Onion Tart)

I have been eyeing off Zwiebelkuchen recipes for a while and finally threw together my own version for dinner tonight. It was quite easy to make and the result was delicious. It could be best described as a combination of a quiche and a pizza – having the luscious, eggy texture of quiche, but the easy-to-handle convenience and crisp crust akin to pizza!

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Pasta Carbonara: An Argument for a Return to Simplicity – Recipe

Here in Australia there is a strong Italian influence at work in many household kitchens. Likewise, restaurants serve a lot of Italian-style dishes. Along with Asian cuisine, Italian cookery is perhaps one of the strongest influences on modern Australian food. Pasta Carbonara is a common dish made both at home and consumed at restaurants. However, I would argue that what people have been consuming is not really Pasta Carbonara at all. All sorts of corruptions and abuses have taken place, that have turned this once simple dish into something which bears no real resemblance to the humble original.

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Rainy Day Spinach and Bacon Quiche Recipe

Today’s weather was all over the place. One moment it would be sunny, and five minutes later it would be raining and blowing a gail. We decided to take advantage of being indoors by doing some baking. We had accumulated around 15 eggs from the past couple of weeks’ laying, and thought we’d put them to use. After initially whipping up an orange meringue pie for someones birthday tomorrow, we decided to make a quiche for dinner. For something that contained such a minimal amount of ingredients it turned out extremely well. We agree it’s probably one of the best quiches we’ve ever had. The butter puff pastry is a must! Here’s a rough idea of the recipe…

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