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Scotch Eggs

Scotch EggsEvery Easter we were inundated by boiled eggs when I was growing up. There were three of us kids and there needed to be enough eggs to hide that we could all find some. Back then very few people bought the plastic eggs as that meant you had to buy stuff to put in them and boiled eggs were far cheaper as you could eat them afterwards. But then you ended up with a couple dozen eggs to eat up. “Mom, I’m hungry!” was met by, “Eat a boiled egg!” followed by, “Noooo, I’m tired of eggs!” The fridge would smell like boiled eggs for what seemed like an eternity.

If you find yourself in this situation, you might check out my recipe for pickled eggs as they’ll keep quite a bit longer than fresh ones. You could even use pickled eggs in Scotch Eggs; it would give them extra flavor. Scotch Eggs are a tasty way to use up your boiled eggs.

I was introduced to Scotch Eggs through Scottish festivals and games. I took to calling them heart attack balls for quite a while. There is nothing healthy or politically correct about them (well, okay, I used pastured organic eggs and bought the sausage from a local store). Quite simply, a Scotch Egg is pork sausage molded around a boiled egg, breaded and deep fried. These tasty, filling orbs were often packed into lunches or snacks for tea (working people’s tea, not fancy tea). You can eat them hot out of the oven but they are meant to be served cold or at room temperature and really are better that way. They’re best eaten by hand so no utensils needed. They’re even better with beer. Continue reading →

Smoked Salmon & Spinach Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Smoked Salmon and Spinach Salad with Honey Mustard DressingIt’s really pretty hard to cook for one person. You make a recipe and then you have leftovers for far too long. I blame my absence on using up what I already had around, not to many recipes being used. That and I have been avoiding my computer. We have a tendency to spend far too much time together, much of it not quality time. There are only so many hours people should spend looking at cat pictures. It’s totally me and not it, but that doesn’t change things. Also, I haven’t been eating as many salads as I should have. I admit it, I fell of the wagon.

This one is pretty easy and it helped use up some random ingredients from the fridge. I love honey mustard dressing but the kind from the store has far too many calories. This is a much lighter version, although, I might go with more mustard next time. Hope you like it! Continue reading →

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