For lunch: a Serrano ham sandwich with Manchego, shaved fennel, and fig jam, on a pretzel baguette, courtesy of Hannah’s Bretzel, one of the best sandwich shops in the city. A sliced Gala apple rounded out the menu.
There is a proper post on its way shortly, I promise.
For brunch yesterday: a fritatta with leftover blood sausage, potatoes, scallions, and ricotta. I added a bit of rosemary too, to liven it up a little.
For lunch: a bowl of brown rice, topped with cremini mushrooms, sautéed quickly with garlic and glazed with a bit of sherry. A bit of feta added saltiness and a little protein, and melted into a creamy texture.
For a boyfriend-working-from-home lunch today: eggs scrambled with pesto, wedges of homemade scallion pancake, and leftovers (lovely farro, feta, and roasted rutabaga) from dinner last night.
Man, I sure do eat a lot of eggs for lunch. I need to be more creative. Or maybe do some advance planning, instead of waiting until I’m ready to chew my arm off before I think about lunch.
Turns out these are really fun! It takes the pressure off having to write a recipe down, or come up with flowery prose. It’s just a photo. Full stop. I love it.
This is what I had for breakfast today, with the added surprise bonus of a boyfriend working from home: eggs, softly scrambled in bacon fat, with thyme leaves and radish pesto. Chocolate croissants with French press coffee rounded out this very French petit déjeuner.
I know, eggs and chocolate don’t really go together; but I ran out of all other types of bread. It was fine eaten in stages: first the eggs, then the croissant. Both were delightful with the coffee.
Part of the reason I’m doing this blog is to help me improve my photography and styling skills. To that end, I’m going to periodically feature a Five Minute Photo Shoot, which does exactly what it says on the tin. The idea is to style and take a quality photo (probably most often of my lunch, since that’s when the light is best), in no more than five minutes.
I’ll give a description of what it is, but since my lunches are most often cobbled together from random bits in the fridge, it’s not really easy for me to provide recipes. If you’re really interested in something in particular, let me know in the comments, and I’ll see what I can remember.
So, without further ado, here’s what I had for lunch today: fried rice with red onion, kimchi, and cucumber, topped with an over-easy fried egg and a dab of plain yogurt.
I love the way the runny yolk turns into an unctuous sauce for the rice. I could eat this every day.