So, what did we do this week you ask? EGGS! We played with eggs. I feel like I excelled awesomely this week with all our great recipes, mostly because I bake so much at home. We kicked off the week by poaching eggs. I'm pleased to say I can poach a mean egg. And of course we whipped up hollandaise sauce because as everyone knows you can't eat a poached egg with out a sexy egg sauce on top.
We also made custards, and souffles! I'd never made a souffle before, but it was easier than I had anticipated. We made a salmon souffle, a spinach souffle, and a goat cheese souffle. We made spinach custard, mushroom custard and garlic custard - garlic was obviously my favorite.
On Thursday Barb Stuckey came in and taught us about taste. That's right, I said taste. The whole presentation blew my mind! For instance, did you know that butter doesn't have a taste? It has a a smell that leads us to believe it's a taste. If you plug your nose and eat unsalted butter all you get is the texture of butter in your mouth, there's no actual taste! It's crazy! You can read all about the awesome things I learned in Barb's book: Taste What You're Missing: The Passionate Eater's Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good I highly recommend it.
I've also made excellent headway with the Curiosity Crawl by visiting: