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Food coma, Parts II and III

So after last Saturday’s spectacular meal, our food extravaganza continued with breakfast. Eggs Benedict, no less:


Lynne made the hollandaise in the food processor and then gently heated it up over a pot of warm water. It was perfect. No reason to NOT make it in a food processor in my humble opinion.

Later that day, we headed out to our friend, Alicia’s house for dinner. Not just any dinner, you understand, but we were on a mission to trial some dishes for a caterer friend of Alicia’s who was practising dishes for an upcoming event. How could we resist?

We started with some hummus and crackers:


Followed by a version of French onion soup (but made with vegetable broth and minus the cheese overload):


The main course was pan-seared cod (finished off in the oven) served with chick peas and spinach and Spanish saffron rice:


We all heartily approved of these menu items and think Jesse will be a total hit serving these at the end of the month!

So there you have it – a weekend of much indulgence. Needless to say, last night’s dinner was homemade soup (leek and potato) and English muffin grilled cheese. Because you can’t have spectacular meals every day, right?

(Did you know??? ELTW is a finalist in the “Best New Blog” category at the Foodbuzz Food Blogger Awards. After just shy of five months’ blogging and at just under 200 posts, I think it’s an impressive achievement if I do say so myself!!! Click here to vote for me!)

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16 Responses to Food coma, Parts II and III

  1. Simply Life October 20, 2009 at 12:20 #

    wow, your picture of those eggs is just mouth-watering!

  2. Anncoo October 20, 2009 at 13:29 #

    You got my vote! Love reading your blog.

  3. whineaux (Dawn) October 20, 2009 at 13:32 #

    Yummy!

  4. 5 Star Foodie October 20, 2009 at 13:52 #

    Such delicious eats for your weekend! I would love those eggs benedict for my breakfast right now and loved the crepes from the previous post!

  5. Conor @ HoldtheBeef October 20, 2009 at 15:23 #

    Yay! More hummus! :D

  6. Fresh Local and Best October 20, 2009 at 15:54 #

    The eggs benedict look awesome!

  7. high low October 20, 2009 at 16:09 #

    Eggs benedict is my favourite preparation…It's my go-to brunch selection!

  8. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 20, 2009 at 18:43 #

    Simply Life – thanks!

    Dawn – yup!

    Anncoo – thank you

    5 Star – yes, thankfully it's not every weekend we are eating like that!

    Conor – YAY for hummus!

    Fresh Local – they were!

    High Low – yup, Neil almost always orders them when we go to brunch!

  9. penny aka jeroxie October 21, 2009 at 00:16 #

    I love LOVE Eggs benedict. So rich and velvety. My kind of breakfast, lunch & dinner

  10. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 21, 2009 at 01:14 #

    Penny – thought you would like it!

  11. Maria Raynal October 21, 2009 at 01:19 #

    Lovely meal! It's making me hungry and I JUST ate…

  12. Divina Pe October 21, 2009 at 01:23 #

    You're making me hungry now.

  13. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 21, 2009 at 01:33 #

    Maria and Divina – sorry!!! ;-)

  14. Chow and Chatter October 21, 2009 at 03:21 #

    oh wow great food love the healthy french onion soup do you have the recipe for the cod, i would love to feature it on a Alaskan Seafood Blog I write and link to ya

    rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com

    love Rebecca

  15. Megan Gordon October 21, 2009 at 06:26 #

    Ah…food coma: a phenomenon I'm quite familiar with! This all looks great, especially the gratin!

  16. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 21, 2009 at 18:59 #

    Rebecca – I will try to get the recipe for you…

    Megan – the gratin was goooooood!

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