Saturday night we went to a friend’s house for dinner and had a most enjoyable evening. I was rather impressed when we were served dessert and just had to take a picture of it. It was a kind of trifle and absolutely delicious especially with the local blueberries in it. First ones we’ve had this year. We really enjoy blueberries from round here, they are so sweet. She got them at the local farmers’ market in Kitchener. They are lucky and live close by, I wish we did. I enjoy going there now and again. There is an even bigger market not far away, but once you get parked up it involves a lot of walking which is something I cannot cope with although I am getting better.
This is a frightening story about a Brazilian referee shown in the picture, who stabbed a soccer player to death and then was stoned to death and decapitated by angry spectators. I know people can get violent at soccer games, but this is going too far. Brazil are hosting the World Cup next year, maybe the powers that be will change their minds. It’s a pretty violent country.
Being diabetic and also currently trying to lose weight, my breakfasts can be pretty boring. This email was sent to me and I thought, yes please, but maybe not til next Sunday.
Eggs Florentine with Smoky Mornay SauceFood and Wine - Contributed by Justin Chapple
- SERVINGS: 2
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
- 1/4 teaspoon sweet pimentón de la Vera (smoked Spanish paprika)
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 medium shallot, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 10 ounces baby spinach
- 4 large eggs
- 2 English muffins, split and toasted
- Snipped chives, for garnish
Arrange 2 English muffin halves on each plate. Mound the spinach on the English muffins and top with the poached eggs. Spoon the Mornay sauce over the eggs and garnish with the chives. Serve right away.
Have a great day