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Potato, Bacon, and Egg Hash September 29, 2012

Delicious Breakfast!

I got inspired this morning as I attempted to be as lazy as possible and stay in bed watching TV. Giada had this awesome recipe for Salami, Bacon, and Spinach Hash and because I can never leave well enough alone and I didn’t have some ingredients, of course I modified it. These measurements are a guesstimate as I just added what amount looked right. It was delicious!

  • 3 slices thick cut smoked bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium russet potatoes, unpeeled and cubed
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 /4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 3 slices Genoa salami stacked on top of each other and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 small Roma tomato, diced
  • 2 large, organic eggs
  • chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Cook the bacon in a stainless steel skillet over medium heat. Stirring occasionally to brown evenly and crisp. About 5 minutes. Remove bacon to paper towel and reserve.
  2. In the bacon fat, cook the potatoes sprinkled with salt and pepper. Stir often until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove and add to paper towel.
  3. Add oil, onion, green pepper, salt, and pepper to pan. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add cabbage, salami, tomato, nutmeg, salt and pepper and cook through about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the bacon and potatoes back in and stir well. Make 2 openings in the mixture and crack an egg into each opening. Cook until the eggs are set but yolks are still runny. My eggs took about 7 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve. Yum!
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Time for Impatience June 3, 2012

Potato Plants

The potatoes growing strong.

I check my garden every day, sometimes multiple times per day just waiting to catch the first signs of something I missed last time I checked. Again, as I have said before, I just check which means “look and don’t touch.” (Nature gets insulted if you act like it’s helpless and lets you know it’s angry.) The tomato plants have flowers, the potatoes are growing overnight, the radishes are getting some bulk, the celery is getting taller, fatter, and stronger, the beans are trained to climb the pole – but still I am waiting. I go through this every year, waiting for the first nice harvest kills me although this year the strawberries are amazing so I cannot complain. My favorite days are ones when I have to bring the basket in a couple of times to empty before I go out for more and then take the rest of the day deciding what to do with everything. There is nothing more rewarding than using something you just picked from the garden. Yesterday I ate a strawberry I picked off the vine just seconds before – nothing like it. I feel I am in a lull but when the harvest starts, I cannot wait to share my enthusiasm, cooking, and preserving. Gardening is zen for my soul and joy for my tummy.

 

 
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