Sunday Funday with Poached Eggs

Did this week go by lightning-fast for anyone else? It sure did me.

I gotta tell you guys-- I love Sundays. I really, really do! They end up being a great day for a bit of laying around with a cuppa and a book, a bit of task accomplishment, and a bit of cooking. All my favorite things rolled up into one stretchy-pants wearing day. Not to mention it is the day for which brunch was created, and no one could hate brunch. 

Speaking of brunch. You know what I also love? Poached Eggs. And until quite recently, I could never get them quite right. I owe part of my new-found egg poaching skills to this great article on Smitten Kitchen. She's awesome. 

To poach an egg you'll need only a few things:

  • An egg (or several)
  • Saucepan
  • White (wine) vinegar
  • Small bowl
  • Slotted spoon
  • Moxy

Poaching Eggs

  1. Heat water and a touch of white vinegar over medium heat, until it is just about to boil. Or if you're me and suck at determining that, let it come to a boil and turn the heat down.
  2. Crack an egg into a small bowl. It will be way easier to get the egg into the water this way. 
  3. Once the water has achieved it's "almost boil", carefully tip the egg into the saucepan. You can use the handle of your slotted spoon to swirl the water if the whites of your egg have gone awry and spread out everywhere.
  4. Cook 3-4 minutes, or however long creates the poached egg of your dreams! Retrieve it from the water with your slotted spoon and set on an adjacent paper towel.
Disembodied hand!! YIKES

Disembodied hand!! YIKES

Now this is the fun part: Making the toast bed for your eggy prize. I am particularly fond of smooshing up an avocado on toast and adding a pinch (or five) of cracked black pepper.

Now THATS a poached egg

Now THATS a poached egg

Have you poached your egg yet? --I'll wait-- You back? Good. 

Now for the Gems of the Internet:

This week was feminist superstar Gloria Steinam's birthday, here are some amazing facts about her from to make you love her even more

If you live in or around Seattle and love things that are awesome, I highly recommend you see Seattle Rep's new musical Lizard Boywritten by my dear friend and brilliant human Justin Huertas. 

In this week's cool museum news: the Prado Museum in Madrid has created tactile replicas of paintings that allow visually impaired patrons to touch the work! So cool.

I am a giant history nerd, and now there's an app (or two) for that. One that shows you what sites looked like decades or centuries ago called Pivot, and the other buzzes you when you approach sites of women's history (herstory)!

What did you guys get up to this weekend? I can't wait to show you what I've been cooking up around BettyHQ, so stay tuned! Have an awesome week--xo