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Little things mean a lot…

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Little things mean a lot…

Coffee with cream
Parmesan with spaghetti
Pate with cranberry sauce…I love all the little extra things in life.

As they say “everyday is a gift…that’s why we call it the present”. And this I believe to be true. Maybe I am greedy; maybe I just enjoy the little things more than the big things.

A present is always wonderful but if it comes wrapped in sparkly paper with ribbons and bows…well that to me means just as much as what is inside.

So 2014 will be my year to “up pleasure” the things I enjoy. I will have salt on my chips, proper butter on my toast, cream in my coffee and add onion rings onto of my burger.

Food and life can be good…or they can be amazing. I think this year we all deserve a little bit of amazing.

Enjoy your day and thanks for reading.

Sky @ thesideplate.com


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No more boring cheese on toast at www.thesideplate.com

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It has been a delicious but heavy week at the side plate office. I have eaten well, very well. So I decided to have something quick and simple for lunch today.

Cheese on toast. Ah, but I couldn’t just make cheese on toast could I, it would have been a bit of an anticlimax after the foodie food I have eaten this week. And there happened to be a box of curry powder by the grill, a bit of mango chutney in the fridge, and it had been quiet a good week for the hens this week, so we had a bowl of fresh eggs too….

 

So my simple slice of white and two cheese slices were transformed into something magical.

And it took 5 minutes.

The recipe is below, try it out and let me know.

Thanks for reading, Sky x

www.thesideplate.com

1 Slice of soft white bread

2 slices of jarlesburg cheese…or whatever you have in

A splash of olive oil

A pinch of mild curry powder

Couple of drops of water, cider or beer

A big dollop of mango chutney

A free-range egg.

 

 

Heat the grill and toast one side of the bread.

Turn the bread over and top the untoasted side with the two slices of cheese so that the bread is covered. Grill until it just starts to bubble.

Remove from grill and add small dollops of your mango chutney. Place back under grill until cooked how you like it. Remove from grill.

 

Heat a small frying pan and place the oil and curry powder into it. Give it a good stir and leave for about 30 seconds, then add a splash of water. Stir and give it about another 30 seconds.

 

Crack your egg into the pan and cook.

I cook mine on one side until the bottom is set then flip it over and cook the other side…. but that’s just the way I do it.

 

Liberate the egg from the pan and introduce it to its new home on top of the toast.

Enjoy.