OK, you’ve waited long enough, are you ready for this?? Today you finally get to see the EoMEoTE#7 round-up! Apologies once again for the delay in getting it out but, as explained elsewhere on this blog, events kind of overtook me. But I hope that you will forgive me when you see the sheer number of entries and the mind-bogglingly bad limericks I’ve composed to go with them all…! This month, we had (wait for it) thirty contributions! Al all time record – well done to all of you!
Karen from The Pilgrim’s Pots and Pans:
A young Filipina girl
Thought she’d give egg on toast a whirl.
Her breakfast of pistou
Just makes you wish you
Could taste all the flavours unfurl!
Julia from AromaCookery:
Our Julia (who’s not from Nantuck
Felt fusion food was good luck.
So for her post
Focaccia did she toast,
All topped with otak-otak.
Stephanie from Dispensing Happiness:
Stephanie, the Happiness queen,
Chose to do omelettes with praline.
So delicious is sounds,
There was drooling all round,
But it certainly ain’t lean cuisine!
Sweetnicks from Sweetnicks:
In New Jersey Sweetnicks said:
“I’ll use pizza instead of bread!”
Must be pulling my leg…
But it seems she was very well fed!
Saffron from Writing on a Paper Napkin:
Posts from Saffron just seem to get better:
She followed my instructions to the letter.
What she threw on a plate
Just looks so great:
Not just eggs, also salmon and feta!
Sylvie from Soul Fusion Kitchen:
Young Sylvie lives on the west coast:
She’s the eggy chef with the most.
With onions for flavour,
Panko crumbs find favour:
More toast on egg than egg on toast!
Nicole from Craftapalooza:
The first thing that our Nicole said,
The minute she got out of bed,
Was: “I’m no great baker,
But I got a sandwich maker,
So I’ll cook bacon and nice eggy bread!”
Pinkcocoa from Pinkcocoa Tabetai:
Young ‘Cocoa in Sydney was craving
Egg rolls, and some veg she was saving.
In an egg – now it’s trapped,
And her culinary audience is raving!
Clare from Eat Stuff:
Clare (we hear!) loves to eat
And decided she needed a treat:
French was the toast,
She loves it the most.
Stuffed with blackberry jam it tastes neat.
Gwenda from Taott:
Gwenda from Taott was torn:
Egg of mushroom? An idea was born.
Our charming host
Made egg, mushrooms AND toast.
And the photo? Well, it’s sheer foodporn!
Sue from Noodlebowl:
From Noodlebowl we have Sue
Who knows just what to do.
When it’s eggs she bakes,
No shortcuts she takes
Adding mushrooms, tomato – bacon too!
Moira from Who Wants Seconds:
Moira, we just wanna be ya!
You’re so fab – so we just wanna see ya
Cook eggs and grate cheddar
Add avo (even better!),
All wrapped in a flour tortilla!
Jennifer from Quinoa:
In Baja our Jennifer found
The loveliest dish around.
Craving beans and cones
She tried it at home –
Add an egg and there’s cheers all around.
McAuliflower from Browniepoints:
With the ‘Flower , food’s an adventure
Spurning bread, she chose polenta.
“But ‘Flower” I beg,
“Where’s the egg?”
“Are you blind?” she replies – “In the centre!”
Culinary fool from Culinary Fool:
Monte Cristos from Culinary Fool –
Just the pictures could make me drool!
It’ll all stick together,
Whatever the weather
‘Cos cheese between layers is the rule.
Augustus Gloop from Grab Your Fork:
In Sydney an idea was born.
Said Augustus “I’ll make fritters of corn!”
A recipe from Bill
Her tastebuds did thrill:
The ideal breakfast in the morn!
Chubby Hubby from Chubby Hubby:
The Hubby from Singapore
Made a sandwich I would adore.
Croque madame’s just the ticket
If you bite, chew, or lick it.
Please, Sir, can we have some more??
Cath from Eatzybitzy:
Is what Catherine cooks and consumes.
She ate and ate,
The taste was great –
But now how to get rid of the fumes??!
Lady Amalthea from NoshesThoughtsReves:
In Paris Amalthea toiled
To make eggs that were hard-boiled.
The taste? Ooh la la!
The dish was a star –
Her hunger pangs had been foiled!
Andrew from Spittoon:
A chance did Andrew take
When walnut bread he did bake.
It turned out just right
But then he got a fright –
Never toasted the bread: his mistake!
Mrs D from Belly Timber:
Mrs D had my mind in a tizz –
Her eggs in nests are the biz!
But my eye was caught,
I had only one though:
My! What a big chopper that is!!
Christina from Peasprout Spouts:
Christina from Peasprout Spouts
Shows what egg toasts are all about.
With jalapeno cheese
And sourdough – oh please,
With cooking like this, who’d go out?!
Viv from Seattle Bon Vivant:
Viv went out – she had no time to spare.
Ate ham with eggs and Gruyere.
The glorious food
For my tongue would be good –
But bad for my big derriere!!
Upulie from Upulie:
Young Upulie made oeufs en cocotte
With saffron she likes them a lot.
The method’s unusual
(sadly, no visuals..)
Are they boiled? are they fried? I think not!
Nupur from One Hot Stove:
There was a young girl from Noo Yawk
Whose parents would often tawk
Of dishes they made
In their own student days:
Yummy egg floats, so quick, grab your fawk!
Sarah from The Delicious Life:
This recipe Sarah’s been saving
For when Southern Fried Eggs she’s a-craving.
With sausage and gravy,
They’re delish – that’s no maybe
It’s goodbye to her diet she’s waving!
Johanna from The Passionate Cook
The Passionate Cook Johanna
Had an eggy idea that’s a runna:
Peperoni she sliced
And herbs she diced –
With olives and eggs it’s a stunna!
Bringing up the rear on this bumper edition of eggcelence we have the two co-founders who, all those many many months ago, planted the seed that grew into the mighty oak that is EoMEoTE:
Anthony from Spiceblog:
Young Anthony in Perth’s a good egg
He’ll always be pulling your leg.
But we’re begging you please
We’re down on our knees:
Just tell us: who exactly is Greg??
Jeanne from Cooksister!:
A girl from London’s East
Felt that her inspiration had ceased.
Then she hit some luck,
Found eggs of duck,
And recreated Dr Seuss’s feast!
And last but by no means least, we have the lovely Elizabeth. Well, she didn’t actually have any eggs and despite her well-reasoned argument, I don’t accept vaguely egg-shaped mushrooms as a reasonable facsimile of eggs. 😉 However… she is the only one of you who remembered my decree last month that all this months’ entries were to be submitted as Petrarchan sonnets (that is, before I took pity on myself and everyone else and downgraded that to limericks!!) and wrote one!! Just for that, she gets an honourary place in this month’s round-up. Elizabeth – you’re a star!!
Elizabeth from Blog from our Kitchen:
Cooksister demanded (and got) a sonnet
And Elizabeth now has to con it:
The sonnet was there
But the fridge was bare!
So though there’s toast, there’s no egg on it!
And just to show that I share your suffering, here’s my sonnet:
To boil or to scramble or to fry:
These questions occupy my every thought.
I rummage through old cookbooks I have bought –
A brand new eggy dish I have to try.
And all my friends, perplexed, are asking why,
In what strange fascination am I caught?
Why is it that each month-end is so fraught,
And tons of eggs and bread I have to buy?
I turn around with my mysterious smile.
“It’s E-o-Me-o-Te” I say to them.
So come and play along just for a while
You’ll soon get bitten by the cooking
So I collect a growing band of friends
Who egg me on and join in each month-end.
I hesitate to suggest something even scarier next month – maybe an EoMEoTE submission in the form of a short dramatic work?? The imagination runs wild. One flew over the chicken’s nest. Layer Cake. Cluck back in anger.