Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Since bacon is the way to my heart, here is a special breakfast I made for my Valentine this morning! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Baked Eggs with Prosciutto & Gruyére

My favorite meals to cook are those that look and taste extra fancy but in reality are very simple to make. The following recipe is a perfect example of this and it's why I make it at least once a week. 

Baked Egg with Prosciutto & Gruyére

2 Large Eggs
4 Slices of Prosciutto
2 Tablespoons Skim Milk
2 Tablespoons Shredded Gruyere Cheese
Freshly ground Black Pepper

First, preheat the oven to 375 F. Then, line each ramekin with two slices of prosciutto, making sure to cover as much of the bottom and sides as possible. (The prosciutto will fold over the sides of the ramekin.) 

Crack one egg into the ramekin and add 1 tablespoon skim milk. (No need to stir) Top with 1 tablespoon Gruyere and ground pepper, to taste. Repeat for the second ramekin then place them both directly on the wire rack in your oven and bake for 14 minutes.

Makes 2 servings.

- The original recipe calls for cream instead of milk. Typically I replace the more indulgent ingredients for a healthier option. Your choice!
- Give the ramekins a little jiggle before you take them out of the oven. If the egg and milk still wriggle around a lot, pop it back in for one minute at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
- I may be stating the obvious by saying this, but the ramekins are VERY HOT and do not cool off quickly, so be careful when you’re eating!
- Fact: If you make this recipe people will definitely like you more.

You’re welcome.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Much like genetically modified "meat" and shoulder pads, I believe the word 'blog' is overused.  In fact the word ‘Blog’ called me up to say that it’s worn out and exhausted.

So for my sake think of Bliss & Tell as more of a road map than a 
b-word; a capricious diary of sorts, chronicling the ins and outs of my adventurous love affair with life.

I am happy to have launched Bliss & Tell after many months of semi-anxious apprehension. I have been contemplating the patient, although persistent, notion that my mindless banter, my thoughts and dreams should find their way to the page. But once I sat down and did just that, I realized that it’s a very personal thing to do!  So instead, I would tuck away my little idea for some other day when I was brave enough to let people in. Essentially, I was stuck on a one-way infinity loop!

The beautiful thing though about doing something you’re doubtful of, or fearful of, is what you find when you dive headfirst into the unknown. I did not expect to feel such relief and such a sense of creative freedom, but I do. It’s empowering and more than that, fun!

So to that I say, infinity loop, what infinity loop?

- L