Preparing to poach


My new years resolution this year is to do something I’ve never done each month. January was oil painting. I realized yesterday that I haven’t done my February yet. Now I only have three days to think of something and do it. That is why this morning when I woke up, a little too early for Saturday in my opinion, I decided to try poaching eggs for the first time.

I’ve always been afraid to try it.  Not sure why.  Danielle does it all the time.  So I pull up Pinterest and watch some videos.  The technique is basic.  Simmer some water with white vinegar, swirl the water and the dump in the egg.  The warnings are clear on every post, the temperature of the water has to be just right and the egg has to be really fresh.  Well those things just probably are not going to happen.  Also all I have in the apartment is apple cider vinegar.  Well lets do this.  I brought the water up to a boil and then down to a simmer. My first egg I kept in there for five minutes and it was definitely over done.  But honestly the whole thing was really simple.  With a little more confidence and only four minutes this time, my second egg came out perfectly! I love it.   Toast, a little salt pepper and hot sauce.  I only wish I had some avocado to go with it.


Honestly the whole thing felt too easy to count as my February activity.  But I still have three days and a perfect weekend.


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