While running my eyes around Cat’s and George’s house it felt like my perfect home- a big old wooden table, a bright kitchen overlooking a rustic garden with herbs and tall trees behind it. Little details everywhere made me feel so happy inside knowing that there are people who appreciate similar things in life.
That sunny and happy Monday morning we sat and shared Cat’s home-made bread, her partner George’s scrambled eggs and a bowlful of stories..with apple butter on top. It was one of those conversations that sinks in and leaves you feeling warm and nourished long after it’s over.
Cat has travelled and lived in many places, so much so that there is no place she is particularly attached to. She shared a home-baked bread recipe, that makes you feel quite homey.
George is also well-travelled, including some spontaneous trips such as one day going to Paris with his suitcases and no particular plan. His roots are in Minessota, where amongst other things he used to be an eggman (I didn’t dare asking). He shared a scrambled eggs recipe.
Cat’s Bread Recipe
This is a simple recipe for a home-baked bread. Mix it in the evening, bake it and eat it next morning. Easy to make and has few ingredients. If anyone feels intimidated to make their own bread this perhaps could inspire them to take that step.
Ingredients (makes two loaves)
- 6 cups of flour (half white, half wholemeal). You can use any flour you’ve got at home.
- 1/3 cup of mixed seeds
- 1 tsp yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 1/4 cups water
- Mix all the ingredients and leave it on the counter covered overnight, or for 8 hours.
- Grease the tins and put the dough in. Let it rise for about 1.5 hours. Then bake for about 40 minutes at 235C degrees if you’d like brown crust.
George’s Scrambled Eggs
You are free to improvise with ingredients, but some herbs and spices is a great addition!
- 1 finely diced onion
- red pepper
- purple sprouts
- fresh herbs: parsley, chives
- salt and pepper
- 1-2 slices of bacon
- 1/2 cup of milk
- Fry the onion. Then add all the other ingredients, except for eggs. Fry them till browned.
- Beat the eggs in a bowl with milk. Then add them to the pan with all the other ingredients.
Happy belated 50th George!!!