Side View’s weekend theme this week is a photo-prompt.
It is a picture of a lioness gazing at the horizon.
It has me stymied.
All I can think of is that Easter is looming on the horizon … so, here’s a teacup full of Easter eggs.
And a nice idea for an Easter brunch dish:
My best friend in high school, Tania, is the kind of lass who’s every word is funny. She can relate the most tragic events in a manner that has me in stitches. She once referred to croissants as cross aunts and I’ve never called them by any other name since.
I chanced upon a recipe in the Collector’s Edition House and Leisure Food and decided to fiddle with it, adding things to make it robust enough to serve as a meal on its own.
8 croissants, halved and spread with Pesto Princess Rocket and Walnut Pesto
Handful of halved cherry tomatoes
1 Packet of smoked bacon, fried and finely diced
3 Tablespoons caponata (recipe found here)
Handful of chopped spring onions, lightly sautéed.
Layer the above into an oiled springform cake tin, covering the outside in tin foil (so that it doesn’t leak). Season layers with salt and pepper to taste.
Cover with a beaten mixture of:
Bake at 180C until set, mine took about 40 minutes.
Oh, before I trot off to play with all the new toys in my kitchen, some Coca Cola trivia about this day in history: In 1894 Coca Cola was first bottled by Joseph A. Biedenham of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Before that it was only mixed to order at the soda fountain. And in 1929 Asa Griggs Candler died. In 1887, Asa Candler, a wholesale druggist, purchased the formula for Coca-Cola from John S. Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist, for $2,300. He sold the company in 1919 for $25 million. (Source – foodreference.com)
Another of my recipes using cross aunts: