Trains, Sandwiches and British Egg Week:
French Egg & Tomato Breakfast Tartine with Lovage
Someone once said “It is better to travel well, than to arrive”; a common saying that is often attributed to Buddah, although it probably originated from a quote taken from Robert Louis Stevenson’s “El Dorado”….. “To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive” . However, the origins of the saying are of no importance to this post, although I have been travelling a lot lately, so I feel suitably qualified to use the expression………..but, no matter how well I have travelled over the last few weeks, the arrival at home last night was sweet relief! My own bed, my own beside clock, ticking away in a reassuring and comforting manner; my own fluffy pillow and high sided armchair. My own teapot and my own mug.…….
…..and an autumn garden ripe for the picking (and yes, there will be many preserving posts coming up soon) and my own little office area and comfy chair…….the travel has been exciting and interesting, but the arrival has been comforting and familiar. And, as my regular readers will have noticed, some of my regular posts have not materialised over the last few weeks (Sepia Saturday, Monday Meal Plan, Fish on Friday and The Sunday Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos), although that is not hugely worrying, as I will resume them forthwith, and I DO like to rebel now and then, be a little fickle and unpredictable!
But, I am home, and here is my first post for the weekend, with all my latest news to follow of the next few weeks……..and the recipe I am sharing today is a fabulous “eggy” breakfast or brunch recipe, with a French twist. A simple open sandwich recipe with fresh free-range eggs, just in time for British Egg Week. I have QUITE a few eggs in my pantry, as whilst I have been away from home, my chickens have been laying for Britain! My husband seems not to have cooked with many of them, so I will be embracing a baking bonanza (with the older eggs) tomorrow, and eggs for breakfast will be on the menu over the next few days. Today’s brunch was a lazy one, and as well as eggs to use, there was a mountain of late tomatoes to climb too…….plus, my lovage is still going strong, and I DO love a little lovage with fresh eggs……..and so, a new recipe was created - French Egg & Tomato Breakfast Tartine with Lovage.
This could be classed as eggs and tomatoes on toast, but, I have added a French twist to it and called it a tartine - which is essentially an open sandwich in France, much like a Danish sandwich. I have also added an extra treat, insofar that I have suggested cutting some of the toast into dipping fingers, affectionately known as “Soldiers”. The recipe is simple and yet quite elegant as it is served with lamb’s lettuce (mache) and is finished off with a garnish of finely chopped lovage, adding a lovely savoury and slightly yeasty taste to the dish. It’s a perfect recipe for a late weekend breakfast, and we both enjoyed it today with a pot of fresh coffee and orange juice.
As it is British Egg Week, I have collated a few of my other egg recipes together, as listed below, and hopefully they will offer some inspiration for those of you who fancy trying something new, as well as revisiting the traditional classics….
Lavender and Lovage British Egg Week Recipes:
…….that’s all for now, the recipe for my French Egg & Tomato Breakfast Tartine with Lovage is below, and, as it is vegetarian and a sandwich, I am entering it into Jac’s No Croutons Required challenge for October here: Sandwiches……
See you later with more new recipes, and a new giveaway, as well as more of my latest news! Karen