Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I can see the sun poking through them there clouds.. Let it shine , let it shine, let it shine....Today going to finish off a track order then head down to Victoria to meet Grumpy and do some more stuff at Grammas place...Should get a big chunk of it done today.. We are having our family up for Sunday dinner as it is Grumpys birthday so looking forward to that just trying to figure out what to cook... Might do steaks on the barbacue if the weather is nice.

1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
2 cups (500 mL) chopped broccoli florets and stems
1 onion, chopped
1 sweet red pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
 8 eggs 1/4 cup (50 mL) milk
1/4 cup (125 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tbsp (25 mL) minced fresh parsley


In 9- or 10-inch (23 or 25 cm) nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook broccoli, onion, red pepper, garlic, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until broccoli is tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.

In bowl, whisk eggs with milk; pour over broccoli mixture. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until bottom and side are firm but top is still slightly runny, about 7 minutes.

Sprinkle with cheese; cover and cook until centre is set and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.


In a bowl (not metal) pour in enought water and white distilled vinegar to cover the eggs. For pastel colors use one cup of water to 1 tablespoon of vinegar. (Intensify the color by reducing the amount of water used or leaving the eggs in the dye for longer periods of time.) Using basic food coloring, mix your own shade in the water and vinegar. Be sure the food coloring is completely blended so there are no "stains" on the eggs. Carefully submerge hard cooked eggs in the color bath, rotating frequently, until of desired intensity

For an easy tie dyed look, wrap the egg with rubber bands before coloring.
Take a candle or other piece of wax and draw whatever you fancy on the egg-- the dye will not be absorbed by the wax.
Mix some offbeat colors. Or use a very strong solution of dye and leave the eggs in it for a long while-- a deeply colored egg is gorgeous.
Let kids decorate the eggs. Set some eggs aside that will not be eaten, collect odds and ends from house and garden, provide glue sticks, and let the little ones put Fabergé to shame
For those of you who do no know what Faberge means...they are jeweled Russian eggs.

I know this is a bit of a craft but I thought since we were getting closer to Easter we would use it as a tip...Hope you enjoyed the joke LOL


  1. I'm going to do this with my kids. Thanks for the tip. By the way, I tried out the spaghetti pie recipe last night, and it was a big hit. The kids helped with the meal. They had fun.

  2. Well Trudy it is the first of many meals that the kids will help with for sure.. Once this new little one along you will need all the help you can get from your family... Glad that I could make your kitchen a place where the family all helps out...Is it not the best place in your home...<3