I just realized that when it comes to food recipes I seem to post more brunch dishes than anything else. That’s probably because it’s my favourite meal. You get a saucy, savoury dish like these Greek Eggs with Crispy Potatoes or a toothsome sweet plate like my Pumpkin French Toast, or a combination of the two if you’re really feasting.
This recipe may seem involved but it’s quite simple – the tzatziki comes together in a couple of minutes, as does the chili garlic oil, and you can do it all while the potatoes are getting to crispy perfection in the oven.
In hindsight, it occurs to me that opting for toasted pita instead of sourdough would have made this more Greek but I am a sucker for the toothsome, yolk-sopping goodness of toasted sourdough. The crumbled bacon is completely optional but adds a nice texture and saltiness to the dish – leave it out if you or your guests are vegetarian.
I made this a couple of weeks ago for my friend Erin – it was one of the first times I’ve welcomed someone into my home to share a home-cooked meal in the last 18 months. I was reminded how much joy I derive from cooking for someone else. It’s been so challenging to find motivation to cook when we’ve been making three square meals a day at home, having to clean up the kitchen constantly, and then only having a total of 4 minutes left in the day to get anything else done or just relax.
If you asked me how much I’ve spent on Uber Eats in the past year I’d have to plead the fifth. I sincerely hope we can avoid another lockdown this fall so that I can continue to cook for my friends and family OR maybe even cuff a boo before Ottawa turns into a frozen tundra again.
Yes, I have been making some half-hearted attempts at dating recently. No resounding successes as yet and sadly no horror stories to regale you with but rest assured I’m working on it.
Having someone else to dine with and tell me how incredible my cooking is AND DO THE DISHES is one of the few things I miss about being in a relationship. Based on the disproportionate number of men on dating apps in Ottawa who claim to be “entrepreneurs” and holding fish in their profiles I fear I may have to venture beyond the nation’s capital to discover a suitable partner.
So, goals for Fall/Winter: host more dinner parties, get inspired to cook some delicious meals, research best cities for eligible bachelors, feel the weight of a man on me.
Wish me luck. In the meantime, I’ll find comfort in winning brunch bowls like this one.