CEiMB – Spicy Egg and Avocado Wrap (my pick!)

This week it was my turn to pick a recipe for the lovely group of ladies that cook along with Craving Ellie in My Belly (or bake, depending on the recipe that is chosen). Since the weather here has been quite good the last couple of days I wasn’t in the mood to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and so I decided to pick something easy.

I still had some recipes bookmarked from when I got to pick a recipe last time and I soon found something that sounded completely right to me: Spicy Egg and Avocado Wrap on page 31 of So Easy. I understand these wraps were supposed to be a breakfast meal, but I paired one wrap with a lovely salad and called it dinner. I loved the kick that the Thai chili sauce added to the wrap.

Go visit the other ladies of CEiMB here and see what they thought of the wraps. It looks like June will be a tasty month, want to join in on the fun? You’re always welcome!!!!

Spicy Egg and Avocado Wrap
makes 4 servings (serving size 1 wrap)

8 large eggs
4 large red-leaf lettuce leaves (I used iceberg lettuce)
4 whole-wheat wrap breads (about 9 inches in diameter)
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, sliced
1 medium tomato (about 4 ounces), sliced
1/8 English cucumber, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon prepared Thai chili sauce or hot sauce, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Place the eggs in a 4-quart saucepan. Cover with water, bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 9 minutes. Remove from the heat, rinse with cold water, and peel. Remove the yolks from 4 eggs and discard the yolks. Slice the remaining egg whites and whole eggs into 1/4-inch slices.

Lay a lettuce leaf over the center of each wrap bread. Top with the avocado, sliced eggs, tomato, and cucumber. Sprinkle with the chili sauce and season with the salt and pepper. Fold one side of the bread about 2 inches over the filling to form a pocket and roll into a wrap. Eat immediately or cover in foil and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.


I’m going to Food Blogger Connect 2011 in London!

For a while now I’ve been looking at all the wonderful food blogger conventions going on in the States and being envious of all the people attending those conventions. In December 2009 I found out that there had been a conference in London in November and in 2010 I couldn’t attend because it was in the exact same weekend that a close friend was getting married.

But now the time has come: I’m going to London form August 12th untill August 14th to attend Food Blogger Connect 2011! I’m so excited that I get to meet other food bloggers and visit the wonderful city of London at the same time! 

Food Blogger Connect was founded in 2009 and is Europe’s first and only conference and forum for food bloggers and food writers bringing together award-winning, star-profile, guest speakers and attracting bloggers from all over Europe and beyond (Canada, Singapore, Brazil, India).

Check out the Conference Program here!

Welcome to The Baking Bluefinger!

I have been blogging for a while over at Culinary Delights, but felt it was time for me to move to another host. So here I am!!

Why did I name this blog The Baking Bluefinger? Well…….
I wanted the name to refer to both my passion (baking), but also to a little legend that tells about how the citizens of my hometown Zwolle got their nickname:

Citizens of Zwolle are colloquially known as Blauwvingers (Bluefingers).
This dates back to a local legend that the local authorities were one day strapped for cash and
saw no option but to sell church bells to neighbouring city Kampen.
To make sure Kampen did not make too much profit from the deal, the local authorities asked
a high price for the church bells. Kampen agreed to the deal, on the condition that
they could choose their own way of paying for the church bells. Zwolle consented,
and Kampen paid in copper coins of vier-duiten (the equivalent of 2-and-a-half cents).
Because of their distrust, Zwolle wanted to be sure Kampen had truly paid the entire price.
The local authorities therefore counted the money until their fingers had turned blue from the copper.

counting the copper coins

Stay tuned for a post on Blauwvinger cookies!!!!

Taking a little break


Due to exams for school my schedule is quite busy, so I’m taking a little break from blogging.
I hope to be back – up and running – in February!

Still looking for Christmas gifts???


Christmas is coming up and this means several things: delicious food, time spent with family & friends and of course shopping for Christmas gifts. We all know shopping for gifts can be a nightmare: running from store to store, only to find out they don’t have what you’re looking for.

I have found the perfect solution: shop online!!! Check out CSN: they have over 200 sites with more that sell almost anything: counter height stools, cookware, toys, clothing and many other things! I am sure you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for everyone special in your life!

Madonna – Crazy For You [Official Video]

A childhood favorite… Looked it up after Glee’s Madonna show.

Looking at Briefcases

Since I started school again in September, I’ve found that I’m in desperate need for a new briefcase, I discovered this cute brown/pink one and I absolutely love this pink leather laptop briefcase that I found at CSN Stores. Now if only I could find something similar here!