Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Partly Because We Like Egg Salad Sandwiches

Henri will often cook up a dozen of them at a time.

After they are cooled off, peeling them is my job.

Partly because my up-close eyesight catches things like this.

Plus I love it when the shells come off in big pieces. Do you know how to make that happen all the time? Neither do I. It was my lucky day.

All ready for a little salt & pepper, then into the fridge because Henri likes his egg salad chilled.

He also likes it served on a flaky, buttery croissant with a few leaves of baby spinach.

But mostly, the reason for this post is to tell you that I am a very lucky girl today because Henri insisted *we* buy me a new camera. And I love it. And it's not even my birthday yet, but it is FOR my birthday, and no doubt Christmas too. The above are some test shots I took with it, inside, with low light on a rainy day, and without a flash or tripod. Yay!


Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Must be a very nice camera . . ok, I'm jealous. The pics look so clear too. Have lots of fun with your new camera lucky girl! Sandy:O)

Fabulously french said...

Yum we also love egg sandwiches and lucky you getting a new camera.

Enjoy photographing everything in sight - which is what I did when Santa bought me mine last Christmas.

Leeann x

The Cedar Shingled Barn said...

The pictures are wonderful. I don't think it is just the camera, you have an eye for photography by the looks of them! :) Would love the recipe for your egg salad. If you wouldn't mind sharing, my email is cottagegoals@aol.com .
Very nice post.

vicki said...

We are huge egg salad lovers here at our house and your photos make me want to go and make some right now!


Piecefulafternoon said...

What a guy!!! Nice shots. What kind of camera is it? I recently got a Canon Power Shot and love love love it. So much better than my old one - and smaller - it slips right into my pocket so I'm ready for most anything that comes along.

Now I want an egg salad sandwich - all over the world people are eating egg salad sandwiches because of your great photos.

Teri said...

Mmmmm... if I wasn't out of eggs I know what I would have had for lunch!

Have fun with the new camera!!

Privet and Holly said...

Hooray for your new camera! And for egg salad! The trick for the shells to come off in big pieces is....you ready????....OLD eggs. Yep, the fresher they are, the harder they are to peel. I got this advice straight from a cooking instructor at a little place where I sometimes take cooking classes. So, buy eggs specifically to hard boil....leave them in the back of the fridge and use the others for day to day cooking.....then when they've been there a week or so, boil 'em up! xx Suzanne
PS: Loved your comments on my last post and really SMILED at your PS about "cones." Spooky!

Marge said...

Oooh, my hubby loves egg salad sandwiches! Do you think if I made him some he'd buy me a new camera? It's worth a try! I've wanted a new camera for a lloonngg time (or anyway it seems like a long time) to replace my precious little Kodak EasyShare D650!

Enjoy your camera!

Julie said...

Oh I love egg salad. And the croissant-spinach-salad combo sounds divine...now I shall have to try that. Love the brown egg color, reminds me of when we used to have our laying ladies and had multi colored piles of eggs including green! :-) (americana hen) The camera must be very very nice. the photos are exceedingly sharp and awesome. I want to get a nice camera one day. Have a great day.

jennyfreckles said...

Yay - and yum! Congrats on the new camera - though the shots you took with your old one were superb anyway. I agree with The CS Barn - you have the eye.

Country Girl said...

Lili, I love egg salad and surprisingly have never had it on croissant with spinach leaves. Sounds like something I would love.
Just coming back here and reading some old posts because I love it there so much. Also, I saw your beautiful winter scene book on Blurb. Gorgeous!
(we are coming again in july and i am so excited!)