Columbo’s Hard Boiled Eggs

I have been celebrating the completion of the second draft of the Columbo cookbook with the Lieutenant’s favourite snack.  Hard boiled eggs.  Behold my new guilty pleasure.

Yes, I realise it’s the laziest thing in the world to buy pre-boiled, hard boiled eggs.  But look, they are BLUE!

These just tickle me, and I will continue to buy them now and then as a treat, carrying one around in my coat pocket as the Lieutenant does, just in case I get peckish…

With all the fairly sophisticated cooking that’s been going on around here lately, two hard boiled eggs, with their accompanying sachet of salt and pepper, on my home made walnut sourdough, with lashings of salad cream, was one of the nicest dinners I’ve had for ages.  Thank you Crackin’ Egg Company!


Up yours clean eating!

So I’m giving myself the mini-challenge of cooking the 8 remaining recipes for the main part of the Cooking With Columbo cookbook by January 1st.  I have a feeling I’m unlikely to nail it, mostly because a birthday trip to Helsinki and the madness that is Christmas stand in my way.  But I’m going to try.  Here’s how the test cooking list is looking…


Can I do it?  The meat dishes probably (George Hamilton’s Smoky Chicken is on the cards for tonight…) but the puds?  Unlikely…

But I really want to have test cooked them all myself, before I send the recipes out to all my lovely test cook volunteers in January.


If you fancy test cooking a film star recipe for the Columbo cookbook – you’ll get an acknowledment in the book and my forever friendship – just get in touch via the Contact page – I’m getting a mailing list together…

Recipes by Vincent Price, Janet Leigh, William Shatner, Jack Cassidy, Robert Vaughn, John Cassavetes and many other Columbo co-stars up for grabs…


6 Responses to Columbo’s Hard Boiled Eggs

  1. Battenburgbelle 5 Dec, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

    I had no idea you could buy pre-boiled eggs… That is insane! But the dinner does look excellent – who needs fine dining 😉

    • Jenny 13 Dec, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

      Indeed – you know what they say – a little of what you fancy does you good… Mind you, I’ve had to ban salad cream from the house now. Caught myself too many times sitting on the kitchen floor eating it straight from the bottle…

  2. Greg 11 Dec, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    Wow! You finally found a Tyne Daly recipe! Bravo! Congrats on your progress! You’re amazing!

    • Greg 11 Dec, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

      P.S.- Count me in to test cook something 🙂

      • Jenny 13 Dec, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

        Greg – you are top of the list!!

    • Jenny 13 Dec, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

      Thank you ducks! Yes, in the days when Tyne Daly DID cook – ha ha!

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