Been thinking about my friend Greg today over at Recipes for Rebels and sent him good, good vibes from halfway across the world as I cooked this dish.  

I am loving my new cast iron frying pan…

This is the first dish I ever cooked from his fabulous cookbook, and indeed the very first recipe in the book.  

But there are sooooooo many wonderful recipes in this book and the next one I want to cook is Eartha Kitt’s Crocked Rabbit with Winter Vegetables.  Mmmm – gotta put that one in the diary soon.

Love this frock, but how did Eartha get it on and off?
I’ve had another idea for a cookbook this week.  Eartha will be in it.  BUT, I have to finish Columbo first, and then the Vincent Price cookbook and only THEN can I start work on the new one.  Well, the writing work anyhow, I bet I can sneak a few test cooks in along the way…
Until then, this little recipe is always a winner for me on a Saturday.  It’s what I like best to eat for my breakfast.  Thank you, Greg, for introducing me to this recipe via your book.  And thank you for all the help you are giving me on the Columbo cookbook.  It is very much appreciated.  Sending you lots of love from London xxx
Nathalie was so beautiful, but looking at lots of photos of her on the internet, she also looked like she was a lot of fun.  She mucks around a lot.  Today my hair looks a bit like this after a bit of a restless night…

Natalie Wood’s Huevos Rancheros

4 tortillas
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, mashed
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1 small serrano or other chile pepper, chopped or 2 teaspoons red chili powder
1 cup fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped or 1 cup canned tomato sauce
salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 eggs
1 tablespoon butter

Fry tortillas quickly in hot oil; drain on paper towel. 

Keep oil hot; add garlic, marjoram, chopped chili, tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer tomato mixture for a few minutes until flavors are well blended and the sauce has thickened slightly. 

Fry eggs in a small amount of butter in a separate pan, or poach in the hot tomato sauce. 

To serve, place one egg on each tortilla, cover with sauce. Serve at once.

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