Here it is Sunday again, and time for our special brunch. It looks like the same old thing, but not so! This time, there are duck eggs! ;->
Lately I have been ordering organic eggs from a local source,
and this week they were out of chicken eggs, so substituted duck eggs. A stroll through Wikipedia was enlightening about the food values, but most surprising was the fact that duck eggs have about three times the cholesterol of chicken eggs. Not sure why this is, but since neither of us has a cholesterol problem, it doesn’t really matter. I probably wouldn’t want to eat a dozen a week, but since they are so large, we each eat only one, and it is plenty.
Everything came together so beautifully this week. The ham was enhanced by the incredible flavor of the pineapple, which was about the sweetest and most flavorful one we have had in a very long time. Tasted like it had been flown in straight from Lana’i.
WOW – what a surprise to read that the island – formerly known as the pineapple-producing capital of the world – is now owned by one person. To wit: Larry Ellison.
This is more what I had recalled when I wrote the above:
Somehow this saddens me, but it looks like Lana’i’s golden years were waning anyway. I wonder where they are grown in such quantities now. They are plentiful in our supermarkets, and at bargain prices, so there must be a booming plantation somewhere. My son in Florida grew one in his yard last year, but there are no huge pineapple plantations in Florida that I ever heard of.
In any case, we are grateful for the deliciousness of this brunch, and for the fact that we can share it with each other, and with our blog friends! ;->
Also: SUNSHINE! ;->