35 days ago

Recipe: Classic Omelette

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Omelettes are essentially a version of scrambled eggs but they have been left to rest and coagulate so that the pan side is firm. Some people prefer firm omelettes, others like to have the egg a little runny so that it retains that soft, silky consistency also known as baveuse.

3 Eggs
1 pinch Salt
½ tsp Butter, or a splash of good quality olive oil

1. In a bowl whisk the eggs. Add salt.
2. Heat the butter in a frying pan (non-stick is easier) until it is just beginning to brown and has a nutty smell. Let it run around the pan so that it is well coated.
3. Pour in the egg mix. With your rubber spatula, constantly lift and scoop around the edges and cut through the middle of the egg mixture to cook evenly.
4. If you are adding a filling to the omelette, it should be done at this point.
5. Roll or fold the omelette by folding one half on the other, or fold one third on the middle third and then roll on the remaining third.

Prior to folding, you can add a filling to lift the flavour of the omelette.
Classic combinations include:
Saute mushrooms
Blanched spinach (with cream)
Diced ham
A combination of finely chopped herbs such as chives, chervil, parsley, tarragon

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EducateMaths Certificates awards Week 9

Principal Director from EducateNZ - Maths Tutoring

EducateMaths Congratulates Student Maths Achievers
Week 9 Term 4.

Week 9 is the last week of tuition for 2019.

The EducateMaths Breakup is 18th December, where we celebrate all students progress, and recognise students who have made significant gains in their Math achievement.

The picture celebrates our student's and achievers for Week 8, Term 4.

Week 9 Term 4 Secondary / Intermediate Awardees......

Gold Achievement certificate:

Chris Y10 6 Achieved 2 Merit 3 Excellence - 19 points

Silver Achievement certificate:

Che` Y7 3 Achieved 1 Merit 1 Excellence 8 points

Ricardo Y10 3 Achieved 1 Merit 1 Excellence 8 points

Bronze Achievement:

Courtney Y7 3 Achieved 2 Merit 7 points

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Gold Certificate:

Xavier Y3 3.12 weeks Maths Age progress

Olivia U Y6 212 minutes maths practice

Xavier Y3, 9 Maths Progressions

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Leighton Y3, Ada Y6, Aalijah Y6: 2.6 weeks Maths age progress

Ada Y6: 143 minutes Maths Practice

Aidan Y3, Knixon Y4: 7 Maths progression

Bronze Certificate:

Sarcha Y4: 2.08 weeks Maths Age progress

Knixon Y4: 110 minutes Maths Practice

Ada Y6, Aalijah Y6, Olivia U Y6, Lachlan Y6, Toni Y8: 5 Maths Progressions

EducateMaths congratulates the above students on their maths practice, achievment and progress.

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Three food recalls in Auckland - have you been affected?


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1. Harmony brand Free-Range Boneless Ham and Free-Range Champagne Ham has been recalled due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Click here for more information and consumer advice.

2. Tegel brand Crumbed Chicken Burgers has been recalled as the product may contain foreign matter (small pieces of metal wire). Click here for more information and consumer advice.

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