Welcome to The New Hostess! My name is Lucy.

 I love to document my adventures in food, entertaining, home design, and travel. 

I created this site with the hopes of inspiring everyday tastemakers by posting easy recipes and entertaining ideas. I hope you enjoy!

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How To: Poach an Egg (a la Anna Bayne)


My good friend Anna (above with her sister Molly, Raspberry, and other friends) grew up on her family's beautiful farm in the Poconos. Home to piggies, horses, donkeys, cows, and all sorts of creatures, Forks Farm boasts the most amazing fresh cheese, eggs, meat. It's no surprise then that Anna can poach the perfect egg with nothing but a small saucepan and water. Determined to figure out how she manages this edible magic trick, she gave me a lesson this past weekend. Now you, too, can look like a breakfast pro in under 5 minutes flat. :)

Here we go!

Step 1: Farm fresh eggs :)


Step 2: Fill a small saucepan with 3/4 water, set on high heat, and bring to boil


Step 3: Crack an egg into a small bowl


Step 4: After the water comes to a boil, use a large spoon and begin to quickly swirl the water


Step 6: Once the water has achieved a whirlpool effect, turn off the heat and immediately pour the egg 


Step 7: Watch it spin around itself and begin to cook


Step 8: After it cooks (approx. 1 1/2 minutes if you like your eggs super gooey like me or up to 4 minutes if you like the yolk cooked through), fish it out with a large spoon 


Step 9: Garnish with your the toppings of your choice (this morning I added fresh salsa, pecorino romano , and parsley) and ENJOY your delicious and healthy breakfast!

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