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We get passport stamps, Toto gets stickers. Thanks for the hookup, @lasertech_botswana 🌍 #totothelandrover #overland #venturesomemore #overlander #overlanding #womenoverlandingtheworld #overlandafrica #africaoverland #africatravel #africa #malawi #stickers #passportstamps #landroverafrica #alloyandgrit #landroverphotoalbum #landrover #landrover110 #landroverdefender #landroverdefender110 #defender110 #onelifeliveit #best4x4xfar #landroverclassic #landroverlove #landroverlife #traveltheworld #roamtheplanet #adventureisnecessary #startsomewhere
One of my (Julie) crankiest times traveling was in Singapore at the Raffles Hotel. I haaaaated it. It was the worst kind of tourist trap IMO: full of white people indulging in their colonial wet dreams. It was just...wrong. 😣 We never go to tourist stops when we’re on the road, but we did make a Vic Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya in the local Zambian language, stop. If you can get past the gift shops and tourists, it’s a lovely walk. The falls are beautiful and it felt so good to be out of the car. But there’s a definite reason we usually bypass touristy areas. 🙄 After thousands of miles through seven countries, it felt strange to be in such a big tourist center. It is super hard to square the tour busses that say “Explorer Club, Africa” and tourists in safari gear with the daily life (and hustle and grind) we’ve been seeing, and that exists juuust outside the city. No shade, but it’s a tiny bit jarring. 🤷‍♀️ It’s not as bad as the Raffles by a long shot. Nature does her thing, thankfully, and that can redeem just about anything. Still, we couldn’t help wondering what the place would look like without all the souvenir shops. 💧 #victoriafalls #vicfalls #mosioatunya #zambia #livingstone #touristtrap #overland #overlanding #overlander #overlandafrica #africaoverland #venturesomemore #selfie #nature #waterfall #waterfalls
Front left coil spring fixed, back left shock needs attention. Lower shock bushing and retaining rings disintegrated. Always check your bolt tightness after replacing parts, kids. 🔧 #overland #overlanding #overlander #overlandafrica #africaoverland #landrover #landroverdefender #landroverdefender110 #landrover110 #defender110 #alloyandgrit #landroverphotoalbum #onelifeliveit #best4x4xfar #landroverlife #totothelandrover #landroverlove #landroverowner
Annnnnd, good night from Zambia. Overlooking the Zambezi. #zambia #zambezi #zambeziriver #livingstone #africa #sundowners #overland #overlandafrica #africaoverland #sunset #river #venturesomemore

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Our Audubon book suggests that, if at all possible, travelers in Africa make time to watch baby rhinos frolicking.

Frolicking?” I thought. “Rhinos don’t really do anything interesting. Frolicking seems. . .a bit much.”

But on a recent visit to Khama Rhino Sanctuary we actually saw it. A baby rhino, frolicking. And it was amazing. This little rhino was so small that she didn’t have her horns yet, which usually appear after two months. She was brand new, trotting behind or in front of mama, having the time of her life. Full of spunk, when she got to the waterhole, which was banked in steep and slick mud, she put on quite the show. Sliding down the bank. Splashing in the water. Rolling on her back in the mud. Getting stuck. Slipping back down into the water as she tried to climb out. It was terrific. We decided on the spot that there are few things cuter than little, tiny baby rhinos. They have become the yardstick by which we judge everything now.

So, given the title of this recipe, you can bet that these eggs are pret-ty frick-ing awesome. Adapted from the New York Times, they’ve become a weeknight staple for us. It’s a simple recipe – chopped onions, whole eggs, cheese, and breadcrumbs. Somehow all of these ingredients combine in a perfect alchemy of deliciousness.


The onions release a sweetness that balances perfectly with the salt and sharpness of the cheese. The eggs provide excellent protein and bake up beautifully. When you break the yokes – if you don’t over-bake it – the liquid blends all the ingredients together. It is magic. Pair it with some homemade bread and a salad and you have a filling, easy meal. It’s one of the few things in this world that are, in fact, better than a baby rhino.


Better-than-a-Baby-Rhino Bakes Eggs. 

Two servings, two eggs each. We often halve the recipe because it’s so rich. Also the measurements are approximate, as Steve throws everything in with his hands. It’s a forgiving recipe so don’t worry too much about precise measurements.

Preheat the oven to 400-450 degrees. 

2 onions, choose sweet ones, but not red onions.

4-5 tbs. of butter or olive oil (or half and half of both)

4 eggs

¾ c. bread crumbs

¾ c. of melty cheese (white cheddar, gruyere, edam – anything that melts nicely but isn’t too oily.)

¼ c. parmesan or pecorino cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Peel and slice the onions, cutting them in half and then slicing them again into half-moons. In an oven-proof frying pan, fry the onions in the butter or oil on medium heat until they are soft but not caramelized. Add salt and pepper to taste.

In the meantime, shred the cheeses and add them to the breadcrumbs. Lightly season with salt and pepper.

When the onions are done, make little depressions in them with the back of a spoon. (If you don’t have an oven-proof frying pan, transfer the onions to a baking dish). Spread half the cheese mixture over the onions.

Drop the eggs into each depression and then cover with the rest of the cheese mixture.

Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the eggs are barely set, about 5 minutes.

Change the oven settings to broil and broil for not more than 2 minutes. You don’t want to overcook the eggs!

Take it out and enjoy!


Sweet onions – walla wallas.



Roughly chop the onions.



We like a combination of butter and olive oil.



Mix the cheese and breadcrumbs.



One comment on “On the Table: Better-than-a-baby-rhino Baked Eggs

  1. elzbthbkr says:

    THis sounds amazing!!!! New supper club dish, perhaps? Love you two.

    On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 11:07 PM Venturesome Overland wrote:

    > cosedivine posted: ” Our Audubon book suggests that, if at all possible, > travelers in Africa make time to watch baby rhinos frolicking. > “Frolicking?” I thought. “Rhinos don’t really do anything interesting. > Frolicking seems. . .a bit much.” But on a recent visit to Khama ” >


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