Sweet and Savory Breakfast Treat

Breakfast during the week for me lately has either been slow cooked oatmeal or toast with avocado or a nut butter of sorts on top. But come weekend I give myself free reign to enjoy eggy creations, salty meats, or sweet treats. Or, perhaps, it is a concoction involving all three and then some. The latest incarnation was everything a perfect breakfast should be: savory, sweet, fluffy, crunchy, bready, meaty and completely off-the-cuff. I was at the tail end of some sprouted wheat bread that I thought tasted good but had a really odd, almost spongy texture. I have been … Continue reading

    A Genius Recipe Found, A Challenging New Diet on the Horizon

    I was browsing some recipes on Food52 this morning over coffee and was reminded of Le Bec Fin’s Genius Balsamic Fried Eggs. They looked great and I had no choice but to get up and make them right then and there. It took all of 5 minutes total and was delicious. The balsamic turns a little syrupy and melds wonderfully with the butter (reminding me of the balsamic brown butter dressing I love to make). I poured the egg and sauce onto some toasted rosemary sourdough and topped it all with fresh tarragon and a sprinkle of grated parmesan. Now … Continue reading

      Breakfast on a Warmish Winter Day

      Often, for shame, I leave fruit in a bowl on the counter to the point of moldy rot or rock hard, impenetrable skin. I try, I really do, and have the best of intentions, but have yet to master the skill of peeling a cutie every night for dessert or just picking up an apple and eating it the way apples are meant to be eaten. This seems to be the case for almost any fruit. Take grapefruit. Despite the fact that I consider the grapefruit to be a smell so perfect I insisted on having one in the hospital … Continue reading

        Nutella-Stuffed Aebleskiver ~ Cooked in Bacon Fat

        If it’s the weekend and there’s leftover buttermilk in the fridge then it’s obviously a morning of pancakes or waffles. I was considering sweet vs. savory. Bacon and cheese waffles or my husband’s dad’s buttermilk standby otherwise known as “Gordy Cakes.” But then I remembered the aebleskiver pan hanging neglected amongst the other pots and pans. A Christmas present relic from the days when we had a television and were occasionally exposed to the As Seen On TV! kitchen gadgets. It’s the only one that suckered me into actual purchase, though I was tempted by many. Though it does not … Continue reading

          Summer on Toast

          Avocado is one of my very favorite things to slather on toast. Topped with a warm tomato yanked off the vine, a sprinkle of salt and a grind or two of fresh pepper, it is a perfect, quick and easy summer breakfast or snack. I will not pretend that it could not be improved with a side of bacon…but I’m working with what I have on hand and I’m not disappointed.

            A Quintessential Breakfast (or lunch, or dinner)

            There are many, many mornings when we are all running amok, barely getting out the door with all our clothes on, teeth brushed and lunch packed. These mornings I typically eat the leftover crust from my daughter’s toast, a couple cups of coffee and maybe the dregs of an applesauce or yoghurt. I am usually woobly and famished by 11 and the whole day feels unbalanced. And then there are mornings that start off right and I am able to recalibrate with one, simple meal: kale and eggs. I am a bit spoiled now that it is summer and my … Continue reading

              Decadent Cheese Sauce Take 3

              This morning I decided to stir some of the cheesy sauce (from this meal and this one) into some eggs for my daughter’s breakfast. Because our two nonstick pans were in the sink, I decided to grab the appelskiver pan. If you don’t know what that is, you probably have seen it on tv– happy families making round balls of stuffed pancake love in a pan with seven indentations. I had made jam-stuffed pancakes before and they were as fabulous as you’d think and make breakfast a truly festive occasion. I added some butter to four of the cup thingies … Continue reading