I started out with a pretty fresh loaf of french bread (if I had access to an amazing brioche, I would have loved to use that instead) and sliced it. I know that french toast is better with day old bread so to simulated that. I baked them at 250 degrees for about 10 minutes … Continue reading French toast – how I did it
There is something about the smell of coffee brewing, salty potatoes, smokey sausage, and toasted bread the screams brunch! It means no alarm clocks, just sleeping in and getting up to make a fabulous breakfast in your pajamas. This breakfast serves as lunch, too, because it is close enough to noon to serve a dual … Continue reading Saturday Brunch
I just LOVE a farmers market. I love local farming and the pride the farmers have in their product. I love the colors, the sounds, the fresh prickly pear lemonade, and the all the people buy food, who are supporting local farming. I would love to see a shift away from big box grocery stores … Continue reading Farmers Market Sunday
Who doesn’t love Trader Joes??? They have this very reasonably priced frozen package of Japanese style fried rice with hijiki seaweed. I doctored it up with fresh sauteed mushrooms ( I used button mushrooms because that is what I had in my fridge but shitake or oyster would have been great) and thinly sliced green onion. If I conveniently had some bean sprout and cilantro, that would have been awesome. -Side bar, I need to start growing cilantro because it always goes bad when I buy it at the store.- In the background is a bowl of miso soup that is super easy to make. Just dissolve some mellow white miso in some water, mix it with some hot water or broth, and thinly sliced green onion. Of course you can always add some cubed tofu and toasted nori to make it like they do at the sushi restaurants.
I LOVE rice and especially love fried rice because you can clean out your fridge to make it.