Sunday morning leftovers: Salmon, Asparagus and Dill Frittata

To me, Sunday is the best day of the week to enjoy a leisurely brunch. Something about its lazy pace seems particularly suited to sitting down with good company, a mug of coffee and something delicious to eat. Back in my non-cooking university days, this ritual generally took the form of a meal at the […]

Phased in: Homemade Granola


With breakfast more so than with any other meal, I tend to go through phases. Ill have toast for weeks, or quinoa, or eggs- a few months ago it was fruit smoothies every day. Truthfully, there are only so many things you can eat for breakfast (though Mark Bittman disagrees*), so these phases tend to […]

Morning Madness: Muesli


What do you eat for breakfast when you’re truly pushed for time? If I’m completely honest, my answer is nothing or (perhaps even worse) toast made with white bread and topped with processed peanut butter (yum). Of course, neither of those options fills me up for long. And these days, its imperative that I leave […]

The Mother of Invention: Muffin-cup Frittatas with Pasta, Feta and Mint


They do say that necessity is the mother of invention, and though I cant quite claim to have invented muffin-cup frittatas (it seems that, oh, 90,000-odd people thought of it first), Id says the phrase definitely rings true here. As a vegetarian who isn’t particularly interested in developing a protein deficiency, I eat a lot […]

Almost authentic: Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Corn


We’ve been eating a lot of scrambled eggs lately, both for weekend breakfasts and quick dinners during the week. While 2008 was definitely the Year of the Fried Egg around here, scrambled eggs have emerged as a late frontrunner in 2009. Who knows what next year will hold, but I dont see our tastes changing […]

Sunday breakfast: Pain au chocolat


This morning’s breakfast, made with the leftover danish pastry dough.  Otherwise known as perfection. Pain au chocolat makes 6 1/2 batch danish pastry dough100g dark chocolate, chopped finely Egg Glaze 1 egg 2 Tbs. milk Roll out dough to a large rectangle, 30cm x 45cm, and cut into six 15cm squares. Sprinkle one sixth of the […]

No need to forage: Green Pea Pancakes


I just love fresh peas. Not only are they delicious crisp and juicy, tasting of pure summer but they’re fun, too. Unlike their difficult Springtime sister the broad bean, peas require very little in the prep department. There’s no tearing at leathery skins and coaxing beans from their furry beds, before boiling and skinning them […]

Breakfast or bust: Eggs in a Spicy Chickpea Purgatory


I’m the kind of person who can eat anything for breakfast. While I love sweet treats like sticky buns, home-baked scones or granola, I’m just as inclined to reach for something savory of a morning. I know people for whom this would be impossible; anything remotely salty passing their lips before noon results in stomach […]

Whats wrong with me: Tasty Tofu Scramble


If you’re a reader of The Kitchn, you’ll know that the past week has been vegan-themed over there. There have been new recipes, thought-provoking discussions, and round-ups from their vast archives. For my part, I’ve long maintained that I could never go vegan; I was born with a rare condition that would make this impossible […]