Tag: Breakfast

Field to Feast: Sunday Morning Homefries with Poblanos and Bacon… plus, A Toast

Field to Feast: Sunday Morning Homefries with Poblanos and Bacon… plus, A Toast

Fletch and I took a ride around the farm several weeks ago.  Not only was it a fabulous photo day, it was also a day of memories, and memories are made for sharing. What's the point of keeping them all bottled up inside of you when those memories can bring joy to others?  Those memories can help others to understand you better and can even draw you closer together. When I finally hear the harvester engine start up in August (or this year, September) I know that it's onion harvesting time.  That sound and the events that follow haven't changed...Read More
Eggs Benedict Three Ways: KC’s Hat Trick

Eggs Benedict Three Ways: KC’s Hat Trick

Classic Eggs Benedict or a revised edition, you decide! My friend Kristin guest posted here a few weeks ago, and prior to that, we did a Pi Day Recipe Swap.   In our discussions about those posts, we kept getting sidetracked talking about all the cool stuff we could make.  Those conversations led back to Eggs Benedict. Every. Single. Time. We decided that the only way for us to get this creativity out of our system was to cook together.  Eggs Benedict it was, and that was F.I.N.E. fine with me because I haven't had hollandaise in decades.  This classic...Read More
Back to Basics: Eggs Goldenrod (Learn how to make a white sauce!)

Back to Basics: Eggs Goldenrod (Learn how to make a white sauce!)

Eggs Goldenrod? Someone please hand my mother a napkin. I'm pretty sure she just spit her coffee all over her monitor. You see, Eggs Goldenrod was  a staple in my childhood home, and not just at Easter.  It is a fabulous way to stretch a food dollar and who doesn't like breakfast for dinner? Why did my mother do a spit-take?  Because this dish was NOT one of my favorites.  Oh, don't get me wrong, it was the stuff of which memories were made - memories that I will relive with my darling boy every time he complains about the...Read More
Springtime Dessert Perfection: Crepes Paloma

Springtime Dessert Perfection: Crepes Paloma

It's spring. It's finally.  Officially.  Spring. Spring: the season of renewal and rebirth and clarity that follows a long mental and physical hibernation. It's that time of year when the birds start singing and the trees are starting to bud and we're rubbing the winter haze from our eyes with our fists. That's exactly the way I felt the first time I went to cook and shoot photos with my friend Amy Roth.  I mean, I've been snapping pics for this blog for almost three years, but I have a LOT to learn about actual photography and food styling.  BIG DIFFERENCE!...Read More
Soda Bread Knows No Season or Nationality

Soda Bread Knows No Season or Nationality

"I don't know why they only sell it in March. Irish soda bread tastes good at ANY time of year." While walking through Shop Rite a few weeks back, I saw the buttermilk display in the milk case and thought, 'OOOH! It's that time of year - I need to make soda bread!' Apparently, I said this aloud and not in my head. "I don't know why they only sell it in March. Irish soda bread tastes good at ANY time of year." It wasn't an all-out request for homemade Irish soda bread, but it was implied, and knowing Fletch...Read More
I Love You, Honey!

I Love You, Honey!

Especially when you're whipped with butter and splashed with vanilla. WHAT?!?!?! Where did you THINK I was going with that? Honey Butter! Slathered on a delicious piece of toast, of course! Compound butters are no stranger to The Farm Girl.  This maple-orange butter was equally delicious on roasted acorn squash, baked sweet potatoes and wheat toast. I was in the mood for something sweet and remembered making a honey-buttercream to top a yellow butter cake.  It was fabulous, but way more work than I was up for at the time.  I had some Irish soda bread on hand so I toasted some slices...Read More
Brief Respite and Breakfast for Dinner

Brief Respite and Breakfast for Dinner

[caption id="attachment_2080" align="alignright" width="300"] I love him... 'cause he's a lot like me.[/caption] I know.  I've been a total Debbie Downer lately and I'm sorry.  Ironically, my snark has been off the charts, but I just don't feel like recounting much of it.  I've been very sentimental.  I guess that comes from seeing so many valued possessions soaked to ruin and/or washed away.  Some things I'm sure we haven't even realized are missing will likely be remembered at a later date -- and we'll say, "oh.  The floods." We did the same thing when our barn burned to the ground in...Read More
Bubblebaths, Blackjack and Banana Bread Oatmeal

Bubblebaths, Blackjack and Banana Bread Oatmeal

About the Oatmeal, in just a bit... Yep, I've been MIA for a while. Please accept my apologies. Pretty please? I took a few days, went to Atlantic City and tried my hand at RELAXING! I'm totally not used to that and I have to admit, it felt good. It also felt like I need more practice! Bubblebaths are nice when the hot water doesn't run out. Moms (and the occasional dad) understand --- by the time two loads of laundry are done, dinner is made, the dishes are washed and the kid(s) are bathed, not much hot water remains...Read More
Maple Orange Butter, Dentistry, and the Pursuit of Good Toast

Maple Orange Butter, Dentistry, and the Pursuit of Good Toast

Maple syrup and orange zest are a great combination when bound together with the light, fluffy goodness of butter. Geographic opposites be damned! In my last CSA newsletter, I wrote about assorted compound (flavored) butters that can be used to jazz up cooked winter squash. Well, I had an acorn squash calling to me... "Bake me! Bake me!" So I did. And it was good - don't get me wrong. It was sweet and nutty and wonderful. I thought I'd do a nice thing and get my darling boy involved in dinner preparations yet again. So I left a stick of...Read More

The Freezer Wasteland

[caption id="attachment_1327" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption=""You're no match for me! Your icy length taunting me from afar. I'll get you... and if I don't, my ally the Sun surely will." "][/caption] You have one too, right?  The freezer, be it upright, chest or attached to your beloved fridge, tends to be forgotten territory - especially the back or bottom.  We all know the ice cream sits front and center - no need to reach or look any further!  [caption id="attachment_1325" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Maybe we need snow tires on the wheelbarrow?"][/caption] I'm mid-way through my New Year Clean and Purge event.  Each room,...Read More