Posts tagged "breakfast"

The Food Desert Project: Soft-Boiled Eggs with Pimento Cheese Soldiers

The Food Desert Project: Soft-Boiled Eggs with Pimento Cheese Soldiers
Sometimes, it’s simple pleasures, right? Back in the 1970s, everybody had egg-cups expressly for enjoying soft-boiled eggs and toast “soldiers” to dip in them, but somehow this dish fell out of favor. People think, somewhat unfairly, that soft-boiling an egg and cutting toast into strips is too much trouble. (Don’t have an egg cup these... Read more »

The Wayback Machine: Fried Elvis Oatmeal

The Wayback Machine: Fried Elvis Oatmeal
What do Vegans and The King have in common? Well, I know Elvis wasn’t exactly known for healthy eating, but you have to admit the combination of pan-fried peanut butter and bananas is brilliant – replace the fried bread with whole grains, and you’ve got yourself a healthy breakfast! We buy a lot of bananas,... Read more »

Sundays with Sparky: Homemade Granola, Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

Sundays with Sparky: Homemade Granola, Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
What would you call it if you took a food and cooked it in melted sugar and butter so that it came out in clumps?  Praline?  Brittle?  Well, without the “health halo,” that’s what most granola bars and granola cereals are.  Candy.  Nothing wrong with candy – but let’s call it like it is. But... Read more »
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The Food Desert Project: Far Breton (Dried Fruit in Custard)

The Food Desert Project: Far Breton (Dried Fruit in Custard)
Originally posted here.  My very first food desert recipe was an attempt to make one of our Sunday-breakfast standards: Clafoutis.  Unfortunately, neither sour nor sweet cherries are available regularly in the food desert even in canned form, so at the time, I tried a version with canned pears and rehydrated dried fruit.  The custardy base... Read more »

The Wayback Machine: Vegetable-dyed Marbled Eggs

The Wayback Machine: Vegetable-dyed Marbled Eggs
One of the advantages to being a food-crazed household is that you’re often doing two or three food-related things at the same time.  Today, Sparky was watching his new-found hero, Omar Cantu – mad scientist chef – on Discovery Channel while we waited for our homemade egg dyes to set, slightly-less-mad scientist style. I’d seen... Read more »

The Wayback Machine: Platonic Solid Hardboiled Eggs

The Wayback Machine: Platonic Solid Hardboiled Eggs
Well, I suppose really they’re Platonic Solid Eggs of Geometry, or possibly of Engineering, but I have a theme going, you know! This post has its roots in my love of bento, especially Japanese egg molds.  I love them, but can’t justify the kitchen space…well, at least not until they make a Tardis egg mold. Then... Read more »
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The Wayback Machine: Ham with Green Eggs (Thanks, Dr. Seuss!)

(Originally posted here) Sparky and I had spent some time making a birthday present for his cousin…this week, her older brother says goodbye to another year.  My nephew is a bright and curious young man, already capable in the kitchen, so I thought it would be fun to put together a kitchen chemistry set.  Using... Read more »