April 25, 2010
October 13, 2009
it’s always a special day when, for whatever reason, someone has made pancakes. it sets the mood for the rest of the day.
i found a great recipe for whole wheat banana walnut pancakes with vanilla brown-sugar syrup on joythebaker, which i plan to make very soon (perhaps when my friend jeanne comes to visit next week!).
pancakes are such a traditional american breakfast, it makes perfect sense that someone has opened up a restaurant in paris devoted to them. appropriately named breakfast in america, it is so popular that they have opened two locations.
i had to go.
so i went on sunday, stood in line (it’s a long one) and had (what else?) pancakes, bacon and eggs. i see where someone in the states might not understand the importance of such a find, as we have restaurants with pancake in the name, but once you don’t have it… you miss it.
well, the consensus amongst friends is that it is pretty good. really good in fact.
but not quite as good as making them yourself on a sunday morning.
make sure to check out her other pancake recipes too!
August 21, 2009
my favorite french word thus far is pamplemousse (pahm-pul-a-moose).
mmm… baked grapefruit.
-cut grapefruit in half
-put one teaspoon of butter on each half
-sprinkle each half with one tablespoon brown sugar
-then sprinkle each half with one tablespoon cinnamon
-put in the oven at 350 degrees for 5 minutes until top is bubbly.
-enjoy baked pamplemousse!
July 26, 2009
i think we should appreciate that the mail doesn’t arrive on sundays. no bills, no unwanted catalogs, no wanted catalogs that just remind you of things you can’t afford (ahem, anthropologie catalog).
instead, we should take a cue from the french (and the post office) and relax… finish side projects we started but have set aside, enjoy lunch with friends, go for sunday morning drives, read a book, see a movie.
so in honor of sunday, relax, and recharge for the upcoming week.
July 23, 2009
first, cut a hole in a slice of bread.
second, fry an egg in the center.
if you had asked me when i was younger, i would have told you that my dad invented the egg in a basket breakfast extraordinaire….
…i should let him know that his invention made it onto the cover of edible magazine.
June 17, 2009
they remind me of the cinnamon sugar beignets that my friend katie and i used to get when we brunched at egg in brooklyn (before everyone else decided to too)
the recipe looks super easy.
let me know how delicious they are!
May 29, 2009
…and pretty much everyone else i know.
what will you be making for breakfast this weekend?
another winner from joy the baker.
April 20, 2009
writing about the red hat reminded me of my easter bonnet i put together out of things i found around my apartment. as a child i always loved donning a crazy hat and going to easter brunch with my parents, something about it seemed so grown-up. i am happy to continue the tradition, even though at this point, something about it makes me feel like a kid
amy hamilton of granville millinery makes beautiful hats