Breakfast

Classic Omelet

by Daisy Breakfast

One of the great things about the humble omelet is its customizability. (Is that a word?) I wanted to learn how to make the egg part the “right” way. Then I could concentrate on the additions. Classic Basic Omeletmakes 1 2 T. butter3 large eggssalt & peppera few drops of wateroptional: about 1/2 cup of […]

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Perfect Scrambled Eggs

by Daisy Breakfast

Having tasted delicious scrambled eggs and then been unable to recreate them myself I tried to figure out what I was doing wrong. A little research into the way the French do it and I was on my way. Nothing fancy here, just a little patience. And of course butter. Basic Scrambled Eggsfor two 2 […]

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Classic Poached Eggs

by Daisy Breakfast

What you need: eggs, the fresher the better1 quart of simmering water1 T. vinegar1 bowl of cool water1 bowl of warm water 1. Once the water has begun to simmer, take the pan off the heat and dip the eggs, uncracked, into the water for about 40-50 seconds. Remove them from the water. Replace the […]

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Sweet Potato Biscuits

by Daisy Breakfast

These combine two of my favorite things: biscuits and sweet potatoes. Very moist and flavorful and so easy to make, especially if you already have one lonely leftover sweet potato laying around. I recommend doubling this recipe for a family. Sweet Potato Biscuitsmakes 8-10 biscuits 1 cup whole wheat flour1 1/2 tsp. baking powder1/4 tsp. […]

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Homemade Breakfast Sausage

by Daisy Breakfast

You probably know you can make your own sausage in a slaughter-it-and-toil-for-a-week kind of way, but you can also stir up a batch of breakfast patties super easy with just a little ground meat and a few common herbs and spices. And then you know what’s in it. Turkey Sausagemakes 8 patties 1 lb. ground […]

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Banana-Pecan Pancakes

by Daisy Breakfast

I’m contemplating a lawsuit against myself for failure to make these pancakes until now. All those wasted years . . . Banana-Pecan Pancakesmakes about 15 4-inch pancakes 1 cup whole wheat flour1 1/4 tsp. baking powder1/8 tsp. salt1 tsp. cinnamon1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 med-lg bananas)1 cup milk1 egg2 T. oil, plus a little […]

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Potato & Onion Omelet

by Daisy Breakfast

This is an adaptation of tortilla de patatas, a common Spanish specialty. It’s a very simple dish, made with everyday ingredients, but it’s a delicious change from ordinary eggs. I made a 3-egg version which serves two hungry people, but the recipe is easily doubled or tripled. Potato & Onion Omelet 3 eggs1 lb. potatoes […]

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Homemade Muesli

by Daisy Breakfast

This is part recipe, part guideline. “Authentic” muesli has a number of variations, most of which claim to be “the” recipe, just like grandma in Switzerland/Austria/Germany used to make. This version is consistent with what most sources agree are the most important characteristics of good muesli: lots of oats, no added sugar, and dried fruit […]

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Saturday Morning Oatmeal Biscuits

by Daisy Breakfast

Yes, these biscuits aren’t going to win any high-rise contests (no they’re not cookies!), but they are good and, incidentally, nutritious. The fat is trimmed down considerably with the addition of plain yogurt–that, and the whole grain content, will put a twinkle in your cardiologist’s eye. One of the reasons they are so height-challenged is […]

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Welsh Tarts

by Daisy Breakfast

Check your jokes about Walesian virtue at the door–these are serious pastries–seriously tasty. Very good for a dessert buffet, a special picnic, even a breakfast tray. The quality of these tarts is dependent on the quality of your jam filling. Above I have used my Blackberry-Blueberry Jam and my Pear-Lemon Preserves. It’s hard to pick […]

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