Sunday, March 5, 2017

Eggs for Breakfast, An iphone story

This is a love story. An ode to all of the breakfast photos on my phone from the past year.

A "thank you", if you will, for allowing me to dine happily in the presence of such beautiful, savory and delicious company.

Mornings are not my forte, believe it or not. I am, what some call, "not a morning person". I don't believe people should speak to me until I've had an hour or so to process that its a new day and, of course, to think about breakfast. That thought doesn't normally happen til about 9:30/10. Perhaps its the way I grew up, late Sunday morning brunches after cartoons with my Dad. Those were the best days. Regardless of the reason, I know with out a doubt, and with about 500 evidence photos in my phone: I love breakfast.

Half of these, I made myself! The other half are from adventures and places I've always wanted to try.

So let's start the roll call, shall we?

(Top Image) Homemade: Sunnyside up over Spinach with Ham - Another instagram photo I took last weekend while I finally got a lazy Saturday morning all to myself. These slightly runny eggs gave me life and filled me up enough to read my book in peace and finally run out and do my errands for the day. This very simple lightly fried egg approach on top of a bed of spinach with left over ham is super easy to do. Just make sure you get extra thick ham!

Edible Canada, Vancouver BC: Avocado Toast & Poached Eggs - from the brunch menu which consists of: mushrooms, sourdough, roasted tomatoes and hollandaise (opted out of). I was so genuinely pleased by our meal, the service and the all around friendliness of the restaurant is bustling and brewing. There were so many excited locals anxiously waiting on their perfect meals. This booming restaurant was a mere 30 minute wait in the heart of Granville Island. It's right next to the market and has it's own shop inside that sells amazing maple syrup (which you can sample) and other tasty treats. I'll be going back on my next trip north, for sure.

Hi-Spot Cafe, Madrona, Seattle: Sammy Sue - Grilled rustic sourdough spread with aioli & stacked with fried egg, bacon, lettuce, tomato & provolone (opted out) with cup of fruit. I was honestly super surprised by how great everything was at the Hi-Spot. I was originally suppose to meet a girlfriend  at another location, in Madrona, but she was running late and we got our directions crossed. Therefore, timing was super late and the only place in Madrona still serving brunch was the Hi-spot. They serve til 2:30pm! This cute Victorian house was turned into a gourmet cafe over 30 years ago. They have beautiful art that's always on display (for purchase) and an impressive loose tea collection, for the connoisseur. It's a place that's after my own heart. I'll be back there and you should check it out as well! 

Secrets Silversands Riviera Cancun, Cancun, Mexico: Room Service - Okay, bare with me friends. I will try to clear this up because I am really not a pretentious person. In short, I was invited to go to Cancun with a girlfriend of mine who earned a trip through her work. Another example to show how my best friends in Seattle truly are the best. Never have I ever been to an all-inclusive and for that reason alone, this photo makes the list because I was in paradise and could order my food to my room when I didn't want to go downstairs to a buffet. A super simple meal of eggs, bacon, fruit and a nugget of hashbrown (which I dare call a tater tot). This picture is at the height of our trip and I couldn't be happier looking at it. If you are ever fortunate to experience an all-inclusive, I highly recommend the room service.

Homemade: Spinach and Chicken Scramble - Easy to mix up with my secret weapon. Are you ready for it? Mayo. Yep, that's right. I'm crazy but because I'm without dairy it's my go to substitute for creamy eggs. I warm up the spinach in just a little bit of oil. In my mixing bowl, I mix the mayo and eggs together until smooth and add it to the spinach on the skillet. Then I add the chicken after a short time. Mix, Mix, Scramble. Add some avocado and you're in breakfast heaven!

Homemade: Eggs with Rosemary Toast - If you follow me on instragram, you'll know I love making breakfast. It's such a treat for myself with I am able to put pieces together from my pantry and just make things work out. This meals was a simple rosemary artisan toast with a lightly fried egg,  non-dairy creamy hollandaise sauce topped with basil. It doesn't take a whole lot to make me happy in the mornings but any type of thick artisan bread topped with egg, avocado or even jam will make me jump out of bed smiling

What are your favorite egg breakfasts?

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