Archive for the ‘Breakfast’ Category

Cherry Pancake on Top of a Tour Rest Day – All in Pictures

Stage 10 win & cherry pancakeAnother gutsy come-from-behind win by Team Astana’s Vincenzo Nibali on stage 10 from Mulhouse to the top of La Planche des Belles Filles in the Vosges mountains. And, though the sun did come out after another incredibly wet day, the road and the weather took another leading contender, Alberto Contador, out of the race.

It’s a rude understatement to say the men of the Tour deserve a day’s rest. Here’s a cherry pancake to make that rest sweeter – or to add fantastically flavorful variety to your breakfast.

Cherry Pancake

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Bastille Day Mis-Fire-Works – And Living to Tell About It

Bastille Day - Day 10 of Tour de France

Here’s what a picture-perfect start to stage 10 of the Tour de France on Bastille Day – complete even with some kinda’ “smoke’s on!” fireworks on the side of the road – and a very fresh and flavorful breakfast looked like this morning.

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Fresh Whipped Cream – Everyday and All in Pictures

Stage 8 win & Fresh Whipped Cream

The skies over the Tour have been whipped with rain. Here’s a much more flavorful cloud: fresh whipped cream – nothing better…and darn easy to make! Definitely going in my coffee as I watch stage 8 of the Tour after a quick ride on my own.

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Wake Up to the Tour with Pan Cooked French Toast and a Choice of Toppings – All in Pictures

Tour & French Toast

The Tour on TV and the smell of butter, eggs, bread, and a good shot of ground cinnamon cooking in the frying pan! Click either the picture above or directly below for a complete, easy to follow step-by-step picture book recipe.

As for toppings, sure, you can use traditional maple syrup.

French Toast & Maple SyrupBut just click any of the pictures below for picture book recipes that show how to put together very easy and terrifically flavorful alternative toppings. As always, what you see in those recipes works fine but is just intended to fire up your imagination. Try something different and make it all yours!

French Toast with Yogurt, Jam & Fresh Fruit French Toast with Nut Butter & Jam

French Toast with a Savory Topping



Cobble Destroyed Tour de France Day & Crepes Made Easy – All in Pictures


Stage 5 win & crepes made easy

What an incredibly tough and destructive day on the cobblestones in the dreaded stage 5 of the Tour de France yesterday between Ypres and Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, still in Northern France. Congratulations to Dutchman Lars Boom (great name!) for destroying a field of tough, tough men and winning today’s stage!

Just one word about the whole event today – and I’m 3000 miles away: “OUCH!” Another few words: cobblestones are part of classic road pavement history – and should be permanent history as far as pro cycle racing is concerned. Too many of the world’s best athletes got smoked today, including last year’s Tour winner Chris Froome, on history’s pavement relics.

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Tour de France Yorkshire Pudding Ideas – In Pictures

Yorkshire Pudding Ideas MontageRight now, here in this post, we’re pausing – just briefly – with a refreshingly crisp Tom Collins toast to a terrific 3-day Tour de France start in England with a crunching win – again – by Marcel Kittel in London yesterday. And now, on to Le Touquet-Paris-Plage to Lille Metropole in France and Belgium

Marcel's Win & My Tom Collins

On the food side of life, it’s been a real thrill finding ways to use both the traditional savory version of Yorkshire pudding and an improvised breakfast version – that I’ve enjoyed everyday since this past Friday. Read more »

Scrambled Eggs with Sausage, Bell Pepper and Cheese – All in Pictures

Scrambled Eggs with Sausage, Bell Pepper & CheeseThis full-on flavor recipe combines the protein power of eggs and sausage, fresh zest of red bell pepper and shallots and richness of Parmesan cheese – all in one pan.

As mentioned in other scrambled egg recipes here, adding just a small amount of salt to the eggs before cooking them not only enhances scrambled egg flavor, it also ensures the eggs will turn out soft and tender. Eggs cooked without salt tend to be tough and rubbery as shown in the comparison pictures below.

Salted vs. Unsalted Eggs

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Microwave Cooked Scrambled Eggs – Quick, Easy & All in Pictures

Microwave Cooked Scrambled EggsThe first time someone darn close to me told me about microwave cooked scrambled eggs, I laughed, “No way”.

But then just for humor’s sake, I tried ’em – nose to the microwave as shown here (I don’t think the surgeon general recommends this) – and couldn’t believe my eyes.

Nose to Microwave OvenEven better, I couldn’t believe how flavorfully they turned out, how easy it was to put them together, and how little there was to cleanup as I could mix, cook, and eat the eggs from the same bowl. Great!

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Pan Cooked Scrambled Eggs: Quick, Easy and All in Pictures

Pan Cooked Scrambled EggsScrambled eggs: they’re quick, easy and my favorite way to have eggs.

Here two easy tips to ensure your scrambled eggs turn out fluffy, not rubbery. First, adding just a light dash of salt to the eggs before cooking them, as shown here,…

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Blue Sky Pre-Ride Breakfast of Champions – All in Pictures

Bowl Pancake, Fresh Coffee & Freshly Made Whipped Cream Pre-Ride BreakfastFirst, Happy Father’s Day!

Second, this breakfast works great any day, but especially on a day like we’re having today in the Northeast with clear blue skies, cool temps, dry air and a pretty good breeze. Just great to get out and rip it up on the bike, which I’m gonna’ do right now with a good friend who hasn’t been out on a bike for quite some time. Gonna’ be fun! Read more »

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