Tag Archives: Breakfast

banana espresso muffins

Banana Espresso Muffins

Why hello end of January.  How did you get here so freakin’ fast?  I can’t believe I let a whole month go by without talking to you in this space.  Sorry ’bout that.  Life has been busy. After watching my Frogs win the 2011 Rose Bowl, we started the year by spending a week in Orlando capped off by running the Disney Half Marathon. Continue reading

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breakfast tacos

Breakfast Tacos

When I was a kid, we used to go on a lot of camping trips, simply because Texas is blessed with many wonderful state parks and my Mom is an avid birdwatcher. We even went as far as the Rockies in Colorado and Glacier National Park in Montana/Canada. I can remember spending hours laying in a hammock, tied between two trees with a big book. Or asking my Aunt Fay if she wanted another martini (apparently gin martinis with lots of olives were the drink of choice for the adults, my 8 year-old brain didn’t know the difference). But one of the best things about camping, was the food. Specifically, breakfast tacos. Continue reading

the training cure

Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberries

Have I mentioned that I am training for a half-marathon?  Well I am.  And this time around I’m actually doing a really good job with my 6 day a week training program (amazing what the lack of Bar studying and unemployment unanticipated free time can do with the motivation) and can’t wait for my race on May 1st. Continue reading

black and spotty

Banana Bread

Isn’t it interesting that some things in life are better off absolutely fresh:  a perfectly plump red strawberry in a pint at a Saturday farmer’s market in June;  a french baguette that is still just a little warm to the touch; pan roasted brussels sprouts topped with some shaved parm; a mug of french press made with Intelligentsia beans that were roasted just the day before.  But bananas?  Give them to me black and spotted and just this side of being truly rotted. Continue reading

winter citrus

Cherry Orange Honey Scones

In case you haven’t heard, its been a pretty crazy winter for the Northeast (and a little bit for Texas too).  I will admit that I am a little jealous hearing about feet of snow and multiple snow days when Chicago has only got a little 4-6 inch bursts in the city (the suburbs could be an entirely different story).  But the one thing we all have in common is winter citrus. Continue reading

cranberry coffee cake

Cranberry Coffee Cake
Saturday marks the last day that Green City is outdoors (and right outside my apartment).  Luckily the market continues on throughout the winter, but it moves 8 blocks north which requires a chilly walk, bus or bike ride to attend.  Although I have been enjoying the colors of fall and the thoughts of the upcoming holiday season, I will admit that it is going to be sad to no longer have the late summer produce explosion of the market to be inspired by.  I did prepare a little bit by stuffing my freezer full of pitted sour cherries and sweet corn cut from the cob that will surely brighten a mid-winter day.  Last week I was excited to see a new fall arrival to the markets: cranberries. Continue reading

weekday mornings

One of the best things about currently being unemployed job searching is weekday mornings.  I wake up reasonably early since Dave gets up and heads to work and I spend the first couple hours of the day, slowly sipping my coffee out of a big ceramic mug while sitting on my couch, digging through my Google Reader or reading a book.  For the time being, its very enjoyable routine.  My morning routine also consists of this granola.  You might have read about this “dangerously addictive olive oil granola” that was featured in the NYT. I decided to make up a batch because I was eating my way through also very delicious but expensive bags of granola from Milk and Honey. Continue reading