We’re in the middle of February, and that means we’re nearing the end of winter and gearing up for, what we hope will be, a quick spring and long summer. This means we can enjoy the return of farmer’s markets once more. All those fresh and locally sourced products readily available to make all those childhood dishes we remember like yesterday’s dinner. However, it is not the traditional nor the dinner that we are about to delve into and shed some morning sunlight on because we are going to show you exactly how inventive you can get with breakfasts. There are so many delicious and nutritious options available to you, that we’re not going to delay any longer.
The Egg n’ Veg
Giving yourself a healthy protein boost in the morning is such a great way to kickstart your day with a burst of energy. What’s more, it is a vegetarian option too. Now egg bakes have been kicking around for some time now and for good reason. They’re easy, they’re cheap, and they can last a good five days; so make a big batch and chuck it in the fridge. So head down to your local Farmer’s Market, grab a handful of mushrooms you’ve never tried, as well as some eggs, cheese and shallots and head on home to make an egg bake that will blow your socks off.
Scrambled Eggs with a Twist
Scrambled eggs are everyone’s favorite, and that little bit quicker than easier than the poached option. However, scrambled eggs can become a bit tiresome after awhile, so why not shake them up a bit by adding a few delicious extras into the mix. We’re talking a bit of spinach, some feat, and a handful of cherry tomatoes. What’s more, you can serve it up on some stunning fresh bread from the market.
Bread And Butter Pudding
Okay, this is less of a bread and butter pudding and more of a strata; and if it is your first time to make one, it is a wise idea to flick the switch on the automatic espresso machine and concentrate on nothing but your cooking for a minute. It will be worth it, though, what with all those gorgeous flavors: sweet potato, sweet onion, salt n’ pepper, olive oil, spinach, sourdough bread, chives, rosemary, fontina, and eggs. It is packed full of goodness and things to get your taste buds dancing. But concentrate on what you are doing, and make notes, because this will probably become a household favorite. What’s more, you can make strata with almost anything. So when you have mastered the basics, why not try an asparagus and zucchini version.
This is your chance to get stuck into the taste of Spring from day one; asparagus. What a delicious vegetable, and how versatile it can be too. So couple it up with a handful of local radishes and let them dance together in a frittata. They are such an unlikely pair, but unlikely pairs often make the best couples.