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We hit the University District Farmers Market last weekend to kill a little time before E’s Chinese school “graduation.”  Troy got this fantastic-looking pizza with bacon and an egg cracked on top from the Streetzeria cart.  I have to admit, I was a little jealous.  Here’s another shot when he was halfway done.  I miss eggs and dairy. *sigh*


Blueberry buttermilk cake, from this recipe.
We went blueberry picking yesterday, and while most of our harvest is destined to become pie filling or jam, I wanted to try out some new recipes as well. I used white whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose because that’s all I had on hand.  I’m not sure if it was the change in flour or not, but my batter was so thick I had to thin it with an additional 1/4 c. of buttermilk before I could fold in the blueberries and spread it in a pan.  It turned out a tad bit dense, but I don’t think anyone noticed, as the 9-inch square pan barely lasted 24 hours.
This recipe was another Pinterest find.  I’ve decided that I’m going to start forcing myself to actually make more of the things I pin, instead of just drooling over them.  The catch, of course, is that just about everything I pin is crazy fattening.  Oh well.  The things we do for art. 😉

Ebelskiver – Swedish pancake balls

A few years ago, my mother-in-law got an ebelskiver pan for Christmas, and since then, it’s become something of a tradition/treat for her to make them when we visit.  Forgive the styling, it was all I could do to get this picture before they were gobbled up!


Scrambled eggs, bacon, avocado, & tomato over seasoned potatoes. From First Watch, in Kansas City.

Yesterday T and I hit the road. He will be back next week, but this was pretty much the last time I will be in Texas.  We spent the night in Kansas City and hit up a place down the street from our hotel for breakfast.  This skillet sounded like a bit of a strange combo, but I think avocado and bacon make pretty much everything better, even scrambled eggs.

Desayuno burrito, from Julia’s in Wallingford. It had scrambled eggs, scallions, cheese and a ton of bacon, topped with salsa, sour cream and more cheese.
Buttermilk pancakes with (frozen) wild blueberries and turkey bacon.
Since I got breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day, the kiddo and I decided it was only fair that Troy get the same for Father’s Day.  I had to cheat a wee bit on the photo; His plate also included scrambled eggs, with peppers, onions and cheese, but I didn’t want his food to get cold while I took pics, so this is a plate I made after he’d already eaten his.  The pancakes were from this recipe and soooo good.
“Eggs a la Greek” – gyros strips, scrambled eggs and fried potatoes.
We’ve frequented Tony’s, a cute little neighborhood diner/cafe near our house, almost since the day we moved in, about 6 years ago.  I almost always get breakfast tacos, but today, I decided to try something a little different.  I actually have a rather unhealthy fixation on gyros, so it’s kind of weird that I’ve never tried this dish before now.  I ended up making little gyros, egg & tzitziki sandwiches with the pita.  Super yum.

Ham, mushroom, tomato and cheese omelet, with a side of hash browns.

My cousin was in town for a visit this past weekend, and we decided to check out the brunch at Blue Mesa. I’d never been there for brunch before and I have to say, I was astounded by the huge selection of food, including made-to-order omelets.  Most of the buffet items didn’t make for very pretty pictures once scooped and heaped on a plate, but it was all delicious nonetheless.


Cinnamon roll. Yes, singular. We took about 3/4 of it home.

Since we didn’t have the luxury of free breakfast at the hotel this morning, we decided to do a little Yelp search and settled on a diner that was a bit off the beaten path of tourist traps, but still within walking distance of our hotel. Mr. Tim’s Country Kitchen was nothing fancy to look at, but had great food and ENORMOUS portions. This was my chicken fried steak.


We also ordered the kiddo a single pancake, and here’s what arrived. Needless to say, it went largely unfinished.

Ham and egg sandwich - open
ham and egg sandwich

Scrambled eggs with mushrooms, American cheese and ham on Orowheat sandwich thins.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here and the fridge has gotten a little bare, so I had to make do this morning with an egg sandwich, which is usually Troy’s specialty.