The weekend is here and I for one am particularly grateful. I’m not sure if this has been a common experience but May and the first half of June always seem to be crunch time for me. So if you’ve felt the blog has been a little quiet recently, it’s because I’ve been crunched. But I’m here with you lovely people today to bring you quite possibly my favorite brunch – Fish Cake Eggs Benny. This dish boasts a chubby fish cake comprised of creamy mashed potatoes and carrots packed with tender chunks of haddock. The cake is served on a bed of roasted asparagus spears, topped with a poached egg, and positively drowned in hollandaise sauce. This is heaven on a plate, so let’s make it!
Today’s Scallion Breakfast Sandwich is quite literally a handful. Well, a mouthful actually. If you’re looking for a brunch you can eat daintily, find yourself a fruit bowl because this sandwich ain’t it. This beast features a creamy scallion studded egg patty perched on top of sautéed kohlrabi greens and crisp pancetta. The egg is topped with gooey havarti and a creamy radish kohlrabi slaw. And yes, I did rather precariously perch everything on a multigrain English muffin. And no, I’m not the least bit sorry.
During the winter months when my energy is low, lunch can be a struggle. So can breakfast, dinner, and well, you get the point. I find I am more prone to order takeout in the dead of January than I am at any other time of the year. And I can’t be alone in this. I’m sure it’s even more difficult when you don’t work with food for a living and don’t have copious amounts of leftovers to fall back on. But that’s why I love this Spicy Muhammara Breakfast Plate. You make all the components for the meal on a lazy Sunday and eat it throughout the week when hunger hits and forgets to bring motivation and energy with it.
Every year for the month of December I post a holiday menu centered around a particular theme. Last year was an ode to seafood, which was a celebration of my maritimer roots. This year I’ve decided to look back once again but in a more personal way. This year’s theme is nostalgia. And no, that doesn’t mean I’ll be posting a turkey with all the trimmings, not that there’s anything wrong with that. When I say nostalgia I mean personal nostalgia. Dishes from my past holidays were either memorable one-offs or treats enshrined in family rituals. But of course, this wouldn’t be Rhubarb and Cod if they were faithful recreations. Expect twists galore as always. First up is this Jalapeño Cold Pack with Onion Bagel Chips.