after spending all of christmas, the lead up to christmas and after christmas eating delicious garbage (noodles! cookies! huge brunches!) all the time we are doing a "cleanse". this mostly means giving our bodies a break from sugar, booze, flour, anything processed, that sort of thing. it's not extreme but if you're looking for gravy and pizza recipes in the next month or so, maybe change your expectations. i will have a lot of tasty recipes coming up, just simpler less indulgent ones. before embarking on this cleanse, we went and stayed on a beautiful lake on Salt Spring Island and cooked and lazed and wined and hiked and canoed and relaxed. some last hurrah brunches (tempeh rancheros, yeasted waffles w/ pear, tofu scramble)
first things first: i’ve been given a waffle iron. dreams come true, thanks mom for not wanting a waffle iron anymore. yeasted waffles are so good, you just have to plan ahead a bit. make the batter the night before and then you’ll have delicious yeasty waffle batter ready to go in the morning. i find they’re a lot lighter than a regular waffles, in texture and in your stomach.
day 3! a day i apparently took barely any photos of anything. what happened? i don’t know. this is a picture from our last trip of the breakfast i had at Harlow, it’s a huevos rancheros with tempeh and it was delicious last time and it was delicious this time! we happened to know some other folks in town and we got together with them to have breakfast. delicious.
this was a real gamble. i wanted to stuff and bake something, mark wanted a scramble, i looked in the fridge and went with it. luckily it turned out to be SO DELICIOUS. i will make this again and i think you should too. it’s a nice new take on brunch, not just the same scramble and gravy (not that i don’t love scramble and gravy).