Category Archives: What’s for breakfast?

Rice is Nice

Boiled rice in the fridge is a life-saver sometimes. It re-warms and quickly gets along so well with a lot of different foods. For a fast meal, you can load it up with leftover bits of meat or shellfish, cooked or uncooked vegetables, add beans, add onions, garlic, scallions, grated ginger, top it with cheese […]

Frittata Deconstructed

Toby’s son, my young friend Tres, who sometimes eats breakfast here, thought up this dish one morning recently. He is actually a pretty good cook in his own right, and often makes breakfast for us when he is here, though he just described this dish to me, and I cooked it. Gosh, it was good. […]

Blueberry Treat for Breakfast

Machias had its blueberry festival this past weekend, and other towns here and there in Maine have celebrated the fruit in the past couple of weeks. Toby and I celebrated blueberries for breakfast the other morning after spending a couple hours picking at a very prolific field not far from where we live. Neighbors of […]

Two Paths to Oatmeal Porridge

Good news. Oatmeal does not have to be like glue! A little while ago, elsewhere in a piece on comfort food, I mentioned my household’s divergent porridge propensities. I was so surprised to hear hot oatmeal opinions and questions from several people, many of the “I hate sticky oatmeal” sort. Oatmeal suffers a little from […]