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Baked Apple Butter

I picked a peck, well, only about half a peck of apples from my tree this morning, and am in the process of turning the small, misshapen, scabby ones into apple butter.  I use the weird ones because they're harder... Continue Reading →

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Slapjack Sandwiches

Slapjack Sandwiches, while pretty basic, are quick and easy and not bad at all.  They are featured in the Teen-age and Junior Cooks section of the Vancouver Sun's 10th Annual Cook Book, but we've had them a couple of times... Continue Reading →

A Different Take on Crumpets

I was flipping though a few cookbooks, looking for a muffin recipe to make for breakfast, and I came across another crumpet recipe.  I'm all for crumpets, and as these ones are made without yeast, I decided to make them... Continue Reading →

Bird’s Nests – an interesting breakfast idea

There are countless ways to make eggs for breakfast, and I've been seeking out some of the more unusual ones featured in my old cookbooks to try.  The recipe for bird's nests seemed to fit the bill. The idea behind... Continue Reading →

Oeufs A La Tzarine

Where do I even start with this recipe?  In the cookbook, it looked intriguing, and while not overly difficult, a bit fancier than ordinary breakfast fare.  In reality, it was still intriguing, and not too complicated to make, but it... Continue Reading →

Bacon to go with the Eggs

The eggs from yesterday's post needed some bacon to go with them.  Bacon and eggs are a classic weekend breakfast, and who am I to mess with a classic.  I figured I'd find some classic instructions to make the bacon... Continue Reading →

Poached Eggs, made unecessarily complicated.

Winter has been dragging on, and sadly I've been neglecting this blog.  Don't worry, I'm still accumulating new cookbooks and advertising pamphlets, but I've just not been blogging.  Today, though, is the first day of spring, and the first Monday... Continue Reading →

Corn Bread for Breakfast

I am not sure I'd ever made cornbread before, but I really like it, so when recipes kept catching my eye in my cookbooks, I figured it was time to make some.  I flipped through a few books looking at... Continue Reading →

Crumpets without Yeast

The other morning, I was in the mood to try a different crumpet recipe.  The last ones I made were fine, but I was curious how they would be using a recipe without any yeast.  When I was looking for... Continue Reading →

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