Perfectly basted eggs for Mama

For Mama’s Sunday brunch today, I made her favorite basted eggs over sourdough toast. All three yolks turned out perfectly runny, and she loved them! I felt so pleased to have gotten them just right. And I was happy to make her a special meal after my horizontal day yesterday. Today’s #OneGoodThing was successfully making eggs just…

Chilly, yummy Sunday

After such a busy week, Mama and I were glad to have a restful Sunday at home. I baked fresh almond puffs for brunch, which we washed down with hot coffee and chai. In the afternoon, Mama and I walked around our back yard and surveyed our garden’s progress ahead of this week’s forecasted frost.…

Beautiful brunch for Mama

During the week, we tend to eat less elaborate meals. But I like to make weekend brunch feel more special. Today’s menu featured crispy turkey bacon, fresh persimmon and grapes, and a pumpkin pie bagel (toasted and topped with cream cheese and Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter). Plus, orange juice and coffee to wash it all…

Breakfast smoothies are back

During the colder months, we tend to shy away from breakfast smoothies because we’re simply too cold. Now that it’s getting warmer, we decided to reinstate our morning tradition. We went with our old favorite purple smoothie, which includes a frozen banana, frozen blueberries, 1/2 avocado, fresh spinach, apple juice (no sugar added), and ice. It’s…

A case of turkey bacon

Today’s #OneGoodThing was picking up a case of our favorite turkey bacon. It’s made locally by Willie Bird Turkeys of Sonoma and sold by the case at this great little market just a few minutes down the road from our home. They make a few varieties, but we love the uncured naturally smoked one because…

Fresh scones with lemon curd

After an early morning appointment, I was craving a scone with my morning chai tea. But the rain was so heavy that I wanted to get right back home. Luckily, I remembered a bag of my favorite scone mix was at home already; it’s made by Sticky Fingers Bakeries and all you have to do…