Peach Ricotta Toast

Enjoy peach ricotta toast for breakfast at the height of peach season - juicy sweet peaches are paired with creamy ricotta and crunchy salted pistachios.
Oh, peaches.

Peaches are the one fruit that unequivocally spells summer. When eaten at their ripest they are so sweet, tender, and juicy – no other fruit compares! Peaches have such a short season, so let’s take advantage and eat ALL the peaches while we can!

Peaches grow a few hours inland from where I live – in the Okanagan region. It’s an area that gets hot dry summers and has perfect growing conditions for fruit (and wine! yum!)

I vacationed at a lake in the Okanagan two weeks ago, and peaches were the one thing I was set on bringing back home. (Besides cherries. And apricots. And blueberries. And tomatoes. Oh, and lots and lots of wine. ūüėČ )

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Chocolate Dutch Baby Pancake

Chocolate dutch baby pancake is the perfect little breakfast treat when eaten with fresh berries, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Dutch. baby. Might go down as the weirdest name for a pancake EVER.

Despite its odd name, the dutch baby is a pretty little puffed pancake that bakes entirely in the oven. It should really be called the lazy pancake because there is no flipping required – the batter is poured into a cast iron pan, cooked in the oven until it’s impressively puffed, and then cut up like a pizza to serve.

(Are you converted yet?!)

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Easy Peanut Butter Granola

You need this quick and easy granola recipe in your back pocket. And I bet you already have the ingredients in your kitchen.

Everyone needs a quick and easy granola recipe in their back pocket. And everyone has peanut butter in their fridge. (Or in their cupboard… Do you keep your peanut butter in your fridge or in your cupboard? I say fridge all the way!)

This recipe for Easy Peanut Butter Granola only has 5 ingredients and you can whip it together in one bowl. I highly recommend using a large glass mixing bowl Рbecause then you can throw the bowl in the microwave to melt the peanut butter and that just makes everything easier!

Here’s all you do: Scoop the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil into a glass mixing bowl. Melt it in the microwave. Take it out and resist dunking your finger in the bowl to taste – because ohhh man, melted sweet peanut butter is delicious!

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Zucchini Feta Fritters with Poached Eggs

Zucchini Feta Fritters use the freshest summertime flavours - filled with shaved zucchini, chopped mint, and basil, you might already have the ingredients growing in your garden! 

As I said on Instagram, sorry for the very long and unintentional break!

We ended up spontaneously moving – which wasn’t all that spontaneous, really, considering we had been talking about moving since getting married last August. We’d been hoping to buy a house/townhouse – but guess what, the real estate market in Vancouver¬†sucks. Really sucks. As in, can’t-buy-a-detached-home-for-less-than-1-million-dollars sucks.

It’s funny because it feels like the traditional and “expected” progression of #adulting is 1) get married, 2) buy house, 3) have baby, 4) live happily ever after. Which is ridiculous with a capital R, because life certainly doesn’t work out that way. ¬†But somehow I felt like we were failing if we couldn’t buy a home now that we were married.

After much discussion, we realized that just because buying a home was natural/affordable/expected for our parents’ generation or for friends in other cities – it didn’t mean it was right or realistic for us.

And after all my chaos at work this Spring, and the potential of being laid off looming over our heads, we wondered,¬†What’s the harm in renting?

When you let go of society’s expectation of what you¬†should¬†be doing, it’s amazing what other options present themselves. So, why not rent? Why not find our dream rental home?

Our list of desires was not small, but after 5 months of searching, we found it: the unicorn of rental homes. So we moved out of our small rental apartment and into a bigger rental house.

And it is so, so good!

Raspberry Chia Pudding

Beautiful pink berries are stirred in with chia seeds and milk to create a simple and nutritious Raspberry Chia Pudding breakfast.

I’ve been buying a TON of berries from the market lately. Spring just gets me so obsessed with eating fresh berries – it’s like a drought has ended! Berry Banana Bread has been constantly in my oven lately and Raspberry Gin Fizzes are on constant rotation in my belly ūüėČ

So let’s keep the love affair with berries rolling and dish up a super healthy RASPBERRY breakfast! These beautiful pink nuggets are stirred in with chia seeds and milk to create a simple and nutritious Raspberry Chia Pudding.

Chia Pudding is the perfect lazyperson’s breakfast because it is:

  • super duper healthy (chia seeds are packed full of¬†omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium)
  • low effort (literally you dump all the ingredients into a mason jar and shake)
  • quick (make it the night before and grab it out of the fridge in the morning)
  • portable (throw the mason jar into your bag and bring it anywhere)
  • filling (chia seeds control your appetite)

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Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto and Fried Eggs

This is a simple sheet pan breakfast celebrating the Spring flavours of fresh asparagus. Roasted asparagus sprigs are stacked with crispy prosciutto, a soft fried egg, and crumbles of creamy goat cheese and it is the perfect combination of roasty, salty, and creamy.

Just look at that #yolkporn.

Why is the internet obsessed with runny yolks? I have to be honest and say that I don’t love a runny yolk. Does that make me a bad breakfast blogger?! ūüėČ There are just times when I’d rather my eggs be poached or fried hard! Or medium-hard. But definitely not soft.

I’m coming around to soft eggs though – I like how a soft egg creates its own sauce, to mop up with bread, or to douse over roasted asparagus and crispy prosciutto, like we have here with this¬†Roasted Asparagus with Prosciutto and Fried Eggs recipe.

This is a simple sheet pan breakfast celebrating the Spring flavours of fresh asparagus. Roasted asparagus sprigs are stacked with crispy prosciutto, a soft fried egg, and crumbles of creamy goat cheese and it is the perfect combination of roasty, salty, and creamy.

And  mighty tasty.

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Raspberry Gin Fizz

This Raspberry Gin Fizz is a delicate berry-filled cocktail splashed with a hint of soda water and lime for a light, refreshing drink. Most of the ingredients you already have on hand in your kitchen!

Everyone needs a really good brunch cocktail in their repertoire. A cocktail to serve guests at a brunch party (my FAVOURITE kind of party!) or just for sipping on your patio on a lazy, warm Sunday morning.

Earlier this week I was ruminating over the fact that my raspberry bush is behind by a whole month! For this cocktail, I’ve bought raspberries from the market, but I anticipate making this cocktail again and again (and again!) with raspberries from my garden.

This Raspberry Gin Fizz is a delicate berry-filled cocktail splashed with a hint of soda water and lime for a light, refreshing drink. Most of the ingredients you already have on hand in your kitchen!

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