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To keep all my favorite recipes in one place, reposting (with sliiiight modifications) Kottke’s world’s best pancake recipe.

2 cups flour
scant 2 tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 cups buttermilk
4 tbsp melted butter + extra butter for frying
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, beaten

Get the pan nice and hot, melt a non trivial amount of butter in it, then fry up these pancakes.

Or griddle them at 325-350F.

Beauty’s Bagel Shop


To start with, I’m not at all a bagel connoisseur, I just like eating them, especially when lightly toasted. I also reallllly like chopped liver. So here’s a sandwich of both! I liked their chopped liver much more than the Wise & Sons — and the line is much less massive. And it’s in Oakland, another plus.

Their smoked trout salad was also quite tasty. But the bagels definitely need toasting. (But then again, isn’t that true of all bagels?)

Delicious Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

These muffins are delicious. Original recipe here.

1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
3/4 c white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 c vegetable oil
1 egg
~1/3 c milk
1 c blueberries

1. Preheat the oven to 400F
2. Mix together all the dry ingredients
3. Put the oil and egg together in a 1c measure, top off with milk.
4. Mix milk, oil and egg into the dry ingredients
5. Fold in blueberries
6. Portion into 8 greased or lined cupcake tins

1/4 c white sugar
1/6 c all-purpose flour
1/8 c butter, cubed
heaping 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1. Mix topping ingredients with a fork
2. Sprinkle or spread over the batter

andddd BAKE. ~20-25 minutes.

Then enjoy a delicious warm blueberry muffin breakfast.

Breakfast of delicious leftovers

Lengua and chicken hash

Breakfast is a magic meal. Leftovers are always an acceptable meal, especially if topped by an egg.

Chicken Lengua Sweet Potato Hash-thingy
Peel and chop sweet potatoes into chunks ~1/2 in cubes
Boil for 20 (could have probably done 15 minutes), then let air dry.
Fry onions, garlic and potatoes
Throw in meat
Throw in egg
Eat and be happy

*Will this work better with baked tubers? This didn’t quite crisp…

Chorizo Cheeze-It Baked Eggs

Chorizo Ritz

Sometimes you make something that’s delicious… But when you think about it afterward, it’s a liiiiiittle bit gross. This is one of those things.

Cheez-it crust, a layer of chorizo, two eggs, and another layer of cheez-it crust. Layered in, then baked for 10 minutes. Delicious, but so rich. (Admittedly, I would have preferred a little less chorizo on mine)

Cheez-it Crust:
1 cup crushed Cheez-its
2 tbsp butter
sprinkle of salt

Toss, then bake at 275F for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Citrus Mochi Pancakes

Pancakes?! Yep. Not waffles. Also, I have a backlog of other things… But before I forget.

Mix in bowl:
1/2c normal flour
3/4c glutinous rice flour
2.5tsp baking powder
2 tbsp brown sugar
sprinkle of salt
zest of half a lemon
~2/3rds of 1/4c of cooking oil
2/3c soy milk
splash of vanilla
dash of nutmeg

Cook over medium heat in a buttered pan. Eat with delicious marmalade. Forget to take pictures.

Breakfast at Camino

Poached eggs with black trumpet and king trumpet mushrooms, polenta and greens $12
I love polenta. I love mushrooms and I love greens, how could I go wrong?! (I didn’t.)

Stoneground oats with brown butter, maple syrup and almonds $7
I hate oatmeal, but this taught me that oatmeal drizzled in maple syrup and offset by the crunch of almonds isn’t half bad.

Sweet condiment plate: sheepsmilk ricotta, walnut butter, Barhi dates, and homemade Seville orange marmalade $6
Tasty things that go on tasty grilled bread. Nuff said.

Half a Dungeness crab grilled in the fireplace with grilled cauliflower and chile mayonnaise $16
Dad and I were puzzling about how you GRILL a crab without drying it out. Apparently the trick is to boil it in crab stock to parcook it, brush it with olive oil, then grill it. Magic! Fully cooked crab with a wonderful smokey aroma.

I love going to Camino for breakfast. Unlike Betty’s, they aren’t super-crowded super early. I can wander in at 10 or 10:30 and get seated easily. Second, it’s not your standard breakfast fare. Or at least, it doesn’t have to be. They do offer doughnuts, french toast and oatmeal, but also baked eggs, polenta and salads.