What is better than a lazy brunch? *
My special friend makes all my favorites from creamy scrambled eggs, crisp bacon to lox and bagels. There are healthy servings of roasted or grilled vegetables, fresh fruit and to top it off, a chocolate croissant sometimes served with ice cream! Needless to say, it is my main meal of the day.
Fresh flowers, a wonderful view and soft music playing.
Dining with my friend makes me slow down and count my blessings.
Even in the time COVID 19.
Especially in the time of COVID 19.
*Not having to prepare or clean up afterwards is the icing on the cake! (I do have food on my brain!)
In addition to running the world this morning, I found time to roast vegetables.
My line up included carrots, brussel sprouts, asparagus, beets (both red and yellow), red bell peppers, and eggplant.
I love roasted vegetables and snack on them right out of the oven.
I sometimes place a melange of cooked vegetables on a plate, grate parmesan cheese on top and pop in the microwave or under the broiler to melt the cheese. One of my favorite meals!
Or, I toast some hearty, dark bread and spread with hummus or avocado and then top with roasted vegetables. On top of that I grate some Parmesan cheese and melt it.
Always the cheese! I buy the large wedge from Costco. I tell myself that Parmesan cheese is OK as it is not a fatty cheese.
Kudos to my Mother whose gardening skills kept our table and freezer full of vegetables all year long.
Today was a new adventure for me in food shopping.
On the red tray is my haul from
Coquine , a delightful French-inspired restaurant in SE Portland.
As Coquine is open for take out only. Customers can buy prepared entrees, baked goods and other delicious items from Coquine.
Also, Coquine allows their farmers and other food purveyors to sell direct through their restaurant. The menu is quite extensive with produce, meat, seafood, coffee, tea, eggs and dairy.
It was hard to just order a few things but since I crave vegetables, I opted for a fresh produce bag.
Since I can’t always find locally roasted coffee, I added a pound of
Coava Coffee beans to my order. Coava describes their coffee as “northwest coffee roaster notoriously fueled by good folks and Led Zeppelin”. I like their coffee and was happy to find it on the Coquine take out menu. Continue reading “Bounty from Coquine Restaurant in Portland”
Gateau au chocolate from St. Honore Bakery, Portland, Oregon~Photo Lori Greer in Portland~
Yes, I wanted to eat the whole thing but I resisted.
Everyday I allowed myself a few bites until it was all gone.
Continue reading “Willpower Baby!”
Breakfast for one ~Photo Lori Greer in Portland~
I am trying to make every meal an “event” even if I am eating alone.
On second thought, especially if I am eating alone. Continue reading “Because I’m worth it”
The bagels at Spielman Bagels are delicious.
There’s nothing like lox, a bagel and cream cheese with a side of capers and tomato slices.
This morning, I enjoyed my nosh with a strong cup of coffee. Love the artwork!
Photo Lori Greer in Portland
To think that I used to buy bagels from the grocery store, toast them and eat them with cream cheese and jelly.
Now that I have discovered real bagels, there is no turning back.
I could eat them everyday!
Thank you Spielman Bagels!
Spielman Bagels & Coffee
I love chicken especially on Monday nights at XICO, an upscale Oaxacan restaurant in Northeast Portland.
Continue reading “Fabulous Chicken Dinner”
Enjoy being outdoors.
Meet and greet other walkers.
Spend time with my dog Ginny.
Continue reading “Why I Walk…”
According to some sources, April is National Grilled Cheese Month. Others point to April 12 as National Grilled Cheese Day.
Either way, it is a good excuse to eat a delicious grilled cheese sandwich.
A favorite of mine since I was a little girl!
Continue reading “Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day!”
These are not mind-blowing gifts.
They don’t take a lot of time. I know because I have timed them.
Yet, these gifts ease me into each new day with a sense of purpose and calm.
Continue reading “Simple Daily Gifts”