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Category Archives: Breakfast

Yogurt Crepes with Strawberries and Yogurt Whipped Cream | A Sweet Spoonful

Yogurt Crepes with Berries and Yogurt Whipped Cream

For many years, I’ve always made a summer to-do list. I usually set to work on it right at the beginning of June when the days feel long and ripe with possibility. The list often involves things like learning to bake sourdough bread or making homemade ricotta, doing an epic hike I’d read about in […]

Baklava Breakfast Parfaits | A Sweet Spoonful

A Nod to Spring

We started house-hunting about ten days ago, and at the time I had no idea how all-encompassing it would feel. The market is such in Seattle right now that you don’t really get to think about this very large, immensely important decision for a few days (or even overnight, in some cases); you have to […]

Morning Glory Crumble Muffins | A Sweet Spoonful

Morning Glory Crumble Muffins

I rarely make muffins at home and never order one when I’m out and about as I find they’re often far too sweet and never truly that satisfying. I realize, too, in looking back at my cookbook that there’s only one muffin recipe throughout. Case in point: I’m tentative on muffins. But not these. We’ve […]

Winter Morning Porridge | A Sweet Spoonful

Winter Morning Porridge

I intended on baking holiday cookies to share with you today, but when I sat down to brainstorm all I could think about, truly, was the morning porridge I’ve been making and how that’s really what I wanted to send you away with. The holiday season always seems to zoom on by at its own […]

Dark and Spicy Pumpkin Loaf | A Sweet Spoonfu

Dark and Spicy Pumpkin Loaf

It turns out that returning from a sunny honeymoon to a rather rainy, dark stretch of Seattle fall hasn’t been the easiest transition. Sam and I have been struggling a little to find our groove with work projects and even simple routines like cooking meals for one another and getting out of the easy daily […]

Walnut Date Breakfast Bars

Filling The Days

Last week on an oh-so-early Monday morning we climbed into the car and headed to the airport ┬áto catch a plane for Palm Springs, California. Around this time of year in Seattle we all start really craving sunshine and last year I promised myself that a break was in order, so after the holidays we […]


A Daily Scone

This upcoming weekend will be the first one in awhile that I’ll be home sleeping in my own bed. While I’ll be working the Ballard Farmers Market on Sunday, I’ve schemed up all kinds of scenarios for Saturday: sleep in and read in bed, brunch at one of the new restaurants cropping up around town, […]


A Whirlwind

Last weekend I flew home to California to do a number of book events for Whole-Grain Mornings. I’ve done readings and classes here in Seattle but had yet to travel to promote the book, and it was such a treat to do so in my old stomping grounds. Sam took the train down to meet […]


Meet The Cookbook: Whole-Grain Mornings

A recipe for Blueberry Cornmeal Custard and a giveaway of Megan Gordon’s cookbook, Whole-Grain Mornings


To Talk Porridge

Porridge is not the sexiest of breakfasts, it’s true. It doesn’t have a stylish name like strata or shakshuka, and it doesn’t have perfectly domed tops like your favorite fruity muffin. It doesn’t crumble into delightful bits like a good scone nor does it fall into buttery shards like a well-made croissant. But when you […]