BREAKFASTS

RECIPES
Granola
Buttermilk Pancakes
Potato Pancakes
Omelet
Frittata

GRANOLA
The following are suggestions. Individualize according to personal preferences. I make my granola in a large thick aluminum soup pot that can go directly into the oven. Make and cook in same pot. Easy to stir while cooking.
10c Old Fashioned rolled oats
1 c rolled or flaked rye, wheat or barley
1-2 c wheat bran (great as bowel stimulant)
½ – 1 c ground flax
½ c Quinoa (uncooked) for crunch
½ c each nuts: pecans, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, mixed nuts
½ c each raw seeds: pumpkin seeds, sunflower, millet, sesame seeds
1 c coconut big flakes
1-2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla, maple extract
Spices: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, or cardamom, Even savory herbs like rosemary
MIX well and add
1 c oil – canola (neutral flavor), olive oil (more bitter), or melted coconut oil
Egg white (whisk in small bowl until foamy) – for a lighter, healthier granola, helps bind the ingredients and makes it crispy.
1 c honey (heat in a microwave first to make it easy to mix in) or maple syrup, agave or brown rice syrup
BAKE oven at 300° until right texture. I use a large soup pot that can go in the oven, stir every half hour till done, (most people cook on a cookie sheet at 300 for 45 minutes. To chunk it up, don’t stir while baking, when cooled break it into chunks) then after baking and cooled down, add
Dried FruitT – 1 c: dried apricots, goji berries, dried figs, apples, pineapple, mango, raisins, currants*, cranberries*, cherries, blueberries (chop larger pieces up). I personally like cranberries and currants.
Citrus zest: lemon, lime or grapefruit
Chocolate: ¼ c cocoa powder or 1 c chocolate chips (adds sweetness)
Parfait: Crumble granola on top of plain Greek yoghurt or homemade chia seed pudding and fresh fruit

BUTTERMILK PANCAKES
Combine in bowl: 2 c flour, 1 tsp baking soda, pinch salt, 2 tbsp sugar. Add 2 large eggs slightly beaten, 2 c buttermilk, and 2 tbsp melted butter. Stir only till flour barely moistened. Will have a few lumps. Set aside for 30 minutes.
Lightly greased hot griddle. ¼ cup batter. Grill until bubbles begin ~2 minutes, then flip.
Can add blueberries.
Best served with pure maple syrup and canned or fresh peaches.

POTATO PANCAKES
This is an old family favorite. My kids love them. Usually they have only onions but carrots and beets make them especially good. Amounts are dependent on how many are being served.
potatoes grated with skins on.
beet grated
carrots grated
onion chopped
salt to taste
Mix and add eggs whisked + 1 tbsp. flour for each egg and add to the grated vegetables. Baking soda is used in the original recipe but I don’t bother.
Heat oil in heavy skillet or griddle on medium high heat. Place a large spoon full and press flat with the back of the spoon. Brown to almost crispy.
Serve with butter and heated applesauce flavored with cinnamon. Great with bacon.

OMELET
4 large eggs at room temperature whisked lightly. Separate 1 egg white and beat to good froth. Add to rest of eggs. Add ½ c grated, sharp cheddar or asagio cheese, salt and pepper. Hot frying pan with butter. Pour in eggs and immediately turn pan down to medium. Cover and cook checking occ.
Saute mushrooms, red and yellow sweet peppers, tomatoes, onions in separate pan. ? Sausage. Bacon.
When omelet done, add sauteed vegetables, fold over and serve.
Serve hash browns, toast, coffee, juice.

FRITTATA (Italian omelet cooked in oven)
Beat 4-6 eggs, salt and pepper to taste +/- ¼ c grated parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese, chopped fresh thyme, chopped scallions.
1. Saute asparagus 1” pieces + fresh mushrooms
2. asparagus, ham and parsley
3. smoked sausage, onion, ½ c sour cream, cheddar, feta
4. Sour cream sauce: combine chopped chives, ½ c lemon juice, lemon zest, ½ c sour cream, ⅛ c olive oil, salt, pepper.
Assembly: add egg mixture to sautéed vegetables. Transfer to 400-450° oven 12-15 minutes. Add cheese at end and let melt or use broiler.

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I would like to think of myself as a full time traveler. I have been retired since 2006 and in that time have traveled every winter for four to seven months. The months that I am “home”, are often also spent on the road, hiking or kayaking.
I hope to present a website that describes my travel along with my hiking and sea kayaking experiences.

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