Posts Tagged‘Breakfast’

10 Easy Crepe Recipes for National Crepe Day

10 Easy Crepe Recipes to Crave

Today is National Crepe Day – did you know there even was such a thing?? Crepes are a favorite in our house. Both of my boys love them for breakfast or snacks. Thanks to the French influence in Morocco it’s very common to find stands selling crepes in nearly every city. If I have time on the weekend I will make a very big batch of crepes, let them cool, and store them in the fridge for breakfast during the week. I slightly under cook them so that they will stay soft when I warm them up. Whether you like…

Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mint Chocolate Chip Muffins

Mint chocolate chip ice cream. Thin Mints. Grasshoppers. If it has mint and chocolate I’m in. When I started making these muffins (and the strawberry hazelnut muffins from a little while ago), I got to thinking, what makes a muffin different from a cupcake? Should these have really been cupcakes? Are  they just cupcakes disguised as muffins?  I did an informal poll of my mom and sister and then consulted the Google oracle to see what answers I could come up with. So what makes a muffin a muffin and a cupcake a cupcake? Eugenie’s Kitchen has a great post…

Strawberry Hazelnut Muffins Horizontal

Strawberry Hazelnut Muffins

As a child, each Valentine’s Day my mom would make my sister and I something special for breakfast, like heart shaped pancakes or pink milik and had always put together a big Valentine gift. It wasn’t something fancy, not even a toy but usually some of our favorite candy and a card letting us know how much she and I my dad loved us. It was always my favorite Valentine. School parties were fun and writing out Valentine’s to friends was always a process I had to start weeks before; selecting just the right cards, picking the best candy to…

95 Eggcellent Dishes

95 Egg-cellent Dishes!

My kids have grown a new love for eggs. This is great because here, we can buy fresh egg every day for pennies – literally. Last week my youngest decided he didn’t want what we were having for dinner, so off he went to the hanut, a very small “corner store” found everywhere here. He came back minutes later with 2 eggs and a small loaf of bread. For 2 dirham (about 20 cents). I quickly made them for him and he was content. I’ve appreciated eggs even more since moving to Morocco. They’re cheap and filling and can be prepared…

Quail Egg and Merguez Tortilla

Quail Egg, Potato and Merguez Tortilla

I could watch cooking shows all day long – in any language. I am always intrigued by what a chef chooses to create with ingredients, especially unique ingredients. On an episode of Chopped one of the ingredients was quail eggs. I remember thinking how adorable the little eggs looked, but slightly queasy thinking of the little birds that could hatch out of them. (I know, no birds come out of unfertilized eggs!) I’ve had a lot of fun shopping in the markets and grocery stores here. On a recent trip to supermarket mega store Marjane I found quail eggs in…

Blueberry Almond Galette

Gluten Free Blueberry Galettes

“When I was 17 my mom and dad took the train west to visit family.  They left me home with my baby brother who was maybe 2 years old. At that time I didn’t think anything of it, I had helped my mom from the time he was born. We lived on a farm and every morning I’d get up before my brother to take care of the chores around the house.  Then some days I would put him in the backseat of our car. There were no baby seats, and I was driving, so I just put him in…

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{Guest Post} Rose Petal Jam from Olga of Jardin Majorelle

I’ve been wanting to write a post about roses and their connection to Morocco for a long time. It’s filed in my “things to write about” file (well I did write this piece about Morocco’s rose festival). It might be blaise, but I do love roses.  I was reminded of that a few weeks ago when my sister gave me a big bouquet of pink roses for Eid.  I’ve loved having them sitting on my table – every time I look at them I feel a big smile creeping across my face.  Today’s guest post is from Olga owner of Jardin…

Harissa Breakfast Scramble

Harissa Breakfast Scramble

It seems way to early to start thinking about back to school – seriously where did the summer go?? My last few shopping trips to pick up items for packing I couldn’t help but notice more and more parents and kids walking the aisles with their supply lists. i have to admit it made me a little teary. I know we’ll have school supplies in Morocco but my favorite part of the new year is checking things off of that supply list! The thing I dislike the most about the school year is making breakfast. I just don’t like it!…