The Art of Brunch
How to make waffles and avocado egg toast.
Growing up I was always exposed to good cooking. My mom mimicked the recipes she had seen her mother create—methods that she'd never had the chance to formally learn due to her mother's early passing. In any case, our kitchen was always filled with exploration and was built on the foundation of Eastern European cooking, and my dad's natural ability to season meat.
Everything I know about preparing an excellent meal, I learned from my parents. It's my love of entertaining, and experimentation that led me to start cooking as a way to escape my structured academic life by being able to creatively play with food on the regular.
Cooking and all the things surrounding it are truly an art that I aim to one day master. I aspire for this blog to act as a modern guide to food and that people refrain from viewing the ingenuity of crafting a good meal as old fashioned and solely motherly.
Brunch foods are some of my favorites, as they're quick to create and easy to serve. I had a few friends over for an 11 o'clock bite the other day, and these creations were perfect for light conversation and an aesthetically pleasing table.
Waffles I followed this recipe from Food.com and added my own toppings.
- Basket of strawberries and blueberries
- Cut the strawberries in half, and place them in a bowl on the table. Place the blueberries in a separate bowl. This will let your guests top their waffles just the way they like.
- Nutella tastes delicious spread onto the waffle or drizzled on top of the fruits.
Avocado Egg Toast
- Loaf of bread (your choice)
- Feta cheese (optional)
- Cut a loaf of bread into quarter inch slices, you can ask them to slice it for you at the store. Then butter one side of the slice.
- Slice your avocado in half, remove the seed and scoop out the halves onto a cutting board. The side with the hole should be facing down. Then gently slice the avocado and evenly divide it onto each of the slices.
- Grease a pan with cooking spray or an oil of your choice. Prepare as many over-easy eggs as you have guests. I had four! Then place the eggs on top of the avocado.
- I also sliced feta cheese so that my guests could sprinkle it onto the toast if they wished.
Tip: Oranges make great table decorations, and they're delicious with brunch foods.