Monday, August 13, 2012

breakfast at the barn

 Guess who followed us home from the west coast? My mom! She's spending the rest of the month at her barn, and we're so excited to all continue our summer together. Yesterday, Laura and I descended upon the barn for breakfast after a hike together. Look at what my mama whipped up for us! Yum, right?

The secret is in her little fajita cast iron skillets, but I'm going to try it with my standard cast iron, and you might want to also. Here's how she did it:

  • Roast new potatoes with a little olive oil, salt and pepper in a hot oven (400 degrees perhaps). 
  • When nearly done, add some cherry tomatoes until they slump and began to crinkle. 
  • In the very last moments add a tiny bit more olive oil and scoot all to one side to make room for two cracked eggs. Back into the oven it goes for another few moments until the eggs set. 
  • Top it off with, a slice of avocado, salsa verde, fresh chives and a pinch of parmesan. 

It took so little attention that my mother could hang out and chat with us and not fret over making a meal. My mother does make everything look effortless, but she convinced me that this truly was!

Now that I'm home and getting in the swing of things, I have some time to reflect on the last few weeks. And upload my pics! I'll be sharing some Bay Area highlights throughout the week. Next up, those shots of my mother's studio that I promised long ago. Definite inspiration that I'm sure you'll love!

p.s. This is my second blog post on my new Mac, and I think I'm getting the hang of it. Even edited the above iPhone photos in iPhoto. Not so shabby!
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  1. wow, that looks wonderful. :)

  2. What a lovely breakfast and I now know what I am having tomorrow!
    Glad you get to continue visiting with your Mom.

  3. This breakfast looks too delicious.

  4. Love the photos and I happen to have green salsa, so I'll try it, even without iron skillet, thank you for sharing.

  5. I absolutely love your blog. It's really inspiring. The pics are beautiful and you are a fantastic writer. As a blogging novice, I can only hope that mine can at sometime be half as gorgeous as yours. Well done.

  6. Welcome back to the East Coast!

    It sure is nice to have ones one visit isn't it. I'm still trying to get mine over here before the summer is over.

    Enjoy her every moment.

  7. oh Maya! I love that she came home to her barn! That barn deserves so much love, and I'm so glad she's here on our coast with you! Can I come for breakfast sometime? ;) I'd have to leave VERY early hehehe..NJ is a bit of a trek for breakfast!!

  8. This is what we end up making



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