Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lazy Sunday breakfast

I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine has been enjoyable with some relaxing time as well as some busy time. I babysat, went to the farmer's market, went to an anti-foie gras demo, went on a bike ride, played with the kitties, picked up some Neil Gaiman books from Powell's, and found some time to play video games.

I went a little crazy at the farmer's market... I bought 4 lbs. of heirloom tomatoes. But how could I resist? They were only $2.49/lb.! I also picked up a baguette, peppers, onion, basil, garlic, a yellow melon that I don't recall the name of (it tasted cantaloupe-y), and 4lbs. of red fingerling potatoes. We made some yummy bruschetta for dinner last night, and this morning I used the leftovers for a tofu scramble.

Roasted potatoes, tofu scramble with heirloom tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil, and yellow bell pepper, plus coffee with hazelnut soy creamer

A totally local meal if you don't count the coffee!

Everyone has a bit different way to roast potatoes. My method is to preheat the oven to 425, quarter potatoes (or halve if fingerlings), toss 'em in a roasting pan, drizzle with olive oil, toss with your favorite herbs, then roast for about 45 minutes.

I know you've all been waiting expectantly for a kitten update, so here it is: Zoey is adjusting better than expected! Check her out sleeping in the background and not being terrified of the Tiny Kitteh! She doesn't hiss at her at all, and has even allowed Tiny Kitteh to bat at her playfully! She isn't quite ready to bat back yet, though :). The naming saga continues... Jesse is really liking Oscar now, and wishing Tiny Kitteh was a boy. Husbands are so annoying!

Have a lovely week everybody!


VeganCowGirl said...

4 lbs of tomatoes...I am so jealous!!!

Tiny Kitteh is Mega CUTE!!! And of course Zoey is a little gem too.

bruschetta...yum yum

I really like N.G's Underworld, and his graphic novel writing is fantastic. I used it as teaching material a couple of years ago in Characters and Culture. He's really open about his writing style as guy.

VeganFabulous said...

your brunch looks fantastic! the plates are very cute! I hope you have a great week too and good luck looking at the house!

jessy said...

i'm glad the kitties are get'n along better! wahooooo! your scramble looks awesome - so do those potatoes! mmmmmmmm! anti-foie gras demo?! very awesome! and hooray for a bike ride, too! i need to get mine all fixed up so i can start riding again as well.

Bianca said...

I had local tofu scramble (well, the tofu wasn't local but all the veggies in it were) and local potatoes for breakfast today! Ha!

And Tiny Kitteh is so cute! I know I've said it before, but she is just adorable. Glad Zoey is adjusting. I just introduced two new cats into my four-cat/one-dog household (now that a six-cat household!) and mine are adjusting as well. But very slowly. Lots of hissing.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I love your fancy square plates. And I'm happy to find another great vegan blog to stalk. I'm adding you to my blogroll if that's ok. Terrific blog!

jelymo said...

maybe i'm just a creepy voyeur, but sometimes i wish we all had video surveillance of each other so i could see how we all cook, plus see what kind of extra cir. activities...the anti-foie-gras demo! awesome! how did it go? the cat is hella cute and i always love your food porn.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

hi zoey!

$2.49 for heirloom tomatoes is a STEAL! I'm jealous.

Katie said...

Your cats are adorable!!!

shelby said...

Oh my gosh! Your little kitten is the cutest!!!

Love tofu scrambles! I crave them now =)