Sunday, January 17, 2010

Bread and Berries

Saturday morning was cold and overcast here in Houston.

My friend Romanthie and I had planned a trip to the Farmer's Market with a bunch of other girls for Saturday, but because of the unfavorable weather, all but three of us piked out. It was chilly, and the three of us were very layered, but it was a great time - well worth it. The third girl who braved the cold weather was Sarah from Sarah and the City. This was the first time I had met her in person, and she was absolutely LOVELY.

We wandered the market, exploring the gorgeous produce at each stall, and I walked away with some amazing Portabella Mushrooms, Oyster Mushrooms, fruit, and some lovely fresh bread.

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This morning, I put those yummy berries and bread to use, and made some delicious French Toast Skewers for breakfast. I found this recipe on the Martha Stewart blog, but replaced the buttermilk with heavy cream, and added cinnamon and confectioners sugar to the mix. I also used two types of breads to bring extra texture and layers to the skewers.

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What did you get up to this weekend?

(for photos from the Farmer's Market - see here).

(PS. The winners of the Goody Bag Giveaway are A Lovely Girl, Carrie, Ang, Annie, and Sarah. Congrats!)
(PPS. The winner of the Mainichi Giveaway is Arlette - hooray!)

36 comments:

Maki said...

Awe look at those pretty berries!! Berries are simply delicious... This weekend was uneventful, but peaceful and nice....

xoxo

olivia rae said...

these photos are AMAZING! my own personal heaven. berries, breakfasts, mornings... beautiful. xoxo

ashley said...

i have a major weak spot for breakfast food.. i'm drooling over these pictures right now!

Meghan said...

I love farmers markets:) I miss them, now that it's freezing in Chicago!!!

Lisa Ridgely said...

I love Farmer's Markets - such a good way to spend the day! The French toast skewers look amazing. I haven't seen those before, but they would be so fun and yummy!

Rich Cohrs said...

Nice. Farmers Market-Very cool. Where was this market at?

photojoy said...

Oh, gorgeous breakfast on Sunday!
Hope you have a nice Sunday !

my name is lauren. said...

that breakfast looks fabulous!

oh...and reading your info, i noticed that you like sour candy and dark chocolate. two of my greatest loves in life ♥.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

French toast skewers? What a great idea!

Lindsey said...

I never thought about french toast on skewers! Did they dry out? That would be perfect for a brunch...or a breakfast party! You could pull that off if anyone could!

Dionne said...

They turned out sooooo good! I like too use heavy cream aswell as the milk when I make French Toast, because it makes them extra moist and really creamy - not dry at all. It was soooo yummy!

jamfiescreations1 said...

yummy,yummy,yummy!

Rosey said...

looks really tasty!

Tender Branson said...

Skewered french toast, I like it. Nice looking haul.

Amber said...

Your photos of the farmers market are really nice. The carrots are beautiful! We go to our farmers market each Saturday during the summer. Enjoy your portobellos.. I had some battered in panko on Saturday. YUMMMM!

Sarah Mina said...

Those berry and french toast skewers are such a great idea for brunch! Love them! Can't wait to see you again soon..xo

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh yum dionne!!! that looks amazing! sucker for berries

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

That french toast looks sooo good!

Bethany Dirksen said...

Is it horrible that sometimes I hate how beautiful your photos are? Beautiful. Camera envy ;)

Lovely Scribbles said...

Ooh, your french toast sticks are so yummy looking! My husband woke up early Saturday morning and made himself some killer stuff french toast (I have to follow a gluten free diet, so I was out of luck), but he made a cream cheese/vanilla/brown sugar mixture for the filling, then dipped the sandwich in the egg & milk mixture, then cover it in crushed frosted flake. I tried it my pre-GF days, and it's out of this world! Happy Monday!!

PS~Erin said...

Oh my! Those skewers look amazing!

We had a 7 yr old slumber party, did a little painting, watched "Spy Kids" as a fam and "Into the Wild" with the hubby, played at the park... And we're still enjoying it on this long weekend.

Carrie said...

Hooray! Thank you for hosting a great contest. I did return your e-mail (ilovetea[at]hellokitty.com) Thanks again!

Tamara Nicole said...

I absolutely LOVE Farmer's Markets!!! The food is so much more fresh and better:-) Sounds like you guys had fun!

Carissa said...

that sounds and looks lovely! I wish I ventured out to the farmers market on the weekend... I'm such a late sleeper though and the ones around here only last till noon! haha. yeah, I'm a REALLY late sleeper! :)

Phoenix said...

We really, REALLY need to get you more food photography jobs. You take the best photographs and make everything look so yummy.

If you can bare the cold, rainy days are the best days to go the market - no one else is there so you might score some really awesome deals :)

Also: did you say "piked out"? Not "punked out" or "flaked out"? If that's a new word, I gotta steal that...I like it!

Dionne said...

Yup, Tracy. Piked. It's an Aussie term. Glad you like our lingo, hehehe.

Annie said...

so excited that i won sweets!! :)

all that food looks delightful!
glad you had such a great weekend hun!!

Mo said...

omg RASPBERRIES.... i miss them !

Anna Ander said...

Oh. To live in a place where you can eat like that in January! Over here it's still very cold and very snow and berries feel a million years away. Enjoy your breakfast, Dionne!

Love,
A.

Kristin @ Contented Me said...

yum. Your pictures are so lovely! We had a quiet weekend. Just a Mom & Baby yoga class for me and Amelia on Saturday and then Wade's folks came by on Sunday. I wish it was nice enough up here for farmer's markets. I can't wait for summer!

Bri said...

Yummers. Looks delicious.

iheartkiwi said...

those french toast skewers look amazing!

there is nothing i love more than a trip to the farmer's market... always a treat!

Pamela said...

Those skewers look amazing! Beautiful pic of the berries.

Gaia said...

Hi Dionne! I'm glad I'm back 'cause I've missed a lot your pics, ideas, everything you are one of a kind and i'm so happy we met!

jennifer young said...

ohhhhh myyy goodness those berries! and those french toast skewers! so delicious!

hi dionne :)
spoke good things of you with danni the other day at a craft show. so bummed to miss out on the bloggers brunch :(. would love to make it to another one though :)

j. (aka previously known as the kitchen shoppe ;)
www.iartu.blogspot.com

Roza said...

lovely pictures
they look soo yummy!!

i like your drawings and how your photos are set up :)
i wish i could draw that well