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Eggs Benedict 

Eggs Benedict 

Eggs Benedict is a traditional American brunch or breakfast dish that consists of two halves of an English muffin each of which is topped with Canadian bacon – or sometimes bacon – a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. The dish was first popularized in New York City. Many variations on the basic recipe are served.

Origin 

There are conflicting accounts as to the origin of Eggs Benedict.

In an interview recorded in the “Talk of the Town” column of The New Yorker in 1942, the year before his death,[1] Lemuel Benedict, a retired Wall Street stock broker, claimed that he had wandered into the Waldorf Hotel in 1894 and, hoping to find a cure for his morning hangover, ordered “buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and a hooker of hollandaise”. Oscar Tschirky, the famed maître d’hôtel, was so impressed with the dish that he put it on the breakfast and luncheon menus but substituted ham for the bacon and a toasted English muffin for the toast.[2]

Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon in place of Canadian bacon, also known as Eggs Royale

Another claim to the creation of Eggs Benedict was circuitously made by Edward P. Montgomery on behalf of Commodore E. C. Benedict. In 1967 Montgomery wrote a letter to then The New York Times food columnist Craig Claiborne which included a recipe he claimed to have received through his uncle, a friend of the commodore. Commodore Benedict’s recipe — by way of Montgomery — varies greatly from chef Ranhofer’s version,[3] particularly in the hollandaise sauce preparation — calling for the addition of “hot, hard-cooked egg and ham mixture”.[4]

Delmonico’s in lower Manhattan claims on its menu that “Eggs Benedict was first created in our ovens in 1860.”[5]

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“Deadwaiter”Strange things happen.  But do they happen at a Bed and Breakfast?

“Deadwaiter”Strange things happen.  But do they happen at a Bed and Breakfast?

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Cozy Railway-Themed Coffee Spots

In the U.S.A., trains date back to the old west and cowboy era, However, during these modern times, wagon trains and railway have inspired many innovations about trails and railways. We can attribute these makeovers to: time, technology and trends. Mass transportation has transitioned from horsepower, locomotion to being propelled by various modern energy sources. Passengers, waiters, cooks, porters and conductors, have all been impacted and/or displaced.

What are some of the changes that have taken place? Railways and trains are being modified into unique structures. Some of the most popular modifications have been stationary museums. Others are used solely for public accommodations. And many are utilized in full or part, for transportation.

As people, places and needs for accommodations keep transitioning, more railway concepts are coming forth. Keep in mind that whichever innovative train adventure you choose to journey, it will be fun, nostalgic and very scenic.

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Railroads have been an integral part of our country’s history, connecting east to west, shipping supply to demand, and connecting farm to hungry city table. It’s a rich history tied to – and driving – major events, and it’s a history worth seeing, smelling and feeling up close. The following museums let visitors hear the steam-whistle blow, smell the grease on the axels and step back in time. source

The Exterior of Starbucks’ Railway Coffee Coach – image #1

Learn more about Starbucks’ Railway Service

The Service Style Inside A Starbucks’ Railway Coffee Coach – image #2

Starbucks’ Railway Coffee Coach seatings – image#3

Featherbed Railrod Bed and Breakfast Resort. image#1 Learn more

Casablanca Caboose At Featherbed Railroad In Northern California’s Throughout Bed And Breakfast Wine Country CaliforniaFeatherbed#2

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Featherbed Railroad Caboose themed Bed and Breakfast – Exterior (located on California) – image#5

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Featherbed Railroad Caboose-themed Bed and Breakfast – Interior – image #7

Featherbed Railroad Caboose-themed Bed and Breakfast – Interior – image #8

Nederland Buffalo Bills Coffee Shop ( located Boulder Colorado) learn more…

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The Train Carriage Coffee Shop (located Colorado)

“… a great coffee shop built out of three old railcars which I couldn’t resist photographing while sipping on my cappuchino.” – image#1 Learn more. Visit site.

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Railroad and Old West themed joint – Picture of Wagon Train (located California) – image#1…

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Railroad Coffee Shop – O’Gauge Railroading read more at source

The Rail Coffee Room – Exterior (AMTK Station, Centralia Ilinois) – image#1 source

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Enjoy Your Coffee Today!!

 
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FRENCH TOAST THREE WAYS |BRUNCH

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James Van Der Beek’s ‘Famous’ Mung Bean Pancake Recipe 

James Van Der Beek’s ‘Famous’ Mung Bean Pancake Recipe 

James David Van Der Beek is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson’s Creek. (wikipedia.org)

When you’re jet lagged in James Van Der Beek‘s household, pancakes are just the solution for an easy breakfast.

After flying home from London, the Dawson’s Creek alum got to work in the kitchen on Sunday, whipping up what he calls his “famous pancake recipe” on his Instagram story — and even got a little help from his adorable kids.

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“And try to ignore the chaos,” he says as he zooms over to his daughter Annabel, 3, crying about a very serious coloring matter.

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James Van Der Beek/SnapChat

He says to set the griddle to 250 degrees, pour the mixture on and flip when they bubble.

The 40-year-old revealed his “secret ingredient” for his flapjacks is mung beans, which he boils with rice before before blending and adding to classic pancake batter.

“It’s what you make dal out of,” Van Der Beek says, referring to the traditional Indian stew that uses the beans.

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“And try to ignore the chaos,” he says as he zooms over to his daughter Annabel, 3, crying about a very serious coloring matter.

The actor also has a smart tip for prepping the ingredient: “When you boil the mung beans, the shells come off so you kinda just pick them out like that and that’s how you deshell them.”

Van Der Beek’s son Joshua, 5, then makes a cute cameo as he was put to work on stirring duty, mixing up the rest of the ingredients.

James Van Der Beek’s Mung Bean Pancakes

¼ cup mung beans, rinsed
¼ cup rice, rinsed
Chopped dates
3 eggs
3 tbsp. coconut oil
3 cups pancake mix
1 palmful cinnamon

1. In a saucepan, boil beans and rice in 1 cup water until tender. Transfer the mixture to the blender, add dates and puree until smooth.

2. Stir together the remaining ingredients with 2 1/4 cups water, then whisk in the mung bean puree.

3. Heat a griddle to 250° and ladle the batter into circles. When the tops start to bubble, flip the pancakes and cook on the other side.

Source: http://people.com/food/james-van-der-beek-mung-bean-pancake-recipe/

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From Summer Heatwave to An Icy Chill : A Hotel Made of Ice… The IceHotel

From Summer Heatwave to An Icy Chill : A Hotel Made of Ice… The IceHotel

Featured image: icehotel.com/art-suite-acanthus

The entrance of ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, 2007, with two kicksleds outside

An ice hotel is a temporary hotel made up of snow and sculpted blocks of ice.[1]Ice hotels are dependent on sub-freezing temperatures, are constructed from ice and snow and typically have to be rebuilt every year. Ice hotels exist in several countries, and they have varying construction styles, services and amenities, the latter of which may include ice bars, restaurants, chapels, saunas and hot tubs.

The Icehotel (styled as ICEHOTEL) is a hotel rebuilt each year with snow and ice in the village of Jukkasjärvi, in northern Sweden, about 17 kilometres (11 mi) from Kiruna. It is the world’s first ice hotel.[1]
The entire hotel is made out of snow and ice blocks from the Torne River, even the glasses in the bar are made of ice. Each spring, around March, Icehotel harvests tons of ice from the frozen Torne River and stores it in a nearby production hall with room for over 900 t (990 short tons) of ice and 27,000 t (30,000 short tons) of snow.

The ice is used for creating Icebar designs and ice glasses, which are used for ice sculpting classes, events and product launches all over the world while the snow is used for building a strong structure for the building. About 900 t (990 short tons) of what is left is used in the construction of the next Icehotel.
When completed, the hotel features a bar, church, main hall, reception area, plus about 100 rooms for guests.
[3] The room rate starts at 1500 kr. The hotel hosts also an ice restaurant.[4] The furniture is sculpted blocks of ice in the form of chairs and beds. The thick walls, floor and ceiling are made of ice. Even the beds, the fittings and decoration are carved from ice. No two rooms are the same; the rooms are unique works of art. At the Icehotel the beds are bedded with reindeer furs and people are given special equipment to use while sleeping in the hotel. The guests sleep in polar-tested sleeping bags. There is no heating and the bedroom temperatures are constantly around −5 °C (23 °F). There’s no plumbing at the hotel, but there’s a sauna that is run on the premises of the Icehotel with hot tub outdoors.[1]

The ice suites do not have any bathroom facilities but bathrooms for guests are found in a warm building close by. There is also warm accommodation available next to the hotel. The Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi is known to be the biggest hotel of ice and snow in the world, spanning over some 6,000 square metres (64,600 sq ft).[5] Each suite is unique and the architecture of the hotel is changed each year, as it is rebuilt from scratch. Each year, artists submit their ideas for suites, and a jury selects about 50 artists to create the church, Absolut Icebar, reception, main hall and suites. When spring comes, everything melts away and returns to the Torne River. The Icehotel only exists between December and April, and has been listed as one of the Seven Wonders of Sweden.[6] The northern hemisphere’s aurora borealis can be seen during the winter month in the location.[2]

Documentaries that focus on this hotel can be seen from time to time on the Discovery Channel[7][8] and National Geographic.[9] The hotel appeared in a sketch about Sweden in one of the shows of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013, courtesy of Lynda Woodruff. The Icehotel has guests from many countries. There are many charter flights to the nearby Kiruna Airport, directly from London.[10]

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SWEDISH COFFEE
Swedish coffee – better than Irish coffee? You decide! You make the coffee drink simple with punsch, coffee, cream and cocoa. Excellent to serve after dinner or when you want to warm up with something more luxurious than usual coffee!

INGREDIENTS
PORTIONS: 1 glass
2 tablespoons punsch
About 1 1/2 dl freshly brewed coffee
2 1/2 tablespoons light whipped cream
Cocoa or coffee beans for garnishing

DO THIS:

Pour the punch into a heat-resistant glass (for 1 glass).
Fill with hot coffee and spice with cream.
Sprinkle some cocoa or garnish with a few coffee beans and serve.

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No Time or Money For A  Christmas Present…Give Yummy Pancakes As A Gift

No Time or Money For A  Christmas Present…Give Yummy Pancakes As A Gift

X-Mas Present Idea:  Pancake Mix Jars + Free Printable Labels

No time or money to make a Christmas present? No worries, we’ve got you covered! This is an easy way to make a good looking and delicious gift for anyone! We chose our favorite holiday-flavored pancake recipes for this DIY project. You’ll just need some 350ml glass jars, a couple of ingredients and a pretty bow. We also made some gift tags in three designs for you. Just download them for free HERE (external link to a pdf file), print them out and decorate the jars with a personal note! Voila – a quick, inexpensive and cool Xmas present!

Ho ho ho! A great last minute Xmas present: a jar with a delicious pancake mix! Plus: free printable gift tags in various designs. DIY project brought to you by the German food blog Pancake Stories.

SPEKULATIUS PANCAKES WITH MARSHMALLOWS

Fill the jar in this order:

85g flour

40g finely ground Spekulatius cookies (or similar Christmas ginger cookies)

10g regular sugar

10g brown sugar

2g baking soda

2g baking powder

1 pinch of cinnamon

1 pinch of salt

On top you can put some coarsely chopped Spekulatius and some marshmallows to fill the jar completely. That’s better for transportation, otherwise the jar will end up being all mixed, even before you can give it as a present.

Ho ho ho! A great last minute Xmas present: a jar with a delicious pancake mix! Plus: free printable gift tags in various designs. DIY project brought to you by the German food blog Pancake Stories.

See, that went fast, didn’t it? And all that needs to be added into the mix to become a pancake batter are 2 eggs, 25ml of oil and 75 ml of buttermilk. Also the marshmallows are for decoration on the pancakes, they don’t go directly into the batter.

Ho ho ho! A great last minute Xmas present: a jar with a delicious pancake mix! Plus: free printable gift tags in various designs. DIY project brought to you by the German food blog Pancake Stories.
Download the labels here

Hot Chocolate Pancakes With Marshmallows

Fill the jar in this order:

50g flour

10g cocoa powder

50g flour

10g brown sugar

10g regular sugar

2g powdered coffee

1 pinch of cinnamon

1 pinch of cardamom

1 pinch of salt

1 pinch of cayenne pepper

2g baking powder

2g baking soda

20g chopped milk chocolate

20g chopped dark chocolate

Fill the rest of the jar with the tiny marshmallows. They taste great with the chocolate and it soaks up the moisture inside the jar!

Ho ho ho! A great last minute Xmas present: a jar with a delicious pancake mix! Plus: free printable gift tags in various designs. DIY project brought to you by the German food blog Pancake Stories.



Source:  http://www.pancakestories.com/

 
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