Relish Recipes — Breakfasts

Croque Madame

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Croque Madame
In honour of mom's everywhere, we are sharing a recipe for one of our favourite sandwiches - the Croque Madame. If you've never had a croque madame before, you are in for a treat. This sandwich originates in the bars and cafes of France and begins as a "Croque Monsieur", but when you pop a fried egg on top you transform into a Croque Madame. It requires a knife and fork to eat this outrageously cheesy sandwich and is perfect as a lunch or light dinner. Serve it with spring greens tossed with a light vinaigrette (and perhaps a glass of rosé). Happy Mother's Day everyone.

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
The most moist and delicious lemony pancakes! You don't even taste the ricotta, it just lends richness and moisture. These have been on of our favourites for years and I often make them when I have a half a carton of ricotta leftover. My favourite way to serve them is with warmed maple syrup and a dollop of blueberry jam or fresh blueberries.

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Deruny (Ukrainian Potato Pancakes)

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Deruny (Ukrainian Potato Pancakes)

Growing up in Whitby, the Ukrainian and Polish heritage was very strong throughout the area. My parents had many Ukrainian friends and I grew up being introduced to a lot of Ukrainian food. I have very fond memories of eating these pancakes at my friend Irene's house. Her grandmother used to make them for us and we devoured them. They can be eaten for breakfast, as an appetizer or a side dish. Whichever way you choose to eat them, a dollop of sour cream is an absolute must-have for the topping.

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Tropical Booster Smoothie

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Tropical Booster Smoothie
This healthy and creamy immune-boosting smoothie made with almond milk is naturally sweetened with frozen fruit, but we like to add a "booster" shot of our local Backyard Honey Company honey. Local honey is antiviral, antibacterial and especially helps with sore throats. So keep all those sniffles at bay while sipping away.

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Overnight Holiday Strata

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Overnight Holiday Strata
You may find yourself with overnight guest this year so preparing a breakfast that is done a day or two ahead will make for an easy Christmas morning meal. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare - giving you more time for what's important - family (or watching Hallmark movies).

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