Foodie Christmas Gift

One of the gifts that I received this Christmas from The Man With Whom I Keep Company was a lovely little vintage Hankscraft Automatic Electric Egg Cooker. These egg cookers were manufactured from the 1920s to the 1950s and are both beautiful and simple in design.

It will cook up to 4 eggs soft, medium or hard boiled depending on how much water you put into the unit.

For a soft-boiled egg, put in 2 tbsp. of water, and plug it in. It shuts itself off when the water boils away, and that also means it’s done.

There you go – a perfect breakfast!


Lunch: Cora’s

Thanks for lunch, Crabby. I’ve been wanting to check out Cora’s for a while. I’m sure you know (from this) that I’m a fan of the all-day breakfast, and breakfast is what Cora’s is all about (except that their day ends at 3:00 pm, so no breakfast for supper, tant pis).

You surely do like your breakfast meat – bacon, ham and sausage.

The very flattering mouth-full-of-food picture.

My poached eggs were cooked perfectly (I asked for them runny). I also liked the hashbrowns – they were nicely seasoned. And, of course, all the fresh fruit, which is their signature thing (so much better than the wedge of crusty watermelon you get at similar places). The only thing I didn’t like was the pancakes. They look good, but as you said, they were gummy and not fluffy.

Also, not crazy about the decor, which I’d describe as “daycare.”

But I’d go back to try out a few more things – like the waffles and omelets. I’d say it’s good value for the money (especially when you’re treating).

After we parted I went to Value Village and scored this:


Posted by Jean Poutine

Breakie at Madison’s Grill

Hey JP, in honour of an old friend’s visit to Edmonton we decided to go out for a late breakfast. After thinking of the usual suspects, New York Bagel Cafe, Barb and Ernie’s or Culina Mill Creek we decided to try Madison’s Grill in the Union Bank Inn. It was awesome. The food was reasonably priced (for a fancier place. You know it’s fancy because they put a gooseberry in the fruit salad!), the service was amazing and the food tasted great. The only complaint is the item on the menu I wanted (Crab Cakes Benedict) was sold out. However I settled for West Coast Benny and it was delicious.

My friend had the cheese, chive and mushroom omelette. She was equally satisfied. I will return to Madison’s in the future.

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