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It's November and So Much is Happening at Bread & Honey

It's November and So Much is Happening at Bread & Honey

November is a great time of year in Portland, the weather gets cooler, leaves have fallen, and there is a constant mist in the air. We tend to spend more time indoors, but that doesnt mean you have to sit at home and watch Netflix all day everyday.

Come in to check out our new fall/winter menu. We have added on many new grilled sandwiches, such as the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich with feta spread mozzarella and sharp cheddar, you can add tomato to it for only a dollar. Or the Sweet-and-Hot Grilled Sandwich with ham, salami caramelized onion, pickled jalapeños and mozzarella. And let's not forget the Roasted Vegetable and Three Cheese Panini, with portobello, red peppers, and red onions and arugula. They are all delicious, and grilled sandwich just makes you feel good inside when it's cold out.

We're not just new menus this month, I am so excited about our upcoming event on Wednesday November 9th, I just need to give it a catchy name...  maybe I'll tell you what the event is all about and you, all my readers can, help me name it.

Okay, so essentially it's a book exchange with wine, lots of wine and snacks. It works like this, ladies with books (I only say ladies because I don't know any men who read fiction) that they have already read and most likely won't read again, can come to the café and put them in a pile and take out a new book to read. We will have happy hour and popcorn and wine, did I mention wine? Maybe we should just have it be a wine club. :)
How about the Happy Hour Book Exchange ? Or the Read & Feed ? No that's stupid, how about the Wine and Rand ? No, I don't think wine and the Fountainhead go well together.

Happy Hour Book Exchange it is !!! Wednesday, November 9th at 5:00pm, so bring your books and your friends and your love of popcorn....

Our Supper Club returns on Thursday the the 10th of November,  at 6:30pm. Our menu this month is Korean braised short ribs with pickled daikon and house made shiitake mushroom pot stickers and coconut five spice crème brûlée.  If you have missed they last two, they have been tons of fun.

Well, that's all the exciting news I have for now. Hope to see you this month at some point. :)

Breakfast Empanadas!!!!

Breakfast Empanadas!!!!

I would like to introduce our new Bacon & Sweet Potato Breakfast Empanada.

Not enough is said about breakfast empanadas, but I'm about to change all that, their crispy on the outside and warm and cheesy on the inside and we make two different kinds every day at the Bread and Honey Café.

Here is the recipe for our new amazing empanadas;

  • 1 pound of sweet potatoes, peeled and boiled.
  • 1 pound of Yukon potatoes, boiled whole skins on.
  • 1 bunch of kale, boiled in salted water
  • 12 oz of cooked, chopped bacon
  • 8 oz of grated sharp white cheddar
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 12 eggs very softly scrabbled
  • 1 tablespoon fine diced shallots
  • 1 T kosher salt

Squeeze and chop the kale.
Sautéed shallots with the bacon and Kale.
Peel Yukon and sweet potatoes and cut into small pieces.
Mix all ingredients together and let cool on a floured surface.
Roll empanada dough into a 1/8 inch thick slab.
Cut into rounds, 3 to 4 inches across.
Scoop filling into the center of the dough rounds.
Egg wash the outer edges of the rounds, fold over and crimp edges with a fork.

Bake at 375 for 12 minutes or until it looks like something you want to eat.
This recipe makes a whole bunch, so for those of you who are making this for less than 20 people
you should probably cut the recipe in half.

This weekend, for our brunch special we are going to make these Breakfast Empanadas with chorizo instead of bacon and served with two eggs any way, topped with salsa and sour cream...

Oh my, so good!!

5 Surprising & Delicious Gluten-Free Brunch Items at Bread and Honey Café

5 Surprising & Delicious Gluten-Free Brunch Items at Bread and Honey Café

Well I kinda tricked you a little bit with that title, because all of our scrambles and specials are gluten free (minus the toast). But they are all delicious, so it wasn’t a lie.

1 ) The most surprising gluten-free item on our brunch menu is our Bacon Apple Corn Cakes!!! 

Made with cornmeal and oat flour (that we make ourselves) and pumpkin purée. The other shocking thing about them is they are made without dairy. They however,  are not vegan, aside from the bacon they also have eggs, you need something to hold them all together. So while they are cooking on the grill we sprinkle crispy bacon on them and then flip them, cook a little more on the bacon side. Served with sautéed apples and cinnamon, brown sugar, and lots of butter.  So if you can't have dairy, then get the apples on the side. You have to taste them.

2) This one is not surprising at all if you know what gluten is, even in its obviousness, it's delicious. Our Fruit and Yogurt Parfait, made with house made granola, Nancy's unsweetened yogurt, strawberries, pineapple, honeydew and topped with honey…..yummm!

3) The Greek Scramble, made with three large eggs, sautéed spinach, roasted garlic , sweet red peppers and lots of feta. If you love feta, this is the one for you! I love feta and I don't skimp.

4) The Spicy Bacon Mushroom, made with shallots, jalapeños and sautéed mushrooms cooked with chopped bacon and topped with white cheddar, so good and the most popular scramble we have.

5) The Italian Scramble made with sautéed zucchini, roasted tomatoes (side note; I roast all the tomatoes that are being mixed with eggs because otherwise they add to much water to the scramble end up diluting the flavor of the eggs), and then a spoonful of house made pesto and top it all off with mozzarella. It’s very good and with the white cheese, green pesto and red tomatoes, you are pretty much eating the Italian flag.

If you want to watch me make any of these amazing dishes, from the safe distend of the dining room, come by for brunch, Saturday and Sunday 8 to 2 (or 3 depending on how the day is going).

Perfectly Seasoned Breakfast Potatoes

Perfectly Seasoned Breakfast Potatoes

At The Bead and honey Café we make the best breakfast potatoes ever! Perfectly crisp and seasoned to perfection. Everyone loves them. Here is my spice recipe that makes them taste so good