Archive for October 9, 2009

Beans on Toast

On our weekend trip in Munster, Shane and I stayed in Cork for most of a day. We had brunch at the Quay Co-op Restaurant.I had the vegan breakfast: house made baked beans, grilled tomato, veg sausage, orange juice and house bread toasted w/margarine. Shane had the vegetarian breakfast, which was the same except with a poached egg and a potato cake which was basically a fried colcannon.

 When we stay at b&b’s, I pretty much always have beans on toast, but Quay’s beans were really delicious. I buy canned baked beans when we’re home in Dublin (they don’t put any meat products in them like in the states) and stir in some strong mustard. The mustard is yummy and also diminishes the canned flavor.

tried making baked beans from scratch a few months ago with a recipe from Lorna Sass’ Vegetarian Cooking under Pressure. They would have been good, but there was a sort of rich meaty flavor that was bit much for me. Funny how anything with a flavor even vaguely reminiscent of meat creeps me out.

 Anyway, if you have a good recipe for baked beans, let me know.

And if you’re in Cork someday, stop in at the Quay Co-op Restaurant. 

B at Brunch


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