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Sundays are perfect breakfast & brunch days.

I usually get up really early. I am the first one up. I get myself a cup of black tea with dried mixed flowery blends (tea that I buy a whole bunch of when I m home). I might have a sandwich just to hold me over until the rest of the group gets up and we will eat breakfast. At that time, we might have missed the breakfast spot and end up making a brunch spread instead. It is great to switch it up ever so often. It is said that eating carbs for breakfast is great because you have the whole day to burn it off. During the week I eat oatmeal and different kinds of porridge for breakfast. Lot’s of berries and eggs. But when the weekend comes around, we are all about bigger bolder foods. Lot’s of times we choose fish. Here is a great vegetable pattie stacked with salad and sardines. It is delicious. Sardines are not only great tasting and good for you they are also a great source of protein for that healthier breakfast or brunch.

This pattie is a vegetable version of a potato pancake.

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Vegetable Patties.

Makes about 4 patties.

2 potatoes.

1 carrot.

2 scallions (spring onions).

2-3 mini sweet peppers or 1/4 regular bell pepper. Any color.

1/2 zucchini.

1-3 large mushrooms. Any kind. I used king mushrooms.

Salt & pepper to taste.

Splash of hot sauce.

Pinches of your favorite herbs. Fresh or dried.

Directions;

Peel and shred the carrot and potatoes. Shred them and the zucchini on the fine side of a box shredder. Squeeze out the liquid. Finely cut/mince the peppers, scallions & mushrooms. Add all vegetables together with the spices and herbs. Mix well. Shape into 4 patties or if you rather have smaller ones make 6-8 small patties. Fry in a skillet on medium low heat so that they have time to get cooked all the way through and not burn. Fry in a little oil and a small dab of butter. 

Add some lettuce to the plate. Place the pattie on top. Stack the sardines and sprouts or whatever you would like on top of the pattie. 

Enjoy!!

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We just went to the Atlantic Antic in Brooklyn. It is the best street fair ever. It doesn’t feel as commercial, just more like a family and neighbourhood party. Parts of Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn gets closed off and all the stores and restaurants move out to the street.

The street fair is very eclectic. One of the attractions is a large stage with belly dancing. Old men sitting in the back playing traditional Arabic music and all these famous and not so famous belly dancers takes turn performing. What a treat! There are many other little make shift stages with different performances. So much fun.

But, what makes this street fair better than any other that I ever have been to, is the variety of food vendors. You would only find a very few of those “tourist traps” . You could find everything from home-baked goods to the very best fried sardines or steamed lobsters. We always look forward to the fried sardines and the Paella at the Spanish restaurant “La Mancha”.

We keep planning on participating with a both, but end up not doing it. But, there is always next year…

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A crazy amount of people!!!

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One of the great vendors that year after year, sells steamed crab legs and lobsters. Yum.

I have actually stopped steaming my lobsters & crab legs. I let them do that in the fish store. Much better. They do it better and I don’t have to deal with the mess.

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The star attraction. Fried Herring or Sardines as they call them here in USA. They sell like hot cakes. The lines go on forever and ever. But it is worth the wait.

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You can easily do this at home. Just sprinkle a little salt and pepper on them and fry them in a grill pan. Squeeze some lemon over them when they are steaming hot.

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