Avocado Hollandaise on Poached Eggs on Rye

Glorious, just glorious. This is what my honorary grandfather Stanley says of everything he eats. His voice rang through my brain this morning when finally I had a breath of fresh time to make my own breakfast, slow, and with luxury. I sat with a full French press of coffee next to me on the couch and languidly pawed through the latest edition of Food and Wine for a solid hour. Izzy insisted she have a turn when I was through ripping out recipes I fancy. She is an avid eater, ahem, reader.

food and wine bulldog brunch food and wine bulldog

After eating meal upon meal that mainly consists of Teddy Grahams and Cocoa Puffsโ€ฆ

call room food shelf

(free, I canโ€™t complain about the call room stash, but my pancreas will)

โ€ฆto have a meal of what my brother calls Real Food, and what Stanley calls Glorious, was heaven.

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Avocado Hollandaise on Poached Eggs on Rye

Adapted from Food and Wine (just before Izzy ate it)

1/2 very ripe medium Hass avocado, peeled and chopped

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

Freshly ground pepper

Poached eggs, for serving

avocado hollandaise poached eggs

In a blender, combine the avocado and lemon juice with 1/3 cup of hot water. Puree until smooth and light in texture, about 2 minutes, scraping down the side of the bowl occasionally. With the machine on, drizzle in the olive oil and puree until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the hollandaise over poached eggs.

avocado hollandaise yum

I toasted smoked sprouted rye bread to put the eggs and hollandaise on. Divine.

A good day off looks like this at the end. I feel like my mood got some good soap suds too– all clean and ready to head back into the grease tomorrow.

day off dishes

Haiku #207 July 26th

The stench issuing

from my unwashed dishes is


Haiku #208 July 27th

I am a sessile

polyp by the end of call.

Flat and sinister.

Haiku #209 July 28th

For brunch she ate Food

And Wine Magazine; paper

shreds her costume beard.

4 thoughts on “Avocado Hollandaise on Poached Eggs on Rye

  1. Grampa Stan are enjoying a ‘glorious’ cup of NW coffee, each Friday after swimming. In a ‘glorious big mug’ and last week accompanied by a ‘glorious’ AVA peach pastry! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. One of my best friends from ever since childhood shares this quality with Grampa Stan ๐Ÿ™‚ What a beautiful, and glorious way to view the world!

  2. Rachel, I am so happy to know that you are getting at least a few occasions on which you can luxuriate and move at a slower pace! That breakfast looks heavenly, and like it was pulled straight from the Birchwood Cafe’s brunch menu ๐Ÿ™‚ I want to try making the avocado hollandaise! Also, your kitchen counters are beautiful! And LOL at Izzy’s facial expressions ๐Ÿ™‚ Did you scold her upon finding what she had done to your magazine? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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