5 Products for a Gourmet Make-At-Home Breakfast
If you’re not up for waiting in line for brunch, put the coffee on and invite your favourite people over to break your fast while staying in your pyjamas.
Photography by Jared Sych
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Valbella Meats in Canmore is known for its cured game and charcuterie, but it also makes a deliciously seasoned, moist filet of smoked salmon that’s unlike regular lox. Pair it with eggs or your morning bagel.
104 Elk Run Blvd., Canmore, Sunterra Markets and other locations, 403-678-9989, valbellagourmetfoods.ca, @valbellameats
Toast is in this year. Thickly sliced, slathered with butter and the best preserves, toast has been elevated from its rushed weekday morning status. Grainy Kettle bread from the Lazy Loaf and Kettle is also perfect for making French toast, if it seems proper to dip it in beaten egg and fry it first.
8 Parkdale Cres. N.W., 403-270-7810, lazyloafandkettle.com, @lazy_loaf
You-Bake Cinnamon Buns
There’s so much to love about you-bake cinnamon brioche buns from Pascal’s Patisserie; you thaw and proof them overnight, then slide them into the oven around the time your guests plan to arrive, welcoming them with the aroma of warm buns in the oven. No kneading, no dishes.
5240 1A St. S.E., 403-968-6156, pascals.ca, @pascalspastries
The duck eggs from Greens, Eggs and Ham are like eggs extreme – big, rich, creamy and intensely eggy, they make a good conversation piece, as well as the best scrambled, soft-boiled or Benny you’ll ever eat.
Crossroads Market, Symons Valley Ranch and the Market on Macleod, and through the CSA program, 780-986-8680, greenseggsandham.com, @gehfarm
Crickle Creek Coffee Co.
For 20 years, Crickle Creek Coffee Co. has been roasting its own beans every Tuesday, naming the blends after Calgary roads and neighbourhoods and delivering them to your door for free on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Order online by the bag, try the coffee of the month or sign up for a three-month subscription.