Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A recipe to warm your ears…and heart.

I received a lovely package yesterday …

A guest. an adoptee.

In brown paper. All the way from maple syrup country. Cold maple syrup country…New Hampshire.

Meet Ingrid.


She arrived in a brown paper box, carefully…even lovingly…wrapped

by Joan of from the love of a house.

Everything Joan does is with love. Truly. Go visit her amazing house…you’ll see!

And apparently, the girl, Ingrid, of the cold ears sort…loves

maple syrup.

But…who doesn’t?


She came with a recently tapped and cooked bottle of New Hampshire's finest liquid gold.

It takes 40 gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup…who knew?

ooohhh. Ingrid I love ya already.


So what is a girl from sunny green Florida to do with this bounty you ask?


Why, thanky for asking…

Make brunch!

Lime in the Coconut style. ‘Cause really…what is life without a little coconut?


Enter the marriage of chilly New Hampshire and warm tropical Florida…

Warm your ears Crunchy Coconut French Toast… and warm Maple Syrup.



...and do not skimp on the Maple Syrup. Ingrid is watching!


Yep. I think the girl is going to love it here. She looks warmer already.

Welcome Ingrid. Take off your scarf…stay awhile.

kisses Joan!!


Make your own Warm Your Ears Crunchy Coconut French Toast you will not:: repeat:: will not regret it:

Crunchy Coconut French Toast (adapted from Cook What You Love via Leite’s Culinaria)

scaled to serve 1

  • ¼ cup cornflakes I use Uncle Sams toasted wheatberry and flaxseed flakes…makes me feel a tad healthier
  • ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1 thick whole grain toast, cut in half…again…see first bullet. It’s all about healthy. umhm.
  • 1 tsp butter and 1 TBSP of olive oil.
  • Maple syrup, to serve. Ingrid style…LOTS.
  1. Place the coconut and cornflakes in a shallow bowl and mix well.
  2. In another shallow bowl, lightly whisk together the egg and milk. Dip the bread slices into the egg mixture
  3. and soak for about a minute on each side. They should be well coated but not soggy.
  4. Press each slice into the coconut mixture on sides, patting firmly and turning them over several times to coat thoroughly.
  5. Heat the butter and oil on a griddle or in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with warm maple syrup…again…Ingrid style.


Oooooh I just love a good marriage..

Thank you Joan!


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I want to have breakfast with you!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Pamela...if you don't mind giving up the best seat to Ingrid...I would LOVE to have you and Edward join us!

An Urban Cottage said...

Hey, Syrup Girl,
The french toast looks amazing --coconut, syrup -- how can you go wrong? But Ingrid is making me feel a little uncomfortable. I think one of her eyes is looking at me strangely.
Wallpaper Boy

Jordan@the2seasons said...


Thanks for stopping by

I love french toast and this looks amazing. I think I will be trying this Saturday morning!

mrsnesbitt said...

I am just relaxing after an afternoon in the garden - I am exhausted! So I collapse in my armchair trying to get the energy together to move my backside in the direction of slimming club - and I come across this! lol!
Greetings from yorkshire, UK. xx

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Wallpaper boy~

Do not make fun of Ingrid. She will put a hex on your syrup.
she will indeed.

Mrsnesbitt...slimming club, maple syrup and coconut...I do not see a problem!

Joyce said...

Call me next time you make breakfast!! Breakfast and your new painting looks wonderful.xo

Tawny said...

Ah!!! My mouth is watering. I'm so glad you shared that recipe! Thank you!

for the love of a house said...

ohmy..... I am not kidding when I say this, but Ingrid looks sooooo happy! Seriously, she just looks different- ahhhh, the power of love! Thank you for adopting her, she is one lucky girl.
Crunchy Coconut French Toast.... are you kidding me?! I've never heard or had such a feast, but all my favorite things. It looks divine! I will definitely be making this and will raise my maple syrup to you and Ingrid!!


Lila said...

Ingrid and I must have been friends in another life. Maple syrup is the nectar of the Gods!
Lila Ferraro

Mango Gal said...

This looks so yummy! I must try it this weekend.

Unknown said...

OH MY GOSH that looks good! And REAL MAPLE SYRUP too! HEAVEN! Happy Spring Ya'll from Houston,TX

Melissa said...

Ingrid is great and that french toast looks AWESOME!!! I'm thinking of making some for lunch!

Arabella said...

yum, yum, yummy yum!! The french toast looks fabulous ;O)

I'm dropping by from A Beach Cottage's Good Life Wednesday

mermaid gallery said...

coconut! what a fabulous the crunch of coconut. I'm trying it.....

Hyphen Interiors said...

Love the post! The art combined with the dish, yum! Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my chair today on Emily A Clark. I appreciate your comment!!

Stephanie said...

oh my...these look heavenly, I can hear the crunch and TASTE the real maple syrup.

and such a pretty painting lovingly looking over you.


Beadboard UpCountry said...

This is a comment that is delicious but not nutricious!!!!OMG!!!!! Had me salivating like Niagra falls!!!!!!! And a great painting.!!!!!The only way I could make this more obscenely wonderful is to make it with Pannetone...Robes and I will try this....Maryanne xo

rjerdee said...

Wow, yummy, Linda!! May I come too?

Alicia@ eco fiendly homemaking said...

Wow I have never seen french toast like that. It looks awesome and I am excited to try it!! Thanks for the recipe!!

Susan said...

Ingrid does look better at your house!! So cool that you made coconut french toast with the maple syrup. Coconut was a favorite of our dad's.

anon Susan

Leah Moss said...

yes, I want to have breakfast with you and Ingrid too! Delicious, I'm trying this recipe on Sunday!

Creations and Inspirations said...

How cute is your blog I just found you cause I love the blog name and photo! I am truly addicted to pure maple syrup the fake stuff doesn't cut it for me. Check out my blog and if you like it Follow me I always follow back :)

Renée Finberg said...

i love coconut.
this sounds delish!
and such a nice present.
everybody loves you!!!

me too xx

Renée Finberg said...

i love coconut.
this sounds delish!
and such a nice present.
everybody loves you!!!

me too xx

Rhonda Roo said...

oh man oh man oh man. i didnt even think you could improve french toast but you went and did it anyway...what would you do to peanut butter and jelly?

(slobber dribble)

Love Design Company said...

MMMM i love coconut! Great blog!

Lisa Porter said...

You are an amazing cook and have my full attention!
I just finished the most amazing green enchiladas and margarita and now my mouth is watering and craving breakfast!
I've got to know the story behind the sweet girl & the sweet syrup!
This kind gesture is a perfect example of what "Love Of A House" is all about.
She looks all warm and sunny in your beautiful home. Thanks for sharing.
Xo Lisa

Karen @ Mignardise said...

The only thing that could make that french toast even more delicious would be maple syrup from MAINE!

Linda said...

MMMmmmmmmmmmm...this looks so good!
Beautiful pics!

A rootdigger said...

wow, I should adventure more. Looks worth a try.

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh my god woman. You are killing me. I am sitting here eating a bowl of cereal and wanting to jump into my computer.

christina said...

thanks for sharing the recipe, it was delish!! i made soome this morning! i actually linked back here from my blog. i know what you mean about fresh maple syrup, i live in NH and make our own syrup. there is nothing sweeter:)

Peggy said...

What a wonderful combination! And skimp on maple syrup? I think my husband would have something to say about that, ha ha! He grew up on a farm in the hills of NY where they tapped their maple trees and made their own maple syrup. LOTS of it! gallons upon gallons. Needless to say they even put it on vanilla ice cream... which if you have never tried PLEASE DO! It is absolutely divine especially when topped with a bit of toasted coconut. (just popped some key limes in the freezer so we can have them in the summer in indiana) Oh I popped over here from the love of a house (where I just visited for the 1st time!) now to go explore your blog some more. to remind me of my youth spend in florida!

muebles en leon said...

Pretty useful information, thank you for your article.

Unknown said...

mmm looks so good! :)

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