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How To Elevate Your Everyday Breakfast

macerated strawberries and waffles

Do you have any weekend rituals? Around our house, we like to sleep in and have a late morning breakfast. Weekday mornings might be about eggs or yogurt or oatmeal, but on the weekend, bring on the pancakes and waffles and special treats.

Special doesn't have to mean complicated though. One of my favourite ways to elevate an everyday breakfast is by adding macerated fruit. I learned this super-simple technique at a Williams-Sonoma media preview years ago and its a great way to bring out the flavour of those store-bought fruits that might not be at their peak of ripeness.

Macerated Strawberries

1 pint of strawberries
2 tablespoons sugar

1. Hull the strawberries and cut in quarters.
2. Stir the strawberries and sugar together in a medium bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes.

And that's it! I like to macerate the strawberries first thing and by the time we make the batter, cook up the waffles, make a big pot of coffee, and set the table, the strawberries reach just the right flavour. Mmm, breakfast.

Speaking of breakfast, Brittany of My Daily Randomness, Louisa of Living Lou and I will be hosting a very fun Breakfast for Dinner event for a few blogger friends at Williams-Sonoma Yorkdale this Wednesday evening. If you're local, come join us! We'll be sharing French-inspired breakfast recipes, entertaining tips, and decor ideas.

Breakfast for Dinner
Williams-Sonoma Yorkdale
Wednesday, May 18th

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