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We were recently gifted three dozen eggs (chicken, duck and quail) from dear friends who lovingly raise and care for a variety of foul. They were so beautiful I didn’t want to eat them!

Duck, chicken and quail eggs (and one golden goose egg for good luck!).

Duck, chicken and quail eggs (and one golden goose egg for good luck!).

Finally we gave in and made fried quail’s eggs on little toasts for breakfast. And, some of the chicken eggs went into the fruitcake yesterday (but not the blue ones; I want to look at those a while longer!). What to do with the duck eggs is my big question. I’ve never eaten them before and have been told the flavour is a bit strong, so I’m nervous! Hopefully our friends will have some ideas!

Little two-bite toasts, so delicious! Twelve eggs was one breakfast for two! We were very hungry…

Little two-bite toasts, so delicious! Twelve eggs was one breakfast for two! We were very hungry…

These little deviled quail's eggs were made and photographed by the friends who raise the birds. They must require patience, a steady hand and a good piping bag!

These little deviled quail’s eggs were made and photographed by the friends who raise the birds. They must require patience, a steady hand and a good piping bag!

We’ve been watching a space very near our front door transform for the last couple months. They opened yesterday and today we went. Jam Cafe on Herald Street serves breakfast all day; we were not disappointed! The menu had nice variety and some interesting dishes. I had their Huevos Rancheros, which was very good; bright fresh flavours. It consisted of a fried corn tortilla piled with black beans and sour cream or cream fraiche, then another tortilla, two perfect basted eggs with a very lovely fresh cut guacamole and delicious green salsa. It was served with chorizo sausage (which I gave to GJ) and corn cakes, which was two slice of a yummy corn bread that had been grilled. GJ tried the Charlie Bowl, I think it was called, which was a big bowl full of yumminess: crumbled biscuit, hash browned potatoes, gravy and eggs and some other perfectly placed ingredients. The decor was lovely and inviting. We will definitely be back to sample more.

Jam Cafe, breakfast all day. open 8 am to 4 pm in the 500 block of Herald Street, Old Town, Victoria BC.

Sweet decor: very inviting; not overdone; nice attention to detail.

More decor.

As usual, I excitedly dove into my meal before I remembered to take a pic! The presentation was very nice.

Charlie Bowl, with addition of my sausage.

We love to eat out, especially breakfast. We have our local favourites, but today we sampled a new place, Clay Pigeon, which just opened yesterday, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was delicious and the atmosphere inviting in this small bistro on Blanshard at Broughten, kitty-corner to the Royal Theatre, in downtown Victoria. The menu was well stocked, and with not-the-usual breakfast fare. GJ had a Ratatouille with poached eggs and I had the Kale Florentine with caramelized onions and crispy potatoes also topped with eggs. I was torn between several dishes and almost went for the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, which will likely be what I order the next time we are there. Thanks to our hosts for a delightful meal!

A new Victoria eatery, Clay Pigeon

A nice job transforming the space.

Ratatouille

Kale Florentine