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A Valentine Breakfast Menu

Updated on July 3, 2014

Valentine's Day at Les Trois Chenes Bed and Breakfast in Limousin South West France

Valentine's Day is a good excuse to go over the top with our breakfast menu and I'm always looking out for good breakfast ideas for our bed and breakfast in Limousin, South West France, especially for special celebrations, when we want to serve the best breakfast ever. I do like to have a healthy breakfast menu so anyone on a diet won't find the calories being piled on, but on the other hand, holiday breakfasts have to be scrumptious too.

For special days we serve spiced bread, eggs Benedict, breakfast muffins, breakfast burritos, pink scrambled eggs with caviar, breakfast pancakes, delicious smoothies and so much more for breakfast, although not all at once of course!

Image: Valentine breakfast at Les Trois Chenes guest house in Limousin, South West France: pink caviar scrambled eggs


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Looking for Erotic Breakfast Recipes? - Recipes for Loved-up Valentine's Day Sweethearts

For Valentine's Day the way to a girl's heart is through her stomach (and I've heard the same goes for guys) so if you're looking for a Valentine Breakfast menu to that gets to the parts other recipes can't reach, then this is the book for you.

The Naughty Breakfast Cookbook
The Naughty Breakfast Cookbook

Naughty but nice recipes for that special Valentine's Day menu that will touch the heart and other erogenous zones!

 

Our Everyday Breakfast At Les Trois Chenes - A varied, healthy, French farmhouse breakfast

I've missed out the cereals and yoghurt! We normally offer coffee, tea, herb teas or hot chocolate, fruit juice, a choice of cereals, fruit and natural yogurt, bread or toast with butter, honey and jam, croissants, brioche or pain au chocolat, fresh eggs from our hens and a fruit bowl. Of course you don't have to eat everything!

Take a look at our site here www.lestroischenes.com, or contact us on info@lestroischenes.com

Love Fresh Free Range Farm Eggs! - Heart shaped toast and eggs are fun for Valentines Day

Pink Scrambled Eggs Recipe

Red Caviare adds a touch of luxury

SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH RED CAVIARE FOR TWO

Ingredients

4 large eggs (fresh, free range are best!)

small jar of red caviare

Splash of milk

Butter (optional)

Seasoning - salt and coursely ground pepper

2 slices of hot buttered toast

Method

Melt the butter in a pan, (if you wish to add butter; I think the eggs are just as nice without). Beat the eggs in a bowl and add to the butter. Add splash of milk, say two tablespoons and salt. Heat gently stirring all the time as the eggs cook, when they are just firm and cooked add a teaspoon or two of caviare. Cut the toast into heart shapes with a heart shaped cutter, then put the cutter onto the plate, fill with the scrambled eggs and press firmly. Lift the cutter off carefully. Sprinkle with pepper and serve with a rose on the side to decorate!

Heart Shapes Make Your Valentine Day Breakfast a Bit More Special - Heart shaped egg shapers and heart shaped cookie cutters

Shape your fried eggs, scrambled eggs and cookies with these heart shaped egg shapers and heart shaped cookie cutters. It's just a bit of fun!

Yogurts and Cheese from Local French Farms

... nothing like local, traditional produce

The farm where we often buy our yoghurt and cheese, Gaec de la Moulde, is about twenty minutes drive from Videix, on the road to Lesignac Durand. They produce milk and make their own yoghurt and cheese and, if I have time and have a few bookings, I enjoy the pretty drive to this wonderfully picturesque farm. The yogurt is full cream, rich and full of flavour. Their natural yogurt is also brilliant for making my own yoghurt, which I do by the pan-full, and I use their fresh farm milk to make it. No artificial additives there!

Valentine's Day Breakfast Menu No. 2

Valentine menu
Valentine menu

Eggs Benedict Recipe

Breakfast for two

EGGS BENEDICT

Ingredients

A little white wine vinegar to poach eggs

4 large eggs (fresh, free range are best!)

2 muffins

Hollandaise sauce

4 slices cured ham, pancetta or bacon

Butter

Method

Fry your ham, poach your eggs, toast and butter your muffins. Put the ham followed by the eggs onto the muffin and top with sauce. If you like you can grill them to slightly brown the sauce.

Les Trois Chenes hens
Les Trois Chenes hens

Our Eggs are From Our Own Hens

Nothing like a freshly laid egg!

We are fortunate to have enough land to have truly free range hens. It is true that we make a six foot enclosure, but this doesn't stop the hens going wherever they please! Our hens rove all day in the hay meadow, under the hedges and in our flower garden! They eat grass and herbs and this means that the egg yolks are an incredible, bright yellow and they are full of natural goodness.

On top of this we feed our hens just maize and wheat together with a bit of dry bread from time to time: nothing is wasted here if I can help it!

Free Range Eggs from our Copper Black Maran Hens - They lay wonderful, dark brown eggs

Most of our hens are copper black marans, a local Charante breed of dark coloured hens with coppery necks. They are an egg and meat breed, so we get fewer eggs than we might, but the eggs that we do get are a wonderful, dark brown. At their best the eggs can be a rich burgundy colour, but, alas, I've never achieved this with my tiny flock.

We Make Our Own Jam and Jellies

And serve our own fruit when in season

Life is just a bowl of cherries, or that's the way it seems here. If not cherries, which are ready in June, it's plums, then raspberries, strawberries, blackcurants, peaches and grapes, apples and, last of all, medlars.

We also have wild fruits, blackberries, elderberries and sloes. I try to make as much of our own jam, cheeses and jellies as I can, but keeping up is hard work! It's fun, though, going through my Granny's old cook books and finding new and interesting combinations. I had fun making apple jelly flavoured with lavender this year.

Honey from Les Trois Chenes
Honey from Les Trois Chenes

Honey From Our Bees

Sweets for your sweet ...

We have our own bees at Les Trois Chenes. They have all the wild flowers of Limousin to produce their honey and it tastes gorgeous. We collect the honey from up to three hives in the autumn and extract most of the honey, filter it and put it into jars. That's all. We don't intervene any more than that with the product. Over winter the liquid honey solidifies and crystalises. This is a natural process and while you can gently warm it to recreate the liguid state, we like to just leave ours - it stays on the bread more easily! What could be more natural?

All Our Breakfasts are Served on Limoges Porcelain - It makes your visit to Limousin just that little bit more special

Limoges is famous for its beautiful, translucent, fine and strong porcelain and to this day porcelain is produced in Limousin. You can find some excellent bargains if you visit one of the many factory shops. Why not make a shopping holiday of it? I've written several guides which you might find useful, and if you're thinking of buying a loved one a Valentine gift ...... then what could be better?

Limoges Porcelain Gifts - great for Valentine's Day - Buy online if you can't make it to Limousin

A super Valentine's Day gift for anyone who loves entertaining, porcelain or just plain shopping would be a break in Limousin, home of the world famous, collectible Limoges porcelain.

Stay in our B&B, dine overlooking the lake or at the foot of the fairytale castle at Rochechouart. There are superb restauraunts that will cater for a really special meal within a short drive of Les Trois Chenes. Take romantic walks along the riverside at Saint Junien and check out the factory shop there.

Limoges is only 50 minutes away and there you're spoiled for choice when it come to bijou boutiques or factory shops selling some of the world's most beautiful porcelain.

but if you can't make it to Limousin, Limoges porcelain is still only a click of the mouse away and I've selected some of the most romantic porcelain on line.

Limoges Porcelain Hand Painted Box
Limoges Porcelain Hand Painted Box

Tiny, pretty and pink this little Limoges box is great for a special, little gift - or why not hide something even more precious inside?

 

Beautiful Breakfast Books - More good breakfast ideas

Where in the World Are We? - Les Trois Chenes Bed and Breakfast Limousin, France

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Wonderful menu...I find myself salivating all over the keyboard, especially since I have not yet had breakfast. Really, really like these fresh foods.

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      smoksszoc66 4 years ago

      Breakfast menu is very good.

      This video is sharing some great ideas for gifts for him ... have a look -

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YO6FcmiPjFI

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      Excellent recipe choices all. Thanks for a great lens

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      Deadicated LM 4 years ago

      Sounds like a bit of Heaven here on Earth.

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      traveller27 5 years ago

      Back for another look - love the intro pic!

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      Such a romantic way to spend Valentine's Day. But then again, if I spent any time in the French countryside I would find it over the top romantic!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      thanks for the idea...

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      Wow! I wish I could have had Valentine's Day breakfast at your place! I think I had Cheerios... :) This looks amazing!

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      Helene-Malmsio 5 years ago

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      Happy Valentine Day!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I'd love to wake up to this breakfast tomorrow. Happy Valentine's Day!

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      RomanticMe 5 years ago

      wow those would be some great meals to wake up too!

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      What a lovely page! I was visioning waking up in your charming B&B the entire read!

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      SmartyGirlRenee 5 years ago

      such a delightful lens. Your decorative menus were a great touch

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      lasertek lm 5 years ago

      Great idea!

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Gorgeous, inspiring and salivating ideas to share with lovers. Blessed and featured on Blessed by Skiesagreen 2012 and also on For my Valantine. Hugs

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      roamingrosie 5 years ago

      Great read! Reminded me of how much I loved breakfast when traveling in Europe. Inspired me for this Valentine's Day!

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      This is a great lens, it is really impressive! I like it. Congratulations on making Popular Pages featured Lenses.

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Great ideas for Valentines day! Thumbs up! =)

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      Filmaker 5 years ago

      delightfully loving

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Your Valentine's Day guests are in for a treat! How sweet that you shared your menu here! It sounds delicious.

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      Julia Morais 5 years ago

      Great yummy ideas. Great lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I cook my sweetheart breakfast every year. Always looking for new ideas. Thank you.

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      Shana rios Chavez 5 years ago

      Great lens with wonderful ideas!

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      Edwardjames81 5 years ago

      Some great valentines ideas there. Good lens.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      What interesting menus! Blessed :)

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      Bob 5 years ago from Kansas City

      Great lens! I really enjoyed this a lot!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Looks so inviting. Congrats on making the front page.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      great recipes, thanks for sharing

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Ah, heart-shaped food? The way to one's heart is through thy stomach and what a way to go.

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      bossypants 5 years ago from America's Dairyland

      What special and scrumptious breakfast ideas! A beautiful lens.

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      perrincothranco 5 years ago

      Great idea and recipes! Congrats on making the front page of Squidoo!

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      entertainmentev 5 years ago

      When I visit France someday I'll have to stop by.

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      SquidooMBA 5 years ago

      This is one yummy lens!

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      macsquared 5 years ago

      This sounds delicious! I'll be right over!

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      sherridan 5 years ago

      Cannot imagine anything more magical!

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      Great, yummy lens! Love it.

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      desa999 lm 5 years ago

      Never thought of this type of breakfast. Well done.

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      alsomelbel 5 years ago

      Wow this food look absolutely fantastic!

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      A great Valentine's breakfast should be light. Some eggs, bread, and jam is sufficient. Also, croissants are great too.

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      These lovely images certainly give me a few ideas to impress my husband on Valentine's Day morning.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Home is certainly where the heart is here with your own eggs, honey and jam...how very special...blessed. Congratulations on front page honors! I really cannot imagine a more special Valentine's Day menu, beautifully done.

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Very pretty, and delicious tour.

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      emmaklarkins 5 years ago

      This is amazing! I wish I wasn't so far away, and could indulge in your delicious menus!

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      RazzbarryBreeze 5 years ago

      Great lens... I loved your recipe ideas!

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      curious0927 5 years ago

      I just love this lens. You are a master. It's pretty, easy to read and full of great ideas and goodies everyone would enjoy. Liked, Blessed, and submitted for the Squid Angel Valentine Quest!

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      Heather Bradford 5 years ago from Canada

      I think you have mentioned three of the best things in life (to me!): fresh home grown eggs from happy free ranging chickens, home made jam (I make marmalade with lots of rind!) and home grown honey (from my dad's bees!). Your breakfast sounds delightful! I wish France was closer. One day I'll be back there!

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Very nice lens, lovely photos, make you feel romantic just looking at them, a joy to see.

      Thank you for sharing, I am sure there will be other lens-master feeling the same with this lens Blessed.

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      @Pam Irie: Thanks, veryirie annoy my family by refusing to let them eat before I photograph their food!

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      @Kailua-KonaGirl: I'm so pleased that you thought this was worth a blessing, and thank you for adding me to your blessing lens.

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      @Virginia Allain: Thanks for visiting, Virginia, and for your kind words.

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      @Elle-Dee-Esse: You'd be very welcome Elle Dee Esse.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      What a lovely place your B&B is! The Valentine's Breakfast Menus are so tempting. (The pictures on this page are very enticing.) How lucky you are! :)

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      I absolutely love this lens! I wish so bad I could be in the south of France with you now enjoying one of your lovely menus. You life there seems wonderful. I have 3 things to tell you. First of all, it was very sweet for you to add my link here. I have added this lovely lens to my "Romantic Breakfast in Bed" lens too. Second, I am leaving you with an *Angel Blessing* and lastly, I have also added this lens to My Squid Angel Blessings 2012 to the "Holidays & Celebrations Valentine's Day" neighborhood. If you would prefer I put it under the "Food & Cooking Recipes" neighborhood, just let me know and I will switch it.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      What delightful breakfast fare for a special day like Valentine's Day. It looks like your regular breakfast is a real treat too. Beautifully presented.

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      Lynne Schroeder 5 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      I would love to visit your farmhouse - it looks gorgeous!

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Very romantic breakfast, I love it! Thanks for the idea.