I love my bagels! In my brain breakfast is not complete without some type of bread. Lately I've picked a bagel as my muse. I prefer the smaller,denser, boiled before baking style. Locally I choose Redwood Bagel Company's whole wheat or poppy seed. I buy a dozen, slice them in half and stow them in the freezer. When breakfast beckons I pop a half in the toaster and top with savories from the refrigerator. Consider the bagel half a blank canvas: Be artistic and create beautiful edible art.
Clockwise from top.Poppy seed with cream cheese,tomato and olive tapenande; whole wheat with cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers; whole wheat with cream cheese, tomato and capers.