“To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.”
W. Somerset Maugham
“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.”
“Oysters are the usual opening to a winter breakfast. Indeed, they are almost indispensable.”
Grimod de la Reyniere (1758-1838)
“Life, within doors, has few pleasanter prospects than a neatly arranged and well-provisioned breakfast table.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
“Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.”
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”
I’m sure my mother said that a few times!
Breakfast before I set off on my walk this morning was the same as every morning and no sign of an oyster!
large organic oat flakes mixed with
freshly cracked walnuts,
a dried untreated apricot–chopped up
a teaspoon of linseeds
half a pot of no fat organic yogurt with
cinnamon sprinkled on top
and moistened with oat milk.
Two slices of 100% rye bread with a little butter and pear & apple fruit spread (no added sugar)
The same every morning? Yes!
Not for me–I look forward to it–once a day at least!
Maybe we are at our most conservative, most in need of ritual just after waking up, but I find the assembling and eating of this bowl of goodies a daily delight.
Meredith’s breakfast tray rested on a pillow in front of her (see below a summer version).
The fire in the kitchen was established, the dishwasher emptied and lunch planned so why not add to this the pattern of virtuousness with another good deed–a healthful walk!
All was quiet as I entered the house–a ” leisurely” post breakfast calm had descended.