Question for Robin & Meredith: What do you guys have for breakfast? The cookbooks don’t mention anything and I’m curious. ~Maire Martello (on Facebook)
Good excuse to re-post this:
“To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.” ~W. Somerset Maugham
“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” ~John Gunther
“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.” ~Oscar Wilde
“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–watch out for rogue pieces of shell that crack your teeth.
a dried untreated apricot–chopped
a teaspoon of linseeds
half a pot of low fat organic yogurt
cinnamon–sprinkled on top
and moistened with oat/almond milk–unsweetened.
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 version of breakfast heaven:
Porridge (cooked oats–large and small flakes), milk, “no fat” organic yogurt, a prune, seasonal fruit, cinnamon sprinkled over.