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Breakfast (the most important meal of the day)

Post by humblebee » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:27

What did you have for breakfast today? What's your favourite breakfast, at home and elsewhere?

Today I had quorn sausages, onion and tomato in something called an oven-bottom muffin, with brownsauceofcourse. It was grand!

My favourite breakfast to cook at home is a big frittata omelette thing with cherry tomatoes, leeks, garden peas and lots of cheese on top, with toast and beans.

My current favourite breakfast elsewhere is at this place, an outdoor gear shop in Hathersage, just down the road from here in the Peak District. They've got a café upstairs where they do a mighty veggie fry-up. And a pint of tea. "Pint of tea" is my favourite phrase in the English language. I think I'll start a thread about that if I can find the right place to do it!

Also, when I stay with crystalball and mr crystalball in London, crystalball makes tremendous breakfast toasties with cheese and veggie sausages of every kind.

Hooray for breakfast!

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Post by lynsosaurus » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:41

My breakfast tastes vary. During the week, I like to have something fairly light and quick, so I'm a big fan of toast and marmite, or some cereal, especially shreddies or crunchy nut cornflakes.

If it's the weekend and I'm feeling healthy, I'll go for some poached eggs on wholemeal toast, but if I've got a monster hangover, nothing can beat a proper Scottish breakfast: lorne sausage, smoked bacon, eggs, mushrooms, potato scones and fruit dumpling. I'm not averse to a vegetarian breakfast either. The 13th Note cafe in Glasgow does a smashing vegan breakfast.

Breakfast is always best when served with a strong coffee and a glass of extra cold grapefruit juice.

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Post by Woodbine » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:44

To quote Oscar Wilde, 'only dull people are brilliant at breakfast', which is why I make no excuses for being a miserable, wordless cow in the mornings, as I munch listlessly on some cornflakes. I would far sooner miss lunch than breakfast, however. I can only really cope with cooked breakfasts if I've got up really late or if I'm terribly hungover, otherwise my palate is even blander than it is during the day. Recently I went away to a cottage on holiday and another resident cooked Bubble and Squeak, using, amongst other things, cabbage, potatoes and carrots. But that's not breakfast stuff, it's dinner stuff! Madness. This eating of dinner stuff at breakfast time is a topic I feel particularly strongly about.

Dare I open the beans beside toast debate? So much nicer than its soggier equivalent.
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Post by humblebee » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:47

lynsosaurus wrote:I'm not averse to a vegetarian breakfast either. The 13th Note cafe in Glasgow does a smashing vegan breakfast.
Oooh, I might have to check that out when I'm up there next month...
Breakfast is always best when served with a strong coffee and a glass of extra cold grapefruit juice.
I could go with that as an alternative to the pint of tea.

Hm... what was the place in Nottingham that lots of us Anoraks went to the morning after Jaynie's birthdaypopshow in April? They did a lovely veggie breakfast. The only thing was that I had a strong coffee and a glass of fresh orange with mine and it ended up costing about ten quid! :shock:

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Post by macdangerous » Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:59

Porridge and bananas guys - every day.
Makes you live forever...

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Post by humblebee » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:12

macdangerous wrote:Porridge and bananas guys - every day.
Makes you live forever...
Smooshed up together?

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Post by roobee » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:19

the best breakfast ever is the eggs benedict. it is, however, a massive pain in the jacksy to make yourself, so it's always best to pay someone else some cash and get them to rustle it up for you. eggs benedict with spinach and bacon makes me drool.

most mornings I have a vat of tea with toast and treacle, muesli if i'm extra hungry and some lovely fruit.

porridge in winter.

sausages and tattie scones or cheesy eggy bread for the hangover days.

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Post by crystalball » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:28

I want to work from home so I can have proper breakfast every day. Gaaah!

I love mushrooms with my breakfast and I also love chunky toasted bread instead of the regular toast bread, especially when I have lovely beans with it. It's so much more substantial. What humblebee hasn't told you is that he can make his own homemade baked beans which are bloody great.

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Post by macdangerous » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:30

humblebee wrote:
macdangerous wrote:Porridge and bananas guys - every day.
Makes you live forever...
Smooshed up together?
Eventually.......

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Post by Jono Volpone » Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:32

I've just had cheese and beans on toast, and it is the best thing in the world ever, no contest! Pints of tea rock - you may have noticed I shoehorned that very phrase into the real ale thread earlier on!

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Post by crystalball » Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:35

Did you put the cheese on top of the beans and grilled the whole thing, 2cv? I've never tried that.

The other day I made scrambled eggs, put them on top of toasted oven-bottom muffins and then added some lovely Davidstow cheddar and Hendy's and grilled the whole thing. It was amazing.

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Post by Jono Volpone » Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:41

No (though I like the sound of it), I grated the cheese onto the top of the toast, added the beans, then grated some more cheese on top for good measure. Mmm Mmmmmmmm!

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Post by humblebee » Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:54

2cv wrote:I've just had cheese and beans on toast, and it is the best thing in the world ever, no contest! Pints of tea rock - you may have noticed I shoehorned that very phrase into the real ale thread earlier on!
I noticed and approved wholeheartedly!

I don't have cheese and beans on toast so often now, cos I have to lower my cholesterol, so I'm trying to eat less fat by only having cheese with one meal a day. Hence I will tend to just have the beans on toast for breakfast. But I do bloody love it with cheese on as well. And Hendy's Relish. Phwoar.

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Post by let it ride » Thu Oct 11, 2007 15:53

I know it's a bit pathetic but my day is ruined far more if I don't feel like I've had time to get ready (fix my hair and make-up and clothes) and miss breakfast rather than the other way around.

I love it when I have time to do both though.

For early breakfasts, I tend to go for yoghurt and fruit n fibre, possible with toast with a few slices of cheese on.

I was told the other day that it's considered really weird to have cheese included in your breakfast here in the UK. Which is bizarre. Since it is the most common thing to put on toast or bread in Sweden, the idea of it being wrong seems strange.

I love a big cooked breakfast (ungreasy though) if it's more ten - eleven, otherwise it feels a bit early.

I can totally eat mild food in the morning, happily though. One of my best breakfasts ever was heating up some leftover veggie carbonara. I was happy and full.
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Post by roobee » Thu Oct 11, 2007 15:59

One of my most favourite breakfast memories is the first time I stayed at my boyfriend's parents house during the Edinburgh festival. We had scotch pie, chips and beans for breakfast, as his mum had reckoned we would be a bit hungover. I nearly cried with happiness.

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Post by lynsosaurus » Thu Oct 11, 2007 16:01

humblebee wrote:
lynsosaurus wrote:I'm not averse to a vegetarian breakfast either. The 13th Note cafe in Glasgow does a smashing vegan breakfast.
Oooh, I might have to check that out when I'm up there next month...
When is it you're up here again? Do you need a place to stay?

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Post by humblebee » Thu Oct 11, 2007 16:19

lynsosaurus wrote:When is it you're up here again? Do you need a place to stay?
Ali's offered me a spare bed at theirs, thanks. I'm needing a drinking buddy for the afternoon when I get there though! It's 30 October - I get to Queen Street station at 20 past three.

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Post by soft revolution » Thu Oct 11, 2007 16:37

humblebee wrote:And Hendy's Relish. Phwoar.
Hendersons Relish is proper genius, and reason enough to go to Sheffield! Boo to Worcestershire sauce.
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Post by alongwalkhome » Mon Oct 15, 2007 20:03

We made big stacks of blueberry pancakes this weekend. My son insisted on wearing his Spider Man costume while we mixed up the batter. I think this had something to do with why they were so tasty. They even reheated well!

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Post by miss deepfreeze » Tue Oct 16, 2007 08:52

i'm a breakfast fiend. a friend from home stayed at our house recently when he was playing a show here, and made the best breakfast ever. he stole the recipe from our friend hutan's cafe in mebourne, a minor place.
ANYWAY.

it was eggs fried in olive oil and lots of lemon juice, with cumin.
butter beans cooked up with garlic and rosemary
and this avocado salsa with more lemon juice and parsley and stuff, all on toast.

i'm sure i've forgotten something, but it was amazing to have, essentially, eggs and beans on toast, but done in such a different manner and so light tasting from all the lemon and fresh herbs.

on hungover days i like veggie bacon rolls, with hot mustard and ketchup.
work days i have muesli, except once this box is done it will time time for my winter porridge regime.

i love love poached eggs on toast, but especially from a cafe i used to work at that uses the tastiest bread ever.
oh, and smoked salmon bagels.
and pancakes with maple syrup and veggie bacon.
and and and.
i love breakfast!

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