Monday, February 20, 2012

day 50

Oops I did it again breakfast. Is it just me that struggles to juggle baking and small people? Today I almost ruined a perfectly good batch of coconut and banana bread by forgetting to take it out of the oven after turning the oven off. Somewhat deflating would be understating the effect of that particular oversight on the finished product. Unfortunately I can no longer use the blanket term "baby brain" to explain the absentmindedness, nor the usual sleep deprivation as I only got woken once last night, and that was by the dog. Thankfully although rather moist and now incredibly dense it tastes delicious. Which goes to show that this recipe is as bullet proof as Ramona described. Even after my usual alternate ingredients and health benefit additions. And I like that.

MENU: coconut and banana bread, coffee.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

day 49

Green eggs no ham breakfast. Who'd have thought that the one morning this week I actually have time to whip something special up for breakfast I am flat as one of my blueberry pancakes and cannot be assed. Had grand plans for something new from this book (which is excellent by the way). But deflated by news in the morning papers and complete disarray of contemporary Australian politics opted for green eggs. At least it's healthy, unlike the current political landscape.
MENU: poached eggs on spinach and Zeally Bay wholewheat sourdough with avocado, tomato chutney, and chives.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

day 48

Catch up breakfast. Pre children I loved nothing better than a long leisurely breakfast with the weekend papers and a couple of cups of coffee. Me and just about every other parent in Melbourne I suspect. Of course these days if I'm lucky if I get to see the paper in short bursts in either the office  or toilet at home. Um hang on that last part might be a little bit of an over share, especially on a food blog but what the hell it's true. Today was a little different in as much as I did get half and hour with the newspapers while one child was napping and the other was busy with his first Kung Fu Panda experience. Shame they were last weeks.
MENU: Blueberry pancakes with butter and honey, coffee, last weeks weekend papers

Thursday, February 16, 2012

day 46

Foraged Fair breakfast. Had the good fortune to happen on an wildly unkempt peach tree in the neighborhood as we cruised the back alleys looking for overhang. Usually people around here cover their peaches in net to keep both urban grafters and birds at bay but this one was free!!! I loaded up the bottom of the pram while also being respectful and leaving a good ten or so for the owners and other would be foragers. Unbelievably good, as were the nectarines i'd picked up under similar circumstances a few days earlier. Also tried out rice syrup as a pourable alternative to honey. Perfect viscosity, but a little like pouring liquid malt on your breakfast, SHUDDER. Definitely a cooking only proposition.

MENU: mountain muesli with fresh raspberries, bio dynamic yoghurt, brown rice syrup, poached foraged peaches and nectarines.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

day 45

MENU: organic bananas, honey, and tahini on Dench grain sourdough, coffee

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

day 44

Valentines breakfast for one. So it's back to work today and already I've started with the muffin and coffee take out combo. This time it's from my old high street haunt Palomino on my way back from an 8am doctors appointment for the littlest Larobina. Thankfully he's AOK. As was this breakfast.
MENU: soy latte, ginger and date muffin

Monday, February 13, 2012

Radio killed the video star breakfast. Today's breakfast was eaten in the car on the way to do my monthly craftiverse with my HML partner in crime Ramona on RRR's Grapevine. Did an all nighter with tag team toddler wake ups. Of course, because today I had to be organised and up early. My crafting compadre described this breakfast as sad. Can't say I disagree with her.
MENU: Dench grain sourdough, avocado, coffee;