Tag: Breakfast

  • Strawberry-miso French toast muffins

    Strawberry-miso French toast muffins

    We have all heard of French toast. But French toast muffins? With strawberry and miso? What is this madness? Last weekend, I hosted a brunch. This wasn’t my first foray into breakfast parties as I’d cooked a spread of pancakes for my 26th birthday, and we all got drunk on Bloody Marys. As usual I […]

  • Apple, maple and thyme porridge

    Apple, maple and thyme porridge

    Is there such a thing as a French breakfast? In many ways, France is considered to be THE country of sophistication – think long thin cigarettes (back when they were cool though), black turtlenecks (yesterday, at least three of us rocked one and, interestingly, I was the only female), and a glass of wine in […]

  • Bacon and marmalade sandwich

    Bacon and marmalade sandwich

    Christmas Eve is the sparkly magical wait before the big event. And it’s the perfect excuse for a bacon and marmalade sandwich. Mince pies are being defrosted and dredged in snowy icing sugar, we bundle up in coats and gloves and hats and march around the local countryside for a walk, and the radio serenades […]

  • The 4 best sweet breakfasts

    The 4 best sweet breakfasts

    November in Toulouse is not nearly as austere as other parts of the northern hemisphere during late autumn. The sun glitters through next door’s hedge, the sky is a spotless azure (most of the time), the leaves are gently turning from green to red, and, in fact, it’s colder inside than out due to a […]

  • The 4 best savoury breakfasts

    The 4 best savoury breakfasts

    A girl doesn’t ask for much. It would just be wonderful if: Hairdressers were affordable I could teleport instead of taking public transport There were more hours in the day (apparently, Mozart had the same number… something doesn’t add up here) I could start every day with the perfect weekend breakfast I am coming to […]

  • Panettone with Christmas cake ice cream

    Panettone with Christmas cake ice cream

    Oh the weather outside is frightfulBut the fire is so delightfulAnd since we’ve no place to goLet it snow, let it snow, let it snow Said no one in Wellington ever. This is what I’m having to put up with. For a summery, sunny city, however, there are surprising number of wintery scenes. Christmas cards […]

  • Homemade granola

    Homemade granola

    It has always been assumed you’re either a morning person or not. Like the Marmite conundrum, you either love those early starts – some bounding out of bed at the sound of the tinny alarm bell, maybe even squeezing in an energising run to start the day – or you need multiple alarms to get […]

  • The simple and sublime: scrambled eggs

    The simple and sublime: scrambled eggs

    The first lesson at Leiths School of Food and Wine taught us how to scramble eggs. Our tutor was meticulous, regularly repeating, ‘Now, this is VERY important’ which I would immediately scribble down in my notebook margin, ‘very important!’ with lots of aggressive capital letters, and, like the good pupils we were, we all leaned […]

  • The Breakfast Club

    The Breakfast Club

    ‘How d’ya like your eggs in the morning?’ This single sentence instantly triggers memories of the Tropicana advert – happy New Yorkers settle down to eggs sunny-side up and I can’t shake off the craving for crisp toasted bagels slathered in cream cheese. All I can say is Tropicana know how to sell themselves; if buying orange […]