There is something very soothing about mornings and breakfast. The day hasn’t quite come up to speed, with all it’s complexities and imperatives, and there’s a tenderness to everything, a post-sleep vulnerability where defenses and concepts haven't been completely reassembled yet. A fresh potentiality: what will today be like?
And right on the heels of that comes a down-to-earth question: what’s for breakfast? Sometimes a soft boiled eggs with toast. Or homemade yogurt with fresh strawberries. Strong hot tea or coffee with milk. Fresh juice. On occasion, steel cut oats or 9-grain hot cereal. Even more rare but such a treat are yeast-risen pancakes with fresh bananas and maple syrup.
PS For more morning and breakfast inspiration, visit 3191, a blog that dedicated last year to mornings. Also Jon Huck’s photographs of people and their breakfasts are facinating. Simply Breakfast is simply wonderful and of course The Kitchn, as usual, is full of delicious ideas.