Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cast and Crew

Mr Coffee latte machine

There was much discussion amongst the cast and crew of this production as to the credits. Several contenders for top honors pitched a down-and-dirty campaign for star billing. The final consensus was that between the poached eggwhites and cafe latte there was really no choice, because I can have a day without eggs, but not without my latte.

However, during the photo shoot some animosity developed when the Mr Coffee tried to block out the Starbucks Breakfast Blend, as evidenced above.

Daily grind

In the interests of fairness, another shot was taken, to allow the bag the limelight, but I don't think its best side (the inside) was photographed.

Monday, September 28, 2009



A year ago last Saturday I started this blog, and the next day we went away for the weekend, and I had to post two photos Sunday night. Not the best start, but somehow I’ve managed to post a year’s breakfasts, mostly in California, but some in Florida and Illinois, France, England, Switzerland, Austria, Germany.

When I started this I had just ended probate on my mother’s estate, and I had a lot of lovely old linen, from her mother and her mother’s mother. I have napkins from my grandma’s trousseau, and placemats hand edged by her mother for her. My mother chose to preserve these in boxes, but I thought I would use them, because I really don’t see the boys being excited at the prospect of inheriting them.

Also, Irene had been urging me to start a blog. She writes daily of her life in the Netherlands. Long ago we raised children together and had what I thought was a lot of fun, but her life took several twists and now we communicate mostly by internet. She has been my sole follower and of late she's quit commenting, because, after all, these breakfasts are pretty much the same, day after day.

Along the way I added the books I'd been reading, and I wish I'd done that from the start, because I read a lot in the morning. Breakfasts are quiet in this house, both of us reading and easing into the day.

I won't say it's been fun, but it's been interesting.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009