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Breakfast indulgence: chocolate chip scones

Posted in Baking, and Food & Entertaining

Chocolate Chip SconesAs much as I try to be healthy when it comes to breakfast, at least once or twice a week, I will give myself a break from poached eggs, oatmeal, smoothies or chia seeds. My guilty pleasures come in the form of pancakes, egg in a basket and, last Sunday, all butter scones.

It’s to the English we have to pay homage for many beloved desserts (or puddings, as they would say). Scones, that only recently became a breakfast pastry, started as oat cakes, flat and round, unleavened and cooked on a griddle some time around the Middle Ages in England. Once baking powder became available to all and sundry, scones became to resemble the tall and flaky rounds or triangles we eat today.

Crunchy granola – new breakfast option for a peanut butter lover.

Posted in Food, Food & Entertaining, and Relationships

IMG_3591I have the same thing for breakfast every morning. A strong cup of coffee filled with brown sugar and two slices of wholewheat toast, spread generously with organic, sugar-free peanut butter. Yes, I am aware of the contradiction. I just don’t like sugar in my peanuts.

We sit on the sofa, reading the news, and Jack gets to eat the toast corners. We both love the ritual but lately it has been pointed out to me that my pal is getting portly. First by the vet, then by a couple of dog walkers, and finally by the woman who lives on the bench in our local park. We always stop to pass the time of day and on Friday she said, admiringly: “You have been feeding Jack well”.  I got the message.

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