Buckwheat (not St Alphonso’s) pancake breakfast

For those who don’t know what I mean by St Alphonso’s Pancake Breakfast, look here. Otherwise, this is all about the buckwheat pancakes. Continue reading


A quick food round-up

This isn’t a post with recipes, but more of a catch-up of a few things I’ve eaten this week.

First off, I made some pork burgers which we had with fries, fried onions, salady bits and bobs and relishes;

Pretty decent for a mid-week evening meal. The burgers were just minced pork, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and some dried herbs (sage, thyme, marjoram) and Aleppo pepper flakes.

Then, on Saturday evening we had one of those stand-by dishes, chicken breasts stuffed with Gruyère cheese and wrapped in Parma ham, served with fresh linguini and a simple tomato, garlic and fresh basil sauce;

And, finally, Sunday brunch, a Turkish-style affair with sucuk sausage, fried eggs, toasted pitta and pickled Turkish chillies, accompanied with strong Moka Express coffee;

Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon

Smoked salmon used to be an expensive treat and, in many people’s minds, is still extravagant. In reality though, it is actually quite cheap and pretty ubiquitous these days, it is certainly the case that supermarket stuff can work out cheaper than decent bacon.

Anyway, it is a great breakfast treat for a Sunday morning with scrambled eggs and toasted muffins. I like a few splashes of chilli sauce to bring out the flavour with mine, but it is also nice without. I think it is best to avoid the HP sauce or tomato ketchup though.

I may have it again on the 25th, possibly with a glass of Buck’s Fizz.

Eggs on toast

I really wanted a simple breakfast today and eggs on toast was just about right.

I have been working away from home all week in Denmark, where the hotel breakfast options are either breads of various kinds (all pretty excellent examples of the baker’s art, I can report) with jams (also pretty nice), cereals or a Danish take on a cooked breakfast, which is probably less successful, so I wanted eggs on toast with mugs of strong tea. The tomato was my concession to healthy eating, one of my 5-a-day.