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Food Week: Simply Breakfast

27 Jun

So, breakfast.

The most important meal of the day or an unwelcome intrusion on your beauty sleep?

I have a mixed relationship with breakfast… during the week I’m the latter, at weekends the former. But whatever mood I’m in, I love an overhead photograph of it. Fortunate, considering that’s pretty much all you’ll find at Simply Breakfast.

Blogger Jennifer Causey is a professional lifestyle photographer, but shoots her morning meal each day for fun. Almost always overhead, always beautifully styled and always something 100% more exciting than my weekday Weetabix.

There’s something so pleasing to me about the concept of this blog and Jen’s beautifully understated photographs and minimal wordiness. You’ll find the odd recipe, snippet of insight and some really fascinating lists under the tabs at the top of the page (New York, gear, cookbooks…) but for the most part the pictures are left to speak quietly for themselves.

{all Jennifer Causey / Simply Breakfast}

One final thing… I often have trouble convincing others that crumble is the ultimate breakfast food so was delighted to find an ally in Jennifer. Trust me, dollop on Greek yogurt and try it. You’ll never look back.

Decorate Easter eggs with natural dyes

4 Apr

My Mum always boils eggs wrapped in onion skins to give them a pretty colour for Easter breakfast. This idea takes it one step further…

{US Country Living}

In a nutshell (or should that be eggshell) all you do is secure a flower or leaf to each egg using material cut from a pair of thin tights. Then make your chosen natural dye using either onion skins, cranberries or red cabbage and splash of vinegar before boiling your eggs as usual (ask Delia) in the dye. Click here for full instructions. I think these looks so pretty and actually sound quite straightforward so I’d love to know if you try it.

I’d do it myself of course, but I’ll be spending the weekend under canvas in the Cotswolds so fear it might be a bit ambitious on a camping stove!

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