The Photo Gallery: Breakfast

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Pancake batter is made every morning – it’s become a ritual for the past few months (after several months of omelette being the preferred choice – before that it was ‘dippy eggs with soilders’ – and porridge for a while…).  All of our daughters love pancakes – but sometimes Alice, age 2 and often awake by 7am, decides that we really ought to bake some fresh blueberry muffins too (well, seeing as the flour and eggs are out of the cupboard…).

Blueberry muffin on the go

Thankfully, hubbie and oldest daughter (Charlotte, age 9) leave for work and school at 8am, so I am free to bake in my p-jays without needing to rush out the door for the school run (besides my natural learner – Sophie, age 6, is often still in the land of nod – after a late night reading or working away on her laptop – she’s doing maths right now – at 9pm – whilst I’m writing this!).

So breakfast is HUGE is our house. Pancakes, baking and good ‘ole muesli, yoghurt and cranberry juice for me (creature of habit – can’t think before coffee and need food to fuel my movements – so eat the same, robotically, every morning as soon as possible after waking).

The man of the house is the pancake flipper extraordinaire (I just flip with a spatula – which doesn’t get the same *cheer* from the girls at the breakfast bar!). There is often a little debate on how much sugar is sprinkled on top with the lemon juice…

How much sugar!

What gets you going in the morning? I don’t feel like I’m really ‘going’ till I’ve made my first proper coffee – freshly ground beans, steamed milk and all. The smell of those beans alone gets me perky. I just need to work on my coffee art. This little ghost latte was served to me at ‘The Picnic Cafe’ in Wellington’s Botanical Garden (gorgeous!).

From 'Picnic Cafe' in Wellington Botanical Garden

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  • Oh, I love pancakes

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  • The Moiderer

    Aww love the latte. And baking muffins and making pancakes in the morning? Go you!

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    Sarah Reply:

    It helps that I don’t have to leave the house to do a school run :) Otherwise there certainly wouldn’t be muffins at day break ;)

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  • leonie

    Yummy! I’m not a coffee drinker, but love my glass of water with a lemon squeezed in to start the day.
    It is lovely to read of another family that has a cooked breakfast. I cook my kids breakfast every day (and somehow we make it out the door dressed by 8am for school).
    My youngest isn’t a very good eater most of the day, so the fact she eats a poached egg, oats and yoghurt every morning means we all take our time to eat and chat.
    x

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    Sarah Reply:

    Yummy poached egg, oats & yoghurt – fabulous start to the day – ‘they say’ to ‘eat like a King’ at breakfast – I definitely stand by that (though I only really got a real appetite for a big breakfast after years of breastfeeding, parenting and sleep deprivation!

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  • Susan Mann

    mmm those look fab x

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  • Pancakes are so good! A weekend treat usually x

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  • Mmm, blueberry muffins.

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  • Yummy! Looks delicious! x

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  • Funky Wellies

    Fantastic photos, they are making me hungry… And that ghots look amazing, love it! :o)

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    Sarah Reply:

    Love the coffee art here, always makes my day (as well as actually drinking the coffee too!).

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  • Jen

    yummy!!
    and WTG Sophie for maths at 9pm!!!
    Billy would NEVER do that

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    Sarah Reply:

    I have no ‘control’ on her learning though – I just have to ‘trust’… days will go by without formal learning (but of course there is ‘learning’) and then she’ll do heaps of maths, reading, writing – often at unusual times of day! It’s quite disconcerting as a parent at times!

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