Choose Juicy

Who would have thought the simple necessity (for some) and pleasure (for most) of the ingesting of a daily breakfast meal could be fraught with so many decision points? Firstly, to eat or not to eat; that is one person’s dilemma. And if one chooses to eat, what must/should one ingest?

Do we decide upon the advise of Dr Atkin’s Diet Revolution banishing the horror movie-carb? Is it better to travel the route of the fruitarian, with their berries, bananas and nuts? How about slathering on home-made plum jam (thank you Granma Bonnie) all over warm slices of almond bread (a big thank you mum)?

Bacon & Eggs or Fruit Salad…Warm Bread & Jam? Decadent cupcake perhaps? Or just a plain cuppa tea. You choose… 

Fruit Platter: NIKON D90; Lens AF-S 1.4G; f/3.5; Exposure 1/100sec; ISO-500

Fruit Platter: NIKON D90; Lens AF-S 1.4G; f/3.5; Exposure 1/100sec; ISO-500

Grapes wake the palate. Tea (for me) and Coffee (for him) ignites the brain. In no mood for oats or cereal, I oscillate between the blender whizzing up frozen blueberry yoghurt mash-up (me) and the non-stick pan, eggs sunnyside up with a side of baked beans on the breakfast menu (him).

English Fry-Up: D3000 f/3.5; Exposure 1/60sec; ISO-360

English Fry-Up: NIKON D3000 f/3.5; Exposure 1/60sec; ISO-360

Decadence and desire cross paths every now and then, and when they do, nothing will do other than a cupcake. Make that two.

Cupcake At 7AM: NIKON D3000 Lens AF-S 1.4G; f/3.2; Exposure 1/100sec; ISO-100

Cupcake At 7AM: NIKON D3000 Lens AF-S 1.4G; f/3.2; Exposure 1/100sec; ISO-100

My daily staple however, is tea. I won’t go without. Its a constant craving that insists on being sated. This year’s obsession comes from the lofty mountains of Yunnan province; Dabaihao jasmin tea prepared in a kiln with fresh jasmin flowers. How I thank the Chinese for their lofty teas and jasmin flowers: I thank them every single breakfast time.

A Wall of Tea: NIKON D3000 f/5.6; Exposure 1/3sec; ISO-200

A Wall of Tea: NIKON D3000 f/5.6; Exposure 1/3sec; ISO-200

But I bow my head in quiet admiration to mum the pro-baker and all-round feeder in our family. Mum belts out a tune (she can hold one, that’s for sure) as she lovingly kneeds loaves of ambrosia fit for Zeus’s pleasure. Mum’s goods smell delicious, subtle variations the lot of them – chewy sourdough, yeasty pide, fig-and-walnut slice, and this one: almond and honey loaf. Granma Bonnie – pass the jam.

Organic Almond Bread: NIKON D3000 f/4.5; Exposure 1/100sec; ISO-100

Organic Almond Bread: NIKON D3000 f/4.5; Exposure 1/100sec; ISO-100

Breakfast for me? Here is the news: its an apple, or a mango or pineapple, at my desk, in the office, scouring through emails. Heck, I prefer lush, sappy fruit that willingly makes me drool – all over the monitor – followed by endless cups of fragrant tea. I choose breakfast. Every glorious day. A juicy breakfast. Choose juicy!

About Alice

I run, I jump, I sing, I dance. Whether climbing trees, walls or stairs I do it at a clip. When out, my date is always Trusty Nikon (who never lets me down in the attire stakes; so smart in his black, with a pop of red!). Where does it lead, this love affair of mine? Well, its lead me to Dubai, via the matrimonial aisle, thanks to a gorgeous husband who whisked me from Coogee beach, Sydney into the Arabian Peninsula - to my new home, Dubai. I am a freelance writer and photographer and my wish is to snap away, to scribe and to share it all with you. Enjoy.
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1 Response to Choose Juicy

  1. Hey, thanks for sharing I always look forward to reading your posts one of the few blogs I still follow home decorated

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