Sunday Mornings with Señor Sunshine and Mr and Mrs Egg Cup

August 22, 2010

This morning we were pleasantly surprised to be awoken by a long lost friend. His name is Señor Sunshine, and recently he has been a bit aloof. I was starting to wonder whether we had done something to upset him. However, on this glorious Sunday morning, luminous golden beams of light pierced through our bedroom blinds, commanding us to get out of bed and go bask in his glory. It was clear that Señor Sunshine was back. Swiftly and happily we obeyed.

After making ourselves semi-presentable, we left our little apartment and walked down to the shops where we bought some fresh cape-seed bread, the papers and take-away coffees. We moseyed back home, the gentle rays softening the morning chill. After a quick Skype chat to family in Hong Kong, we headed into the kitchen in search of food. Ben wanted something savoury for breakfast, and savoury for Ben always means eggs. Enter Mr and Mrs Egg Cup.

They have their own hats.

They’re pretty awesome.

We had soft-boiled eggs with avocado and toasted cape-seed bread. I love this bread, it’s full of nutritional goodness and it smells and tastes wonderful. However I don’t often fork out the money for a loaf as I find it a little expensive. Ben also had some bacon with his eggs, but I went without. I tend to avoid meat in the morning for no reason other than I never feel like it. I was not a huge meat eater in general growing up, and meat for breakfast has never been my thing.

I hope you all had a nice weekend. Can you believe its nearly over?! Ben and I are off to hang out with our visitor a bit more this afternoon. The three of us are going for a long walk. I hope you received a visit from Señor Sunshine too. Although I do advocate being sun smart, studies continue to show how vital a little bit of sunshine is for our health. Some golden rays can really brighten your day, and give you an important dose of Vitamin D.

A look at the current forecast informs me that Señor Sunshine is only here for a brief visit. Why such a short stay, Señor? We love your company. Come back again soon…

Heidi xo

The photo below was taken this time last year in Santorini. Today’s sunshine brought back a little of those summer feelings. It has also inspired me to start looking into more summery recipes…..too soon? Lets hope not.

P.s. I am afraid that oats are noticeably absent in this post. Be assured that my oat love has not died, and I will return tomorrow with one of my favourite granola recipes. Enjoy the last few blissful hours of the weekend.

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  • Kabbles August 23, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I love the stories that come with your wonderful food, an inspiration!

  • Chanel11 August 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    They are pretty awesome! And yes – Senor Sunshine came today – the only time I love 'unexpected visitors' 😉

    I've already got my Spring recipes out – it's only 1 week early…

  • Heidi August 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    My goodness…it IS only 1 week early! Bring on spring 🙂

  • Harriet August 25, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I LOVE the little hats!!!

  • phe August 25, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    OMG Dee!!! this blog is amazing!!!! i love it!! i love you!! i love the egg-hats!!!

  • Heidi August 25, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    all eggs should have hats. it comes down to taking pride in their appearance, really 🙂

    thanks lovelies xo