Right Back to Eight

June 18, 2012

Last week I was unwell, I had a bit of a virus. It was not nice. Not bad, but just not nice. I felt cloudy and drained and just plain unwell.ย Luckily, I was able to move my schedule around to rest for a couple of days at home.

On those luckily languid, lazy mid-week days I nourished myself with wholesome foods. Breakfast was all about big bowls of oats with banana and chia seeds. And honey and cinnamon. It was practically medicinal in it’s comforting perfection.


Almost instantly I was right back to being eight years old, Dad in the kitchen making us kidsย honey, banana, cinnamon toastย for breakfast. The recipe was simple – grainy bread, an often generous spread of honey, thinly sliced banana and a purposeful scattering of cinnamon. This was Dad’s specialty. And, like my bowl of oats, it was all you would want from a breakfast. Nourishing, energising, homely, delicious. Comforting perfection.

I’m all better now. Let’s thank the oats, shall we?

What breakfast takes you right back to eight?



Heidi xo

12 Comments

  • Reply nourishingcrunch June 18, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Soggy nutrigrain. Haven't had it for years and actually had a craving for it the other day – a little bit sad!

  • Reply xoCATox June 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Glad to hear you're feeling better! xx

    Yum yum yum! I haven't had it in ages, but a banana jaffle sandwich always takes me back to my childhood. I remember sitting at the kitchen table in our old house, munching on a piping hot banana jaffle. My parents had just given me a tape recorder to play with, so I was recording everything possible! Whilst sitting there eating my sandwich, I recorded a story about the Day It Rained Food, complete with chewing sounds and all! Oh dear… I am a worry.

  • Reply mamacino June 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Coco Pops! My goodness…the treats we were allowed to have in the good old days! My kids will be reminiscing over the 'fluro green smoothie' mum used to make them drink…lol x

  • Reply Hannah June 18, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Plain white toast spread with melted butter, cut into quarters (in squares, not triangles) made by my grandpa when my brother and I went to stay with him and grandma during the school holidays. The top of the toast all caramelised-like with butter, the crunchy crusts… almost the only time as a kid I had buttered toast. So special.

    Glad you're feeling better, darling. And glad to see you're as heavy-handed with the cinnamon as I am. xo

  • Reply Heidi June 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    nourishingcrunch – I love that ๐Ÿ™‚ nutrigrain was pretty common in our household too – fond memories! That was until we realised how bad it was for you ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cat – I love everything about your comment. I used to do the same, have recordings of my brother & I. Love.

    mamacino – hehe lucky kids!!

    Hannah – oh how dear ๐Ÿ™‚ & yes I love my cinnamon. although not quite as much as ben, it would seem. he once made me a smoothie without really grasping the whole cinnamon usage idea. he put a heaped tablespoon in. gah. gah. he's pretty cute.

    Heidi xo

  • Reply Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 18, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Aww sorry to hear that you weren't feeling great but yay to lovely memories! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Reply The InTolerant Chef June 19, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Hope you're feeling better now Heidi!
    My mum would make oats cooked with water, topped with honey. I make oats with water now and they still cook up nice and creamy, but for some reason mums were awful and kinda green tinged and slimy- yuck!

  • Reply Kari June 19, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Glad to hear you're feeling better! That bowl of oats does look like it would have medicinal qualities. I have a thing for grated and/or warm apple when I'm sick, but not at any other time. Odd. Also toast – and again not at any other time!

  • Reply Iron Chef Shellie June 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    oh Heidi, glad you are feeling better! Nothing worse than feeling helpless and sick ๐Ÿ™

    My breakfast that would take me back would be coco pops… but only served with the Flinstones or Jetsons, and my Mum nagging me to hurry up and eat because I had to go to school ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Reply Heidi June 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Lorraine – all better now, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    InTolerant Chef – yes I used to always have oats made with water. no green slim though!! strange… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kari – yes toast is the best sick day food!

    Iron Chef Shellie – hehe cute!

    Heidi xo

  • Reply Hannah June 19, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I was a honey toast girl, cut into 4 triangles of course. Always triangles! Oh, I love my oats too…just starting to get back into porridge ๐Ÿ™‚ Good you're feeling better! x

  • Reply hannah June 20, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Yum, that looks so good! I was a porridge with milk, brown sugar and sultanas girl, myself. It was my Pappa's breakfast and it was always so comforting to eat it. I hope you feel better!x

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