My Favourite Thing

June 21, 2012
I have a few favourite things in my life. Quite a few, actually. What can I say? Things pop up – a recipe, a picture, an activity, a book…something lovely, something wonderful. And it steals a place in my heart. It becomes a favourite.

Currently, my most favourite thing in the whole wide world is rugging up for a morning walk at my parents’ house in Red Hill. I appear to be falling even more in love with Red Hill this Winter. If that’s even possible… I feel it has something to do with the intense chill in the air. It’s wholly rejuvenating and awfully good for my soul.

After my morning walk I will head home or scoot out with my family for breakfast. Lovely local produce is always involved.

It’s my favourite thing.

I’ve been lucky enough to have work take me down to the Mornington Peninsula quite often lately, and so I’ve been able to practice my favourite ritual rather frequently. And recently, over the long weekend, Ben joined me. It was my most favourite time of the whole weekend (and we had a really great weekend, so that’s saying something).


On the Monday of the long weekend the weather was affectionately chilly. It was cool enough to encourage that extra layer of clothing often required during Winter, yet the the sunshine made it all terribly agreeable. It was lovely.

The bridle track, where we walk, was suitable muddy for this time of year. Red Hill, red mud. My socks were saturated. But that’s just part of the fun.

Once we got to the shops we enjoyed a latte at Red Hill Cellars.


And then we headed home, passing houses and planning a future when we could one day move back here. To be able to breathe this air everyday would be heaven. For now, weekend visits will suffice. And that’s not too shabby, now is it?

Flinders Sourdough goodies were awaiting us for breakfast.

High-top sourdough and beach buns, toasted with butter and jam.

I love the retro tiles in my parent’s kitchen.

Their sourdough is good. Really good. Another new favourite? Yes.


I’ve spoken of my love for these beach buns before. They’re like happiness on a plate, completely and utterly joyful.


Let’s talk toast. I very rarely have it for breakfast during the week. I find toast doesn’t fill me up adequately. Unless I have eggs with my toast, and I find them a tad fiddly to make during the working week. Plus, I have no toaster, so it involves a bit of oven work, which quite frankly I do not enjoy at 7:30am on a Tuesday. Less of a favourite. Presently, it’s all yoghurt, fruit, flax and oats. But lately, weekends have called for toast. Fruit toast in particular.

Oh, and that toast holder above? I found it at a garage sale over the weekend.

I have a thing about family breakfasts, they bring me an insurmountable amount of joy. And even though Ben and I do not yet actually own a toaster, and it’s still just us two, I see myself using this with our own family one day. Little ones like toast. And I shall line up fresh slices for their hungry little hands to grab. Happiness.

Future favourite.

Heidi xo
  • Emma - Living through our renovations... June 21, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Heidi you NEED a toaster!! (especially now you've got the toast rack!). 🙂

  • Taryn June 21, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Got to get me a toast rack, how divine! xT

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) June 21, 2012 at 9:25 am


  • Ali June 21, 2012 at 9:26 am

    toast is the best, especially with vegemite on toast.

    I don't have toast through the week either – usually oats and berries and eggwhites. 🙂

  • Oh, Natalie.. June 21, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Your posts are always written so romantically and lovely. I think if everyone appreciated things like you do, the world would be a better place. x

  • Kari June 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    You're giving me a few new favourite things, just reading this post. I am experiencing second hand delight and it's pretty great 🙂

  • xoCATox June 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I just love every post you do. They make me happy, and all warm and fuzzy inside! xx

  • Heidi June 22, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Emma – hehehe I know, I know 🙂

    Taryn – it's gorgeous, I love it!

    Lisa – 🙂

    Ali – love berries!

    Natalie – what a beautiful comment, that is so so sweet. thank you 🙂

    Kari – yay! 🙂

    Cat – that is just gorgeous, thank you so much. Warm fuzzes 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 22, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    You know I always wanted a toast holder when I was little-I still do so I have to admit that I noticed yours straight away! 😀 Hope you are staying warm!

  • Hannah June 22, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Ahh fresh bread is always exciting!! I don't find toast that filling either, but I would probably eat more if I had a lovely rack 🙂

  • Hannah June 22, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Oh, that last full paragraph made my heart overflow. I can see it too, Heidi. Your gorgeous, shining family-to-be. xo

  • chopinandmysaucepan June 23, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Dear Heidi,

    Depending on how many slices of toast, my makeshift toast holder is to place a pair of chopsticks across a dinner plate and problem solved.

  • Heidi June 23, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Lorraine – I am, thanks, lovely!

    Hannah – I think so!

    Hannah – warm fuzzies 🙂

    Chopin – well there you go… 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Iron Chef Shellie June 24, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Still can't believe you didn't have a toaster!
    After taking a sour dough class this weekend I can say that sourdough in your photos has been proved very well in a cold environment thanks to the blistering 😉


  • Heidi June 27, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Michele – oooh v impressive 😉 that sounds awesome!!

    Heidi xo