A few months ago, whilst trawling my instagram feed (which largely consists of pictures from English farmers and Nordic fellow breakfast lovers), I came across an unfamiliar food. It looked like a dairy product, a yoghurt of sorts, with a comical name that made me think of ducks…Quark.
This name stuck with me, though I didn’t actively pursue it. I’m only mildly fond of duck (unless it’s confit duck, come on…) and I suppose that influenced my nonchalance. This is how my brain works. Though last week, while shopping for cheese, I came across a tub of Shulz’s Organic Quark and quite literally quacked with delight.
Have you tried quark before? I mentioned my discovery to my Dietitian friends and they assured me they had indeed heard of this mysterious, European product, so perhaps I was simply out of the loop. Either way, my first bite was an exciting adventure into a land of thick and smooth milk mounds, which was certainly not sweet but only slightly tart.
My initial reaction was to drizzle the quark generously with local honey and top with rough, toasted almonds and sliced sweet Summer plums. And that’s just what I did this morning for Wednesday Breakfast Club.
What did you have for breakfast today?