Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

A Real English Breakfast

There is nothing like a real English breakfast. Their bacon and sausages are sooo good. And you can't find them in America unless you go to a store specializing in British products.

Our first morning in the UK -- we were at a darling bed and breakfast in Milford by the Sea. And the English believe in the breakfast part of bed and breakfast. It's always hot and hearty!

The table at our bed and breakfast was set simply with white china -- English, of course. Cups and saucers for tea, a bread plate for toast and the breakfast plate. A teapot and creamer always!

A full English breakfast with a rasher (of bacon) two sausages, and black pudding (which is really quite good). But The Bay Trees went a step further and included tomatoes, mushrooms, beans and potatoes!!!!

And to start -- fruit, yogurt and choice of cereal and juices. With a breakfast like that you don't need lunch (or dinner)!!!!

I am cooking at the cottage but alas, the dishes we have to use are pretty plain and ordinary so it is hard to set a nice table. However, our bed and breakfast set a lovely table and I'm sharing that (and the breakfast) with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Join her and see the other lovely tablescapes this Thursday!


Maggie said...

Great looking breakfast, black pudding is something of an acquired taste but I do enjoy it once every blue moon.
Save some room for lunch on Sunday!

Rose H (UK) said...

Oh Martha, you posts are oozing with enthusiasm and enjoyment that you are having here in the UK! I'm afraid I have a dish of porridge for breakfast each day - but your lovely photo's have had me digging in the freezer for bacon and sausage for in the morning ;o)
I'm so pleased you're both having such a lovely holiday here.
Best wishes to you both.
Rose H

Bernideen said...

I am so enjoying this journey! When we went to Israel there were lots of vegetables every morning at breakfast and only hard boiled eggs. Different! Have a wonderful trip - as you are of course.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

looks like you are having a excellent time!

acorn hollow said...

Looks wonderful except the black pudding.

afternoon tea said...

Hmmm. I don't think I would like the black pudding either. But what a wonderful setting.

Savannah Granny said...

Looks like you are having a great time in the UK. The cottage is great and so nice to have a stationary resting place. I know you enjoyed The Salisbury Cathedral. It is an awesome sight. I hope you got to see the Magna Carta in the Chapter House.
Have a wonderful time and keep the photos coming.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What wonderful posts! I love your travel log of Britain!
I lived in Scotland and England as a young girl. And you are so right, those sausages are FABULOUS! And we cannot get them around here. I really miss them!
What a delightful post, Martha.

Sharon Haynie said...

Hope you're having a wonderful time-your pictures are great, but I have to agree on the black pudding-yuck! It's always fun to see what goes on in the rest of the world-thanks for sharing with us!

Marlis said...

What a lovely breakfast. I would love one of those once in a while.. Have fun!

parTea lady said...

What a delicious looking breakfast. It would certainly fortify you for a great day of sightseeing.

Linda said...

I have to say that breakfast in England was enjoyed immensely, but the other meals of the day, oh my, nasty.


Tess said...

Thank you for sharing your is wonderful to follow!. My husband is english, a close friend is Irish and we used to find breakfast at different restaurants in when we lived in Chicago. My husband will love seeing this!!

On Crooked Creek said...

Those English "hearty" breakfast must have been for the strength to sufice for a day of walking! I remember the Europeans walk everywhere. It took me quite some time to get use to the, at times, I miss the leisure stroll!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful breakfast photos. It does look to be a hearty one that will stick with you. I hope you are having the best time!