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, March 14, 2012
An Irish Breakfast
One of our favorite things about England is breakfast. A traditional English breakfast. There is no sausage nor bacon here that can compare to the English variety. Sometimes we go to specialty stores to get some sausages or bacon -- we miss an English breakfast so.
It's getting close to St. Patrick's Day and Costco was kind enough to stock some Irish sausages. Ireland is close to England and I figured that there sausages would be similar as well and so a package came home with me.
They're wonderful -- they do taste like their England counterpoints.
And the first thing I did with them was to . . .
Make an Irish breakfast! With an Irish lace cloth, green napkins, a green teapot and English ironstone in my beloved blue and white makes for an Irish breakfast table. Orangey tulips are a nod to the orange on the Irish flag!
The table set "English style" with bread plates and butter knives laid across, tea cups and saucers for our breakfast beverage was tea not coffee this morning.
And a treat for breakfast . . .
Irish soda bread muffins. A whole tin of them -- fresh out of the oven . . .
And into a green napkin lined basket to keep them warm on the table.
Sausages, eggs fried "English" style and beans -- not American beans but Heinz beans. You can substitute an American brand and they're pretty good -- but not quite as good as the British Heinz!
My place -- just before I poured my cup of tea and tucked into my breakfast!
It's Thursday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps On the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. It should be a "green" day at Susan's for I'm hoping that there will be a lot of exciting St. Paddy's tables capes!