Breakfast Outside

July 27, 2012

Before my husband left for work last week, he asked me if I had seen the article in the Boston Globe.

I went online, and what I read really hit home.  It was an anthropological study of 32 families in L.A. The researchers were trying to create a snapshot of family life in our current day.  What they found was that American’s rarely eat together as a family, are buying tons of stuff they don’t need, and are hardly ever going in their backyards. You can read it here.

It was eye opening, and it really hit on all the reasons why I have this food blog.  Homemade food is the heart of something intrinsically valuable.  It feeds the soul, it celebrates everyday life, and it upgrades the quality of life for my family.

It was a gorgeous summer day. I decided we were eating breakfast outside.

I made French Toast with Blueberries and Whip Cream.


It was super easy, and I used the best bread, Jessica’s Brick Oven French Toast Bread:


It already had swirls of cinnamon in it and and amazing thick, chewey texture. (You all know how much I appreciate good bread!)


French Toast:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 6 thick slices of bread
  • Butter
  • Maple syrup

And by Maple Syrup, I mean REAL maple syrup.  I am super passionate about Grade A syrup if you can find it.  And it is not cheap, but like good wine or olive oil, it makes an amazing difference.


I got mine at a local farm stand.  Yes, that price tag is correct!  But totally worth it.



We started off the day on such a happy, yummy note.  So glad that article pushed me outdoors.  Dining al fresco at any meal makes life lovely.

Did I mention I was in my pajamas?


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