While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced. . .

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

B&B Traditional Full Irish Breakfast

I'm up early today. My husband and son just left for a 9-day school trip - backpacking the Lost Coast in California. I call 4:45 early. But, I'm still up, about to write some poetry, and eventually get ready for a writer's conference coming up later today.

Back in college, a friend of mine told me that it was important to eat within 45 minutes of waking up. (Or was that "getting up?" There is a difference!) Anyway, this morning I had a bowl of cereal with rice milk. Which made me think of a proper breakfast, and more specifically, the Irish breakfast.

We were in Ireland last summer, staying in several B & B's along our drive (covering a bit of the south, the Dingle Peninsula, the west coast, and into Connemara, and ending up in Dublin). Even our one morning in London afforded us a chance to fortify ourselves, with much of the same foods as we would find in our B & B's.

I found this image of an Irish breakfast, and it looks just about right.

What is your favorite food to start the day with? Do you like something hearty, or just whole grains and juice, thank you? If you like, feel free to share your thoughts on the matter.

Have a great day!

The photographer's note for this image:

"Our first breakfast in Ireland was at the Rockwood House B&B in Cloverhill near Belturbet in County Cavan. It was delicious!! 9-28-07-Rockwood House B&B traditional full Irish breakfast." 

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