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Oooo Coffee at last

Ever had one of those mornings? It's almost 10 and I've just made coffee - despite having been up and about for over 4 hours.

Coffee is, as ever, very strong from the cafetiere and could be laced with brandy if required. Tea is lots of different teabags turned out from 'that cupboard' (you know the one you only tidy out occasionally). We have Jackson green tea with lemon and loads of Twinings herbal teas - several mixed boxes I bought. Back up tea is Tetley in the big brown teapot.

Nibbles this morning are fruit and cookies. We have a fruit platter of grapes, strawberries, bananas, pears, apples and satsumas, along with some triple chocolate chunk cookies purchased from my local Sainsburys. (sorry no home bake today)

Today's question is for those who like bacon & processed meats. The news this morning is that such food will lead to an early death - now I like bacon - not everyday but once a week. More importantly I was about to bake bacon & mushroom quiche for tea - what can I put in my egg mixture instead? Are you going to change your habits based on this new health warning?Uploaded Image

Posted at 18th May 2010 - 10:03AM   Posted by Jaynebeth   Oooo Coffee at last Comments: 10

Preseli Mags's Avatar Coffee! Yes please and lovely nibbles too.

As for the processed meats thing, I'm not sure I will change my habits much. I'm not a big meat eater anyway, although we did have sausages made into a pasta sauce last night.

My grandparents always ate lots of bacon, sausages and ham. They all lived into their late nineties, so not exactly an 'early death'! I think a little of what you fancy does you good. Pass the Triple Yummy choccy cookies please!

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 18th May 2010 at 10:14AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Hmmm...give up bacon salad rolls for holiday brunch(thinks...)

Nope I don't think so...after all it's only a few times a year, and we don't eat processed meat much at other times.

I've just finished my morning cuppa but I'll have a chocolate chunk cookie with some strawberries on top if you don't mind...ta.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 18th May 2010 at 10:14AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Meant to say...more mushrooms?
or how about some broccoli?

(in the Quiche that is not on the cookiesVery Happy)

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 18th May 2010 at 10:16AM

Resewnsally's Avatar I'll go for a cup of twining and some of that lovely fruit. It smells so fresh and summery! Beautiful sunshine here today, but little one is still suffering with croup. Sad 3 nights running now, it's the longest he's even been bothered with it, so i'm hoping he'll kick it soon. He gets really grumpy when he has a runny nose.

We don't really eat processed meat, and only have bacon once a month really so i don't think there's any need to change that. Besides, everything in moderation.

Hope everyone is having a nice day.

Posted by: Resewnsally on 18th May 2010 at 11:03AM

Withy Brook's Avatar Coffee for me and the double chocolate chip cookies, please.
Don't eat much processed meat and our bacon is local and I do not suppose it has much preservative etc in it. That is what they say is the killer - not the fat etc.
I dare say our ancesters were not affected because in the olden days, the only preservative was salt - yes, I know that is bad too but it is not the artificial muck they add now.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 18th May 2010 at 11:21AM

Dancing Dog's Avatar Coffee, fruit, and one of those cookies, please.
As for bacon and processed meat, I don't eat either on a regular basis, but "they" keep changing their minds about products. We've heard conflicting opinions on everything from wine to eggs to chocolate. I have no doubt that very strong coffee would receive bad reviews, but it tastes wonderful.

When I think of the breakfast we'd have at my Grandma's house, eggs, bacon, fried bread, tomatoes, mushrooms, all cooked in dripping - Yum. Grandma lived to 88, Grandpa to 94.

Posted by: Dancing Dog on 18th May 2010 at 12:13PM

Fennie's Avatar Tetley's and Fruit, please. Life itself leads to death. And all deaths are 'early' when you think about it, except for those that are wanted for one reason for another. My old MIL used to go about saying 'I don't know why the good Lord keeps me going.'

I don't eat bacon except on rare occasions when I am staying away and there is some outdoor, free range bacon available. I love pigs; they are such kind and intelligent animals. It is illogical to eat pigs and complain about others who eat dogs. Pigs make good pets too - at least the miniature ones do. The pigs sole problems are having pointed trotters - bad for polished floors and a lack of some sort of fleece.Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 18th May 2010 at 12:15PM

Dancing Dog's Avatar Er yes. Had a piggy sleepover while on holiday in Utah.....don't ask!

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Posted by: Dancing Dog on 18th May 2010 at 01:53PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar What a cute little piggy!

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 18th May 2010 at 02:22PM

Green tea, fruit, and cookies! What a WONDERFUL start to the day. Has Bear died and gone to heavenQuestion Thank you for the feast Jaynebeth, and for the recipe Rosie got from you for our "Good Morning" treat this morning. (You're figuring very prominently in life at the school this morning, Jaynebeth!)

I guess I'm with Withy a bit, in terms of the truly swine question you've raised today. The journalist in me asks, "Where do I get the details on the study method, findings and discussion?"

In that regard, the chorus to a song by C.W. Kalb, Jr. & Carlene Kalb, sung by Ray Stevens:

Kiss a pig, hug a swine
Some of them are good friends of mine,
Hampshires and good ol' red Duroc-kers.
Smarter than a dog, more fun than a horse,
And you might find them a little course,
They're not half as bad as some of them punk rockers!

Yes, yes; Bear's mind tends to wander in the morning. I think I'd best go look for it, before it gets too far away. Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Rob-bear on 18th May 2010 at 02:26PM

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