Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Weekly Breakfast Break in the Weather Edition

A break in the weather

It’s been raining steadily all week, with more due starting tomorrow.

But today dawned sunny and warm.  We knew what we had to do.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011



We were away last year when the daffodils bloomed in our front lawn, so we’re doubly happy to see them now.

Don’t they look like they’re searching for something?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Weekly Breakfast Road Trip Edition

On the road again

We’re heading down to see Alan’s Dad this weekend. So we’ve got yumminess for tomorrow morning, pasta salad for lunch and some Shreddies to be bolted on the way out the door.

Hope you all have a delicious weekend!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hyacinths for the Soul

Hyacinths for the Soul

In sheltered spots with a sunny exposure, a new season stirs.

If of thy mortal goods thou art bereft,
And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left,
Sell one, and with the dole
Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.

Moslih Eddin Saadi

Gulistan (Garden of Roses)

Flowers in the Window

The window at The Clay Cafe

Just up from York Street Kitchen, painted flowers brighten the window of The Clay Cafe no matter what the weather.

The Annex Room

Out front at The Annex Room

Out front of The Annex Room, they’re using icicle pansies and pussy willow branches to give us a taste of spring.

Awaiting Spring

The window at York Street Kitchen

This seems to be the Spring that can’t make up its mind. It’s sunburn one day, blizzards the next. The flowers are holding back, waiting for better weather.

The people of Stratford are coping in a variety of ways, including putting out displays of cheerfully fake flowers, like this one at the window of York Street Kitchen.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Weekly Breakfast April Showers edition

Rainy day breakfast

It’s raining far too much for breakfast on the deck this week.  But we’re not complaining. The way the wind was howling last night, we fully expected to wake up to snow this morning.

Sunny yellow flowers to go with sunny tomato and spinach omelettes (sorry Leif!)

And if you look in the back, under the window, you’ll see the barbeque we picked up this morning. Summer is on it’s way!

Have a delicious weekend, everyone!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Weekly Breakfast Turn Off The Furnace And Open All The Windows Edition

laundry on the line

Out on the deck again, despite a few rallies by a retreating Winter earlier in the week.  Laundry on the line, Alan’s bicycle at the ready and bacon and tomato sandwiches on sourdough bread.

Have a gorgeous weekend, everyone!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Weekly Breakfast Out On The Deck Edition

First breakfast on the deck

The shadier portions of the property still have snow (along the back fence). But on the deck, which faces south, IT’S SPRING! IT’S SPRING! IT’S SPRING!

Celebrated this morning with baguette French toast, bacon and lots of yummy local maple syrup.

Have a delicious weekend, everyone!