Thursday, 30 June 2022

Food

 


Around 5 am I tend to eat my “ supper” 
Tonight is chicken and olive salad 
I’m still trying to keep into healthy holiday mode.
Above is the obligatory photograph

One of my favourite Facebook pages is the daily publication from an old acquaintance in Pittsburgh who posts exactly what he has for breakfast almost every day for years now.
I find it a fascinating read especially as he is of Polish decent. So every day, there’s photographs of potato bread with plum butter, kanapka open sandwiches with cheese  and kielbasa with scrambled eggs.
Memories of breakfasts on his small blue collar apartment balcony in the rough part of town circa 1993

I love Rachel’s blog when she almost absent mindedly recalls that she had a sardine and bread and butter for her tea. It conjures up supper time in the 1950s with lashings of hot tea from a green teapot and tea leaves in the bottom of the cup.

I’m making Turkey meatballs in the airfryer tonight
With a light sauce and sticky sushi rice



58 comments:

  1. Details of everyone's food is fascinating without giving away too much personal info. Just adds a little window into their lives which I love.

    Sounds like you are doing well with the air fryer. Am tempted to update mine.

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    1. Meatballs in a low-fat cream sauce with sticky rice tonight …what does that say about me

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    2. That you are eating healthily but imaginatively and best of all - you are a rice lover?

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  2. That salad certainly looks the business! I love to hear what people eat on a daily basis. As I have got older I have become quite a picky eater; it wasn't by design it just happens and some days I have the devil of a job to work out what it is I want to eat.

    Jo in Auckland

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    1. Chicken Salad for breakfast, bagel with scrambled eggs for lunch and meatballs for tea

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  3. That's why I didn't get on with nights - eating a meal in the wee small hours. I just couldn't do it! That salad looks good (minus the chicken for me). That's the beauty of making your own salad, you can chuck in what you like and leave out what you don't - think raw onion, a definite no-no! xx

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    1. Yes or radish…I go off like the Queen Mary’s hooter

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  4. I have to say I lean towards rice-based meals a lot, especially if in a hurry when it is often Kedgeree. Those Polosh breakfasts sound something else! No Readybrek or Cornflakes for him!

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    1. I made sticky sushi rice with rice wine vinegar which was lovely

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  5. Last night I had beans on toast and a cup of tea. Funnily enough I almost wrote about it as being one of the fastest, cheapest, simplest, nutritious meals there is.

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    1. I adore beans on toast with thick white toast smothered in butter

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    2. Exactly as I have it.

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    3. I still like heating beans up and always add butter to the sauce if I have it

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  6. A friend of mine has had the same breakfast for years - peanut butter and chopped chillies on toast. He is a somewhat strange man. I have finally caught Covid. Day 1 and I'm not too bad... yet.

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    1. I hope it remains "not too bad" for you, Tom.

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    2. Yes Tom , day three is when it hit me, look after yourself

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    3. In retrospect I believe I am now on day 3. I can still breathe...

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  7. That salad looks delicious. I had Special K (the cereal, not the horse tranquilizer), yogurt (pronounced in my American way), fresh mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, and cranberries.

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  8. Whenever I have to make an evening meal just for myself, my motivation plunges so I applaud the fact that you still put in worthy effort to produce great plates or bowls of food.

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    1. I’ve got to keep standards up YP
      I always loved cooking when I was married why shouldn’t I when single

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  9. The salad looks lovely. I too love to hear what people eat. I struggle to come up with ideas a lot of the time and think you can't beat a simple scrambled egg or beans on toast or both.

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    1. Ohhh scrambled eggs on hit buttered toast and a HOT cup of tea..bloody lovely

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  10. In the good old days when a chip pan lived on the cooker, I used to love egg and chips.

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    1. Oh yes, my mother made chips that could block every artery

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  11. I love th look of that chicken and olive salad. It has reminded me to buy olives on my order.

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    1. I found a tin of pitted olives bought from Aldi in the back of the cupboard …50 p

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  12. Nice looking salad, I didn't know anyone still posted daily food photos, we have a friend that did that for a couple of years, it beats the daily political hate we see most days now.

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    1. Exactly david, and food is universal

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  13. Turkish balls for dinner sounds nice. Very tasty, I'm sure. Hang on. You had dinner at 5am. English dinner and supper times confuse me and you have not helped.

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    1. I’m on night shift hence the change …
      When it’s normal
      Breakfast is around 9
      Lunch 2
      Supper at 6-7

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  14. I served lunch for relatives from out-of-town (1400 miles) on Tuesday. I made Michigan Salad which is mixed salad greens, sliced chicken breast, a little celery, red onion, some dried Michigan cherries, and sliced almonds sprinkled over, with the dressing of their choice. I served
    foccacia on the side with creme brulee for dessert. Not too shabby for an old lady, even if I do say so myself.

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    1. The cherries and almonds would like an interesting addition ….I do like adding fruit to salads x

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  15. Your chicken and olive salad bowl looks delicious.

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    1. It wasn’t as nice as my first nights salad which had basil, anchovies and Parmesan

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  16. One of my sons works nights and his eating schedule always seems upside down to me! Whatever works! I almost always eat the same thing for breakfast - a bowl of cheerios with a bit of milk and a glass of water. Boring!

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    1. Cereal milk is always a treat to drink on its own , slightly sweet and very cold

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  17. When I was a child, my father offered me a dollar if I would eat an olive. He made the same offer to each of my three siblings but they declined. I was the only one willing to put the olive in my mouth and chew. I couldn't swallow though and had to forfeit the dollar. I wish I could do a redo of that challenge. I now adore them.

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    1. Me too…especially in a dirty martini

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  18. Do you want to hear about my bowl of Cheerios, lol?

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  19. I usually skip breakfast. I have my coffee. A sandwich for lunch, when we are working. It's nice to be able to prepare something nicer when we're not.

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    1. I’ve always enjoyed preparing my food even if it’s just for me

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  20. That salad looks good! My stepmother used to eat sardines and Scandinavian flatbread for lunch all the time. I think she was trying to lose weight but I bet those sardines were packed in oil!

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    1. Tins of sardines are light and a must for the bottom of the rucksack during travels alone across Siberia as emergency rations.. Also very good for quick meals alone at home. Your stepmother sounds very sensible.

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    2. My husband once cooked me fresh sardines as a treat after I was poorly , nothing else on the plate
      I’ve never eaten them since

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  21. Your salad looks delicious. I've been obsessed with Greek salads this summer: mixed greens, kalamata olives, red onion, cucumber, diced tomatoes, feta cheese and Greek dressing. Sometimes I add a little grilled chicken to it. Yum!

    Breakfast for me today was shredded wheat cereal with blueberries and banana slices and 1% milk. Also loads of coffee!

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    1. I love Greek salad but hate feta…Halloumi is a nice alternative

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  22. I cannot think of a sardine and butter sandwich without thinking of Mr. Bean on the park bench, pulling stuff out of his pockets to make a sardine and butter sandwich.

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    1. It helps to have a round of bread if you are doing sardines and butter, otherwise it can get very messy.

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    2. White bread and butter,.the stable of every child of the 60s teatimes

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  23. Ah, foods from Germany here.

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    1. Not known by me….give me some examples x

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  24. That salad looks delicious.

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  25. I am a big fan of tinned Sardines, but they must be in Olive oil. We had an expensive tin recently (I usually buy the cheapest) which actually tasted like freshly grilled Sardines. I like oily fish with a salad for lunch; good for the tripes.

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  26. My breakfast this morning was simply two slices of buttered toast, so much butter that I was dripping all over the place. But my goodness it was tasty!

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