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#61 Guest_Adam_*

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 02:27 PM

I'm on the lookout for those Italian onions that look just like they've been sat on like that as well. Or is it still too early?

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Saw them about 3 months ago in Italy, so I doubt it.

#62 Vanessa

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 02:55 PM

Maybe they just don't get imported here :D

Back to breakfast - I don't like to breakfast but make the effort when I can bring myself to, brainwashed by those who say it makes you eat better during the day.

But I've realised this is complete rubbish, at least in relation to me. I am no less likely to get the munchies late morning if I have breakfasted, if anything it makes me want to eat more, so I'm no longer going to bother.

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 03:05 PM

I know what you mean, Vanessa. These nutritionists harping on about breakfast. For as long as I can remember (around 5 yrs of age) I couldn't eat breakfast and went off to school after drinking a glass of water. Still much the same: only coffee first thing. I feel nauseated otherwise.

Lately, I've been having pineapple and grapes at mid-morning. They have to be cold--straight from the fridge and the grapes must be crunchy-crisp. I really don't like fruit at room temp.
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Posted 17 August 2004 - 03:12 PM

This breakfast thing is very complicated. As a kid, I was always given either cereals (or porridge) or some fried food for breakfast, and I used to eat it. In my difficult teen years, I obviously took to staying in bed until the last possible moment, making breakfast impractical. Then I lost the habit for a very, very long time indeed. Only recently, having lost quite a bit of weight, have I found myself being hungry in the morning; I have started eating something small, like a half portion of cereal or an oatmeal slice, and while I don't think it affects my eating later in the day, I have a suspicion that my metabolism is working a bit faster now, and that my body wants and needs something to kick the day off. Of course, before my weight reduction, I tended to be eating a large dinner and a mound of cheese late at night.
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Posted 17 August 2004 - 03:24 PM

Hmm... I fear I'm going through some kind of mid-life metabolic crisis :huh:

Aside from putting on a kilo or two of weight a year which I find deeply upsetting, something very strange is starting to happen with my hunger. While my main meal is in the evening, and I only eat lightly at lunch, now I find myself horribly hungry at lunchtime and barely so in the evening. Yet if I eat substantially at lunch I feel horrible as well and it absolutely doesn't fit in with my life :D

It's like my eating patterns have got muddled. I hope it is a temporary problem.

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authenticity is a fog that recedes just when you think you may be getting near it - R Schonfeld

The most political act we do on a daily basis is to eat - Prof J Pretty

this city without boundaries we all share - zigzackly


#66 Wilfrid1

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 03:28 PM

Yeah, I can identify with some of that. I am much hungrier during the day than I used to be, but a big lunch still knocks me out. :D
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Posted 17 August 2004 - 03:31 PM

What's an oatmeal slice?
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Posted 17 August 2004 - 04:39 PM

Sorry, shorthand for the oatmeal and fruit slices sold at Pret a Manger, which I tend to pass most days. :D

Edit: About 340 calories, apparently.
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Posted 18 August 2004 - 07:58 AM

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 07:54 PM

For the last week or so I've been taking every chance I can to consume heirloom tomatoes----this AM on Balthazar pain de mie, ideal for soaking up the juices, and sprinkled with sea salt. The other morning I made an open-face with Sullivan Street whole wheat baguette, basil and a bit of EVOO. I repeated that sandwich for dinner, with the addition of some fresh mozarella (and a glass of Tavel).
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 01:09 PM

Homemade smoked bluefish spread on toast (bluefish, cream cheese, pepper, dill). Was a little strong for the early morning hour; may have to have the rest for lunch instead.

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 01:18 PM

For the last week or so I've been taking every chance I can to consume heirloom tomatoes----this AM on Balthazar pain de mie, ideal for soaking up the juices, and sprinkled with sea salt. The other morning I made an open-face with Sullivan Street whole wheat baguette, basil and a bit of EVOO. I repeated that sandwich for dinner, with the addition of some fresh mozarella (and a glass of Tavel).

Daisy,
For a great tomato breakfast:

Take one bialy, halve it, smear with cream or goat cheese, add thin sliced heirloom tomato, sprinkle with fleur de sel and cracked black pepper. Delicious.

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 03:13 PM

Homemade smoked bluefish spread on toast (bluefish, cream cheese, pepper, dill).

Steph, where are you buying smoked bluefish? I know one of the greenmarket purveyors has it, but he never seems to be in a neighborhood when I am...
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#74 omnivorette

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Posted 14 September 2004 - 04:27 PM

Daisy,
For a great tomato breakfast:

Take one bialy, halve it, smear with cream or goat cheese, add thin sliced heirloom tomato, sprinkle with fleur de sel and cracked black pepper. Delicious.

How about toasted bialy, with cream cheese, bacon, and tomato - ooh, I love that.

I've been eating fresh ricotta on top of sliced heirlooms, chopped bush basil, EVOO, and sea salt. Crusty piece of bread.
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Posted 14 September 2004 - 04:27 PM

An obscene number of strawberrys - that - must - be - eaten - today with balsamic whipped cream over crumbled leftover pie crust comprised my first breakfast in probably a year. I'm not feeling quite myself about now for various reasons.

Actually this took me back to my youth. I grew up on a farm (well, until I was five years) and one of our major crops was realtively acidic strawberrys. For a good portion of the season dessert consisted of strawberrry shortcake: macerated strawberrys over crumbled pie crust. When I finally ate an "authentic" version years later, it was so foreign it disgusted me. I had a phobia of it for years afterwards.