I got some awesome presents from my good friends from England yesterday. Two huge boxes of English tea that I have never tasted before, and four jars of marmalade! Can you imagine how delighted I am?
Mackays Three Fruit Marmalade
To express my gratitude and also to fully enjoy the presents (both tea and marmalade together), this morning I made myself an English breakfast… or at least, something close (hopefully).
The problem was that I have never been to England, and was not sure what a typical English breakfast is like. I assumed that the “continental breakfast” served at Japanese hotels may be close, but I was not sure. So as usual, I turned to my most reliable helper – the search engine. Therefore, the ideas for my English breakfast today came from this site and several other sites.
Whether this looks truly English or not, I really enjoyed the breakfast and that's the most important thing, I guess. The tea and marmalade (I tried three fruit marmalade today) tasted much, much better than the ones I usually buy here, and I know that the kindness and friendship that brought those souvenirs all the way from England to my humble kitchen in Kochi, Japan also added so much to their taste. Having this breakfast was certainly a great way to start the day.
English Breakfast (?) Obachan's Version
Sorry, I poured dark soy sauce over the egg after taking
this shot. I guess it wasn't very English...
Thank you so much, Ian and Misa-san. :)
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Posted by obachan at 8/10/2006 01:35:00 AM