The first post on my brand new shiny site is just as it should be, the first meal of the day for the first post! Farmhouse Breakfast week starts this weekend and I will be featuring a breakfast recipe a day throughout next week…….from a British classic of bacon and eggs to warm, creamy porridge and nutty muesli, it will all be here on Lavender and Lovage. I will also be posting all about my move and the design later – why I moved and how I am finding it as a Word Press virgin. Excuse any errors I may have made whilst I still get to grips with the new platform……but, for now, it’s breakfast time and here is all the information for Farmhouse Breakfast Week which starts this Sunday – dust of your frying pans and polish your cereal bowls, and get ready to enjoy the most important meal of the day.
Farmhouse Breakfast Week returns for its 13th year between 22nd – 28th January 2012 – so save the dates in your diary now.
Farmhouse Breakfast Week is an annual campaign run by HGCA which has been running since the year 2000. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast and demonstrate the variety of breakfast foods available in the UK.
The theme for the campaign is “Shake Up Your Wake Up” – make small changes to your morning routine to make sure you have time for breakfast every day.
All stages of the food chain, from farmers to food producers and retailers to consumers are being encouraged to hold events to promote the importance of starting the day with breakfast and to celebrate the wealth of wonderful breakfast produce available around the country.
Breakfast literally means “breaking the fast” and this often missed meal it the most important meal of the day.
More breakfast ideas and recipes:
Tasty Toast Topper
|Tasty Toast Topper||
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Prep time: 3 mins
Total time: 3 mins
A tasty topping for toast, the easiest and quickest breakfast for those on a tight schedule in the mornings.
- 1 slice wholemeal bread
- 1 tbsp light soft cheese
- 1/2 tsp yeast extract (e.g. Marmite)
- sprinkle mixed seeds
- Toast the bread and spread with the soft cheese.
- Spread the yeast extract onto the cheese to give a marbled effect and sprinkle over the seeds.
Serving size: 1 Calories: 205 Saturated fat: 7.5g Unsaturated fat: 2.8g Carbohydrates: 24.5g Sugar: 9.7g Fiber: 3.3g Protein: 1g
Why eat breakfast……..
- Breakfast eaters tend to be slimmer than breakfast skippers.
- Eating breakfast can aid concentration and mental performance at work and at school.
- It provides you with the nutrients and energy needed for an active lifestyle.
- Research shows that breakfast eaters are less depressed and have lower levels of stress than breakfast skippers.
That’s it for my first post, I will be playing catch up over the next few days and posting some more photos, recipes and notes that I have been making during the time I could not “play” on my blog!
See you soon,