Day to day: Breakfast I

They all say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but I say its just the best full stop. Oscar Wilde said "Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast" and George Eliot quotes that breakfast is the best meal of the day because "no dust has settled on one's mind then, and it presents a clear mirror to the rays of things." So though I may be dull as a doornail, I love having breakfast. I like to meet my day with a good feed - a thought-about meal - something that gives me a feeling of peace, energy and vivacity. When I was overseas in Europe recently I was aghast at how few people ate "proper" breakfasts (coffee and a wee biscuit doesn't count to me) and I'm not saying you need to have a HUGE AND GIANT plate of whatever; I'm just saying I like to sit down, preferably with some sunshine, and something worth reading, and devour my breakfast slowly and thoughtfully. So this week for the next 7 days I'm going to make myself have a different breakfast and document the results on here.

I'm sure you've seen the delightful blog - simply breakfast - which is complete bliss and ecstasy for the eyes and stomach - but this is more about me thinking a little more about that meal that begins my day; and how different and delicious I can make them.

This is my first day and its a bit of cheat because we went out for breakfast. We went to Martini in Newtown - I had poached eggs with baked pumpkin, polenta fingers, shaved parmesan and baby spinach. I also had a fresh beetroot, ginger and carrot juice. It was divine... Did I mention that Australia does breakfast really really well? Its true! I think Australians may just enjoy breakfast more than any other meal, yes, including barbecues.