Today fittingly felt like a spring day, brisk cold morning, cheery skies and a cold bright sunshiny day.
There are more sunny days in the forecast for the next few days, and that makes me smile â€“ Iâ€™m glad to see this mercurial winter go, I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve ever been this happy for the start of a new season.
Iâ€™m hopeful weâ€™ll have a great summer; Iâ€™m looking forward to 9pm sunsets, reading on the beach, cherries from the farmersâ€™ market and flowers everywhere!
But mostly, I look forward to breakfasts in the summer, thereâ€™s something seemingly idyllic about waking up to the sun streaming through your window that makes food taste better.
I love pastries and fruit on mornings like that; itâ€™s summerâ€™s version of a hot porridge on a cold winterâ€™s morning. So comforting!
It doesnâ€™t take much to get to this breakfast, just a quick jaunt to the bakery â€“ I pick up some croissants, pain au chocolat and pain au lait. And from the market across the street, I select the juiciest fruits… peaches, apples, cherriesâ€¦ from towns in the Okanagan with apt names like Summerland and Peachland.
At home, I brew myself a large cup of rooibos with almond milk and golden syrup, it tastes glorious!
I sit quietly at the table; eat slowly, every bite delightfulâ€¦
Another thing about summer… the abundance of lovely flowers.
Iâ€™ll think back to those grey days in winter as I savour my breakfast, and reflect on how much Iâ€™m reveling in the warm glowing day â€“ perhaps those grey days are necessary to appreciate wonderful summer days.
Maybe this weekendâ€™s sun will inspire one of those tea and pastries breakfasts, luscious Anjou pears are in season.
I really hope summer makes it way here soon… because I really want to do this over and over again.
I’m incredibly ready for this miserable Vancouver winter to end as well! The cherry blossoms in the West End make me fairly excited every year. Summer breakfasts with tons of BC fruit are even better – those peaches look amazing.22 March, 2012 at 7:59 pm
Simple and delicious recipe!Â Lovely photos! Looking forward to more inspiring blog posts.11 April, 2012 at 10:55 pm
Thanks! 🙂12 April, 2012 at 10:59 am