I had a very nice breakfast this morning in Shoreham, West Sussex. Shoreham is properly Shoreham-by-Sea and it’s a most attractive town of nearly fifty thousand people, right by the sea, as you can guess! Today’s breakfast was fairly simple, coffee, fried egg and bacon on bagel, and a hot cross bun; it was only as I was eating it I noticed on the menu I could have had avocado with it too. Now, several years ago I would have thought it the most odd thing to have avocado with a cooked breakfast, until I went to visit my daughter in New Jersey two years ago.

I did have some mighty fine breakfasts on my visit, most days at the Morristown Pancake House, a great establishment! It was there that I realised that there was a whole world of different breakfast items, and I particularly liked the combination of avocado with the conventional typical English breakfast items. My husband had discovered his preferred breakfast in Australia several years ago, eggs Benedict; the Morristown Pancake House really indulged him:


  • Original: Poached Eggs, Sliced Virginia Ham on an English Muffin Crowned with Rich Hollandaise sauce
  • Florentine: Poached Eggs Fresh Sautéed Spinach on an English Muffin Crowned with Rich Hollandaise sauce
  • Maryland: Same as the original subtract the Virginia Ham and Replace with Homemade Crab Cakes
  • Irish: Poached Eggs on an English Muffin Our Homemade Corned Beef Hash Topped with Hollandaise Sauce

… and they introduced us to skillets:

  • The Wrangler: Bacon, Sautéed Spinach, Peppers, Onions, Roasted Potatoes & Eggs your way
  • The Rodeo: Chorizo, Jalapenos, Onions, Peppers, Roasted Potatoes, & Eggs Your Way

… and

Daddy-O: Combos

  • Pancakes with Two Eggs, Bacon,
  • French Toast with Two Eggs, Bacon Sausage & Home Fries Sausage & Home Fries
  • Belgian Waffle Two Eggs Your Way, Bacon, Sausage & Home Fries

…and my favourite

  • Huevos Rancheros: Two Eggs Your Way with Chorizo, Frijoles, Pico de Gallo, Sharp Cheddar, Corn Tortillas

Now I’m home after my few days away, I guess I will return to my more conservative fast-breaking…


  1. simonjkyte

    I thought it was odd to put anchovies on my muesli, yogurt and beetroot until i went to………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ok i didn’t go anywhere but i just woke up and thought, ‘yeah that would work for me’


  2. David Lewis

    No wonder there is chronic obesity in the US and UK. I eat a homemade crumpet and a grapefruit for breakfast and that’s more than enough for me as it’s off to the gym for three hours strenuous exercise. Just the smell of bacon or sausages frying makes me gag and I’m not a vegan. I was told that I was borderline diabetic ten years ago and so changed my diet and sedentary lifestyle and lost fifty pounds and ten inches off my waist and my glucose numbers are perfect. I have one ice cream cone a year and it’s a real treat.

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    1. Lois

      Our little chipolata (chips) are a special treat, something we never have normally! We have three each, and considering they are only as long as this box I’m writing in is wide, they are quite tidgy! But yes, I agree, the mountains of food some people eat, horrific!


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