sunday breakfast


Since I was so inspired by Crystal‘s post regarding her favorite breakfast, I figured I should do something similar. I love Sunday mornings and Cornelius and I have a little breakfast ritual of our own.

After a groggy morning wake up, Cornelius and I will make some coffee, drink one cup each and then put on some clothes (I’ll have to whip my hair into pigtails because I’ve got nasty bedhead) and head outside with a couple of dollars and our compost pail. As we have a tiny 400 square foot apartment with only a small fire escape, we can’t get rid of our compost in our non-existant garden, so we head out three blocks away to the community gardens and get rid of our weekly household compost (eggshells/coffee grounds/vegetable and fruit matter) at their giant composting centre.

It’s a nice walk on a Sunday morning and I love the community gardens! So beautiful, even when everything is in decay as it is during the fall and winter. After we get rid of our compost and rinse out our bucket with the garden hose, we head back a few blocks to the Union Market where we pick up some freshly baked croissants and cinnamon buns with raisins (we like the un-iced kind). If we are feeling adventurous, we’ll pick up the newspaper and start getting to work on the New York Times Sunday crossword while drinking up the rest of our coffee and feasting on our warm baked goods. Ahhh, I love Sundays!!

7 comments to “sunday breakfast”

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    kickpleat   November 6, 2005 at 1:29 pm

    I’m just trying to be responsible! It’s the same reason why we don’t own a car and we ride our bicyles everywhere we go. We got our pail at Lee Valley Tools, but most gardening & hardware stores should have them.

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    crystal   November 6, 2005 at 6:13 pm

    That sounds heavenly…I love that you guys have a ritual like that!

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    tanvi @ now craving   November 6, 2005 at 1:16 pm

    thats great that you have a compost pail- very environmentally forward of you! i should do the same- my roommate and i generate a lot of compostable waste. where did you get that pail?

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    tanvi @ now craving   November 7, 2005 at 12:22 am

    kickpleat- thats awesome. you know, it would be impossible to live in california and not own a car, but the least i can do is buy a compost pail (which i will- you’ve inspired me!) thanks for the tip.

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    kickpleat   November 7, 2005 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks Crystal! It’s always nicer (of course) when it’s not raining outside! Luckily, yesterday was sunny!

    Oh Tanvi, I hope I wasn’t being too preachy! I’d hate to be that way. But I’m glad that you’re going to start composting, and touched that I had a little part in that 🙂

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    Molly   November 7, 2005 at 1:56 pm

    What a lovely Sunday morning, kickpleat! I too am a huge fan of breakfast rituals, but mine are usually of the at-home variety. Maybe this Sunday, though, I’ll switch things up with a croissant. Yours look awfully good…

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    kickpleat   November 7, 2005 at 3:27 pm

    Molly, we always bring our warm baked treats back home. Somehow, it’s much nicer eating breakfast and doing the crossword at home. Plus, we feel good getting an errand out of the way before noon!

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