Thursday, February 3, 2011

Simple Pleasure: Good Bread




It's true that man (or woman) does not live by bread, alone.

But  good quality bread in a nice variety of textures and flavors adds to the simple pleasure of life.

How would you like some fresh Italian bread, still warm from the oven, spread with unsalted butter? Mmmm mmmm.

Or how about a nice, thick wad of sourdough, dipped in garlicky olive oil---doesn't that sound like something fit for a queen?

A thick piece of homemade oatmeal bread might be nice with butter and orange blossom honey and a cup of hot raspberry tea!

Do you prefer sweeter bread? Okay, let's consider a little slice of fresh date nut bread with a thin layer of cream cheese.  Oh! You prefer banana bread? Remember to add some big fat walnuts to it.

So that's today's simple pleasure.  Anyone for a slice of bread right now?


Dayle, from the blog "A Collection of This and That" sponsors today's Simple Pleasures party in which Writing Straight from the Heart is participating.  Please take a minute to check out all the other simple pleasure entries by clicking on :(http://alittleofthisandthat2.blogspot.com/ ).


WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE KIND OF BREAD?

22 comments:

Rosie said...

I'm a bread lover. Oh, goodness! That chandy was a steal! It's soo pretty!

Angel Wings and Apron Strings... said...

Yep - I feel like some bread now.
But which one? You make them all sound sooo good lol!
blessings..Trish

surendra said...

I also like bread and its bread are very beautiful and tested. nice your post of bread. thanks.

Romantic Dinner

Barb Hodges said...

You have motivated me to dust off my bread machine.

Mariette said...

Dearest Susan,

Okay, for bread there is no better country to live than Germany or Austria! The heavy, dark bread is heaven. I miss that but at Costco's they have some good bread too and at Whole Foods.
Have a look at my post than you understand things better too. I took it up as a duty to educate more since you asked me yesterday about my website. That taught me that people must be missing my hyperlinks all together. Thanks for speaking (writing!) up! One written note speaks for several others who did not speak up...

Lots of love,

Mariette

Barb said...

my favourite bread is a fresh crusty dinner roll with butter. Thanks for asking
God Bless
Barb from Australia

sarah said...

bread dipped in garlicky oil...yum

Dorie said...

I confess, bread is a comfort food of mine! Pumpkin bread is a favorite of mine.

Christine said...

You nailed this one! Oh, so yummy!!!

mo said...

Hi Susan, I do love bread. Especially at the restaurants when they bring warm baskets of it just like your picture. yummmm.

*hugs*

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

You are so right...now I am going to go and bake bread, while still iced/snowed in...thanks for sharing, I can just taste it...good simple pleasure

Bookie said...

I love bread. I can pass easier (not entirely though) on cakes and pies before bread. My idea of ambroisa is steaming hot tea and toasted sour dough with maybe a slathering of peanut butter.

Kay K said...

Oh .......... you have made me want some bread all of yours sounds so yummy !!

Rebecca said...

Sour dough dipped in some garlicky evo, please.

And re. the cereal--it's a hot cereal, Susan. If you like oatmeal, I highly recommend it - nice for convenience & single-sized servings...and it seems better than the other "instant" kinds. Seems more fibery-y....

The only thing about Big Lots is that (at least here) you never know if and what they'll have....

Karen Lange said...

I'll take the Italian bread, please. :) They all sound wonderful!
Blessings,
Karen

LDH said...

I like ALL bread! Warm bread with butter and yes, I do like all of the sweet breads too :)

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness Susan - I hate to admit my weakness - but it is bread. This looks so good. Warm and with butter - delish.

sandie♥

diane stetson said...

I hardly ever eat bread of any kind. I do like English muffins for breakfast though. I can do without bread at restaurants too!

Canadagirl said...

You are making my mouth water. [0= Yes, bread is a wonderful simple pleasure indeed.

Blessings in Him<><
-Mary

Dayle said...

Oh wow! Bread ... love, love it. I dearly love most varieties and pumpernickle is one of my favorites.

Romantic Dinner Bruges said...

Oh Really Its food lovely and colorful . i like bread and its food healthy . thanks

Pergola Kaffee said...

Mmmmm mmmm Italian bread is really tasty and crappy. I think it is very beneficial in the morning breakfast.

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