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August 27, 2009

a perfect breakfast

I don’t think it’s possible to eat too many poached eggs on toast. Provided the toast is generously spread with butter, the egg has been properly salted and peppered, and in a perfect world you’ve also added garden tomatoes and a bunch of basil.

And to be fair, it does make a huge difference that you’re eating poached eggs that actually come from the chickens in your backyard. So they occasionally wake us up at 5:30 in the morning… and get randomly broody and we have to separate them from the nesting box so they don’t sit on unfertilized eggs for eternity. Among many other things that I don’t need to go into right now.

The eggs kind of make it worth it.

So nothing fancy. I probably should have shown this with some beautiful rustic bread instead of plain old sliced wheat bread. I do love poached eggs with rustic bread.

Sometimes the simplest foods are the best, you know?


  1. The Yellow Door Paperie said on August 27, 2009

    You must have written this post straight from my brain. I would have a poached egg on toast for breakfast everyday from here to eternity if possible.

    We have backyard chickens too, they are funny little beings. Eggs from freerange chickens are so delicious.

  2. Caroline said on August 27, 2009

    Simple foods I find are the best!! Adding fresh fruit to a pitcher of water, adding lemon to give anything flavor or a panini with goats cheese and apricot jam.. always good and oh so simple !! I am going to try a poached egg over toast… sounds delightful!!

  3. Grace said on August 27, 2009

    Oh, poached eggs on toast are my absolute favorite. Sometimes I love when we run out of groceries and haven't gone to the market so I have an excuse to eat it for dinner.

  4. Amanda Mae said on August 27, 2009

    Poached eggs are a favorite of mine! I know what you mean about fresh backyard chicken eggs. We don't have chickens (sadly) but we have gotten eggs from friends and the difference HUGE!

    My favorite: english muffin with butte and sliced avocado with a poached egg on top.

  5. amandalaird said on August 27, 2009

    "Poached eggs and [insert something delicious]" are my most favorite thing. I am so having a poached egg for breakfast.

  6. Rachel said on August 27, 2009

    Mmmmm…I'm going to copy you and have this for breakfast tomorrow. Poached eggs are my fave, but you don't want to be around me if I order them at a restaurant and they come out overcooked. I am normally shy to the point of ridiculousness about complaining about food, but overcooked poached eggs will bring out the monster.

  7. life according to celia... said on August 27, 2009

    i think putting a poached egg on top of anything makes it perfect. cholesterol, shmolesterol…

  8. cori said on August 27, 2009

    Looks so yummy! I love seeing all the beautiful things you grow and make.

    I have backyard chicken envy right now…haven't had a straight-from-the-chicken fresh egg since I was a kid. Delish.

  9. Simply Mel said on August 27, 2009

    Simple food is my culinary mantra!

  10. itsybitsyknitsy said on August 27, 2009

    Mmmm… that post made me so happy. Every day I could eat that!

  11. Kate@ Kids and Cocktails said on August 27, 2009

    We had fresh eggs on Sunday morning and they were fantastic. Eggs, hashbrowns, bacon and some sourdough toast. I want it again, right now! Our daughter collected them at a friend's house on Saturday. She was so happy with herself! They have 12 chickens and one had to also be put in chicken time out for sitting around a little too long. :) Yum!

  12. Kristin said on August 28, 2009

    The photo is perfect, the food looks amazing, and never before have I wanted chickens so badly (even despite the 5:30 wake up calls!)

  13. Sprouted Kitchen said on August 28, 2009

    amen to that. bread and eggs, food for life.

  14. Secondstreetdesigns said on August 31, 2009

    they are good for dinner too!

  15. Jess said on August 31, 2009

    this looks delicious. i went into my own poached egg binge this weekend too. so simple, yet so tasty.

  16. Hali Bey said on September 2, 2009

    I do love simple!

  17. {lovely little things} said on September 5, 2009

    Healthy and delicious, yum!

  18. Melissa A. said on September 17, 2009

    This looks so yummy with the tomatoes. I want to eat this for breakfast this morning.

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