Thursday, April 29, 2010

the very thing

One of the following is usually The Very Thing, readjusting the disposition just so and requiring little effort:

  • a boiled egg with a slice of buttered toast
  • walnut bread and blue cheese
  • tomatoes, mozzarella and basil

  • bedtime tea with one drop of peppermint oil
  • 2 squares of chocolate
  • raspberries with vanilla yogurt

  • a piece of homemade fudge
  • pancakes with lemon juice and sugar
  • a glass of sparkling wine

All that other food in the processed food aisles is no good, except, of course, glacé cherries for stress and marzipan for major stress, consumed medicinally. Oh yes, Tunnock's teacakes to support the Scottish economy. See, once you falter all is lost.

39 comments:

  1. For the same reason (supporting Australian economy, not that it needs any help ..ha ha) we all buy lots of Vegemite. After all you wouldn't eat that black glop voluntarily would you.

    For me, The Very Thing is cold tomato on buttered toast with olive oil and sea salt.

    Also a toasted cheese sandwich. But I rather like all yours too.

    xoxo

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  2. It all sounds good to me...I'm suddenly feeling very hungry!

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  3. How right you are, Mise. Do you believe the Tunnocks claim of 'Over 4 million sold and eaten every week' ?

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  4. Hmmmn, Marzipan and Glace cherries for stress???? How about Fluff (Marshmallow Spread) and Ketchup Chips (Crisps)?

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  5. You and I have remarkably similar taste in food Mise - with one exception - the glace cherries

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  6. Your top three were my top three. Yes, the very thing.

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  7. Dark luscious chocolate and raspberries and cherries! Oh and don't forget the Chianti.

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  8. oh yes. I am tired enough sometimes to want it all at once and only just dimly see that it would possibly not be the same thing at all...

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  9. You have alot of discipline with one of this and one of
    that.

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  10. Mise I love how you eat..yumm!! My husband appreciates a good Tunnock's teacake now & again! Okay..seriously need to go eat something now.

    Lovely weekend to you xx

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  11. yes;yes;oh yes;mm not sure;no;ok yes;yes;not really, hell yes but why one?
    no amount of stress could make me eat Tarzipan (what's yellow and swings through the jungle?) or glacé cherries. Pass me a tunnocks would you, pet?

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  12. Oh, that's a list of fixes that I'm writing down!...haven't tried some of those and will get right to it!

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  13. red wine and dark chocolate solves a lot of minor disasters i find. also love jane's choices - vegemite, because we all want 'a rose in every cheek', and i love cold tomato on toast too!!

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  14. Yes, I'm with Jane and Jules on the Vegemite, but quite happy with all of your options, Mise. Very quite, in fact.

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  15. Dear Mise

    Now that first treat we call 'dippy eggs'.. cut the toast into fingers and dip into soft boiled egg.. yummo .. haven't had that for ages.. do you think it will work the same with 'rice bread'? yuck!! haha

    I too have a little peppermint oil in my tea.. it is quite the addiction..... My other new addiction which is a naughty one for wheat allergy and my new The Very Thing.. is Le Petit Ecolier Chocolate Noir biscuits .. supporting the French!! Now please don't tell Jane that I buy Promite rather than Vegemite.. such a disloyal Australian.. Have a lovely weekend... I'm off to rummage through the fridge to change my disposition.. xxx Julie

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  16. oh I'm on a major diet - and now I can't stop thinking of Turncoks Teacakes... my favourite! Ahh!

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  17. Jane, I must try your Very Thing (the tomato one). It sounds tempting.

    Julie, I'm ever alert for your Le Petit Ecolier Chocolate Noir giveaway. Our local shop doesn't believe in France.

    Folder of Ideas and all the other glacé cherry-haters - that habit formed when I ran a restaurant. When pesky things happened such as the chef getting arrested my stress levels were such that I had to take refuge in the peaceful storeroom where the cherries were kept. But marzipan - surely EVERYONE likes marzipan?

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  18. AHH, I feel better already. and am going to make some toast and tea. But here is a problem: You made it all look so pretty!! I want to go and hunt for table cloths and tea cups now!

    I hope no one in your work or home life gets arrested this week.

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  19. Mmmm, buttered toast with just a spot of honey (because honey is my ultimate thing right about now).

    And we have Julie's "dippy eggs" except that we call them "dunky eggs". I used to live on them as a child, but I'd only eat the dunky yolk with toast and have my dad finish the bland whites. A few years ago, I became an egg white fanatic, perhaps to make up for the yolk-only days of my youth. hmm.

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  20. Not sure about glace cherries and marzipan for stress (marzipan?!) But that boiled egg and toast pic looks fantastic. Tomorrow's Saturday breakfast has been decided!

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  21. I'm allergic to marzipan :-( Pesky nut allergy! Chocolate works for me, but how big are these squares that you can manage with only two???

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  22. French toast ( wholewheat bread/ connollys organic egg ) a gentle sprinking of maldon sea salt with a generous dollop of chef brown sauce on the side...followed by a cup of lyons tea with 2 nairns mixed berry biscuits for dunking... mmmmmhhhh.....my very thing.....


    An fuair tú mo 'electronic' litir?

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  23. Toast - there's no contest. Late at night toast - even better.

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  24. Oh flip it anyway...

    Brennan's Batch with Dubliner mature cheese melted all over it and lashings of mayo, with lots and lots of Lyon's tea. Very late at night. In other words after a night on the town...

    God it's been years. Not even allowed to THINK about it! And now look! I can't stop!

    (When will someone invent gluten-free batch? *WAIL*)

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  25. OMG - My very thing is the same as Jane's ...Cold tomato with olive oil and sea salt. It's what I dream of after 5 days of freeze dried food during adventure races, while everyone else dreams of a good steak and chips. I must try Glacé cherries next time for the stress.

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  26. As of yesterday I have a new 'the very thing' that I have to thank you all for. Toast, butter and Bonne Maman strawberry conserve. A wonderful discovery- thank you, one and all. My waistline and my jar collection will be expanding forthwith.

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  27. Speccy, I hate to send you out to the shops again so soon, but their raspberry conserve is Even Nicer than the strawberry on buttered toast.

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  28. Dear Mise,
    Nothing is nicer than a boiled egg (runny yolk but set white...can't be doing with snotty white !!). with hot buttered toast fingers for dipping purposes. As much as I love homemade soup, on a cold afternoon, Heinz tomato soup hits the spot. It tastes nothing like tomatoes but is so comforting.
    Oh, and could you ask Speccy to send over all of her empty Bonne Maman jars. We are running rather low !! XXXX

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  29. Oooh, perfect little snacks! Something that actually tastes good is so much more satisfying than a huge plate of something sort of icky. Oh, the egg cup? LOVE.

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  30. Avocado on toast is the very thing for me! Sometimes, a little vegemite too. Have a lovely weekend.

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  31. Bedtime tea with dash of peppermint oil, yes please, deep and warm, I can smell it now!
    Thanks Mise for you comment on the bike, I agree!

    Jeanne :)

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  32. Oh yes, egg and toast and tea! An perhaps a chocolate Hobnob?

    Great blog, glad I found you :)

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  33. Oeufs à la coque with a pinch of salt with unbuttered toasted multigrain bread cut into soldiers/fingers. It hits the spot.

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  34. pancakes with lemon juice and sugar, had the very thing myself today! yum

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  35. They all sound so comforting. Although I've never heard of lemon juice on a pancake. Is this an Irish thing?

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  36. lemon gelato and fresh raspberries
    with a glass of champagne
    ~laura

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  37. Bromeliad, I think lemon juice on a pancake is a European thing rather than just an Irish thing, but we sometimes like to copy you and have maple syrup instead.

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  38. My favorite is Nutella and peanut butter on toast. All I need for Nutella is a spoon, actually.

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