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Off to Dublin a week on Monday on the cheap. Me and the mrs from east Mids via Ryanair return for £ 79 and 2 nights jury's inn Central Dublin for £116. All that with a few photos to pay for a pint of Guinness or two (eventually).

Can't wait.

Andy

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I lean in the veggie direction myself. I've done a lot of travelling in Central America, and one of my favourite traditional "full breakfasts" is the one that they serve in Honduras (which is ironically, a very meaty country). It usually consists of scrambled eggs, black beans, sour cream, hard local cheese, avocado (sometimes), sweet fried plantains, and tortillas. Hot sauce on the side of course. I also can't believe that I don't have a picture of it in my files. That's what being in a greedy rush does to you, I guess.

Another for the veggie fry-up (though I'm the only veggie in the family)!

 

Made a full breakfast for the family as a late morning brunch today: Veggie sausages (have to be Linda McCartney brand), veggie bacon, pig (unsmoked back) bacon for the carnivores, fried eggs, tomatoes (microwaved - you gotta try 'em!), fried mushrooms, baked beans, toast, juice, and lots of tea.  Still full now!

 

Can't believe I didn't take a picture!

Are you my long-lost primo?  My wife is from Honduras and we often have a desayuno tipico!

 

Well, maybe, my real name is LosMitchell (just kidding). I love Honduras despite all the bad news that comes out of that troubled little country. I did find some Honduran Queso Olancho and condiments that I have on Alamy. I'll have to go back and photograph a desayuno tipico one of these years.

 

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Off to Dublin a week on Monday on the cheap. Me and the mrs from east Mids via Ryanair return for £ 79 and 2 nights jury's inn Central Dublin for £116. All that with a few photos to pay for a pint of Guinness or two (eventually).

Can't wait.

Andy

Enjoy your trip and if you should get homesick for a curry (for the uninitiated Leicester is probably the curry capital of England), you could try Diwalis Nepalese Restaurant in Georges St opposite Wicklow St. The food is excellent and they do a really good bargain lunch. I get magnetically attracted to the place whenever I'm there. And there is a nice Spanish tapas place a few doors down.

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I always go for Keith's photo minus the tomatoes (allergic) when we're in an hotel. The eggs cannot be yellow but must be white on top. That's seriously finicky but that's how it must be.

At home we never really do that. Cereal but went mad this morning and Flahagans Large sized Oats porridge. Blue berries usually in the evening.

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Another for the veggie fry-up (though I'm the only veggie in the family)!

 

Made a full breakfast for the family as a late morning brunch today: Veggie sausages (have to be Linda McCartney brand), veggie bacon, pig (unsmoked back) bacon for the carnivores, fried eggs, tomatoes (microwaved - you gotta try 'em!), fried mushrooms, baked beans, toast, juice, and lots of tea.  Still full now!

 

Can't believe I didn't take a picture!

I lean in the veggie direction myself. I've done a lot of travelling in Central America, and one of my favourite traditional "full breakfasts" is the one that they serve in Honduras (which is ironically, a very meaty country). It usually consists of scrambled eggs, black beans, sour cream, hard local cheese, avocado (sometimes), sweet fried plantains, and tortillas. Hot sauce on the side of course. I also can't believe that I don't have a picture of it in my files. That's what being in a greedy rush does to you, I guess.

 

Are you my long-lost primo?  My wife is from Honduras and we often have a desayuno tipico!

 

I have never been to Central America I'm afraid - one day I really must get down that way to see a few of the vast selection of volcanoes there. I was in Chile for a while in the early nineties just after the Pinochet regime had ended and I was amazed that there was one of the best veggie restaurants on Earth in Santiago. I can't remember the name without digging out my ancient Lonely Planet Guide but it was truly fabulous food - all fresh fruit and veg and superb cooking.

 

But rural Spain is another story, at least in many of the villages and towns in the north. Aside from pizza and tortilla española, there is almost nothing for veggies unless you ask, which can lead to some unpredictatble situations. I've had one woman completely flip out when I asked for a tortilla sin carne. Maybe she didn't understand my Spanish and I accidentally swore at her or something. I've had sandwich vegetal where they put bacon in. I've had salads where they just picked out the tuna. Not all bad - I've had some good ones as well. I love Spanish culture but I wish they would provide a veggie option on the menus.

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Off to Dublin a week on Monday on the cheap. Me and the mrs from east Mids via Ryanair return for £ 79 and 2 nights jury's inn Central Dublin for £116. All that with a few photos to pay for a pint of Guinness or two (eventually).

Can't wait.

Andy

Enjoy your trip and if you should get homesick for a curry (for the uninitiated Leicester is probably the curry capital of England), you could try Diwalis Nepalese Restaurant in Georges St opposite Wicklow St. The food is excellent and they do a really good bargain lunch. I get magnetically attracted to the place whenever I'm there. And there is a nice Spanish tapas place a few doors down.

After the amount of Guinness I am going to stuff down my face I should be magnetically attractive myself with all the Iron that is supposed to be in it!

 

Back to photography.......Hoping to buy a RX100 to take with me if I can convince the other half. I am using the excuse that it is cheaper than paying for the extra bag on Ryanair. I really hope it is a good as people are saying, the last time I purchased a compact I was gutted and got rid asap. That was the Canon G9 which gave noise at 80 asa. If will of course post my opinion of it when I do. Going for the mk1.

 

Andy

 

(If you are about Ron I am up for a pint if you are about). I'll inbox you.

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"But rural Spain is another story, at least in many of the villages and towns in the north. Aside from pizza and tortilla española, there is almost nothing for veggies unless you ask, which can lead to some unpredictable situations. I've had one woman completely flip out when I asked for a tortilla sin carne. Maybe she didn't understand my Spanish and I accidentally swore at her or something. I've had sandwich vegetal where they put bacon in. I've had salads where they just picked out the tuna. Not all bad - I've had some good ones as well. I love Spanish culture but I wish they would provide a veggie option on the menus." -- MDM

 

I remember spending two days in Avila, and they were serving meat with meat sauce with some meat on the side. Down on the coast you can get lovely fish and many salads and rice dishes. I'm an omnivore, but I eat two meatless meals for every one with meat . . . and I prefer fish. 

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Off to Dublin a week on Monday on the cheap. Me and the mrs from east Mids via Ryanair return for £ 79 and 2 nights jury's inn Central Dublin for £116. All that with a few photos to pay for a pint of Guinness or two (eventually).

Can't wait.

Andy

Enjoy your trip and if you should get homesick for a curry (for the uninitiated Leicester is probably the curry capital of England), you could try Diwalis Nepalese Restaurant in Georges St opposite Wicklow St. The food is excellent and they do a really good bargain lunch. I get magnetically attracted to the place whenever I'm there. And there is a nice Spanish tapas place a few doors down.

After the amount of Guinness I am going to stuff down my face I should be magnetically attractive myself with all the Iron that is supposed to be in it!

 

Back to photography.......Hoping to buy a RX100 to take with me if I can convince the other half. I am using the excuse that it is cheaper than paying for the extra bag on Ryanair. I really hope it is a good as people are saying, the last time I purchased a compact I was gutted and got rid asap. That was the Canon G9 which gave noise at 80 asa. If will of course post my opinion of it when I do. Going for the mk1.

 

Andy

 

(If you are about Ron I am up for a pint if you are about). I'll inbox you.

The G9 is good enough to eat !!

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When I first came to Germany, my company put me up in a guesthouse for a few weeks while I was sorting out my new apartment. The first morning I came down to breakfast at the guesthouse, there was a bunch of farmers each diving into a Schweinehaxe (shoulder of pork) and a beer. I ordered the muesli and an orange juice.

 

Thought Schweinehaxe was knuckle of pork.

 

When I lived there they also used to have "Second Breakfast" which was an enormous gateau with a large beer.

 

Pigged out last night so I will be skipping breakfast today - fat enough already!

 

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When I first came to Germany, my company put me up in a guesthouse for a few weeks while I was sorting out my new apartment. The first morning I came down to breakfast at the guesthouse, there was a bunch of farmers each diving into a Schweinehaxe (shoulder of pork) and a beer. I ordered the muesli and an orange juice.

 

Thought Schweinehaxe was knuckle of pork.

 

When I lived there they also used to have "Second Breakfast" which was an enormous gateau with a large beer.

 

Pigged out last night so I will be skipping breakfast today - fat enough already!

 

dov

 

 

You are correct, It is a knuckle (but it looked like a shoulder!)

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I'm an omnivore, but I eat two meatless meals for every one with meat . . . and I prefer fish. 

Now this guy was a real omnivore:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Lotito

 

Probably would have done a G9 as a quick snack before breakfast.

 

 

"Lotito died of natural causes on June 25, 2007, ten days after his 57th birthday"

 

It's sort of "natural" to die of poisoning by consuming heavy metals, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, and all that other stuff that tends to make up aircraft, shopping carts, and bicycles.

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I recall enjoying steak & pawpaw for early breakfast in the northern coast of Queensland many years ago. I'm sure there were more bits & pieces on the tray. Certainly set one up for the day. It was going to get so hot during the day you wouldn't want to tuck into a lunch. Air conditioning hadn't arrived and dinosaurs roamed

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Full Welsh? June 2012, Brecon, Powys, Wales. Unhealthy, cheap, therefore delicious! Long way from Western Australia to go back for another but at least I have the photo to salivate over.

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Is this the cholesterol threat thread? :)

 

The full Danish will be a Heinz 57 of the full American, British and French breakfast plus the original Danish breakfast rolls and the Danish pastry.... But often served as brunch - and not very often...

 

F.inst. this Danish pastry:

 

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"A spandauer", or "the baker's bad eye" (but this is often the yellow cream version. - Why the baker is hidden in the cellar :) ).

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Ah yes, Niels . . . wienerbrød, one of my favorite breakfasts, but one I no longer eat. I always found it amusing that the world calls those things "Danish pasty" while you Danes call them Vienna bread.  :)

 

In Mallorca they do a lovely super-light pastry, the "ensaïmada." You have to put a napkin over it to keep it from floating away, it's so light. 

 

To get back to the full breakfast . . . I don't eat that anymore either. I totally changed my eating habits a year ago, lost 40 lbs., got rid of my diabetes 2, and my cholesterol is now 115. Under 200 is good.  B)

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Yes, Ed...a full breakfast is a distant memory and my desire for one has past. That's the trouble with age!! :(

 

I finished with the discovery of cholesterol that was through the roof and went on diet and now its just cereals and fruit. But the good thing is...I enjoy it!!  :)  

 

All levels are what they should be!

 

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Yes, the full breakfast is a very rare and special treat..... And should be....

 

Ed, yes that we call it wienerbrød (Vienna bread) - and that it may be worldwide known as Danish or Danish pastry also puzzles us. Somehow people seem call it the name of the city where you found it first. But really, how can Denmark come into the picture here. However, many use the name danish without knowing it originally referred to Denmark.

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Red Snapper! You should take another trip. "Make journeys, attempt them. There's nothing else." -- Lord Byron

 

(Well, Lord Byron as a character in Tennessee Williams's play, Camino Real. I don't know if Lord Byron himself ever really said that.)

 

Niels, I wonder what they call these pastries in Vienna?  ;)

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Red Snapper! You should take another trip. "Make journeys, attempt them. There's nothing else." -- Lord Byron

 

(Well, Lord Byron as a character in Tennessee Williams's play, Camino Real. I don't know if Lord Byron himself ever really said that.)

 

Niels, I wonder what they call these pastries in Vienna?  ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_pastry

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Red Snapper! You should take another trip. "Make journeys, attempt them. There's nothing else." -- Lord Byron

 

(Well, Lord Byron as a character in Tennessee Williams's play, Camino Real. I don't know if Lord Byron himself ever really said that.)

 

Niels, I wonder what they call these pastries in Vienna?  ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_pastry

I once crashed a rental car outside of Heidelberg . . . turned it into a kringle.  :o

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