The Banana Bagels 

When I was a small child, a great treat of mine was a banana sliced on white, buttered bread. Mine was a family which didn’t have bananas in the house very often, and when the opportunity presented itself I would eat it in bliss, sprinkled with brown sugar if I could get it. 

Somehow, in this era of the exotic, the organic, the seeded and the wholegrain, this has remained in my memory as a simple comfort food. An antidote to the overly complex and the worthy. A balm to the breakfast soul.

This morning I split and generously buttered a white bagel and sliced my banana onto it. I experienced a strange frisson of nostalgia as the taste of the salty butter and sweet, soft banana sparked memories of being five again. 

Pure time travel.

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Embrace your inner bagel

FullSizeRender Lunch is usually one of those meals taken on the run for me. I try to eat mindfully and ring the changes as often as I can, but to be honest a quick sandwich or salad is the most effort that I can muster on a busy day.

So a toasted, seeded bagel filled with smoked salmon, cream cheese and peppery watercress was a welcome change to the usual fare. And it made me wonder why I don’t eat more bagels?

Delicious, relatively healthy and quick to pull together, I’ve decided that  bagels are to be embraced in the Luffy household. I can feel myself whipping up unusual combinations for fillings as we speak…

There’s nothing like a bit of bagel love