The Simple Pleasure of Eating Breakfast Outside

breakfast outside on a sunny morning

It is easy to forget that simple pleasure brings us happiness. Setting up a nice table for breakfast on the patio is one of these divine moments where you can relax and enjoy the company of your family. It only takes a few minutes to add details using craft supplies and accessories that you keep in the house. The idea is to improvise to make the breakfast feels a little bit special.

breakfast with apple bread and zucchini bread

Last Saturday, my friend Nathalie asked me if I wanted to visit the Finnegan’s Market in Hudson. We went and took advantage that you can buy home made treats. I bought delicious apple strudel from Tutti Gourmet. I also bought two breads from the Ethiopian woman. I forgot to ask her card. She is a regular so you should not have trouble finding her stand if you go. Her breads are delicious.

I brought home her apple bread and her zuicchini bread. We ate them with the less sugar, more fruit jam and jelly of Treasa Kenny of We-b-jammin. I bought several kinds. I started with her Strawberry Lavender Spread. My husband opted for the Cherry Pie Jelly.

  • April
    July 7, 2009 at 10:28

    Looks peaceful! I too love breakfast outsite and I love your tea pot, mug and plate! So cute.

  • KimVallee
    July 7, 2009 at 12:18

    a glimpse at what I did last weekend: The Simple Pleasure of Eating Breakfast Outside http://bit.ly/KkkmZ

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  • Elaina
    July 7, 2009 at 21:00

    If only it weren’t 115 degrees out in Phoenix!

  • Ali de Bold
    July 9, 2009 at 07:17

    I agree, nothing beats eating outside!

  • lylah ledner
    July 9, 2009 at 08:45

    Oh my gosh Kim…..I love eating outside….and like the other Phoenician – not when it’s quite so hot. Just a few weeks ago, I invited my neighbor from across the street. She’s recently widowed and Michael and I wanted to reach out to her. Weather-wise – it was still decent enough for an early morning Garden Breakfast (hmmm…think I’ll do a post on this) :-)….out in the back section of our garden. I served my Peach Pancake specialty and french press and then of course…fresh eggs from “the girls.” A memory indeed.

    This is actually the third time in the past month that I’ve done this – gathered women around my Garden table to serve them. It’s something not done much these days – not only for our own families but for those we say we care about.

    The memory still lingers with those three sets of women – all different ages…of the Garden Breakfast moments.

    Great post and I LOVE the silver garden pieces in your Etsy shop…

    OH…thanks for stopping by and saying HELLO.

    you’re awesome!

  • AlideBold
    July 9, 2009 at 11:23

    I want to eat outside @KimVallee house http://bit.ly/rZrBN

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  • karmacakedotca
    July 9, 2009 at 11:25

    I’m crying for a patio!! RT @AlideBold: I want to eat outside @KimVallee house http://bit.ly/rZrBN

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  • Lisa Canning
    July 13, 2009 at 13:03

    Kim, your tea cup and plate set is too cute- love to know the story on those.

  • Treasa Kenny
    July 13, 2009 at 16:35

    Hey Kim, thanks for the mention on the jams! Just wanted to let you know I was inspired by one of your posts on the garlic-scape pesto. I have a ton because garlic season is around the corner and the basil is also fantastic. I combined the scapes into my regular pesto creation and it has been the best pesto ever! Will be making an awful lot this year. Thanks! Treasa

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    September 9, 2009 at 09:36

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