Berries and breakfast – starring: peanut butter, cinnamon, and sunshine

“It is heaven to be the first one up, and free to eat breakfast all alone…” ― Katharine Hepburn, The Making of The African Queen.

Berries & peanut butter – Breakfast with cinnamon granola and sunshine. Warning: This is another quote heavy post. I am really starting to embrace my quote addiction; a quote speaks a thousand words and pictures… My tutor would kill me right now if he could, though. He spent this entire year trying to restrain me from always thinking that it is okay to replace entire paragraphs with a quote, or two…or three. But even though it may be true – quotes can easily hinder ‘original thought’ when they are over-referred to, they remain among some of the greatest triggers for inspiration…

“Life consists of thoughts. The better your thoughts, the more beautiful your life will be.”  ― Vikrant Parsai

But moving swiftly on; Fresh berries meet dried berries; meanwhile, peanut butter does its usual thing on top of the yogurty, breakfast granola heap…peanut butter = the reigning king of breakfast: Berries & peanut butter – Breakfast with cinnamon granola and sunshine. I wake up craving peanut butter – every, single. day. It is a genetic weakness – peanut butter is in my blood. Most normal people manage to make do with granola that doesn’t need this extra swirly nuttiness draped over the top…join the club. Berries & peanut butter – Breakfast with cinnamon granola and sunshine. Breakfast is so peaceful, and early mornings are so refreshing. When you live in a city like London, you only realize how quiet the world can be when the sun has just risen; when there are no cars on the roads and the city’s background noise has temporarily abandoned the city…By the time your milky tea has gone cold and the radio turns on, you can sense that you are no longer alone – everybody else is awake too, only sleepier than you. Berries & peanut butter – Breakfast with cinnamon granola and sunshine. I am also loving these pink tea towels! The soft checkers and stripes create the perfect background. They create the illusion of a crispy and fresh early morning, even though this couldn’t be further from the sticky + humid reality that is currently smothering London… Berries & peanut butter – Breakfast with cinnamon granola and sunshine. &&&, I found another quote; it seems like Susan Branch is a breakfast fanatic too:

I love to use my prettiest table settings – crocheted placemats with lace-edged napkins and old hammered silver. And whether you are inside in front of a fire, candles burning brightly on a wintery day – or outside on a patio enjoying the morning sun – whether you are having a group of friends and family, a quiet little brunch for two, or an even quieter little brunch just for yourself, breakfast can set the mood and pace of the whole day. Susan Branch, Days from the Heart of the Home

Descriptions like that can only come from the morning meditation which only a good breakfast and a decent dose natural light can provide you with…Let’s photograph to our hearts content, good breakfast lighting only occurs for ¼ of the year, after-all… Berries & peanut butter – Breakfast with cinnamon granola and sunshine. Breakfast is so important every day; but more so on days when you are going to be constantly surrounded by other people. Breakfast – or simply an early morning before everybody else is rushing around re-charges the very last bit of your batteries. It is hard to say goodbye to the silence when it is finally time to get ready and snap of out the scene… Berries & peanut butter – Breakfast with cinnamon granola and sunshine. How many of us have longggggggg days ahead? Berries & peanut butter – Breakfast with cinnamon granola and sunshine. I have 11-11. A light breakfast would be most inexcusable..

“Sometimes a girl needs more than Special K with Red Berries in the morning. – This qualifies as one of those mornings.”  ― Stephanie Julian, By Private Invitation

Berries & peanut butter – Breakfast with cinnamon granola and sunshine. Berries & peanut butter – Breakfast with cinnamon granola and sunshine. Berries & peanut butter – Breakfast with cinnamon granola and sunshine. Tash x

  • http://www.theperfectionist.co.uk Natasha

    This looks divine. My breakfasts during the summer look very similar (though I tend to have blueberries just because a punnet of them keeps better in my fridge than raspberries do, no matter how much I love them!), but I have never thought to put peanut butter on top! That sounds far too delicious and dangerous, but amazing. The weather is so beautiful right now, isn’t it?! I’ve heard it’s going to break with storms on Saturday, though.
    ps. love the quotes!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Quotes speak a million and one words :) And omg, I have found this too! Raspberries go mushy and just squish themselves so quickly! Girl, put peanut butter! on top and your breakfasting life will change…dangerous but necessary :) It was SO hot today, it was beautiful! I hope you had the chance to catch some rays Tash! :)

  • http://evaetsandra.com Eva

    I’m totally agree with Ms. Hepburn ! Your breakfast is just so good!
    Loving you sweet tea towels :)

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      I’m glad I’m not the only one crazy about…tea towels! :) There is such calamity about a peaceful breakfast! <3

  • http://www.cannellavita.com Erica

    Beautiful post! I love your writing style … very thoughtful and ambient! Also I always fall head over heels for a good quote — that one about beautiful thoughts is lovely!
    Have a good one!
    With love,
    Erica

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Erica! I am honestly so flattered since I adore your style of writing so much…Thank you so much for the lovely comment! I hope that the weekend is treating you to something nice! <3

  • http://erinmadethis.com Erin

    Yum. Peanut butter on everything, I say!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      On everything – multiplied by everything. I <3 your tastebuds.

  • http://www.butterandbrioche.com Thalia @ butter and brioche

    yum.. this is my kind of breakfast! looks like such a delicious start to the day..

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Hey Thalia, I love your blog! You have amazing pictures! Peanut butter is da breakfast bomb :)

  • http://www.kickashmom.com Ashley @ Kick Ash Mom.com

    I love peanut butter too. Most people jump on the almond butter wagon and for a while I did too… but nothing compares to good old peanut butter! I love the first quote. with two kids, I can totally relate!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      It is a super food – let’s not anyone tell us any different! And haha I bet! Thanks for stopping by Ashley 😀 <3

  • http://angiesrecipes.blogspot.com Angie (@angiesrecipess)

    I am a breakfast person…and I usually eat two breakfasts since I get up at 5am….this would be perfect for my 2nd breakfast or snack for post workout. Thanks for sharing, Tash.
    I wish you a relaxing and beautiful weekend!
    Angie

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      On days where I have work from 7am – 5pm, the 5am wakeup means that by 12pm I have already eaten ‘3 meals’. I can’t decide whether this is a perk or a bad thing?! I hope you have a lovely weekend too, Angie! :) <3

  • http://www.naivecookcooks.com ami@naivecookcooks

    Love all the different quotes you have quoted here !!

    • http://www.tealightsky.com Tashiana

      Ami, I am really liking your blog! I’m so glad you enjoyed the quotes :) The great thing about them is that they will never run out! Have a great week! :)