Bacon and eggs, with the traditional diner ‘salad’, only here the lettuce is dark purple.
In another break from counter custom, the freshly ground black pepper was supplemented this morning with a bit of a freshly crushed smoked chili pepper.
- the breakfast ingredients included very fresh eggs from pastured chickens and bacon from pastured pigs, both from Millport Dairy Farm; local (regional) Organic Valley ‘Cultured Pasture Butter’ placed to the side, for the toast, also from Whole Foods Market; one short section of a very very thinly sliced Phillips Farms scallion, chopped fresh thyme from the Chelsea Whole Foods Market, chopped lovage from Two Guys from Woodbridge, and a pinch of crushed dried hickory smoked Jamaican Scotch bonnet pepper from Eckerton Hill Farm, all sprinkled on the eggs, along with some Maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper; lightly toasted slices of a loaf of Bread Alone’s 12 Grain & Seed bread (organic wheat and whole wheat, 12 cracked grains, seeds); and one small head of purple bibb Rosaine lettuce from Norwich Meadows Farm, drizzled with a bit of Trader Joe’s Italian Reserve extra virgin olive oil
- the music was Hector Berlioz’s awesome 1837 ‘Requiem’, or ‘Grande messe des morts, Op. 5′, Roger Norrington conducting the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Radio Chorus, and the Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble