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Posted on 24 Oct 2012 15:22:58 BDT
Here's my fancy, lazy morning breakfast-brunch thing, best in red fruit season but good any time:

Couscous for Breakfast
2 cups cooked couscous
1-2 pots pot Greek style yogurt
3 Tablespoons brown sugar or honey
Walnuts or almonds
1-2 cups assorted soft fruits, banana slices etc.
Option: a sprinkle of cinnamon
Place couscous on serving dish and top with a generous amount of yogurt. Arrange fruit and nuts attractively on top and sprinkle with brown sugar or honey, and cinnamon if liked.
This can be made in advance for a kind of fancy dessert.
Serves 2 as only dish, 4 if for brunch with other things.

Posted on 23 Oct 2012 13:02:35 BDT
Bearman says:
Never tried the Feijoas fruit, but I drank some 42 Below vodka which was Feijoas flavoured and vile.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2012 19:13:31 BDT
Isobel Ayres says:
I guess pineapple guava is accurate. I really liked them - much nicer than kiwi fruit. I don't know why they don't get exported. I like banana passio fruit too - they're yellow and they grew wild. Horrible exotic pest of a plant, but nice to eat!

Posted on 19 Oct 2012 17:00:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Oct 2012 17:01:54 BDT
Oooh, I've not heard of Feijoas? What are they like Isobel?

Just Googled? - also known as the Pineapple Guava? Is that due to the taste?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2012 16:28:37 BDT
Isobel Ayres says:
I probably had them without realising! As immigrants, we also spent a lot of time eating the more unusual/more tropical fruit (kiwi kiwi kiwi kiwi kiwi - I can't eat kiwis anymore! But also feijoas, passionfruit, persimmons, tamarillos, lychees etc etc etc) rather than European fruit.

Posted on 19 Oct 2012 16:04:16 BDT
Bearman says:
Isobel - see link for details. I was told that they were a Kiwi institution, but it was a Kiwi who told me and you know how they exaggerate.

www.dianasfruit.co.nz/black_doris_plums.html

Posted on 19 Oct 2012 15:27:44 BDT
Are Greengage plums and the French Claude/Claudines the same thing? Pale green with a blush on them? they have a very short season and I love em.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2012 14:57:36 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Oct 2012 14:57:57 BDT
pixie says:
Funny you should talk about plums Bearman...I was looking at a recipe for "Beach Plums" native to North America..seems I could use our purple plums but I'd love to know if the beach ones are like Damsons?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Oct 2012 14:45:23 BDT
Isobel Ayres says:
I lived in NZ but don't remember them.

I love Victoria plums, myself.

Posted on 19 Oct 2012 13:01:48 BDT
Bearman says:
Oh no - I posed for a naked picture just once and then time and time again that calendar rears its ugly head ;-)

Has anyone ever had Black Doris plums? (Cant think why the calendar reminded me of those) They are a favourite in New Zealand, and by far the best plum I have ever tasted. The are the biggest, roundest and blackest plums you are ever likely to see. I first had them in a hotel in Wellington NZ where they were poached (probably forma tine) and served with unsweetened yoghurt and cinnamon. Yum. Must try and find a supplier in the UK.

Posted on 19 Oct 2012 02:08:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Oct 2012 02:09:53 BDT
pixie says:
This is more what I had in mind! thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2012 17:40:50 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Oct 2012 19:57:37 BDT
Whoarrr!......I LURVVVVE a red hot dish......of Porridge!

Wow! Pixie?
If you'd really like to see some prized specimens in the buff?! - then this is the calendar for you!!! ;o>

Posted on 18 Oct 2012 17:33:42 BDT
She picked up the latest Hot Chefs Calendar for 2013...who wouldn't turn into porridge!

Posted on 18 Oct 2012 16:42:21 BDT
wobberoo says:
All this porridge business needs clarifying. Pixel, you intimated that it was YOU that turned INTO porridge!!

Posted on 18 Oct 2012 16:41:50 BDT
pixie says:
I am at this very moment...cos i'm hungry!

Posted on 18 Oct 2012 15:37:12 BDT
Indeed. When in doubt--swoon!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2012 15:16:17 BDT
Isobel Ayres says:
Oh yes! There's a line from Jane Austen's juvenilia about two silly young ladies fainting alternately on a sopha, which always makes me smile.

Posted on 18 Oct 2012 15:09:51 BDT
Or sopha! ;) I love "sopha" and work it in whenever I can.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2012 15:06:28 BDT
Isobel Ayres says:
Porage sounds very Jane Austen to me, as well. Like anckle.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2012 15:00:06 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Oct 2012 15:00:19 BDT
Yo Womble! - You is really rockin' now!

Posted on 18 Oct 2012 14:33:21 BDT
Innit!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2012 11:27:41 BDT
pixie says:
You down with the kids Ori...cool! Lol!

Posted on 18 Oct 2012 11:27:01 BDT
Well, that's interesting! These dayz wit txtspk u jst nevr no!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2012 09:07:24 BDT
pixie says:
So it does Ori..wonder if it is celtic?

I just checked and yes...can be perritch and other's..well spotted!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Oct 2012 04:51:14 BDT
I clicked on the link Pix, and the box in their pic says "Porage Oats." Is this the Celtic way to spell it or was someone asleep at the drawing board?
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