It’s been a while! I’ve been moving house and said goodbye to my beautiful table that I used to shoot on – suffice to say i’ve been struggling to find a replacement but think we’ve done it. I’m still adjusting to the darker background though and paired with winter lighting we’ll see how it goes!
Anyway, to the food, which is why you’re here and don’t I have a total treat for you this time. Pears are all over the place during winter and I try to use them anyway I can, in smoothies, stewed with raisins, in oatmeal… But what I really wanted to do was to put them in a loaf having exhausted my previous favourite banana loaf recipe.
We welcome Autumn to New Zealand on Tuesday. Many i’ve spoken to are less enthusiastic than me when I remind them of this but I think it is my favourite season. The days are still warm but the nights get chilly, inspiring an extra layer or two and you might actually feel like eating something warm and comforting again. There is still plenty of produce around and still light in the evenings to prepare it in. Bliss.
This morning I woke up to find the rain from the night before had disappeared and got up to get to the markets at a decent time. By 10am I was back home – breakfast ready and back in bed. I am a huge fan of breakfast in bed. Today’s choice was buttery wholemeal toast with boiled eggs and heirloom cherry tomatoes. I’ve been seeing so many market haul photos featuring delicious tomatoes and had to get some of my own. These were sweet, fresh, colourful and totally worth the (kind of) early wake up – oh and did I mention it took me all of 10 minuted to get ready. Perfect! Read on for the recipe.