this is not an israeli breakfast. at least not a typical one. if i had chosen to show you an israeli breakfast today i could have shown you either a cookie, because lots of israelies like to start the day with a cup of strong coffee and a sweet cookie. and then after an hour or two they will eat the "real" breakfast. which would be the second option for me to show you. this involves - if classical - eggs, boiled or fried, israeli salad, which is a basic salad made of tomato, cucumber, onions and parsley. what makes it israeli, or more precisely what makes it middle eastern is, that all ingredients are finely chopped and sprinkled with olive oil, fresh lemon juice and salt. you might add hummus, because israelies like to add hummus where possible. you might add lebaneh, which is a white cheese, slightly sour. and you will definately add pita bread or whatever bread you prefer. bread is a big deal around here.
but i am not going to show you that today, since i usually don't eat any of these breakfast meals at home.
so, this morning i had one of my typical breakfasts, which is yoghurt with "something". today that something was this delicious homemade shesek jam. and this might just be what makes this breakfast israeli, because i have never seen this fruit outside
the jam we made is heavenly. not too sweet, spiced up with cinnamon and a little bit of lemon, also from our garden (i have to say this again: i LOVE all these fruits in the garden!). oh, and if anyone knows the name of this fruit in english, or danish for that matter, please do let me know.
update! a shesek is a loquat. thank you so much those of you who helped solve the mystery. yay!
so, bon appetit to you. or as we say here, beteavon!
other lovely breakfasts from different corners of the world:
jane, ladybug-zen, ian, bonnie,esti, sophie, cele, modsquad,caitlin, joyce, ani, couturecoucou, kim, a day that is dessert, natsumi, epe, kaylovesvintage, trinsch, c.t., jeannette, outi, schanett, ritva, dongdong, francesca,state of bliss, jennifer, dana, denise, cabrizette, bohemia girl, ruth, dianna,
Jane from spain daily is hosting the corner view project. next week´s theme is "modes of transportation" from the lovely ladybug-zen.