Friday, May 05, 2006

what's for breakfast?

We all know the benefits of using olive oil but did you ever think of having it for breakfast? I didn't until I came to Spain and watched them pour some over a piece of bread, instead of using margarine or butter. Breakfast buffet at the hotel in Seville included tiny bottles of olive oil for individual use next to marmalade and butter, as pictured below. Use a good olive oil, it is very tasty!

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33 comments:

  1. Love good olive oil on bread with a dash of salt. Or feta cheese dribbled with olive oil and a sprinkling of oregano. Yes, for breakfast!! (Greek heritage, what can I say!)

    Here from Michele's today.

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  2. Sounds yummy. I'm all about olive oil and seasonings with bread, but never thought of it for breakfast!

    Michele sent me.

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  3. Here from Michele's and I do agree with you on Olive Oil.

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  4. That sounds delicious! Although...I'm not sure I could manage the richness of Olive Oli in the morning. Though, it would depend on the Olive Oil, wouldn't it? (lol)
    Here from Michele this A.M.
    Sounds like Seville was wonderful and tasty, too.

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  5. OOLH: what are you doing up? lol! It is almost 2 am your time!

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  6. cool... in italy as an apitizer they give you a clove of galic and olive oil with a small bowl of diced tomatoes for what is called in french dont know the name in tialian as a bagueete

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  7. oh fogot to say... the galic is peeled and cut in half you add a dab of oil to your bread then rub the galic on it not put it rub it then add tomatoes

    Mmmmmmm

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  8. I first saw oil on bread at an Italian restaurant. What a treat!

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  9. November Rain: interesting! I thought it was a Spanish specialty, they do it here too. You rub the tomatoes, only the juice gets to the bread. I love it!
    It's called pan tomaquet in Catalonia!

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  10. Hello again, thanks for visiting. I do a lot of cooking with olive oil but never thought of using it instead of margarine/butter. Maybe I'll try it, can't hurt can it lol.

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  11. Being born and raised Italian, I sure do!!! I love Olive Oil. You know it helps with sunburns too??

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  12. It's better w/warm bread. Romano's Macaroni Grill (an american restaurant chain) serves their bread with olive oil.

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  13. Never knew that. Another additional knowledge. Thanks.

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  14. Not sure I could stomach olive oil for breakfast, but I like it on bread at dinner. :)

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  15. I know it is better for me but I have never been able to acquire a taste for olive oil. We do cook with it but keep it to a minimum.

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  16. Yummy yummy!!
    And good for you, too!
    LBC

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  17. Great idea! I love olive oil on bread. Of course I like parm cheese, garlic and Italian seasonings mixed into the oil to dip!

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  18. I love olive oil! I use it all the time, now I will have to try it for my breakfast toast!!

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  19. Well, not sure about using it on toast instead of butter in the morning, but I love a good bread with virgin olive oil, cracked pepper and kosher salt. Very tasty.

    Hi from Michele's!

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  20. Never tried it for breakfast, but olive oil and balsamic vinegar with dinner bread can be fun.

    Here today from Michele's!

    rashbre

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  21. hiya. sarah, theremin player/clogger from the FFMB, stopping by to say hi.

    i use olive oil on my bagels ... it really enhances the taste, plus you get those wonderful health benefits.

    have a nice friday! like your blog!

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  22. Never had that before. I can't even think what I had for breakfast while I was in Barcelona! But then I guess I'm not a big breakfast eater and don't even ask about me & bread!

    Have a wonderful weekend :)

    Here from Michele's.

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  23. Wow, very interesting. I like olive oil at lot. But for breakfast. Never thought of it.:)
    Thank you for sharing.

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  24. I'm not a big oil person, but if you are, that sounds scrummy :-)

    cq
    Michele sent me - this time!

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  25. I love it for dinner - but breakfast would tax me a little....LOL

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  26. We always have about 3 or 4 different varieties of olive oil in the pantry.
    We use it a lot and yes we do use it on bread but not normally for breakfast.
    There is actually an olive oil farm about 5 minutes up the road from us.

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  27. I could have olive oil on anything. Any time.

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  28. hmm mar - now that you say that, I thihnk I'll try that some time too! At least we know it's healthy for you.

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  29. I so love olive oil over bread for breakfast!! Yum!!

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  30. You make it sound so good!

    Good to be here again, Mar.

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  31. Hi..from Michele's.
    I only use olive oil...love the taste and also the health benefits.

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  32. I never thought of using olive oil for my breakfast food. that sounds good. Must try that as well.
    I drew my breakfast in my recent post. Come by if you have the chance :-) I'm visiting from the FFMb today. Hope you're having a good weekend!

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  33. I love olive oil on good rustic bread, with a tiny sprinkle of sea salt too .... delicious!

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