“I like bread, and I like butter – but I like bread with butter best.”

It is sunny and cool, only 68˚. The breeze makes it feel even colder so I have shut a couple of windows. Last night was just fine for sleeping.

5 days and counting!

Yesterday I made a day by day list of what I need to do before I leave on Tuesday. Mostly it is filled with errands like going to Agway for pet food, Stop and Shop for trip treats, the bank for money and the store which sells bus tickets. Packing is on Monday, the day before I leave. I roll my clothes and have since my packpacking days. They don’t wrinkle as easily.

My mother always brought treats on our trips to Europe. She’d have cookies and candy for the car rides and nighttime snacking. I follow in her footsteps and will bring Oreos, candy which won’t melt and peanut butter crackers. Ghana is short on snacks. We used to buy Cadbury chocolate bars. My favorite was fruit and nut. The Ghanaian bars were made by Chocolate Tree. They were dark and not all that sweet. The taste took a while to get used to. I brought home one of the wrappings. The back has black stars and celebrates the Second Republic 1969. Chocolate Tree still sells bars. The wrappings have Kente patterns on them. The chocolate taste still takes a bit of getting used to.

Nothing is better than fresh bread from the oven. The bakery in the town where I grew up baked bread, and the aroma was so tantalizing we all beat a path to the bakery door to buy it. I’d take a hunk of bread and eat it on the way home. I always thought it tasted best when still warm and slathered with butter .

Once in a while I have toast in the morning. Sometimes I have it with jelly or marmalade. My favorite is clementine marmalade which I have to buy on-line. It isn’t all that sweet, mostly fruity. I seldom buy white bread. Lately it has been honeyed wheat as I have started a love affair with honey which I never liked until recently unless you count Bit-O-Honey. I have even bought honeycomb and eaten it on an English muffin. I add honey to goat cheese as a snack on crackers. Mostly I buy local honey just because it is local.

Well, I have two chores or errands to cross off today so I bets get moving.


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6 Comments on ““I like bread, and I like butter – but I like bread with butter best.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    I don’t have to buy honey any more, I get it from my neighbor the beekeeper 🙂 It taste very different from when it is made, the spring one is usually a bit bitter and the autumn one sweeter.

    I have also always rolled my clothes but I must admit that I’ve never had a thought of wrinkles 🙂 I’m blind when it comes to such things 🙂

    Too hot to bake bread yet, today we passed 80F and I was lucky to be working in the neighbor factory, the painting box has a constant temperature of 68F. My ordinary work place must have been neighbor with hell today, they had suffered all day and been drinking so much water that they had no wish to eat any lunch 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      I buy it at a local farm. It is always sweet so I don’t know if there is a difference in seasons.

      It made more sense to roll my clothes to put in the backpack. Folding just wouldn’t work. It is easier to pack when rolled.

      It is chilly today even with the sun. Last night was in the 50’s, and I think tonight will be as cold. Today never got warm.

      Fall days can be hot or cold. It is just the luck of the draw.

      Have a great evening!!

  2. Hedley Says:

    Tic Tic Tic – Ghana is calling like the crocodile (subliminal) in Peter Pan heading towards Captain Hook

    I am totally starch addicted and specifically bread. Papa Joe’s Market produces loaves of such quality that I will steal a piece from the middle and then push the ends together in the hopes that Mrs MDH does not notice. If she is absent for a couple of moments I will generously apply butter and then consume in the manner of guilt about to be discovered.

    When do you pull out the suitcase ? I assume that Gracie immediately goes in to a funk when it appears ?

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      Nope, I’m ignoring the call of the sacred croc.

      I am totally with you in eating that fresh bread, warm with butter. The bakeries are few and far between here. In one I can get wonderful cookies and whoopie pies but no bread. In another, I can get pies. The French bread shop is about 40-45 minutes from here down Cape. I have been only a couple of times.

      I brought the suitcase up from the cellar today as I was down there anyway. It is sitting in the living room. Gracie just sniffs. When I start packing, Gracie will start worrying.

  3. Birgit Says:

    “How To Make Ghana Butter Bread”:

    • katry Says:

      That recipe is great.

      In Ghana I always buy butter bread. When I lived there, the bread was never sold sliced, but now it is. It also wasn’t butter bread back then. All the bread looked and tasted the same. It was the best toast!

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