Mama’s Bistro

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Are you a breakfast fan?  I love breakfast– passionately– and so does my family.  Have you seen a Traditional English Breakfast?  I took a picture to show you here.  And, this is pretty much all that is offered in Bury.
But… We found the best breakfast spot this weekend!
The special of the day was delicious: Garden-fresh Wilted Greens, Caramelized Onions topped with Poached Eggs and a Cherry Tomato Bruschetta Relish.  Served with a a side of Smoked Bacon.  You can tell they really love food there!Everything was absolutely fresh and made to order. Allergies were taken into account, and no foods were offered that couldn’t be enjoyed by all. And the location?…  Perfect!  We were surrounded by blooming columbine and a verdant garden.
Someone suggested it might be a little too sunny, but I find that impossible in England.
Every diner left happy and satisfied, looking forward to our next meal there.
The only downside to Mama’s Bistro?….The dishes don’t wash themselves!

I hope you had a delicious weekend.  We did!

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23 Responses to Mama’s Bistro

  1. Kristen - Anywhere There's An Airport May 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    I will eat at Mama’s Bistro any day! I will even do the dishes. Seriously.

    I have been a major egg lover as of late. Your breakfast might have just inspired my dinner 🙂

    • Ariana May 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

      Kristen– consider this your official invitation, should you ever find yourself in the area! (Only 1.5 hours from London…) And we are currently hiring dishwashers! 🙂

    • Great Scott June 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

      I’m with Kristen. I love doing dishes and will do them ANYTIME if you cook like that. Delicious post!!

  2. monika May 28, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    That looks wonderful!!

    But — oh. living without a dishwasher is hard!

    • Ariana May 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

      Oh, I know! In the last 8 years, we have only enjoyed the luxury of a dishwasher for 7 months! It was in Germany. The really weird thing about English kitchens is that most don’t have two compartments in the sink. I think they soap up and then pour water over the soapy dishes on the dish drainer. This makes absolutely no sense to me, though, since it only rinses soap off of the outside of the dishes! Weird! I am definitely used to washing dishes with two sections. Just another thing to get used to…

  3. Grandma Seelye May 28, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Ariana, you are so good at “growing where you’re planted”! You make the best of where you are! You can tell that all the eaters were satisfied!

    • Ariana May 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

      Thank you, Grandma! We feel so lucky and blessed to have everything at our fingertips we need to enjoy life fully!

  4. Marisa May 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    OMG – that looks absolutely ridiculously good! It’s official – I’m coming to Bury – I want to eat at Mama’s bistro – I’m going to take you up on that having me over for dinner offer – or wait – maybe breakfast 😉 If you have me, I’ll gladly do the washing up!

    • Ariana May 29, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      Come on over, Marisa! We would love to feed you… any meal!

  5. Jenny May 29, 2012 at 7:24 am #

    What beautiful food. And after reading your last post on food I found myself wondering, “What do they eat for breakfast?” Now I know! Looks absolutely delicious. And all that sunshine is such a welcome change. What a wonderful way to spend the morning.
    Too bad about the dishes, though! My English sink has 3 compartments- and none is big enough to properly wash a pot in!

    • Ariana May 29, 2012 at 11:16 am #

      Hasn’t all of this sunshine been incredible? We had about four days straight where I never saw a single cloud in the sky! It’s been overcast all day so far, but it gives me a chance to get the house cleaned up– I have spent almost every waking moment outdoors since the weather warmed up!
      Oh, and how aggravating about those small compartment in your sink! I have hardly seen a single one with two or more! When we first moved into our house in Portland, the sink was tiny and terrible, and that was the very first thing we changed– we ripped it out and put a great big double sink– I didn’t think I could stand to do dishes any other way. Well, it turns out I can!!

  6. Hausfrau May 29, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    I’ve done the one-sink thing in Japan and now here in Germany–I just rinse my dishes alongside the soapy water that I set in a large bowl in the sink–it uses a little more water, but at least I know things are clean and rinsed! Well, I do have a dishwasher here, so that helps.

    This looks like a perfect breakfast to me! And too much sun in England (or Germany)? I agree–impossible!

    • Ariana May 29, 2012 at 11:18 am #

      That’s a good idea. I sometimes fill the sink, soap everything up and set it on the dish drainer, then drain the soapy water and fill it to rinse. A huge hassle, though! I remind myself that not everyone even has running water, and then somehow those little complaints disappear altogether…

  7. Happy Homemaker UK May 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Wow, the breakfast looks amazing and the perfect setting! Your sink is 10 times bigger than mine, you lucky girl 😉

    • Ariana May 31, 2012 at 10:41 am #

      Really, Laura?! You have my sympathies! And I need to be more thankful that my sink can hold so many dirty dishes… 🙂

  8. Great Scott June 1, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Ok, sign me up for dish duty because I want that food. SO yummy! Had to laugh when I saw your sink and then when I read all the comments about British sinks – they are the pits! Ours is the one sink set up with a tiny compartment for the scrub brushes/sponges. I end up filling only a small amount of water/soap, washing silverware and cups first, stacking them in the little compartment as I go, then rinsing them over the big sink and using the remaining (and greater amount of) water to wash bigger items. It takes so long. I like the other commenter’s idea of using a bowl to stack in or yours of just putting them in the rack. Either way – it’s a pain in the neck!!

  9. Restaurants in Steamboat June 2, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Delicious food. I wander your family. A girl is very cute. One of my uncle daughter is same as she is…..

  10. Lisa Marie June 7, 2012 at 6:09 am #

    love it!

  11. Elie June 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    Oh! I can not wait to eat at Mama’s Bistro. When word gets out, there will be a line out the door. And I’ll be in it! And I will TOTALLY wash the dishes.

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