A Ghanaian Breakfast
There's nothing better than brunch. When I lived in Seattle, I even started a brunch review blog with my significant other as a devilish plot to sneak away free breakfasts ("Hello? Yes, I'm from SeattleBrunchReview.com and we're coming to review your brunch today... can you please set aside two of your best dishes for free?"), but quickly became a delightful reason to wake up on Sunday mornings and go to 'work'. While the blog still exists, our entries have petered out as we move on to other things - but, let's be honest, not as important as brunch! I haven't had much reason to talk about breakfast since I've been in Ghana, preferring instead to focus on arguably more significant topics like microfinance and internet in Africa, but this weekend's spread deserved its own post. My sister, brunch partner, and I stopped by Big Milly's Backyard in Kokrobite for a relaxing two days of sunning on the beach, playing in the waves, reading in hammocks, exploring the town, and of course, munching on Ghana's finest breakfast.
Even though lots of quality coffee comes from Africa, it's hard to find a good cup in our little town. Luckily, a full french press with soy cream and sugar housed in delicate ceramic mugs instantly washed away any coffee cravings I had felt during my time in Ghana.
When the weather is hot, the best breakfast is light and fruity. Papaya, guava, oranges, bananas, and pineapple graced our fruit plate, and the cinnamon toast made with homemade bread was the right touch of sweet.
My muesli came with groundnuts, sultanas, moringa seeds, bananas and warm milk & honey, such a treat as cereal and dairy are scarce - or imported, and quite expensive.
Brunch in Ghana may just beat any other; sitting in wicker chairs, twisting our feet in the sand, sipping on coffee and watching the sunrise is the best way I can think to start my day.
For those that do love brunch as much as me, I promise to bring the blog back in full swing as soon as I'm back stateside. Keep a look out for guest posts on this blog, too!