Saturday, January 17, 2015


Toast and clam! South Pacific of course, and real butter, nothing more, nothing less...

Toast challenge Veronica Roth...

Here is a toast to 'Toast'... To each slice of bread, whether brown or white! Wholemeal or rye, thin thick or downright doorstep! We love you 'Toast'... Slathered in butter or margarine, then left for the purists, or adorned with marmalade, honey, jam or Marmite!

 viva  'Toast'... Be strong of crust and mouthwatering of body and texture... we adore you!



Veronica Roth said...

Oh my gosh Marian, you got that just right. Toast and real butter for the world!!! Love it. Also love those enormous oysters! Absolutely wonderful to the max. Thank you so much for playing along. :D

Marian Bonelli said...

Thank you! And thank you - for inviting me to the game! :-)

Joke Konings said...

So simple and pure. Toast and butter are my thing, the oysters...well tht's a different story

mano said...

toast and butter are great! but I never saw such big oysters!!
:-) mano

Marian Bonelli said...

Those oysters shells were a gift to someone I know, a brother on vacation had them shipped over from the Pacific, about forty or fifty years ago... amazing aren't they! :-)

Patrice A. said...

i am in with the toast
(o yes, with butter! hmmmm)
but not the clam
and wauw.... they are huge!

renilde said...

sea air, oysters and toast, sounds like a little party to me ;)

Marian Bonelli said...

Not sure who ate who with this giant clam! :-)

Marian Bonelli said...

Bucks fizz anyone! :-)

Tammie Lee said...

oh, that makes me hungry
though i have never had this
real butter is the only kind to eat

Marian Bonelli said...

I've started eating butter again recently, apparently its healthier than margarine, 'they' say! :-)

Jennifer J. Chow said...

Love the contrast between clam and toast--how creative!

Marian Bonelli said...

I was fortunate to have the clam as a prop forsure! :-)

Carole Reid said...

Your enthusiasm for toast makes me giggle but I totally get what you're saying! Adding the oysters is brilliant. Have a great week.

Lucia said...

Thank you for this Inspiration.

Dave Jeffree said...

It's gotta be said:

Morning all. I'd like to tell you about when I was a young boy. I must have been three or four months old at the time. I didn't really know what I wanted, and if I did, I wouldn't have been able to tell anybody, 'cos all I could do was gurgle. So I sat there in me highchair, thinking one day, looking at me tray and thinking what I'd give for a meal on there. So I started looking round to see what I could have. I was rubbing me eggy soldier in me head, trying to think, and then I looked in the corner and there's a little breadbin with its mouth open, just staring at me, like. And then I looked in and I saw bread.

I thought, oh yeah, I'll have toast,
A little piece of toast.

Well, then I started getting older,
I hated this, I hated that,
Expensive state was ludicrous
And cafés couldn't cater for the finer things in life:
The upper crust was not for me,
I could tell that.
So I'd go back home,
Switch the kitchen light on,
Put the grill on,
Slip a slice under

And have toast,
A little piece of toast.

'Cos there's so much to choose from.
There's brown bread, white bread,
All sorts of wholemeal bread;
It comes in funny packages
With writing on the side,
But it doesn't matter which one you have
'Cos when you cut the crusts off,
Have it with marmalade
Or butter, cheese, tomatoes, beans,
Or chocolate if you're strange,
It doesn't really matter.

Oh no, it all goes with toast,
Just toast.

I'm gonna think about it some...

That's toast, mmm yeah,
Just toast,
That's toast,
Just toast.

Well I go down the supermarket
With me basket in me hand,
I'm walking from one counter to another
Trying to find the bread stall,
But I can't find it anywhere
And then I bump into a mother
With a baby in a basket
And she says

"Oh look, you've started him off again,
I come down here for a little bit of peace and quiet
To get some bread to go home to make toast,
Just toast,
I like toast"
Yeah, but I don't half like toast.

OK, scrape that toast, boys.

That's toast,
Yeah, just toast.

I can't think about it any more. I've got to go and have some, it's no good. Here listen, I'm getting a bit browned off standing here. Me too. Shall we go and have some toast? Good idea. Why not? OK. I've got the grill on. Got any brown bread? Yeah! Have you got wholemeal bread? Wheatmeal bread? All sorts of toast. Let's go... (They proceed to make toast, accompanied by various kitchen noises.)

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

well... you got it in one... me here, a serious toast lover too. nice to meet you! n♥

Norma Conway said...

Hi Marian! For me oysters are eaten one way as I can't believe how delicious something can be: BBQ the oysters until the steam inside opens the top. Immediately tear off the top and sprinkle a tsp. or so of vodka right from the bottle onto the oyster and then squirt a lemon slice to splash it with lemon juice. I use the bottom shell to transfer to my mouth and just sort of scrape (with my teeth) the oyster meat out and slurp up the juices in the shell all at once. Served with thick fingers of toasted hearty healthy bread (without butter for me,) I feel this would be heaven. The bread perhaps toasted on the BBQ as well. Oh the daydreaming has begun...! *smiles* Norma

Marian Bonelli said...

Oh wow! My mouth is now watering!!! And at just gone 11am on a Wednesday at work! Lol Mmmmm lovely! Thank you :-)

Marian Bonelli said...

Thank you! You too :-)

Marian Bonelli said...

:-) Just answering here now, reading all this Toast talk... Is making me want toast, now! Lol

Marian Bonelli said...

Very, very! Good Dave! What a great song Toast from the... 80's! I think i still have it! The song, not Toast from the 80's! :-) x