I woke up to bright light, but as soon as I took out my earplugs I heard the telltale sign of the stereotypical English day.
I have to be fair to England in saying it really doesn’t rain as much as people would have you think. Don’t be fooled into thinking I’m saying the weather is nice, because you’ll generally have between three and five nice days per year here, but at least it’s not raining.
While I’m waiting for my veggie (vegan) bean burgers to cook I’m listening to Dayton, Ohio’s WHKO K99.1 FM country music radio station, all the way in London. I was ecstatic to discover I could listen to my favorite radio station over here.
Good thing: I can keep current on country music and Dayton news, and it makes me feel like I’m at home when I’m most likely sitting at my desk at work.
Bad thing: It makes me want to go home immediately. When the radio hosts are talking about weather and driving conditions, it reminds me of driving around the city in my car and going to do all the little things I can’t do anymore, like lunch with my mom! Not that I’d ever want to actually live in Dayton, but it’d be nice for it to not be a once-a-year production.
When I put the veggie burger on the pan all I could think was: one is definitely not enough.
Two veggie burgers, salsa, lightly steamed kale topped with a bit of Frank’s Red Hot sauce.
These were SO good. Any time I see a veggie burger coated in breadcrumbs I immediately think it’s going to be gross. This was one of the best burgers I’ve ever tasted, and it was even a frozen burger! Two strikes against it, but it prevailed.
I’m absolutely loving kale these days. I’ve never used it for a breakfast before, but it totally works.
I’m heading off to pick up my race packet for tomorrow’s 5K race in Clapham, and then I’m meeting a few of my friends at an espresso bar in Soho. Hope it’s good!