‘Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.’ James A. Garfield.

06 Jun

Stories from my Sketchbook . . .

I love bread.  In fact, I never really met a bread I didn’t like—brown, white, rye, seeded, ciabatta, damper, focaccia, roti, soda, multigrain, pumpernickel, (banana—not sure that counts as a real bread but . . . yum)—the list goes on and on and on. . .

And, although I do agree with James Garfield that bread needs something to go with it, for me it’s not peanut butter.  For me it is cheese (any kind of cheese) and ham . . .  and chutney . . .  and  pickles . . . or . . . if it’s toasted, pâté.  I could, seriously, live on toast and pâté . . . and red wine . . .

Well—when I say I could live on it, I probably actually couldn’t.  My digestive system seems to have much more to say about what I can, and can’t, eat (and drink) these days.  Sigh.

Sometimes getting older sucks . . .


Posted by on June 6, 2017 in Uncategorized


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9 responses to “‘Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.’ James A. Garfield.

  1. stevetalbot51

    June 9, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    One day Jon you will come to realise the absolute superiority of Vegemite – one day ……

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  2. Jon

    June 8, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    What about Marmite?

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    • sallyinthehaven

      June 9, 2017 at 7:03 am

      Eeerk. I know you like it, but . . . eeerk. 😦

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  3. stevetalbot51

    June 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    That sourdough looks good Sal – not sure about the garnish of dead ‘orse (= tomato sauce = ketchup – for our North American colleagues) though 🙂


    • sallyinthehaven

      June 7, 2017 at 7:22 am

      No intended tomato sauce garnish here. Sometimes, when I am at a loss for something to draw, I go through my sketchbook and ‘colour’ blank pages, trying out different techniques and materials. Then later on I go back and sketch something over that already coloured page. It produces some really interesting, and unexpected, outcomes. Looks like tomato sauce was one of them! 🙂

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  4. S. A. Young

    June 6, 2017 at 9:40 am

    First, love the sketch!
    Like you, I’m fairly certain I haven’t met the bread I didn’t like and the combinations are endless. Though, for me, I could probably live on some nice crusty French bread and really good butter.

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    • sallyinthehaven

      June 6, 2017 at 10:23 am

      Mmmmm . . . butter . . .

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  5. C. C. Cedras

    June 6, 2017 at 7:40 am

    …and naan, and cornbread/dodgers/muffins, and tortillas,and sourdough…sadly, most of these are off limits for me now with Celiac, but I keep working on ways to make or find the GF versions of many. I’m a cheese fanatic, too, but I love peanut butter on buttered toast. 😁

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    • sallyinthehaven

      June 6, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Oh – naan – I forgot naan. I’m getting hungry . . .

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