Here is my perfect day
At home, which occurs too rarely, with a mug of rooibos vanilla tea— Dragonfly makes a good one. I love vanilla. The real thing, extracted from pods, is hand pollinated and comes from a creeper that’s part of the orchid family and is very expensive.
Many would opt for a breakfast fry-up (and who can blame them?), but I’m going for a kipper and poached eggs. Rick Stein would prepare it in his eponymous Padstow restaurant overlooking the harbour in north Cornwall (time and distance play no part in my fantasy). It would be a Craster kipper, smoked in the traditional way by L. Robson & Sons in its 160-year-old smokehouse in Craster, northumberland. The eggs are organic, poached and either Duchy Original or Burford Brown.