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I just happened to be in Cuppy’s Coffee Shop the other day when Ayala was just getting her spinach quiche out of the oven. It not only looks good but tastes good. Her quiche is not the only thing on the menu as there are gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads. Besides quiche she also bakes knish and apple strudel. Knish which consists of a filling covered with dough that is either baked, grilled, or deep fried. She normally fills hers with potatoes and cheese or potatoes, cheese and spinach. If eating is not on your priority list then Krista or Michelle or one of the other baristas will gladly make your favorite latte or smoothie while you enjoy the ambiance they offer.
Spent some time wandering through the Drake Farmers Market yesterday morning. Took a few images and sampled almost everything they had, that way I did not have to eat lunch, but dinner, well that was different story.
I enjoy these community events. You can actually talk to the person who made the product which could include growing the vegetables in their own garden, harvesting them, caning them and using their own special recipe. And, as I mentioned above, you can sample the product before buying. I found a couple of things I just had to buy and made my dinner with them last night.
Last week I spent a couple of days in Seattle, flying up on Wednesday and coming back on Friday afternoon. I took one small backpack with spare shirt, shorts, socks, toothbrush and just the G12. I stayed at the Green Tortoise Hostel which is located at the corner of Pike and First Street. It is literally across the street from Pikes Market Place. First of all the hostel was great. I stayed in a room with four beds with only three of them occupied. Andrew was from England and Bosco was from Miami. The hostel provided breakfast each morning: eggs, pancakes and toast. The only stipulation required you to make your own breakfast and then cleanup after yourself. On Tuesdays from 1:00-5:00 pm they offered the Dead Guy tour where they load you up in the hostel van for a tour of Seattle. Along the way they take you to the graves of Jimmy Hendrix, Bruce Lee, and Brandon Lee. I passed on that. They offered free dinner on Tuesday and Thursday. So, I did indulge in the taco dinner on Thursday. Continue reading
Faye had a sweet post on her blog yesterday. Her image and story awakened some forgotten memories of my childhood. Just like her story, we would gather with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins for a summer evening meal. I remember the grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, pork and beans and of course chips. What I remember most was the homemade ice cream. My uncles would take turns hand cranking the White Mountain freezers. Man those were good times. So, Faye’s image of the watermelon is to blame for the indulgence in some good old watermelon last night. It’s all gone now.
We had a short overnight in New Orleans, arriving late and leaving around noon. It is hot and muggy but I managed to get out and take a walk along Veterans Blvd. This walk takes me passed the past the Chez Pierre pastry shop I visited back in June. On that visit I enjoyed the artistry of the baker and sampled one of their works of art. I stopped in again, chatted with the same lady as before and tried something new. Again, I was pleased.
I took it back to my hotel room since the shop is just around the corner. It will be my lunch today.
The deed it done! You know there are simple pleasures in life. I experienced one yesterday morning.
A couple of weeks ago I was in New Orleans for one of my overnights. We arrived late so our departure time was later in the day. I enjoyed the continental breakfast at the hotel then headed out for a walk. My journey took me to this small French bakery called Chez Pierre. Maybe three cars in the parking lot but something about it called me to walk in, and it wasn’t because I was hungry. I was met by an elderly women behind this absolutely beautiful display case of wonderful pastries. There were two young girls enjoying quiche and their conversation. Before I knew what had happened this delicious pastry was sitting in front of me (have no clue how that happened). Let me tell you it was delicious, even at 9:30 in the morning. I was over the edge.
Here’s what it looked like when I left. No wonder my uniform pants fit tight.
A couple of days ago it rained throughout the night and continued into the early afternoon. So, who can blame us if we indulge in a favorite latte and a scone at a local coffee shop while it rains outside? I tried to write but words were not to be found. I tried to read but could not stay focused. So I sipped on the latte and nibbled on the scone.
I’ve gotten into the habit of eating a banana while driving my car to the airport when I have an early show in the morning. Well, I must have had my mind somewhere else last week because after the van ride to the terminal from the employee parking lot, I realized I’d left the banana sitting on the passenger seat of my car. I figured it would be mush and my car would smell rank when I returned but I was in for a pleasant surprise. The car had no odor and the banana was still firm but was a solid black. And, no I did not eat it.
We’ll be in Portland this evening so hope the weather allows us to venture into the port area looking for seafood. Clam chowder or lobster or crab are far more appealing than either of these bananas.
Near our hotel in Albany, NY is a small coffee shop called Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary. I’ve made two visits and enjoyed my experience both times. The coffee is good and the sandwiches are top-notch. The ambiance is what I liked the most. They have converted an older home into this sanctuary so we have three separate rooms, each with its own feel. I noticed these two gentlemen ordering their coffees and setting up a table to play their game. This was the image liked best. I had taken a couple of images and then just watched through the view finder in anticipation of one of the men to make his move. When he did I pressed the shutter. This was also taken at ISO 3200.