Monday, July 12, 2010

The Stuff That Sustains Me

It's been a historic and fun but stressful few weeks. What have I been up to? Bummer, can't really say.

BUT, what I can say is that Iris Cafe in Brooklyn Heights is responsible, in great part, for keeping me going since the beginning of June. Whether I had a rare day off and was trying to chill or was heading to work on the weekend, Iris Cafe was always the first stop! The new cafe on Columbia Place is a cool, original, friendly, tasty, most welcome addition to the Heights. My favorite item on the menu is the gingerbread muffin. Yes, I have been known to get two, they are just that good. They are super moist, just ginger enough flavored but not too spicy.

Today I had a biscuit with homemade raspberry jam, which was also enjoyable. Heartier breakfasts include yogurt with granola and hard and soft boiled eggs served a variety of ways. Fresh baguettes (French and Italian) with jam or ham and cheese also look delish! And all of that is just for breakfast. Lunch options look fantastic too.

My only slight criticism (and with all due respect to my cousins who have adorable children) is that on the weekends there are so many kids and strollers that I wondered whether I had mistakenly walked into a Gymboree class or a Park Slope bar. I know, I know, give me a few years and I'll be in the exact same boat...why can't I have my kids and eat my gingerbread muffin too? I'm just saying...

Related, most people know that Lake Michigan runs through my veins. And I am thrilled to say that I am just wrapping up the annual recharge of my batteries in Northern Michigan. Some years there's something new in the cottage. Some years, there is a new restaurant in town. This year, the new addition to Leland was Captain Carnivore. While it was not possible to pack 30 years of fun into Matt's first 5 day trip Up North, I think he got enough taste (he really did taste the lake) that we might get him to go back next year:-)

Up North photos tomorrow.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

the blogworld missed you . . . welcome back! AB

5:09 PM  
Anonymous stephanie said...

Can't wait to see the up north pictures! I've been waiting patiently! Don't make me wait too much longer! Don and I are living vicariously through you this year!

7:32 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Thanks both!! Photos tomorrow

11:03 PM  

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