You’re about to get two weeks of Edgar in one post.
Last week was just the kind of week that got away from me … so no Edgar post for me. But let’s go back several weeks (heck – almost 6 weeks now)…
I’ll let you in on a little secret … I went away on vacation. Yep. One entire month of adventure … one entire month of trying new food … one entire month of not baking. I started to feel the itch at week 3 (not bad). Then, a few days before the end of my trip I got this email:
are you home yet? xx
That was from Marysol. That was the moment I got home sick for my Saturday’s at Edgar. I was anxious to go in and talk to Marysol and Simon and tell them all about my vacation – to give them their gifts, and to get my hands busy doing whatever Marysol needed me to do.
I would have to wait another week before being able to do any of that.
So Saturday January 22nd I made my way to Edgar bright and early. I was excited. I would see my friends for the first time in 5 weeks.
The first thing you should know – is that a one month break makes me a little slow. The result: my sandwich making wasn’t as time efficient as it had gotten. And I realized how much I missed Marysol and Simon because I didn’t stop talking: I would pull out my iphone and show them pictures. And I couldn’t get enough of Simon latte’s … oh bliss (I hadn’t had a decent coffee during my vacation … major sigh).
It was the perfect day … a little slow to start and then, BAM – the people came in. The rush was on and it was like old times. I fell back in love with this little café and its quiet charm.
First thing I saw … was the new brunch option. Oeufs cocotte. Oh my. I heart a good poached egg – and when you plop a couple of eggs on top of spinach and bacon, and then top them with a goat cheese, roasted tomato, bacon mixture … brilliant. The dish is paired with a lightly dressed rocket salad and … roasted potatoes. The potatoes are roasted in … bacon fat. Yep. Lots of delicious bacon fat. It smells pretty amazing … and tastes even better.
That is a ramkin of happiness.
Then I was introduced to Edgar’s newest baked good – the mini almond cakes. Marysol was busy piping some thick and creamy chocolate buttercream on top of the regular and mini-sized treats.
My mouth started to water.
By the time people started coming in, Edgar’s front display counter was full of baked goods and paninis.
First week back – awesome.
Then last Saturday was my second week back. EVEN BETTER.
1. I got to make the BEST panini sandwich option EVER.
spicy mayo, avocado, bacon, havarti cheese, roasted tomatoes … and more spicy mayo.
Oh heck yay! That is one solid sandwich.
Then… some of my friends came by for lunch! Whoot whoot!
I was able to convince Michael to have the amazing panini above (he told me I had him at avocado and bacon) – and Erin left with a container full of baked goodies: a bacon date brioche, 2 edgar bars, and 2 brownies. Chocolate orange brownies. Die and go to heaven brownies. No lies.
I’m so happy to be back. Going to Edgar makes me smile.
Will I see you there next weekend? You know you want too … :0)