Monday, November 15, 2010
Two weeks officially done...
...and this has been quite a ride.
What have a learned?
I have great friends, people are generous beyond belief.
Last week, I had help from Marc-André, Psychgrad, Nadia and my three moms. (My real mom, Simon's mom and Line, my adoptive mom) Thank goodness, because I would not have survived. (ummm, slept)
Also, I got a surprise visit from three extraordinary ladies on a Friday night: Asha, Rachelle and Lynne brought real food, sublime goodies, for Simon and I to eat. And we shared a delicious meal, and they helped out to prepare for the next day - which turned out to be busy as a radio interview aired in the morning. You can click here to hear it, probably for a few more days only...
Lynne and I have great fun thinking up sandwiches and brunch dishes. Can't wait for Art-is-in to bake new types of bread and sell croissants (soon!!!) Our fave this week was egg salad, with apple and red onion, on potato dill bread. I believe Lynne took a picture...
So far, the brunch items are not big sellers, I wonder why. Don't people love french toast? I am considering a waffle maker... Anywhoo, we did a Monte cristo - a mere handful of people ordered it - but it was delicious! Pear and caramelized onion butter, melty cheese, ham, french toast, maple syrup, how can you go wrong?
And we started serving hot chocolates and homemade moccachino-type coffees.
I am happy, see?
We have beautiful flowers from Bel Fiore in the shop, these are real pineapple! They had people talking quite a bit...
And these are not flowering asparagus... One day I will remember names.
...and I am trying to remember the names of everyone in the neighbourhood. I love how some are already familiar faces.
If you want a bit more to read (and more pictures!), some people came to eat and had something to say about it:
Eva's Food World
I will be on tv tomorrow as well. Wish me luck!