Monday, January 24, 2011

Minis



I have fallen in love with minis these past weeks.
These two minis are now regulars: blueberry crumble and reine-élizabeth.
Actually, this is nothing new. I love all things small. They make me smile.
I dream of a party where all my friends dress up and we eat finger foods for hours...



This other mini is my mum's favourite cake: marzipan. I did a dark chocolate buttercream for it.
And there was a bigger version...



I have been varying the brioche a bit lately. My favourite of the week was sauteed green apples in caramel. Yum.



And Simon's favourite sweet treat was no doubt the white chocolate and macadamia nut cookie. Here it is with the ever popular chocolate ginger cookie.



My crush though is the french toast. I admit that I did not eat it yet, maybe that is why we are still in this courtship phase...



No worries everyone, I still have not started uploading pictures on another website. My plan was to do it all with my phone... but blogspot is not yet ready for that in Canada it seems. We might try wordpress, or Simon might be able to finalize the website soon - I was hoping for a little corner of ever changing pics. You can always check out twitter (@chezedgar) or befriend edgar on facebook for the weekly menus.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Only Human


Hi.
I know, it has been awhile. I was having trouble laughing like this.

I have come to realize that I am only human.
Today was a humbling experience.

After putting on the final touches to Edgar last night (it was the official reopening today) I went straight to bed. No reading. No computer. No late night snack. I felt a bit out of it, my head hurt slightly.

And it hurt throughout the night. When the alarm rang this morning, I did not spring out of bed as I usually do... Simon asked if I was ok, and I said no. I went downstairs and attempted to shower. Then just formed a little ball. My head hurt so much, and I vomited. And I said I was ok. I kept saying I was ok but could not convince Simon. I think I said it 15 times, probably more, trying to get up but just getting back into a little ball.

I did not go to work. This is not Normal me. I was ashamed. I felt so bad for the people I was letting down.

But I am only human.
Since October I have pushed all boundaries and everything was a-ok.
I had ups and downs, I was tired - but I always think back to everything I have been able to accomplish in my life so far and this is feasible for Marysol. Maybe I pushed too far.

I have often had many jobs at the same time, did art shows as I worked full time jobs, took the time out to run and swim, even trained so hard to work with the circus, keep this blog going, kept my art blog going, tried to be a best friend to many, tried to be the best girlfriend ever to a few... I think I forgot myself on many occasions.

I need to change little things to make my life better. To have a life.
This blog will have a bit less postings.
I just secured another address to post wordless pictures of the Edgar food. I will still be able to reach out to you all, to tell you what I am up to, in pictures.

And I will make my work days shorter. I think 15-16 hours a day might not be reasonable for Mid-Thirties-Marysol. I have to remember that I am a cook, and a server, and a manager, and an accountant... Edgar hours will change and I should finally be able to hire staff.

And I will indulge in more Me Time. Tuesday mornings are mine, I started taking one-on-one classes that I had only dreamed possible.



And I will smile some more. And laugh. Apparently my laugh makes you smile.
 
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