This weekend was a bit crazy, so instead of a date night, the man and I scheduled a Breakfast Date!
We have a running list of date ideas, as well as one for breakfast places to visit. Yeah, we’re that cool. This time around, the lists overlapped and we planned a romantic brunch at The Wooden Spoon Cafe & Bakery in the Highlands.
The cafe is near the W 32nd and Zuni Street intersection, and is small enough for a handful of tables inside and even less seating outdoors. The cozy feel is perfect if you’re up early enough to beat the brunch rush. We got there around 8:30 and didn’t have to wait too long to order.
We had not run but our appetites were revved as if we had. We also were uncaffeinated and delirious. While waiting to order, I had unclean thoughts involving coffee, cinnamon rolls, and sticky buns. I wanted to order one of everything!
Eclairs are my favorite! I didn’t order one, but should have. Next time!
For the first course, we ordered the Egg Scramble #1: herb goat cheese, roasted red peppers, and fresh arugula. We also had some baguette slices on the side, with jam and butter. Obviously this was not enough bread to suffice, so we went back for a croissant to top this plate off. The herb goat cheese was phenomenal!
Here you have a rare sighting of an uneaten croissant around Vanessa. Out of focus, but take what you can get!
Next, we split the Egg Sandwich on a Toasted Brioche Bun. The menu offers two items to be added to the sandwich from the following: bacon • sausage • cheddar • swiss • arugula • tomato • mushroom. We chose: arugula and mushroom. It did not disappoint!
To round out the breakFEAST, we inhaled this fresh baked Blueberry Danish, which was divine. (We saved one tiny sliver of it, so as to pretend we have self-control.)
To help digest, we sauntered around the Highlands and stumbled upon another farmers’ market! Many of the vendors were the same as those on South Pearl’s market, but it was still nice to walk through. (I also got to hold a 12-week-old yellow lab!)
After that, we came home and nursed our plant babies before I had to go off to rehearsal! Mateo the Tomato is thriving! He is so strong and resilient. And we’ve got new spinach and arugula sprouting. So much fun!
My coworker introduced me to the idea of using eggshells in garden soil for a natural fertilizer. We’ve been putting it to the test. Anyone else done this before?
Hazel the Basil has a mold/fungus growing on her, so she needed to be repotted. She’s sick but not dead… and I’m hoping we can bring her back to life!
Annnnnd the swallows are HUGE! They’ve gotten all their feathers, and now their mother is encouraging them to start testing them out. They’ll be out flying around soon!
After rehearsal, the man surprised me with a ready-made candlelit dinner because he is the absolute best. Here, Soba Noodles with Aubergine and Mango (another Plenty recipe), and a salad with homemade dressing.
What a long day, but starting it off with a breakfast date made it all that much better!
What’s your favorite breakfast spot?