Sunday, February 18, 2007

Morning Glory Cafe

I'm in Phoenix visiting. Yesterday I went with my sister to the Morning Glory Cafe at The Farm at South Mountain. We went early enough tobeat the crowds. I had French Toast. It consisted of "twice-cooked" rustic bread with warm maple glaze and was topped with bananas and pecans. My sister's quiche contained Yukon Gold potatoes, red onion, zucchini, red pepper, sweet Italian sausage and cheddar cheese. My french toast had a delicate, but chewy texture and was surprisingly not over sweet. I traded bites with my sister and found her quiche to have a crust which literally melted in my mouth it was so flaky. It was topped off by cups of a local roasted coffee, Cafe Cortez sweetened with milk and raw sugar. We ate outside by the organic gardens which supply many of the ingredients found in their meals.

We then walked around the gardens, the shops and the spa of sorts. I took many pictures of people, gardens and architectural details, but my favorite was of Joe. He was selling bread that is made at the farm and a more cheerful delightful man I've rarely encountered. He reminded me of a jolly Buddha. I could have basked in him and sunshine the rest of the day.

Unfortunately it is somewhat overcast today, so it's a lazy morning. I'm going to be making a roast chicken, roasted rosemary potatoes and some organic swiss chard I purchased yesterday for our supper this evening. I'm hoping it clears a bit later this afternoon so I can get my nephew's senior pictures.

Today's music: Joan Osborne, "St Teresa":

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