"My mind sees that I am nothing, my heart sees that I am everything, between these two poles my life unfolds."

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Breakfast to Remember

~ A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous...full of beauty and forever beautiful...
loving and caring and truly amazing. ~


My daughter took me out for breakfast yesterday morning. The New York Bagel Cafe is
located in the most charming and eclectic hole-in-the-wall spot you could ever hope for.
Caroline will be 25 in March and graduated last spring with a degree in Nursing.
She's a great friend and I'm very proud of her - I also love that she's so generous... 
now that she's making the big bucks!


We had their speciality, eggs benedict. I had mine with lox and 
my daughter, the cheese and truffle-oil creation. 



Presentation is SO important - isn't this adorable - under the kiwi is star-fruit.

Everywhere I go I see faces and yesterday was no exception -
do you you see the moose (or camel) ? 

35 comments:

  1. Yes! I see a moose. I've seen 2 new "faces" in my floorboards. I'm going to try and catch more of these on camera, so that when I'm locked up, there is at least some evidence for my crazy-talk! I also jump up and down like a 5 yr old when I spot a new one....

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    1. Lol, You should post a few of these, you'll have the proof and we'll get a laugh in the meantime!

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  2. ps...cannot believe you have a daughter aged nearly 25!...What's your secret? You don't look anywhere near old enough!

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    1. Thanks :) If I had to attribute my youthful looks to one thing, I'd have to say it all thanks to photoshop, hehe!

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  3. That food look delicious! As you say, beautifully presented.
    I see the moose! When we first moved to this house the previous owners had left some floral curtains up at the bedroom window. There were so many faces in them that they drove husband and I crazy. We now have a completely plain set!

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    1. Haha,, That's hilarious - I can understand you going with a plain set in that case :)

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  4. Congrats to your daughter! Glad you two are so close. Does she look as young as her mom? Saw the moosie camel and a few dogs thrown in:) Love the fruit too, guess I better go make my smoothie:)

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    1. Hi Vicki, Lol, good one - she looks pretty young, I'd give her about 19 if I met her on the street.

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  5. Wow that looks like an amazing breakfast! It's wonderful that you're close to your daughter, I wouldn't know what to do without my mum!

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    1. That's really great to hear Sarah and speaking as a mom, we wouldn't know what to do without our girls :)

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  6. Oh, I haven't been there for years! Usually it's tough to get in on the weekends because the place is so small -- but going on a weekday morning is a good idea.

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    1. It's a big city, but we're going to bump into one another one of these days - I'd recognize those gloves anywhere... I assume you wear them all the time!!

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  7. What a lovely way to spend time together!!!

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    1. Thanks Patty, These are special moments - we never know what the future may bring or where Caroline will ultimately end up settling - we sure hope here.

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  8. Lovely blog! And that sounds like a perfect breakfast.

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    1. Thanks Em :) I appreciate you stopping by and becoming a follower :) I popped by your blog this morning and plan to visit again. I really enjoyed what I read.

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  9. Now, that's a royal breakfast fit for a "queen". What a beautiful presented yummy breakfast. Isn't it so special to have breakfast, lunch, or even a cup of coffee with your daughter who you are so close to? (I am very close to my daughter, as well and often have special lunches out)

    You must be so proud of your daughter's accomplishment, Jane. Awesome, and such a great feeling:DDD

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    1. Hi Elisabeth, Thanks :) It is so special and as I said to Patty, we really hope Caroline ends up living in the same city as us, but life sometimes surprises us... My husband and I ended up moving clear across the country a few short years after we were first married - no one saw that one coming! We're extremely proud of her - she worked very hard and it sure paid off.

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  10. I see a moose!! As another poster said, you look far too young to have a 25 year old daughter!! And congratulations to her, for becoming a nurse!! That's a lot of hard work. The breakfasts look absolutely scrumptious--now I'm drooling on the keyboard!!

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    1. Hi Dianne, I knew I wasn't seeing things! And thanks, but as I told Sulky kitten - photoshop can do wonders!

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  11. Oh, how sweet! Everything looks so yummy. Yes, a daughter is wonderful. I have two, although mine are not quite at the point of being able to take dear old mom out to breakfast. That is terrific about your daughter; all the best to her! I cannot believe you have a 25-year-old daughter. You are not old enough. No way!

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    1. Thanks Martha, In this case the pictures don't lie - it was delish :) It's great being treated - your time will come - before you know it! I'll be 49 this fall and some mornings I look it haha, but thanks, I appreciate all the compliments I've been getting :)

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  12. There is a moose in the picture, along with some dogs also....lol Its fun to spot faces in everyday things.

    That is one beautiful breakfast to remember, just looks scrumptious. Eggs benedict are divine!

    Extra special when shared with a daughter that has become now your friend too. Those are the blessings.

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    1. Hi Lorene, This is actually one dish I've rarely ordered, but it's Caroline's favourite breakfast and I can see why - I think I have a whole new appreciation for it.

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  13. Definitely a camel. You are so lucky to have a daughter, Jane! And how wonderful to have such a lovely meal together!

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    1. Thanks Francie and I was wondering if someone would think it was more camelish - I think the face is a dead ringer, but the tap could also work as a set of antlers ;0

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  14. I last ate here the day before my oldest was born. I was with Mom and about half a block away, the baby shifted visibly down. I must get back there soon!

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    1. Now THAT was a breakfast to remember :)

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  15. A beautiful daughter, Eggs Benedict AND a camel face! How lucky you are!

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    1. You're right Kay - it was a triple blessing!

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  16. I need to get out more. Sadly my idea of a well presented breakfast is Cracker Barrel :P

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    1. Hehe, do you bother with a plate or just eat it straight off the knife? :DDD

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  17. You have every right to be proud of your daughter - she's studied hard to be qualified as a nurse, is thoughtful enough to take you out AND she pays! You've done well raising her :)

    I saw my daughter yesterday too (she is 23) we shared green tea at her place :)

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    1. Thanks Annie! Caroline sweat blood for that degree and it certainly paid off. How nice that you also have your daughter close by :)

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