Sunday, September 23, 2012

Butter Cookie

Prettiest shortbread cookies ever!

Our friend, Chef Bob, has opened his first shoppe.

He's been a great chef and catered my parent's 50th anniversary, but it's probably time he expanded his exposure.

The man is a regular on morning TV shows doing his demos creating food and sweets.  I'm a little biased as I have been friends with him forever.

To be fair, these shortbread cookies are not his, but created by his business partner. Sure, he had great butter cream mini-cupcakes and I'm assuming decent German chocolate mini-cupcakes (je am not a fan of German chocolate anything).  But oy, the cookies are / were great,

Had the store been ready for launch, I would have bought a few dozen to take to a dinner party we went to later in the day.

I've mentioned we live in a great 'hood and have great neighbors and friends here. It's always great to share time with them - and even better that we can walk there....and more importantly, walk home. That is important when you kill two bottles of wine.   ....maybe shared.....maybe not.

I have to say, I'm proud of myself.  I know, I'm modest.

I'm food impaired. I am a simple guy. What I don't like in food, is more than I like as food. I try to stay away from most anything - cranberries, nuts, mushrooms, eggplant, etc. But I'm a master picker, so I can work around most anything.

Last night, I ate most everything, though eggplant and mushrooms were not served. I even ate carrot cake, which is only above spice cake in terms of caked desserts.

But you all know I'm a big cookie fan. But we didn't bring cookies to the dinner. They weren't for sale, since they did not have a occupancy permit in hand. It was just an introduction event.

Oh oh oh - and even though our neighbors and friends live three doors away from us, they have a completely different view than we do. Much more clear, much more impressive.

I could live with that sunset, or a variation of, on a daily basis.

Oh, and I might be "tipsy", but I'll still make yoga this morning.  I'm nothing if not a martyr.

Song by:  Fleetwood Mac


anne marie in philly said...

I have tried (and failed) to make a good shortbread cookie. your friend's cookies are mini works of art.

carrot cake...(slobbers like homer simpson)

tornwordo said...

I loathe anything German Chocolate too. Gah.

Ur-spo said...

what sort of cookies?

Erik Rubright said...

"C" is for coooookieeeeeee!

That is a pretty view. Except for those buildings off in the distance. Unless maybe there was a mushroom cloud over it. That might be pretty.

Jeffrey said...

Cleveland has fab food. I travel there for a few weeks each year to sing with a certain early music orchestra you have there. I LOVE being in Cleveland! It's a fun town, methinks. Great music and great food.

Anatolia's, Tommy's, Winking Lizard, Fire, Balaton, L'Albatros! Such great places.

And now, Chef Bob! Where is his place a-gonna be? Little Italy? Elsewhere?

don said...

I love a good Armageddon sunset. Actually I would much rather meet Chef Bob Steinberg, he is pretty hot

BosGuy said...

Butter + Cookie = Sounds like heaven.