It's been a little too long since my last post but in my defense, my camera is causing me major fits and is on it's last little camera leg, making it hard to document anything. I haven't been eating anything very interesting lately either. All I've really been up to is worrying about subground drainage, incredibly expensive plumbing repairs and the horrible, mysterious smell that seems to be coming from one of the AC vents in my house. Woe is the fledgling homeowner.
That said, I did pick up lunch today at one of my favorite spots in New Orleans, La Boulangerie on Magazine Street. I've been going here for hm... it must be 10 years now. They are wonderful. In addition to having (hands down) the best croissants, chocolate muffins (there's a proper French name for those that escapes me at the moment...), pastries and fresh baked breads in town, they offer a really fab lunch. Several types of sandwiches, small pizzas, quiche and soups are available. I tend to go with the sandwiches. They are simple with nice ingredients, cheap (less than $6) and generously portioned. I like that they are not overworked, just a really good, simple sandwich. My favorite is the ham, swiss, butter and pickle on crusty French baguette sandwich. Its crumbs are littering my keyboard as I type. Delicious. The butter and pickle really, really make the sandwich.
Follow that up with a gorgeous fruit tart and I'm in heaven. This one is raspberry but they are all excellent and not too sweet. Exactly the way I like them.