Out and About : Good Egg in Kensington Market

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A week ago Sunday was a nice sunny day, so we hit the streets with Andrea. We ended up walking along Spadina, going out for lunch and then checking out a cool shop that Andrea had recently been to getting a baby gift for a friend. Good Egg is a place that she thought we’d really like and she was right.

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There is such a variety of interesting (and desirable) things there that it’s hard to pin down exactly what kind of shop they are, so I’ll let them do the talking — accorging to their website, ‘Good Egg is a shop dedicated to those who like to eat.’

It’s a small space filled with things that are related to the kitchen, but not entirely so. Yes there are cookbooks of all kinds, and lovely cookware and kitchen linens, but there are also books and small toys for kids, books about gardening, playing cards with cats on them, cute works of art … and the list goes on. It’s a good place to find a gift, including one for yourself. So many neat things.

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They have these great stools outside the shop …

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Kensington Market was as colourful as ever …

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While at Good Egg I was happy to find a book I’ve been wanting to read, Delancey by Molly Wizenberg.

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She keeps a blog called Orangette, that I really enjoy. I haven’t missed a post since I first happened upon it 3 years ago. I distinctly remember the first post I read, (this one) where she talked about being at a quiet cabin, where she had gone to work on her manuscript.

Her writing drew me right in (see the paragraph below the picture of the dog in the aforementioned link to see what I mean). And now I am keen to get into the very book, a memoir, that she was working on when I first encountered her art online.

The book is a memoir, described on the dust-over as ‘a man, a woman, a restaurant, a marriage’. It is the story about how her husband decided to open a pizzeria, which they called ‘Delancey’ and the effect it has had on their lives.

The topic is close to home because, as readers might know, Nick has a passion for food and cooking, and we could very much have followed similar steps as this couple. Nick had quite a bit of experience in the restaurant industry however and decided it was not the route for him. But if he had wanted to, I would have gone along with his plans (completely not knowing what I’d be getting into, since I’ve never worked in a restaurant).

Instead of cooking for customers, Nick prefers cooking for friends, which is just what he’ll be doing this Easter weekend, as we are hosting our first larger dinner party tomorrow (a goal discussed here. There will be ten chairs around our table, and we’re looking forward to it. Of course, I’ll be back to tell you how it went.

Until then, have a happy Easter.
xo loulou

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