breakfast at sweatpea

Seeing as it’s only a handful of blocks away, keeping our Sweatpea trips down to once a week is tough. They don’t overcharge you there just ’cause they can, and the guy behind the counter—usually a bearded gent—is friendly and happy without being annoying. This is essential when you’re just starting your day. I think a lot of coffee/pastry shop counterpeople forget that you may have not had your morning coffee or juice just yet.

This morning, Tom and I picked up a cinnamon scone and a marionberry muffin. Tom usually gets the marionberry scone, but there were none to be found. I just like saying “marionberry” because it makes me think of the crackhead D.C. mayor every time. And yes, I giggle to myself every time.

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The scone is really a scone, not a muffin or a sweet biscuit shaped like a scone. It’s about 5 inches across and has a middle layer of cinnamon.

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This muffin is what our omni friend Morgan had when he helped us move down here. He uttered those words you wait to hear from an omni eater: “If you didn’t tell me, I wouldn’t know it was vegan.” It’s true. I’ve had some crappy muffins—I’ve made some crappy muffins—but this one’s damn good. I cut it in half so Tom and I could share and had to shoot this cross-section photo.
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And finally, here’s a bunch of Mädchen photos, from the time I sat down with my plate (her eyes didn’t leave my plate until I gave it to her to lick clean) until she was done with the crumbs and ready to nap.
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Doing her version of begging

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Scavenging

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Ready to pass out after getting her way

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