Monday, August 24, 2009

Merci Buttercups: Dynamic Office Duo

I don't say it as often as I should, but I'm very fortunate to work with the people at my office. Without going into gory details, it can be busy, hectic times, where projects frequently go into the weeds, and the two main gals who are the Bette Midler Wind Beneath My Wings are, as I'd like to now refer to as, The Dynamic Office Duo (Renee and Michelle). They are the purveyors of pastries, the sirens of Starbucks runs, and general bringers of joy to Cubicle Village of the Damned. Plus we've got a wicked magazine exchange going on, which is quite nifty.

Way better than a ham and cheese sandwich - Photo by Wasabi Prime

Every once in a while, there are special lunches. We all share a deep abiding love for cheese, so one day, we shared in a lovely midday meal of fresh apricots, candied pecans, whisper-thin wafers, and a big slab of soft blue cheese with a dollop of fig jam. No heating required, just a few simple ingredients and you have a meal that makes a normal day at the office a little more special. And that really is a good thing, and something I thought was worth sharing because I really do have much Wasabi Prime-love for the Dynamic Office Duo and all the extra things they do to make the day go by. Cheers to you, ladies!

* Post Script - Thanks to both Food Gawker, Serious Eats' Photograzing, and FoodieView for posting the pic of the cheesy goodness of our office lunch!

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10 comments:

  1. mmm... your food porn made me go the fridge and eat a teaspoon of Stonewall Kitchens fig and ginger jam.
    Oh yeah, lucky bitch with a dynamic duo! Hey, do the voices in my head count as a team? Maybe even a League?

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  2. lol -- the fig jam is PIMP. I love that you can buy stuff like that at almost any grocery store these days. The voices in my head agree that the voices in your head count as a team. It's unanimous!

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  3. What a lovely way to make an ordinary day special! Those paper-thin wafers are so addictive, aren't they?

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  4. Oh man, I need work buddies like this! Looks like a heavenly lunch!

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  5. That looks wonderful. Lucky you! I love fig jam. We used to be thrilled when someone would buy Timbits (donut "holes" to non-Canadians out there, not exactly a delicacy).

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  6. Ohh, gracious, this meal has some of my very favorite things - pecans (especially candied ones), apricots, and cheeeese.

    This is also the second time I've viewed a post from you featuring cheese with fig jam. It's looked amazing both times! I am determined to try this the next time I'm feeling fancy. :)

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  7. reminds me of my favorite combo of manchego, membrillo and marcona! did you make the wafers? if not, where did you get them?

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  8. I wish I made the wafers. They were store-bought, and they're called 34 Degrees, Natural Crispbread. They're very light and airy, almost like thin rice cakes. And yes, I'm such a sucker for cheese and fig jam -- sorry for the redux, but it's soooooooo tasty!

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  9. Wow.. Delicious photos and recipe...

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