cheap and good – foodPosted: June 23, 2013
One more day with my daughter, then she’s off to work and it’s just me, veggies and the juicer…
We started the morning with a sixteen mile mountain bike ride. We headed around Springbrook park, then detoured up and back around. Eighty three degrees with a breeze is perfect, and as we rode, the swallows and finches darted about, riding the winds as we coasted on our bicycles. After the ride, it was time for some food – and our favorite Middle-Eastern place is called Naf-Naf. I think it means “belly-belly”. It is a family run fast-food store with fresh fluffy steaming pita bread. If you are a Sci-Fi fan and remember back to “The Fuzzy Papers” -by H. Beam Piper, you’ll recall that the food needed to keep the cute, cuddly extra-terrestrials ( e-woks before there were e-woks ) alive was labeled “Estefee.” Well, that’s a long diversion to say Naf Naf pita is “estafee”, or very good to we humanoids.
Once again we ate outside, this time with our fast food containers.
Next to us, a lady with two exquisite boxer dogs made them mind their manners while we savored the tastes. A bite of pita and hummus, a bite of kebob, a bite of salty fresh fried potato chips, repeat to double the pleasure. I did try the Israeli salad which had a bit too much cilantro for me so I left most of that untouched. For dessert ( always a desert with the extra s ) a final bit of sweet baklava.
I normally get their lentil soup and pita with hummus ( my guilty conscience speaking ), but this was a good day to stray from my diet. With all those carbs, the long ride in the sunshine, it was back to the house for a nap, then back to work and the regular schedule.