Posted by: Adrion Smith | Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Sweet, Nutty, Buttery Goodness

This may seem like a somewhat silly foodie post, but, really it’s important!

Have you ever had a toasted, sesame seed bagel with butter and jelly?  If you have, you immediately understand my passion and excitement.

When I lived in New York these wonderful circles of love where always minutes away.  Now, that I live in Maryland they’re a little harder to get my hands on, good ones and anyway.

Toasted properly, the bagel almost resembles the color of a dark caramel.  A heavy (yeah, I said heavy) serving of butter smeared across the top makes it appear as if it were kissed by the sun.  Adding a bit of jelly (grape jelly) further adds to it’s sun-drenched appearance.

The first bite is something just amazing.  You not only get the wonderful taste of toasted bread, but mingled with that are the nutty flavors of both the sesame seeds and butter with a hint of sweetness from the jelly.

No, it’s not culinary trigonometry, but as most people who love to eat will tell you, it’s the simple things that are the most delicious.



  1. Yeah, back in New York, you didn’t have to toast ’em!

  2. I almost went into a spiel about “regula” coffee.

  3. Mmmm…it IS the simplest things that can be the best! When I was in college, I would walk downtown with my friends between morning classes and have a toasted pumpernickle bagel with cream cheese and sliced apples on the side…and coffee, of course! And I tell ya, it was simple, but it was heavenly. 🙂

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