Finally, Some Canookie / Finalmente, Algun Canookie

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IT’S BEEN A long, exhausting, entertaining, love-filled, delicious 9 days in New York. I had three days on my own with friends and family, and all the rest of my time has been spent with The Kid Brother with whom I laughed (a lot), talked (a lot), walked (and walked and walked), dined, museumed, and shopped. And since he found a way to spend every bit of my money, it’s time for me to go home. So, Friday it’s back to Spain, the cats, and San Geraldo.

One of my very important goals while I was staying in Brooklyn Heights was to enjoy at least one canookie at Mia’s Bakery a few blocks away. A conookie comprises cannoli cream filling sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies. It’s magnificent — if you like cannoli and chocolate chip cookies. I stopped at Mia’s Bakery several times to discover they were all out of canookies, but today I was in luck. Even The Kid Brother beamed when we were given the good news, although he had carrot cake. He hasn’t had chocolate (except white chocolate, which apparently doesn’t count) since he was 12 when The Dowager Duchess told him chocolate was bad for his skin.

SAN GERALDO AND I HAVE connected on FaceTime at least once a day. This morning a call came in from him, which I quickly answered on my iPad. His big handsome face filled the screen. “I’m on the pot!” he boomed.

I whispered back, “I’m in the hotel lobby having breakfast.”

Oh, how I miss him.


HAN SIDO 9 días largos, agotadores, entretenidos, llenos de amor, y deliciosos en Nueva York. Pasé tres días solo con amigos y familiares, y todo el resto del tiempo lo pasé con El Hermanito con quien me reí (mucho), hablé (mucho), caminé (y caminé y caminé), cené, museumé, y comprado. Y dado que encontró una manera de gastar todo mi dinero, es hora de que me vaya a casa. Entonces, el viernes es de regreso a España, los gatos, y San Geraldo.

Una de mis metas muy importantes mientras me hospedaba en Brooklyn Heights era disfrutar de al menos de un canookie en Mia’s Bakery (Panederia de Mia) a pocas cuadras de distancia. Un conookie es crema de cannoli intercalado entre dos galletas con chispas de chocolate. Es magnífico — si te gustan cannoli y las galletas con chispas de chocolate. Me detuve en Mia’s Bakery varias veces para descubrir que todos estaban fuera de canookies, pero hoy tuve suerte. Incluso El Hermanito sonrió cuando nos dieron las buenas noticias, aunque él tenía tarta de zanahoria. Él no ha tenido chocolate (excepto el chocolate blanco, que aparentemente no cuenta) desde que tenía 12 años cuando La Duquesa Viuda le dijo que el chocolate era malo para su piel.

SAN GERALDO Y YO NOS hemos conectado en FaceTime al menos una vez al día. Esta mañana recibió una llamada de él, que respondí rápidamente en mi iPad. Su gran rostro apuesto llenó la pantalla. “¡Estoy sentado en el inodoro!” dijo con voz resonante.

Le susurré: “Estoy en el vestíbulo del hotel desayunando”.

Oh, cómo lo extraño.

Waiting, at 10:25, in the hotel lobby for The Kid Brother who was supposed to be here at 10.
Esperando, a las 10:25, en el vestíbulo del hotel a El Hermanito que debería que estar aquí a las 10.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

27 thoughts on “Finally, Some Canookie / Finalmente, Algun Canookie”

  1. So question, did you have an alternate treat on the days they were out? I would have gone for both the cake and cookie – both look amazing.

    1. Cheapchick:
      Well, one day I had Key Lime pie. The other times, I simply walked in, asked, and left — which is not to say I didn’t have something somewhere else!

  2. You have a very nice profile! I am ignoring all of the yummy, carb filled, sugary treats. My name (well nickname) is Deedles and I’m a sugarholic. It’s been thirty days since my last sweet. I’m going out of my cotton pickin’ mind! Ooooh, carrot cake. Carrots are veggies, right? Of course, sugar filled unallowed veggies. You have a safe trip home to SG, the cats and Spain. I fixed the order for you 🙂

    1. Deedles:
      Chocolate is also a veggie! I always finish my list with SG… I save the best for last.

  3. GIMME THOSE DESSERTS and no one gets hurt! have a good trip back to your loves. we will have to connect the next time you are over here.

    1. anne marie:
      That would be so much fun! This visit was non-stop! And I’d share all the desserts with you!

  4. “I’m on the pot!”
    That’s so Carlos, too! I bet you’re more than ready to get home, and SG,and Dudo and Moose, are waiting eagerly for your return!

  5. Oh, those canookies and carrot cake! I want them both! Now that I’m home again from my much-less exciting trip, I must come back to your blog and get caught up on all your posts about your Nordic cruise and visit to NYC!

    1. Debra:
      Chuck inhaled the carrot cake. And, yes, oh those canookies! I have lots more from both trips that I haven’t yet shared.

    1. Kirk:
      That’s one word for it. I was thinking, ‘Should I be concerned? Is he not going to show up? Is he on his way? Did he have a bad morning?’

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