Good Eggs | Ephraim, WI

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“Try them, try them, and you may! Try them and you may, I say.” ― Dr. Seuss, Green Eggs and Ham

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Winter, winter, winter.... I love it and I hate it. That's the thing about living in Chicago. We have the absolute extremes when it comes to weather. Our summers are hot and beautiful. Our winters are frigid and miserable. So why do I stay here? The summers. They make up for the less than ideal winters, I promise. But what makes living in Chicago even better is how centrally located we are to the rest of the country. Two hour flight to NYC. Four and a half hour flight to Los Angeles. Within driving distance to the rest of the Midwest. Honestly, I love living where I am.

Perhaps one of my favorite parts of living in Chicago is its close proximity to Door County, WI. Considered the 'Cape Cod of the Midwest,' Door County is home to small coastal towns that dot the shoreline of Green Bay. Boutiques. Independent coffee shops. 'Mom & pop' hardware stores. Small locally owned markets. There is nothing more idyllic and quaint about this area of Wisconsin.

The pace of life up there is different. Slower. More intentional. People are not running to and fro, iPhones glued to their fingertips, concerned about incoming emails or whether or not stock prices went up. You go up to Door County to relax and unwind. To get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Every time that I take a weekend trip north, I have my favorite go-to spots that I cannot miss. Basecamp Coffee Shop. Ecology Sports. Fred & Fuzzy's. And most importantly, Good Eggs.

The food options are limited to one thing: omelet wraps.

basic wrap spuds, eggs, and cheese $5.25

standard wrap spuds, eggs, cheese, and veggies $7.25

deluxe wrap spuds, eggs, cheese, veggies, and meat $9.25

Add a cup of coffee or juice, perhaps a fresh smoothie, and you're good to go. Everything about this small shop is genuine. They want to give you good food that you will enjoy and keep coming back for. They are not concerned with presentation or going above and beyond your expectations. Simply put, they want to give you good eggs.

Breakfast Margarita

The time off while Smak was in redesign was both refreshing and incredibly weird. The timing could not have been more perfect - work has been insane with advertising and promotion starting for the Kid's Choice Awards that are airing later this month. Late nights and long days have been a commonplace over the last few weeks. But what I loved most about the slight influx of free-time (not sure this is the correct word choice) is that I was able to catch up on some of my own blog reading.

Most of the inspiration that I get comes from other bloggers online - food, fashion, travel - I read it all.

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Yummertime. Brock + Chris. San Francisco. These guys are great - I've been following their site for a while now. As I was sitting reading their blog for hours the other week, I fell upon the holy grail of cocktails - the breakfast marg.

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I am a sucker for a good Bloody Mary, even a mimosa from time to time, but when life hands you limes, you better break out the tequila and make yourself a breakfast margarita!

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| Breakfast Margarita |

2 oz tequila 1 spoonful of apricot jam 3/4 oz lime juice 1/4 oz agave nectar

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake hard, and pour over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge, an apricot wedge, and  a sprig of mint for garnish (all of which I failed to do...I just wanted to start drinking).