Well, you probably noticed by now that I do this pretty much all the time in Foods for Fantasizing, as I personally believe that food can powerfully connect a person to his/her life experiences, regardless of how significant those memories may be.
This (super early) morning for me became yet again another reminiscent memory, when I met a good friend of mine on campus for coffee (at 8am, since she had class at 9:30), and we ended up sitting on a bench right by the lake (since the restaurant was by the lake as you can see in the pictures). as we laughed about our own quirks and occasionally pleaded the Sun to emerge from the scattered clouds...And in saying that this happened just a few hours ago, I can't say that this memory was blurry, but it definitely was lovely. :)
We met up at the to-go window of Agua Verde, a Mexican restaurant that I heard many good things about but where I never got around to having a sit-down lunch/dinner. My friend Jessica and I had come to the window once before, where she ordered a tall Horchata latte (a "Mexican rice/almond drink," according to the to-go menu...Which I guess is just a way of saying a latte but with rice/almond milk ;) ) while I got a Mexican hot chocolate. My drink was delectable and amazingly rich, but I was still so intrigued by Jessica's drink--even just by the sound of its name--that I promised myself to order one at our next visit.
And so this morning, I asked for a tall Horchata latte. :)
It was smooth, rich but not excessively, and it made me crave for more even as I took in the last drop. The foam on the top was decorated with refreshing cinnamon, which woke me up as much as did the single shot that was subtly blended within the rice milk....But even though I enjoyed this latte, what I enjoyed even more was spending the lovely summer (and semi-sunny) morning with one of the people I most adore! I will remember holding the warm, cozy latte in both hands while hearing the distant rush of traffic along the bridge nearby, and admiring the way the water in front of me was so quiet yet had so much movement, as I had great and pleasant conversation with Jessica about TV shows, our dads, and the joy of relaxing for the next four months.
It's obviously not a memory to be reminiscing about so much yet, but it is nice to smile about good times you have even if they have just passed by. :D