Monday, 18 February 2008

Memory Lane

Remember Cessy's in downtown San Leandro? They had the most delicious (and most expensive) sandwiches. What a treat to take a lunch break and splurge...on a sandwich? Yep, they were worth it. Because I'm remembering 30 years ago my recollections may not be accurate. But I do try to replicate one of their sandwiches in my own kitchen. It's a variation on my personal all time favorite-tomato with mayonaise, salt and pepper. Cessy's had all kinds of add on's to their vegetarian. I remember them slicing the beautifully ripe (only in California!) avocado right on a slice of whole wheat bread. They would add cheese, maybe, and then top the whole thing with a wig of alfalfa sprouts.

Fresh spinach does it for me. Now I feel healthy.

10 comments:

  1. YOU FORGOT THE ONION,OLIVES AND POSSIBLY TURKEY....I USED TO LOVE THOSE SANDWICHES TOOK B THERE BUT HE WASN'T IMPRESSED.COULD HAVE BEEN THE ONIONS AND OLIVES POSSIBLY THE AVOCADOS. I THINK THE TRICK WAS THE MULTIPLE GRAIN WHEAT BREAD (FRESH) YUM LOTS OF LOVE CHUGGY

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  2. I'm so ready for one of those, looks yummmmmy... maybe toast the bread tho

    grandma c

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  3. MMMM That avocado sandwich looks FABULOUS!! I love avocado!

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  4. Avocado on a sandwich, that is some thing I will have to try!! It looks delicious!

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  5. I was probably only a little kid BUT I totally remember the spouts and avocado! I think I didn't like sprouts then but I sure do now!

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  6. Yes, it was just across from SF Federal and down the street from our favorite haunt: Fabric Lane. I remember all the peppery sprouts and how noble we all felt when we left because we ate healthy!

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  7. Mmmm, that looks delish. I should try that someday.

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  8. you should make me lunch sometime.

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  9. I think I went there twice, Da was not impressed either, Chuggy. Must be a girl thing.

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  10. You should live 6 or 7 miles from Greg and Mandy, like I do. They have a huge avacado tree in their backyard!! Joyce

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