Brunch is Always a Good Idea

Hi everyone! K’s grandparents are visiting from Northern California and their backyard persimmon tree was brimming with fruit. Guess who got lucky…

I love persimmons! It might be the texture, the taste, or the nostalgia of my mom cutting and serving it to us when we were younger. I love getting people’s backyard harvests as gifts. 😁

A nearby town was having a parade mostly attended by local businesses and kids organizations. We happened to run into it as we tried to get brunch. A few representatives from the Noosa yogurt company had wagons filled with these Noosa mates in chocolate and cranberry add-in flavors… we both chose the cranberry granola πŸ˜‹ I just ate the yogurt though. K said the mix in was good! It was a perfect, creamy 10am snack to hold us over until lunch time instead of brunching.

I was curious why Noosa spells it “yoghurt.” I guess I didn’t research enough because I couldn’t find it using the SwagbucksΒ search engine (I did find 7 Swagbucks, though!), but I did learn Noosa was founded in Australia. Sure is a cheeky little company!


Instead of plastic spoons, the Noosa reps were handing out these cute little foldable paper spoons. Eco-friendly!

We ended up leaving after enjoying our “yoghurts” to beat the parade crowd. The next day, we tried brunch again. There’s always a line atΒ Snooze, An AM Eatery so we left about an hour before we actually thought we’d get hungry. This place doesn’t do reservations but it’s always super busy! They’ll send a text to your phone once there’s a spot available. Forty minutes later….

3 Egg Omelet or Scramble
Our farm fresh eggs with a choice of three fillings served with hash browns and choice of toast or tortillas.

I chose the 3 egg scramble with shrimp, beef barbacoa, and pulled pork with a crispy hash brown round and substituted my toast for a pineapple upside pancake for an extra $4. The hash brown was divine (and I don’t use that word casually) and the meat of the scramble added a hearty juiciness.

Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes
Buttermilk pancakes with caramelized pineapple chunks, housemade vanilla crème anglaise and cinnamon butter.

K loved this pancake! They also had a pancake of the day named after Buddy the Elf from the movie Elf — cinnamon sugar and candies galore!

Chili Verde Benedict
Green Chili sauced tortillas and melted cheese with yourΒ choice of slow cooked pulled pork or barbacoa style beef, topped with poached cage free eggs, green chili hollandaise, pico de gallo, and cotija cheese.

Along with his Brewmosa (freshly squeezed orange juice + craft Belgian style wheat beer), K enjoyed his Benny. Look at that beautiful mound of food!

There was a grocery store on the way back so we took a little walk around it. I love watching the frenzy of Thanksgiving shoppers – doesn’t that sound a little crazy?

Sent a picture of this to my mum…

At the supermarket, we passed by a coin counting machine that was charging 11.9% commission. So if you had $100 worth of coins, the machine collects $11.90 of it as its fee… that’s like one dish at brunch! Since I’m supposed to take it easy (activity-wise) because of my irritated incisions, I asked K if he had any coins to sort out… and boy, did he ever.

That’s not even all of it. I got thru a few episodes of Fuller House and Sex in the City while simply just separating the denominations and rolling $8 worth of pennies. This’ll be a long project 😝

Would you pay a third-party machine to count your coins for a 11.9% commission? Favorite relatively healthy thing to order at brunch? Tried a persimmon?

Cheers! Nicole

Disclaimer: No products sponsored this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


45 thoughts on “Brunch is Always a Good Idea”

    1. Aren’t they yummy? They’re cheap at Asian supermarkets too πŸ™‚ that’s a good mindset! I try to get some sort of egg dish for protein and meat, but I can’t eat a whole plate of pancakes or waffles. That’s more of an extra order to share with the others 😝


  1. I’ve never heard of persimmons, what kind of fruit is it similar to? The brunch you guys have looks delicious!! I don’t really go to brunch so when I do, I’ll order whatever sounds good.

    You should take your coins to you bank! They should be able to count it for free for you.

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    1. I never really thought about what persimmons are similar to but according to google, it’s comparable to a crisp (not fibrous) mango or apricot. Mild flavor. Gets juicy when they’re super ripe but tastes good even when they’re not super ripe πŸ™‚ I recommend them if you can scout them!


  2. I’ve never eaten a persimmon, but they look amazing. I imagine them being super juicy and sweet. What a lovely day! Noosa yogurt (or “yoghurt” — I think they’re just trying to be fancy) is really creamy, an important factor for me when it comes to yogurt. Mmm the breakfast/lunch/brunch spread is making me hungry.

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  3. I always used to sort and roll my dad’s spare change that he collects each year. I love sorting things and I like to roll and count money so I would never go for someone else doing this!

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  4. We have a different type of persimmons in the midwest — extremely sour until they’re ripe but you don’t do anything with them until they’re so ripe they fall off the tree (can’t pick them). I’ve only ever had baked persimmon pudding, but it’s delicious! No way would I pay that much for a machine to count coins! That job would be done during a Netflix binge. πŸ™‚ Noosa yogurt/yoghurt is so good – I’ve never had the mix-in though. I just mix in my own granola and we’re good to go.

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    1. The mix in is like 2.49 in stores so you’re better off adding your own granola πŸ™‚ definitely a great excuse to Netflix binge! Interesting to hear about that type of persimmon in the Midwest… baked persimmon pudding sounds good! Thanks for your thoughts and have a great day!


  5. I love the way persimmons look but HATE the taste. I think it tried it twice and couldn’t stomach it. How would you describe the taste of a persimmon.? Maybe I should re try again soon. I am SOOOO impressed with your coin counting! I agree those coin machines are a rip off so GOOD FOR YOU for giving them a polite FU by counting the coins yourself πŸ™‚


    1. I think persimmons are very mild tasting with a hint of sweetness. I wonder if people react to persimmons the way others react to cilantro… some people thing cilantro taste like soap! Lol right, I’m a penny pincher and I definitely couldn’t give up my pennies on something like that 😝 thanks for your thoughts and have a great day!


  6. Yoghurt is the British english spelling, hence why they use it in Australia. I’m in Canada and we like to confuse everyone by switching between the British version and American version for a lot of things! I haven’t seen that Noosa brand here, but I have been to Noosa, Australia which is really beautiful, I assume that’s where the brand originally started?

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    1. Ooh thank you for that information! I believe Noosa was founded in Australia. It’s gained quite a popularity the last couple of years… hopefully you’ll be able to get a taste soon πŸ™‚ thanks for your thoughts and have a great day!


  7. I love persimmons too! My mom used to cut the skin off and cut them into little pieces for me but my grandpa would eat them like apples, skin and all!

    Personally I don’t think I’d pay 11.9% but I wouldn’t count them myself either lol.

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    1. Yum I love the skin… gives it a nice texture contrast πŸ™‚ lol you could be like 12 year old me and push all your change in front of the Costco food court employee expecting them to take enough for your vanilla frozen yogurt 😝


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