Which means I will have to compensate by cooking lots of delicious things. I made these wicked cinnamon buns last weekend oozing with caramel and slathered in vanilla bean cream cheese icing. But they all got eaten before I could intervene with the camera. Oops. Did I mention that they were also filled with chunks of apple? I decided that since Harvest is much too unreliable, I will just make my own instead. And make them better. I should sell them and call them "I can't believe they're not Harvest". Aha.
One place that has received more of my business lately is Manuel Latruwe Belgian Patisserie. They won me over with their Nutella icecream so last week I decided to surprise the family with dessert. Tip day - an excellent excuse to spend extra cash on delicious, fattening treats.
|Nutella inspired chocolate hazelnut cake for Addi.|
|Black forest for Dad.|
|Exotic coconut cake with tropical fruit for mom.|
|And a gluten free chocolate/caramel/praline cake for me.|
Hmm what else? Well we tried the new Smashburger in Royal Oak a while back. Pretty over-rated I would have to say. Their black bean veggie burger was decent. Good texture, fresh bun, plus you can choose from quite the variety of toppings. But it's nothing I will be rushing back for.
They had cool bags though.
And ketchup packs, although I found the absurd amount of packaging a tad excessive. Actually it was disgusting the amount of plastic they put everything in.
I mean, the bags were cool and all but really? A box inside a bag, inside a bag, inside another bag?
|My black bean burger.|
Now it is clearly time to go watch the final hours of the Olympics. Adios amigos.