The onslaught of delicious, buttery, lardy, sugary, carbolicious treats has gotten a bit out of hand lately. Bagels start coming out of the oven at about 9:30 or 10, and I make a point of being there. I eat them toasted, with lots of butter and cream cheese. (There is no other way.)
Then the croissants arrive, as beautiful and buttery as any in France. Then the baklava, the struedels (apple as well as mushroom), cheese danishes and ice cream (mmm, graham cracker), cookies and opera torte, and YES - real cannoli!
I look forward to a brief two-day reprieve from eating!
Yesterday I had a salad for lunch and steamed broccoli for dinner. Today was much the same - salad and then yogurt and fruit. Health food chasers - that's what I call it.
Only one more week of Baking and Pastry, though. I know I'll miss this gluttony some day.
Tomorrow I'll be farm-hopping around the Hudson Valley - first to the farmer's market, then a gamebird farm, sheep ranch, and Sprout Creek Farm, makers of fine Jersey milk cheeses. Stay tuned for an exciting report!