Friday 13 November 2009


chocolate mousse and feuillitine
Seeing as I was battling the H1N1 at home with the two girls…both came down with it early in the week…and they’ve been cooped up at home, I thought it prudent to fight the virus with chocolate. Okay, they’re both on Tamiflu, but the chocolate is for me. I mean, I needed some chocolate as a pick-me-up because I was hoping it would cheer me up and help my body resist the icky germs that must be flying in my face every day from the girls.
You know me: I always have to overdo it. I carry sanitizing gel with me in my pocket, I wipe and spray surfaces and I wear gloves. I wash my hands after every contact with the girls, and at night after helping Bib get back to sleep, I keep the gel next to my bedside if I’m too tired to go wash my hands. I even bought one of these toothbrush sanitizers, the Zapi, with the ultraviolet technology to get rid of potential germs flying around my bathroom. I’ve been taking Red Reishii capsules, probiotics and been drinking green tea daily. I’m doing everything short of putting out cut onions around the house, which I don’t think does much other than make your house smell of raw onions…and that’s a waste of onion in my opinion, when you can be making it into something nice like a caramelized onion dip. mmm.

Silly me. With all this, I still have a feeling I’m going to get it. What’s a mommy to do? I’m not eligible for the flu shot yet because they’re still only immunizing all the at-risk people and now schoolchildren are eligible today. Oh well, too late for us. But, don’t you think chocolate ought to help? The doc said to get plenty of rest so I don’t get run down caring for the girls. I took it to mean to also treat myself to something indulgent. Any excuse.
sacher cross section
I headed off to T Room Bakery and Kitchenware. I hadn’t visited in a while, but I know I wouldn’t be disappointed by perusing all the neat kitchenware and goodies on display. Looking at kitchenware and little French cakes always cheers me up. One side of the shop is dedicated to kitchenware and the other side is the tea room/cafe. They also have other rooms tucked away in the back and facing a little courtyard garden. In the centre of it all is the pastry display where the resident bakers get to make whatever strikes their fancy. On one visit, I noticed macarons! Today, they brought out a freshly baked rum cake. There was so much rum dripping off of the warm cake and pooling onto the platter that the cashier was overwhelmed by the fumes. That’s gotta be good.

Today I felt like chocolate and I really couldn’t decide, so I chose a Sacher, a Marjolaine and another chocolate layered cake with chocolate mousse, feuillitine and enrobed in ganache (I forgot the name) but you can see the pic I took below. And yes, in sticking with my over-the-top attitude, I overdid it again by buying 3 sinfully chocolate cakes instead of just one.

marjolainemarjolaine cross section
T Room Bakery & Kitchenware
4445 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC
(604) 677-2579‎
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Palidor said...

Chocolate is a very effective cure! At least it feels that way. I hope you and the girls are feeling better soon!!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Oh yes, chocolate always helps! Specially these yummy looking things! Hope your girls get better soon and I hope you don't catch the bug!

Y said...

Hope you're better soon! Chocolate helps with everything, I find :P

White Toast with Butter said...

Feel better - I had it too in early June. Let us know how you're feeling.

Heather said...

Chocolate - the very best way to fight a virus! I hope your girls get better soon.

Cakebrain said...

Hi Everyone,
thanks so much for the well wishes. The girls are now over it. They had to take Tamiflu and it shortened the duration I'm sure. Hubby caught something that looked like a bad cold, but as of yet (knock on wood) I haven't caught the H1N1! yeah...amazing! I still use my sanitizing gel all the time and I'm still stoked on red reishi pills.

Juliana said...

Glad that you feel better :-) and true nothing like chocolate!

zenchef said...

Oh.. icky germs! I hope everybody is feeling better now. You did exactly the right thing to medicate yourself with chocolate, and lots of it. Those cakes look fabulous. Too bad i'm too far away!

Sarea in bucate said...

if all the addicted people would be chocolate is making any sense?:))))nice post,yummy!

Amanda said...

Wow. Just. Wow.


grape believer said...
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grape believer said...

Sorry for that last one - I came across your blog looking for some help in making snowflake cookies and found your November 2007 blog. Wow! Great work! I haven't read much more, but am really impressed with the overall look and feel of your blog.

I don't know why, but I assumed that you must be from south of the border, that is the 49th parallel. Nice to know a fellow Canadian, blogger and foodie.

If you like wine, I also have a blog check it out and let me know what you think. I am new to this, please be kind!

Cheers -
Garpe Believer


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