Friday 13 November 2009
CHOCOLATE OVERDOSE FROM T ROOM BAKERY!
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.
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.
T Room Bakery & Kitchenware
4445 W 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC
Check out my previous post on T Room here