Posts from the ‘Food’ Category

Dollars to Donuts


Rocket Donuts! Oh.My.Goodness. The donut of the month is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup! I would bet even the staunchest dieter “dollars to donuts” that they couldn’t resist just one of these lovely, gooey, miracles with a good, strong cup of coffee.

Who can blame me? I had to give in to its siren song. But give me credit, please, I took my time and thoroughly enjoyed it while doing some necessary reading. Just one of those small moments of pleasure in life that can lift a person’s spirits. We all need them!

(My apologies for not presenting a full donut but I dove right in before I thought of the picture. Oopsy. *wink*)

PLUS, they have this beauty outside their establishment!
Copyright Carol Bourns-Roberts, 2010
“…The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!” – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

All Photographs ©Carol A. Bourns 2010
(except the “Donut of the Month” picture)

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To Market To Market…


Just a few more pictures from the BFM. Enjoy!

All pictures ©Carol A Bourns 2010

This Little Piggy Went to Market ….


Yes, I am still editing well over 100 photographs from my excursion to the local farmers’ market, but trust me that the wait for the pics will be worth it. Part of the fun – and frustration – of creating a new post is the decision making: Should I write a little story around the pictures? Create links to vendors’ web pages AND additional photographs? Just the vendors’ pages? Should I break up the post into several posts/entries? Maybe I should just create a pictorial post with links to the vendors at the bottom of the page. Hmmm, decisions. decisions; but I did want to give a “shout out”, before I create my Market Masterpiece, to everyone there.

Bless the vendors at the Bellingham Farmers’ Market (BFM)! They are AWESOME! Everyone there made me smile. I came back home on a manic high. It seemed that everyone there loved talking to the potential consumer about their endeavors and stewardship of food, art, beautiful crafts, etc. That made it exciting for me; I left the market feeling more alive than when I entered it.

We all need connections like this in our lives; good food, wonderful crafts and art, great people pursuing their dream, community, and conversation. Next Saturday, around 9 a.m. close your computer, turn off your television, grab your family (maybe a friend), hop on or in your favorite form of transportation (heck, walk if you are close enough) and head to your local farmers’ market! You will be happy and have a smile after you join your community, even if it is just to have look … and a nibble! Don’t forget to take a big bag to carry all your goodies home with you. Maybe head to a park afterward and have a picnic. Buy local and fresh. You will appreciate your purchases much, much more if you get to meet the people who bring the food to your table and make the arts and crafts for your home.You might even make a new friend (or ten) along the way.

See you next Saturday, my beloved BFM!

Photos ©Carol A. Bourns, 2010

If you want to visit the vendors’ websites without having to dig through my posts, look to the “This Little Piggy…” link on the sidebar here. I am compiling a list as I go along.

All Photos ©Carol Bourns-Roberts, 2010

Again, with the Ice Cream


Bellingham Farmers’ Market Goodies! God Bless Mallard Ice Cream and the wonderful, happy people that serve it! Even on a rainy day, it was perfect.

Photo ©Carol A. Bourns, 2010

Short and Sweet: Ice Cream


A short story in three pictures and very little words.

Best.Ice.Cream.Ever!!!

Indecision Scoop of Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk and Strawberry Tastes Like a PB&J Sandwich!

Mallard Ice Cream, Bellingham, WA

Mallard Ice Cream

A few extra words: They have over 500 flavors, including Earl Grey and Chocolate Chili, that they rotate. My next trip there I am having the Cardamom ice cream. They even have ices such as Golden Raz, made from fresh, locally picked champagne raspberries! I tried a taste, it was YUM!

All Photos ©Carol A. Bourns, 2010
All font photos for “HAPPY” from various sources – Composition by Carol A. Bourns

Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Baker’s Man…


It all started with watching a bit of the Food Network this morning and seeing Anne Burrell whip up some Meyer Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Macerated Strawberry Coulis. From there, I went digging through food blogs and found a version I thought sounded more along my “tastes”: Berry Myer Lemon Pancakes on Joy’s site, Joy the Baker. Yummy stuff! Food can be an inspiration and be inspired.

And, how about this?

Blackberry & Lime Miniature Tarts with Cardamom Ice Cream
from Golubka blogspot.


Are you hungry yet?
I know I am.

I ended up drooling over a picture of Chai Tea Spice Cake; a recipe found on Vera’s Baking Obsession blog. The cake is from Carol Bloom’s The Essential Baker. That is a definite “must bake” item.
I LOVE chai!

Spoonful of Sugar has a delectable looking Blueberry Struesel Bread

Coffee with that, anyone?

…and, since the weather has turned warmer, how about some of these: Creamy Lemon Popsicles from Gimme Some Oven?


Bringing us back to lemons.


See? There is a method to my madness.