Thursday, July 15, 2010

Food for Thought

Just when I thought I knew all there was to know about donuts, they've gone and knocked my socks off. Imagine an apple fritter filled with Boston/Venetian cream and covered in cinnamon/sugar toasted coconut. Now, stop imagining because it exists! This is a donut that cannot be consumed on a regular basis. I almost needed a fork and knife to eat it - it is truly a meal in itself. I think it's called the Venetian Cream and it is worth a try (if you can find it - I hear only select Tim Horton's make them), but book off the afternoon because it will take you a while to finish it.
The other day while eating tempura I had the most wonderful idea: bacon tempura! That kicks squash and zucchini out of the water! Why aren't people doing this? Well, besides genius chefs. What else can we tempura? Olives? Cheese? Or is that just like a mozzarella stick? Billot logs? Someone really should get on this. Please.
Ok, I can't hide this anymore. I've been trying to deny it, but I'm tired of living a lie. I don't like Thai food. Not much at all. Sure, it seems pretty basic and everyone loves Thai and it's just rice and vegetables. But I just don't like it. I have been pretending for a while saying, "I've had a lot lately and so I'm sick of it, so let's go somewhere else" but I'm never excited to go. Sure, I'll go, but meh. I don't like mango, Thai basil or tofu and when you take that away, there's not much to it. Ok, I do like baby corn and vermicelli, but what-EVER. Whew, that feels good to get off my chest.
This does not look like the pantry of a grown-up. No, this looks like an 8 year old's breakfast fantasy. Never having been allowed sugar cereals as a child, I have gone a little crazy now that I live on my own.

Note the poor, lonely box of untouched granola. Oh, Winnie.