Posts tagged with: cake

quote Posted by chris on Jul 22nd, 2011

One day we’re going to find you nodding out in an alley somewhere with a rubber band around your arm and a handful of cake in your fist.

—Jill, after discovering the tonnage of desserts I consume. Highly unlikely scenario. No way would I have a handful of cake leftover.

before & after

Dark Chocolate Fondue

Posted by chris on Jan 23rd, 2011 4 comments


From Sonoma Chicken Coop in Campbell, CA

Dark chocolate fondue with orange, strawberry, banana, pound cake, rice krispies treat, marshmallow and vanilla ice cream.

Done

miscellaneous

Cake O’clock

Posted by chris on Sep 17th, 2010 add a comment

  • Amanda: ask Will if he wants me to bring my laptop to work tomorrow and wait with him at the new office
  • Chris: why don’t you ask him
  • Chris: shit
  • Zack: hah
  • Chris: she’s interrupting Cake Time!
  • Zack: maybe she doesn’t realize he’s on our work chat all the fucking time
  • Chris: she should realize i’m on Cake Time all the time
  • Zack: all the caking time

review

Alarmingly good

Posted by chris on Jul 15th, 2009 3 comments

I never set an alarm clock. I work from home, on my own schedule and sleep very sporadically. I don’t plan things in advance so I rarely need to be somewhere at a specific time. But this morning, I broke my habit and set an iTunes alarm for 10:45AM…

All cause of Gregory’s Gourmet Desserts in Oakland, California. They’re open to the public one day a week: Wednesdays at 11:00AM (They close when they sell out.) Gregory’s is first & foremost a wholesale bakery, catering to hotels & restaurants. But due to public demand, they decided to open their doors to common streetwalkers — one day a week.

Ambiance

Their priority still lies with their corporate clients: They don’t have a “store-front” for the public. No fancy glass cases to show off their sweets like expensive jewelry. You basically walk down some stairs to a back room of the kitchen where they sell you cookies right off the baking trays.

No fancy printed menu behind the cash register (no cash register, either.) Instead, you walk by a human-sized dry-erase whiteboard just outside the door, filled from edge-to-edge with a huge list of cookies, cakes & cobblers. It’s not even pretty handwriting. It looks like I wrote it — And if you’ve ever had the misfortune of getting something handwritten from me, you know how shocking that is.

Fuck it. They don’t make menus, they make desserts. And you want ‘em.

My findings

  • Key lime pie
  • Peach cobbler
  • 3 dark chocolate coffee cookies
  • White chocolate blueberry oatmeal cookie. Tons of blueberry flavor. This is coming from a guy who’s still recovering from a cold.
  • Peanut butter chocolate chip cookie
  • Snickerdoodle

All for me.

daily diet

The “I Launched A Project, I Can Eat What I Want” edition

Posted by chris on May 18th, 2009 5 comments

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After eating nothing but americanos, eggs and apples for several days, I’ve been indulging in all the foods I was craving the past few weeks:

  • Turkey burger with bacon & onion rings
  • Chicken fried steak and eggs. I haven’t had this in years.
  • Crab-cake benedicts. Yes, plural.
  • Chicken tenders. What the hell is a “tender” anyway?
  • Espresso almond brownie, Chocolate chip cookies, Oreo cream cake, Bostom cream pie, Princess cake. Probably some other terrible desserts that I have no recollection of eating.

All I’m missing is the pizza and ice cream. (Together.)

daily diet

This day lacks waffles

Posted by annie on Dec 4th, 2008 add a comment

I had a pretty blasé food day (after the soup):

  1. three bowls of Chinese cabbage soup (I finally finished the huge tub of soup my mom gave me)
  2. one plate of salad with goma dressing
  3. half of a See’s milk chocolate bar with toffee
  4. one slice of hawaiian pizza
  5. two servings of sour cream and onion chips
  6. some strawberries
  7. two small cubes of cheese
  8. some grapes
  9. 1/8 of a piece of sausage
  10. two baby carrots
  11. one bit of chocolate cake

okay, I guess when I list it all out, it doesn’t seem blasé. but I don’t really like hawaiian pizza, chocolate, or cake.