Posted by chris on Jun 15th, 2013
She knows me so well.
Daisy surprised me with chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels.
She intends for us to snack on them during a flight. In. The. Future. 32 hours away. 32 hours of pretezel-less hell. 32 hours of tortuous challenege. Of pointless denial. Of staring game.
SHE DOESN’T KNOW ME AT ALL.
[Update, 12 hours before departure:] Yeah. All gone.
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Tonight, in Bulgaria: Inadvertent competition to bring the best dessert for dinner. Everyone’s a winner.
Posted by chris on Jul 19th, 2011
Not pictured: tiny half-bite-size shortbread cookies from Alienman, who enjoys subtle dessert flavors that feature hints of sugar notes. I don’t play that shit. When you do as many desserts as I do, you quickly build up a tolerance. Only the darkest, boldest, raw and uncut confections will bring about the satisfaction that you crave.
But I will give her props. Last night, we got caked up at Cassidy’s with a flourless chocolate cake topped with mint ice cream. And a side of strawberry crème brûlée… You heard me.
Posted by chris on Jan 23rd, 2011
Dark chocolate fondue with orange, strawberry, banana, pound cake, rice krispies treat, marshmallow and vanilla ice cream.
Posted by chris on Sep 17th, 2010
- 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
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Fighting the temptation to sip on some hot chocolate. Not this late at night.
Posted by chris on Oct 21st, 2009
Half chocolate half maple bar with buttercream filling from Tulip Pastry Shop in St. John’s neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.
I’ve had 2 of these in the past three days. But I walk 3 blocks to the bakery to get them. I think that evens it out. Plus, I have to walk 3 blocks back to my house. So after a few more donuts, I’ll probably be super buff and fit and practically a bodybuilder. I think that’s how it works. Shut up.
In my defense, this isn’t all I had for breakfast… I also got a slice of brandied pear & dark chocolate pie with candied ginger streusel from Random Order Coffeehouse & Bakery. It has… fruit… and… ginger, which as everyone knows, is much ballyhooed for its countless health benefits. Shut up.
Posted by chris on Jul 15th, 2009
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.
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.
- 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
All for me.
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So… I’ve had nothing but cookies, cake, ice cream & chocolate today.
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Chocolate bars + 105 degree car = Sad Chris
Posted by chris on May 21st, 2009
Chocolate mousse topped with strawberries; Raspberry mousse with whipped cream, Lemon mousse topped with blueberries; Triple chocolate brownie a la mode, Apple cinnamon crisp a la mode, Bread pudding with raisins & vanilla, with buttery whiskey sauce:
(Actually, there’s still some left in the photo above, but it really was completely finished before we left. I wouldn’t lie to you.)
Posted by chris on Dec 30th, 2008
My list of foods eaten yesterday:
- chorizo breakfast burrito from Adelita’s Taqueria
- two pieces of See’s Candies chocolate
- four crackers with Nutella
- lots of cranberry flavored Ricola cough drops
I’m making my way around the South Bay, trying every breakfast burrito I can get my hands on. Adelita’s is the only place I’ve tried that cooks green peppers and onions along with the usual mix of egg & chorizo. I thought the flavors worked well together, but I could take it or leave it. Adelita’s gets extra points for having whole wheat tortillas available on request.
And yes, while I do my weight loss experiment I still try to satiate my fondness for chocolate! No point in depriving yourself.
Posted by annie on Dec 4th, 2008
I had a pretty blasé food day (after the soup):
- three bowls of Chinese cabbage soup (I finally finished the huge tub of soup my mom gave me)
- one plate of salad with goma dressing
- half of a See’s milk chocolate bar with toffee
- one slice of hawaiian pizza
- two servings of sour cream and onion chips
- some strawberries
- two small cubes of cheese
- some grapes
- 1/8 of a piece of sausage
- two baby carrots
- 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.
Posted by chris on Dec 1st, 2008
Now that my meals consist of things besides predictable (albeit tasty) Thanksgiving leftovers, I’m back to reporting what I eat. Here we go:
- Sample of 9-month aged Murray Bridge Australian sharp cheddar from Whole Foods. Recommended — I actually buy this cheese on a regular basis.
- Jjamppong (a spicy noodle soup with seafood and vegetables)
- Fortune cookie
- Espresso chocolate chip cookie from Whole Foods
- Cold slice of combination pizza
- Organic California-grown red seedless grapes
Posted by chris on Nov 26th, 2008
My big list of things I ate yesterday:
- Made-to-order burrito from Whole Foods. Wheat tortilla, carne asada, brown rice, pinto beans, salsa fresca, hot sauce.
- Two espresso chocolate chip cookies from Whole Foods
Every time a worker at Whole Foods starts to wrap a burrito, it seems like there’s no way it can be done: there’s just too much food. A mere mortal can’t possibly cram that much filling into a tortilla without defying the laws of physics (or whatever egghead term makes sense here).
But every time — like cramming a month’s worth of luggage into a tiny suitcase — they manage to pull it off. Just barely. And you’re left with a burrito that can last all day. And for me, usually does.