Sunday, February 24, 2008

Blue Crab Bar and Grill

The Best First
White Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding with Honey Frozen Yogurt

This is so good the restaurant now dubs it "Must Have" on the menu. You really must. I can't even tell you that I could have eaten three of them, even though I couldn't even finish my meal. Layers and layers of croissant bread pudding, strawberries, macadamia and a sweet caramel rum sauce. The honey yogurt, though amazing, was very much granita like to me and my BFF. In any case- best dessert I've EVER eaten, hands down.

Rib Eye with Fig Jam

Mister went to the restroom before his plate hit the table, I started eating the steak (Yeah, I'm back on- I just zone out...) before he arrived, BFF started eating his potatoes. Good choice Mister.

Cowichan Valley Smoked Duck Breast and Thigh with Barley Risotto and apple salad

My choice for dinner and it was good, just not as good as I remember having last year, which was a sirloin... I think. Anyway... the duck was really smoky, my taste buds were telling me bacon. I loved the apple salad and barely roasted veggies. The barley risotto was exceptionally good especially the bits sitting in the ice wine pan sauce of the duck. I brought the leg piece home for Maisie, she and her cat will be eating it sometime today.
PS: I love wilted KALE, I should eat it often. Oh, and portions... big.

Petales d'Osoyoos

BFF always picks a good wine, this was no different and for $40 a bottle even our very knowledgeable server Mike agreed that it gave its counter part (the winery only makes two) a run for its money considering the other is $105 a bottle. I'm no wine expert or even slightly going to say I know anything about it, but it was good and I'm not usually a fan of the wine. Go buy a bottle- if you can find it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Peep Peep!

Peeps on a cupcake

Eggies on a cupcake

Maisie on an ice cream cake

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

A Hallmark "holiday"? Maybe, go out and get me a card anyway...

Friday, February 8, 2008

Banana Kisses and Guilt

So...clearly this isn't posting more. I've been baking more, but have also hit a snag in my eating extravaganza. I watched "Fast Food Nation" and then another horrid thing on the treatment of cows at a ranch! I'm not an idiot and am rightly aware of where and how (though once you see it happening...whew...) our meat gets to the market, but my heart really hurt to see these cows being kicked and tossed around on fork lifts (Yeah, you read that right- fork lifts!). Anyhhooo... I've been off the beef for awhile now, had chicken the other night and was ok with it. I'll get back, once I find Farmer Brown who hugs his cows every night before bed and fluffs their hay piles before they lay down... far fetched I know, but sometimes I like to live in a fantasy land.