A couple of weeks ago, I went with my friend Michelle to Hamilton. She was taking a course at McMaster and had to pick up some papers.
Since the parking charges at the university are horrendous, she parks at a friend's place and has about a 10-15 minute walk to the campus. The day was gorgeous! Clear sky, cool temperatures - and some flowers had bloomed!
You know spring has arrived when you see the daffodils.
This is one of the best pictures I've taken in a long time. This tree was at the side of an old, old church. The flowers were such a bright pink I couldn't help but notice them from the sidewalk.
Once we finished at the university, we walked back to Michelle's car and drove to Goodness Me! Natural Food Market. There is a location in Burlington, but I was looking for something specific for a recipe test I'm doing for Dreena and the Burlington store only had large packages that were quite expensive. The sales clerk told me the main Hamilton store had it available in bulk so I could just scoop as much as I needed. Michelle was game to go, so off we went.
This store was amazing!! They did have what I was looking for and in addition to a cart half full of things I got the following:
I just can't wait for strawberry season, so I bought some of these. They were big berries and very red .
Usually the big ones are not very juicy or flavourful, but these ones were quite good. They got eaten within a day.
I found this in the cooler. I've never seen it or tried it but it looked and sounded interesting, so I bought it. There were different flavours, but I decided on Black Bean.
This will be good for a quick meal, or to top some leftover rice for a workday lunch.
My most exciting find of the day....
This store also had a bakery counter featuring Dufflet cakes and pastries. They looked too good to pass up, so I got a couple of small ones for Jim & I to share at dessert.
This one is Key Lime. It had a creamy lime mousse in a chocolate shell. Sounded wonderful. The mousse and the shell seperately tasted good, but together - not so much so. I was a little dissapointed with this one.
I also bought a mini bundt. I couldn't pass this up. Ever see My Big Fat Greek Wedding? Jim thought the part with the bundt cake and the flowers in the middle was funny and we always say it like they did in the movie. Buunnndddttt.
The cake was orange-cranberry and very delicious. I would buy this one again.
Stay tuned for my post on the recipe test I'm doing. I'm very excited to try it. I'm confident that it will be da bomb because it's a Dreena creation.