Saturday Snapshot invites bloggers to share photos. Once a month, my husband and I plan a date weekend. For our latest adventure, we decided to check out local bakeries.
When I lived in Newfoundland, my dad and I used to shop at our town bakery every week. We rarely could resist treating ourselves to fresh cookies or rolls on our walk home. These memories have made me a fan of bakeries!
Most of the ones where I now live don’t carry bread. College View is an exception. Here, Andy and I bought sour dough, which we put to use for many delicious sandwiches during the week. We also indulged in apple-filled crispies.
Some of our local bakeries carry unusual treats. For example, Goldenrod is where my husband and I discovered macarons. These are NOT your normal macaroons! To read more about the difference, check out: Macarons vs. Macaroons. Andy and I also regularly buy a sandwich cookie. Just one cookie is so sweet, we have to share it.
Other bakeries carry more typical treats, but in a variety of flavors. At Butterfly Bakery, we bought sea salt brownies for my mother-in-law who considers chocolate a sixth food group.
The majority of our bakeries seem to carry cupcakes. I grew up snacking mostly on cookies. These bakeries might convert me to cupcakes! They’re so pretty. Also, so very rich! From Le Cupcake, I got a strawberry cupcake with real fruit it. From Cupcakes & More, I got a peanut butter and jam cupcake that oozed jam in the center.
Although I didn’t take any photos, I can’t neglect to mention our cookie store. I had a coupon for a free cookie. Andy and I decided we couldn’t just buy one. So, he picked out one too. When the bill rang up to a dollar, we decided that maybe a few cookies were in order! This time, I tried the snicker doodle. Yum!
For our next outing, we’re talking about checking out bookstores. Maybe we’ll need to swing by a few bakeries on the way…. 😉