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Snapshot Meme #75: The Sweetness of Bakeries!

Posted on: November 21, 2015

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…. 😉

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12 Responses to "Snapshot Meme #75: The Sweetness of Bakeries!"

Wow, those cupcakes do look completely delicious. It is hard to find independent bakers these days. As a student I spent one summer working in a bakers shop, and was a bit bigger by the end of my time there.

We’re probably lucky that the bakeries are not withing walking distance. 😉

Macarons are my favourite! We have a great bakery here that makes them

We only recently discovered them. My husband wants to make them.

I believe they are tricky but wonderful if he pulls it off.

Apparently, my husband will need special cooking supplies to make macarons. The supplies are on his wish list!

What a fun date weekend. Hubby and I have a date night. I like your weekend idea even better. All the delicious treats. I think I gained a pound just looking at the photographs.

Andy and I started with a date night every Monday. Then I ended up having a meeting on that day once a month. This is when we got the idea for a weekend date. Also, weekends are when we feel more up to cooking and taking long drives.

This is a great idea!

Twice now we’ve gone on bakery shopping sprees!

Checking out new bakeries is always one of my favourite things to do- it’s information that always comes in handy. I’m glad you made so many excellent new discoveries.

In my hometown, there was only one bakery. It took me years of living in the Midwest to realize bigger places would carry multiple bakeries. Now I’m interested to check out bakeries in other towns too. 🙂

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