Friend, wash thy hands (unhygienic bakers)

Recently an acquaintance hosted a mini office party at his desk. He served cake and spittle. As he cut his “famous tea cake”, he blathered over it, only pausing in his discourse to lick his fingers. He then used the same soppy fingers to steady the sides of the cake. But this wasn’t the worst of it. During the exercise, the knife he was using … Continue reading Friend, wash thy hands (unhygienic bakers)

Turnover tales

Turnover cookies are still kind of a big deal. They are lunch box cookies that have a dollop or filling of fruit. If you have ever eaten a nutri-grain bar, than turnover cookies are a fair comparison. When it comes to packaged turnovers, I only know of one kind: Voortman’s turnovers.  The Voortman bakery is a Canadian based company (sorry international folks), that prides themselves … Continue reading Turnover tales

Chick-fil-A cookie: Not the thing

After months of anticipation, Chick-fil-A Inc opened their first international location in one of the world’s greatest cities: Toronto, Ontario. The family owned restaurant boasts of being the home of the ‘original chicken sandwich‘ since the late 60’s. Even after two months of business, the restaurant continues to be a zoo, with lineups extending through the doors. I waited in line (and in the rain) … Continue reading Chick-fil-A cookie: Not the thing