We took a little holiday. We went to Vancouver for a change of scenery and to introduce Clara to some friends. It felt very luxurious after these first few months of being a family, so we treated ourselves accordingly.
Before we left for Vancouver, I found myself in front of Cold Comfort's van at Moss Street Market. It was time to try the bacon & buttermilk ice cream sandwich. It was good (the macaron cookies were perfectly chewy), but I have plans to show up early for that salted caramel offering next time the weather cooperates with market day.
In Vancouver, we enjoyed lunch and a peanut butter sandwich cookie at Acme Cafe, where the staff made eyes at Clara and even offered to hold her. If you enjoy a Pirate Cookie (which are only available in Canada), you'll fall in love with these homemade treats.
We went to Le Marché St. George
three days in a row. Vancouver coffee shops have nothing on Victoria
coffee shops (Habit, Discovery Coffee, The Parsonage, Caffe Fantastico), but this neighbourhood corner store is pretty competitive. It has
delicious pastries and coffees, along with tempting housewares and foodstuffs.
Three words: Treat. Yo. Self.