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Day 357 – Lingini fini

This place came highly recommended, despite not being able to eat much from the menu with the pastas, pizzas and breads, I still really enjoyed the place. The ambience evokes more of a New York feel, and I like the decor and layout of the place. The produce is freshly made and sourced from local farms which is a great concept I believe more restaurants should grab hold of.

Sadly there was no dessert I was able to enjoy, apart from sorbet, but I didn’t want that. My dining companions ordered the tiramisu which had chocolate ice cream and crumble over it:

It was quite a different sort of tiramisu and I only tried the ice cream, which was creamy and light and the crumble stuff which I wasn’t sure what it was, as it kept melting with the ice cream too.

Overall a tasty introduction to the dish and I was assured it was very good!

Rating: difficult to rate

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2011 in cake, chocolate, ice cream

 

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Day 352 – Schools out

Technically it isn’t, but it was my last day of class and so I had to go get a treat:

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in chocolate, ice cream

 

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Day 340 – Top it off

A day with warm hospitality and company, a scrumptious spread of homebaked pies, coca cola wings (seriously was tasty), Stilton and pumpkin and sweet potato fries.. you wonder how it could get better!!

Well it did… with Haagen Daaz’ cappucino truffle ice cream and a nespresso coffee:

Rating: 4/5 (needed more truffles!)

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2011 in chocolate, espresso, ice cream

 

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Day 336 – Never say no

Whenever any one, in any situation, regardless of the time, current temperature or your mood, offers you ice cream, heed this message – “never say no.” It has to be a way of life, consuming ice cream. I don’t get how people brush it off saying, ‘oh it’s not my thing’ or ‘it’s too cold for that’ – seriously!? What lame excuses of depriving oneself of such heavenly nutrition.

And so this evening, I gladly said ‘yes’ when offered ice cream and had a quick glance at the tub – Dreyer’s Vanilla Chocolate Chip. Not one of my usual flavours, but remember, you never say no. So tucked right into it.

It was incredibly creamy, and cooling as Dreyer’s tends to melt pretty quickly. I liked the smooth chocolate chips that were shaped like teardrops. Perfect way to the day- ice cream, friends and a movie.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2011 in chocolate, ice cream

 

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Day 332 – Choco creamy cow

Needing to get some change I went to the nearest Circle K and saw that they had a new flavour of creamy cow – chocolate! Needless to say, I got one and a couple were pumping syrups over their ice creams and the guy kindly helped with topping mine too. Though he asked if that was enough, I said a just a bit more please, and held my ice cream pottle for a little bit longer… ha

Super sweet and creamy, it proceeded to set off a coughing bout that’s been hanging around for a while. After recovering, I continued eating! Nothing is going to stop me now. Though I think I prefer the original vanilla with chocolate topping.

Later I laughed at my lapse in memory as I had completely disregarded the current “sugar less project” I have embarked on. Oh well, that’s way it’s a project, trial and error.

Rating: 4/5

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2011 in chocolate, ice cream

 

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Day 297 – Where’s my cake

It’s somewhat amusing when people ask what is being planned for their birthday, what presents people are planning to get them (or giving them options for gifts) and in this case, asking where their cake was. Yep, true story. And so here it is –

Haagen Daaz chocolate chip ice cream cake was super hard as we tried to cut into it, using hot water to warm the knife. Of course it had been frozen and even the strawberries on top were stiff! The cake, of course was yumm, you can never go wrong with ice cream. So it’s a wonder why we don’t do it more often!

Rating: 4/5

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2011 in cake, chocolate, ice cream

 

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Day 292 – One of those days

McDonald fries and a chocolate sundae = lunch.

Rating: 5/5

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2011 in chocolate, ice cream

 

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Day 290 – Days confused

Oops, I think the past few weeks have caught up on me as it was only just apparent that I had been miscounting my chocolate days and had skipped a few of them! We’re back on track now.

Today’s post is based on an evening request to go get ice cream, in fact several requests. Well it started out as statements, “We used to have ice cream” and “There is none in the freezer”, and “Where did we get it the other night?” to “Do you want ice cream?” and “Do you want to get some?”, then lastly “I thought you were going to get ice cream?”

Finally as the midnight hour was fast approaching and needing a break from work, I proceeded to venture out for some frozen desserts, “the one with the stick, you know those ones? with chocolate? and vanilla.” Demanding much?

And so selected a plain chocolate one for my dad. For myself, it had to be chocolate, dark of course, and yes MEGA –

Not usually one to go for ice creams on a stick, this wasn’t too bad. The thick chocolate coating was hard and gave a satisfying crunch as I bit into it and the creamy chocolate truffle ice cream center was sweet and went down smoothly. There was just that final wooden taste of the stick… not a fan.

Rating: 3.5/5

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2011 in chocolate, dark, ice cream

 

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Day 287 – 37 years of love

A little last minute in preparing for my parent’s 37th wedding anniversary, I rushed home after class to find none of the cake shops opened and resigned to buying ice cream tubs from the ever convenient store – 7-11.

Picking up a variety of flavours, I of course selected this for myself. It was pretty solid and so waited patiently while it softened in the humidity. Perfect.

The ice cream around the fondant was firmer and the oozing chocolate was thick and rich. It was pretty sweet, and I took an even sweeter time getting through it!

Rating: 4/5

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in chocolate, ice cream

 

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Day 268 – Back for more

I knew it wouldn’t be long until I went back for more of these… I blame convenience stores for my growing waistline.

 
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Posted by on July 1, 2011 in chocolate, ice cream

 

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