Friday, 16 April 2010

Retail and dessert therapy, Gorgie style

Thanks so much for the buckets of sympathy regarding my cancelled holiday. I am nursing my cold and have ventured just far enough from home today to partake in some retail therapy in the area of Edinburgh where I live, Gorgie.

Gorgie is teeming with hair salons, take aways, convenience stores and charity shops. Barnardo's is my favourite charity shop because they have the best selection of used books. I managed to pick up this lovely hardcover book about Glencoe for just £2.
Last December Gorgie finally got a bit of culinary class when a proper patisserie opened up. Today I thought if I can't go to Paris, I may as well visit a baker who is constantly inspired by the pastry chefs in France. I present Patisserie Jacob's chocolate ganache tartlet, and a prune tart with a caramelized top and swirl of meringue.
My beloved has taken an extra day off and I am going to his place tomorrow. Have a great weekend, everyone.

10 comments:

ellen abbott said...

You are such a tease!

Julia Christie said...

Looks yummy! Glad you are going to get to spend some time with your sweetie on your holiday! If not paris...Who better to commiserate that your loved one?

Smiles

Angela Recada said...

Yum. Those pastries look delicious! Everything is better with a pastry, and even better with two. I hope the air clears from the Icelandic volcano soon. Too bad about your Paris holiday.

Cheryl said...

I did some dance class/Rumi concert therapy this week. It was a bit of a splurge, $30 for a night of poetry, but so worth it.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation! May nothing but good surprises come your way because of it.

JCWillow99@gmail.com said...

lOOKS GOOD.
Enjoy your weekend.

Kay said...

yummy!!!

Karen Lana said...

Books and pastries always lift my spirits. Your book find looks like a good read and the pastries...oh my!

I hope your cold is short lived and you find unexpected fun for the rest of your holiday!

i'm the maaaaaaap! said...

could be worse, you could be yelled & cried at for 10 hours, then crash in front of the toob for 4 hours, fall into a fitful coma, then repeat. i am in hell.

Notes from a Broad said...

Oh good, the weekend was not lost then, sweets and your sweetheart, perfecto.

Lena said...

How to gorge in Gorgie! Those little sweet chaps would mollify me......in the right proportions of course.