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Monki Bistro

Trio of chocolate mini- domes from MonkiBistro

Trio of chocolate mini- domes from MonkiBistro

I am pretty sure that half of my recent restaraunt visits lately have come directly from Instagram… between neat ice cream places and cool eateries – there’s also Monki Bistro. (Seriously… check out the Monki Bistro Instagram feed. Maybe not on an empty stomach though…)

Well, I put the idea forward to the little foodie group I’m a part of, and one Sunday afternoon we headed there, en mass.

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Posted by on June 23, 2018 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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Master Chocolat – Bernard Callebaut Fine Handmade Chocolate

The Jean Luc Chocoalte - Earl Grey Tea infused dark chocolate ganache from Master Chocolat - Bernard Callebaut Fine Handmade Chocolate

The Jean Luc Chocoalte – Earl Grey Tea infused dark chocolate ganache from Master Chocolat – Bernard Callebaut Fine Handmade Chocolate

Other people’s birthdays are an excellent excuse to buy yourself chocolate -right? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2018 in South-East Calgary, Treats

 

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Kruse’s Bakery

Delicious rum balls from Kruse's Bakery - located in the Market On Macleod in Calgary, Alberta

Delicious rum balls from Kruse’s Bakery – located in the Market On Macleod in Calgary, Alberta

My last post wasn’t very positive I’m afraid… but in contrast, I’m back writing about Kruse’s Bakery again. I’m pretty sure this is one of my favourite bakeries in Calgary (tied for the top spot with Gluten Free/Paleo/Vegan Nourish Kitchen & Bakery, and Glamorgan Bakery)  There are a few favourite things I get nearly every time I visit (The lemon strudel) and then a few things I’ll pick up now and then… but there are also new things to try too. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2018 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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Chocolate in Iceland

Chocolate from Iceland

Chocolate from Iceland

I have another super-short post for you today – more (and more recent!) posts to come soon! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2014 in Out of town - Europe, Treats

 

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Lakkris in Iceland

Eittsett candy bar

Eittsett candy bar

I mentioned in my last post that while in Iceland we were constantly on the look-out for licorice.. well we found it in a few different candy bars along with those delicious meringues.. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2014 in Out of town - Europe, Treats

 

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Desserts in Iceland

While I’m on holiday, I have a few posts to share… and when I come back  – I’ll hopefully have posts from my trip too!

Desserts in Iceland

Rather than doing a whole bunch of short posts about some of the desserts my travel companion and I tried while in Iceland, I thought that I would do a bit of an all-in-one post about a few of them… I’ll also do a bit of one on candy and treats later in too…

Chocolate mousse

If you are in an Iceland grocery store, you might see this – for us it was in the section with the amazing Icelanic yoghurt, Skyr (with which we both developed a fast obsession…) but it’s not yoghurt, instead it’s mousse!  So creamy and delicious!

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

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Posted by on October 26, 2014 in Out of town - Europe, Treats

 

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Valentine’s dessert from Phoenix Grill

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake from Phoenix Grill

Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake from Phoenix Grill

This post is super-late (now that I’ve returned from holiday and have had the chance to pull photos off my camera…) but I wanted to do a quick post about some delicious treats from the Phoenix Grill. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2014 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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Valentine’s day chocolate round-up

All three chocolates!

Chocolates for Valentine’s Day?

St. Valentine’s Day is coming up quickly… and although my plans may or may not involve sushi and tea, I have some suggestions if you want to think about something sweet for your sweetie…

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the Leaf

One of my favourite Bernard Callebaut chocolates

Bernard Callebaut “For those of you who are new to Bernard Callebaut, you can go in and simply pick up a pre-packaged box (done in their signature copper box, or seasonally wrapped for a slightly higher price) in several sizes – or you can also make up your own box. This is what I almost always do for close friends or relatives, so I can get the chocolates that I know they’ll especially like.” Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 9, 2014 in Tea & Beverages, Treats

 

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Tea: Devil’s Chocolate

The retail wall of David's Tea

The retail wall of David’s Tea

Ages ago I picked up a small amount of Devil’s Chocolate from Teaopia, a rooibos tea with cacao nibs, ginger, cloves, and red pepper.  The tea is intended to be a rich chocolate flavour for chocolate lovers, but I was disappointed in the tea as a chocolate tea.  The tea is tasty, but not really the chocolate flavour that I was hoping for.

Dry, the tea is mostly spicy, warm, hot…  There’s also a slight bitterness to the scent which I didn’t care for, but     I was so curious to try the tea that I went for it anyways. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2014 in South-West Calgary, Tea & Beverages

 

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Jelly Modern Doughnuts

S'mores doughnut from Jelly Modern Doughnuts

S’mores doughnut from Jelly Modern Doughnuts

The other day I mentioned Kanpai Sushi on 8th Avenue S.W., so today I’ll blog about their next-door neighbour, Jelly Modern Doughnuts.

Although I do love sweet treats, I’m not much of a big doughnut fan. I was looking forward to these treats though – packing them up to share at home after a late sushi lunch. There are so many great posts about Jelly Modern on UrbanSpoon that I don’t really feel like I need to share too much more, so I’ll just share some photos to tempt your tastebuds…

Ordering at Jelly Modern Doughnuts

Ordering at Jelly Modern Doughnuts (faces blurred for privacy)

The interior is cute and perky, sweet just like pastry with hot pink paper lanterns and glossy white surfaces. I disliked the glossy white menu with the pale grey writing though.. my poor eyes strained after the dim light in the sushi restaurant! There were only a few different flavours in the display case though, which was disappointing – the menu promised flavours that just weren’t available at the time…

Jelly Modern Doughnuts interior

Jelly Modern Doughnuts interior (faces blurred for privacy)

I loved the little display of Halloween doughnuts, but they weren’t behind glass, so I presumed that they were only for display – examples of doughnuts you could order for a party.

Halloween samples at Jelly Modern Doughnuts

Halloween samples at Jelly Modern Doughnuts

I liked that they had two different sizes of doughnuts to choose from, though not all flavours were available in both sizes.  I ended up picking out a S’mores doughnut (only available in the large size – a regular plain doughnut with a very, very thin chocolate glaze on top, with a melted marshmallow in the middle and a few graham cracker crumbs on top), a Callebeaut Chocolate doughnut (a plain doughnut in the smaller size with a thicker dark chocolate glaze and a few chocolate shavings), and a Peanut Butter Cup doughnut (the smaller size plain doughnut with a chocolate glaze, and a blob of peanut butter icing in the centre, topped with two peanuts.

Three doughnuts at home from Jelly Modern Doughnuts

Three doughnuts at home from Jelly Modern Doughnuts

The doughnuts were all tasty, but not any better than good-old Tim Horton’s doughnuts in my opinion. Their website claims “We use only the finest quality ingredients in our recipes — locally sourced and organic whenever possible. A healthier artisan treat — a sophisticated update on a classic Canadian tradition” which might suggest that they might be a bit healthier than the local coffee & doughnut joint.

Jelly Modern Doughnuts
1414 8 St SW
Calgary, AB
(403) 453-2053
http://jellymoderndoughnuts.com/

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Posted by on January 20, 2014 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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