Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Rochester Weather

Starbucks put out the red cups recently and yesterday Oxford St. lit up their Christmas Lights. The holiday season always makes me nostalgic for home. I never like being in Rochester when I'm there for extended period of times, but Christmas break is so relatively short that it holds a lot of nice memories. I won't get symptoms of SAD like I did before going to college, so the snow seems kind of nice. There isn't enough opportunity to get sick of it. I really like being home for Christmas.

Winter isn't the only season I get nostalgic about, I also think about autumn in Rochester a lot. Though it's been five years since I've seen it. I just remember it being really lovely.

Photo From my Archives

Radcliffe Camera, Oxford. 7th June 2008.

Almond Croissant Review

Almond Croissants are my new weakness. I've decided to add reviews to my blog agenda. Unfortunately, I just realized that I should have taken a picture of the croissant before consuming it. So, apologies. I'll amend this next time I get a delicious treat.

This morning I journeyed to Sweet, a bakery in Clerkenwell. I was surprised at how close this bakery is from my flat. Probably about a five minute walk. The bakery was small, but had a large selection of treats and savories. Also, major bonus points, they had about 5 samples. And, major bonus point, the staff was friendly. My croissant and regular sized americano came to 3.10 for takeaway, which puts Sweet on the low end of average price wise. I know that price sucks in dollars (about 5.10), but for my weekly treat I can't think in such terms. But, my fav almond croissants in DC at the Dupont Farmers market cost two dollars, so if our exchange rates were even it wouldn't be bad at all. So there.

The Croissant:

Amazing. Pretty good size, not mega American size, but not so small that I felt gipped. The interesting thing about this croissant was that it was basically split into two, with the almond filling in between (as opposed to the usual rolled up design). Also, onto of the croissant was some baked almond filling, what a nice surprise! The best part about this croissant was its doughy bottom, it was soft and not too flaky, delicious. I will definitely be returning to Sweet.