|My nephew turned 10 earlier this month - can't believe it!|
After breakfast we all went to my brother and sister in law's place to visit our niece Remi, who is growing so fast. I got to snuggle a few other friends' babies this week too - lucky me!
2) I baked a banana, chocolate chunk cake this week using this recipe.
The recipe says to bake it for 30-35 minutes. I took it out at 25 minutes, but I think it should have come out even earlier.
3) It was my friend Alaina's birthday on Wednesday, so we met up for a visit, a walk, and some lunch. We ate at Lancaster, where I had soup.
4) The people at Starbucks sent me a surprise gift card recently to try out their new Blonde Espresso. The Blonde Espresso is more smooth and sweet than the regular Espresso Roast, and pairs better with certain flavoured beverages off of the menu (e.g. fruit flavors), than the Espresso Roast. It was also created to work especially well in iced drinks. I tried it this week in both a flat white, and an almond vanilla iced latte.
It's definitely more mild than the Espresso Roast, and although I didn't try it with a fruity drink (I'm not one for fruity beverages), I could see it pairing well with those flavours.
Thanks for the bevvies Starbucks! It's always nice to pick up a coffee to-go when I'm on holidays and running around town, or trying to power through some cleaning etc. at home.
5) We made a simple veggie pizza for dinner one evening this week, with carbonara sauce as a base.
Other toppings included loads of black olives, red onion, mushrooms, and a three-cheese blend.
Have you tried the new Blonde Espresso at Starbucks?
What are you up to this weekend?