Monday, May 9, 2011

yesterday - pancakes & butter tarts

yesterday was mother's day. i don't really like the commercialization of something we should be doing everyday (telling your mother you love her), but i did call my mom & i told her i loved her. she doesn't live in the same country as me, so i made a lovely pancake breakfast for my sister and i and we ate good food in honor of her. from as long as i can remember, my mother has constantly been teaching me how to cook & bake. i love that she instilled in me a respect for food, and a really close, tangible relationship with it. thanks mommy - i love you! (yeah, i still call her mommy. & i'm okay with that)

it was a decent spring day yesterday, so my sister & i took a walk down to commercial drive to check out the got craft? show. afterwards we stopped at jj bean for americanos and butter tarts. have you had the butter tarts at jj bean vancouverites? if you haven't, and you can eat butter & wheat, you need to head to a jj bean immediately. and order a butter tart. you will not regret this. well, hmm.. maybe you will, because you'll be wanting to eat them every single day. if you have an addictive personality, DO NOT try the butter tarts at jj bean. the crust is flaky, crunchy & buttery. the inside is sugary, buttery & melty in your mouth.

speaking of spring, we've had some bizzare weather here in vancouver lately. one day it is warm & sunny, the next day it is a tropical monsoon and the streets turn into streams of rushing water. our small garden plot was completely covered in water. luckily my sister's been starting some plants inside. she really loves these plants. she likes to stare at them in the mornings watching them grow. they grow pretty fast too! i can't wait til they produce tomatoes and cucumbers. mmm...

4 comments:

Sher said...

oh man, love those butter tarts. i drove by jj bean today and wished there was time to stop. thanks for posting. you always captivate me with your stories and photographs. Keep it up ma friend!

Sharon said...

Now I have to have one of those butter tarts...I blame YOU for my addiction!!

abeautifullife.ca said...

i keep seeing those butter tarts at JJ's but i've passed up so far. After hearing you describe them, I think I need to go try them out.

Have you been to the La Brasserie food truck? they also have butter tarts...

totally hear you on the mother's day thing - should be an everyday thing!

Adina Lusa Mae said...

Yes, it's true, hands down best butter tart ever at JJ.