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Let Them Eat Cake . . . And Ice Cream September 23, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Food & Drink, Gratitude, Happiness.

Faces pressed to glass
‘neath Buddha’s serene smile
Sticky sweet pleasures

“Hey mon!  I see dat
happiness all oova ya.”
“Ya, mon.  Sticky sweet.”

 Butterscotch Brickle
drips down the cone, futilely
trying to escape


Waitress features pies
but we break-fast on slices
of coconut cake

* * * * *

How about you?  What are your favorite sweet treats?

Sweet synchronicity:  On Food ~ Let Them Eat Macaroons (Mirth & Motivation)


1. clarbojahn - September 23, 2011

Yum! Yum! Looks delicious. Can I join you? 🙂

We often have Peperridge (sp) Farm for breakfast. It’s the best.

Those photos are good enough to eat.

nrhatch - September 23, 2011

Cake for breakfast is one of life’s little pleasures ~ it just feels so decadent.

Or as Homer would say, Mmm . . . donuts,

2. nuvofelt - September 23, 2011

I’m sure that coconut is healthy 🙂

nrhatch - September 23, 2011

Oriana’s paintings are so full of realism that I feel like I’m gaining weight just looking at them. 😀

3. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - September 23, 2011

That is just the perfect slice of cake. Great photos!

nrhatch - September 23, 2011

Coconut cake with lemon curd filling used to be my #1 choice for my birthday cake.

Now my top choice is Carrot Cake with carrots, raisins, pineapple, coconut, pecans and cream cheese frosting.

4. suzicate - September 23, 2011

I realize it’s early in the morn, but please excuse me while I go have cake and ice cream! Dang, I don’t have either…I guess banana bread and coffee will have to do!

nrhatch - September 23, 2011

I would LOVE a slice of banana bread for breakfast. Haven’t made any in ages.

5. granny1947 - September 23, 2011

I read your post and then went and bought a chocolate from the vending machine…thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nrhatch - September 23, 2011

I’ll try not to fatten you up too often, Granny! But we all deserve some latitude in our attitude on Fridays, eh?

Was it a Mounds bar ~ coconut covered with luscious dark chocolate?

6. andalibmarks - September 23, 2011


Nancy – that’s some amazing food you got going there!!
I love me some chocolate in the morning.
Chocolate cake, chocolate ice-cream, chocolate donuts, chocolate dip, chocolate chips….

Now, where did I put the damn stuff??!!


nrhatch - September 23, 2011

Andi ~ you might want to check out E’s post on Laduree Macaroons . . . just opened on Madison Avenue.


On August 30th, Ladurée opened their first NYC shop on at 864 Madison Avenue and almost caused a mob scene.

7. Maggie - September 23, 2011

I have a huge sweet tooth. Hershey’s chocolate is my favorite treat, though. Cheesecake is excellent, too.

I wish there was a Buddha Belly Donuts where I live…

nrhatch - September 23, 2011

Chocolate has to be my #1 choice of sweet treat. I try to enjoy a nibble or two every day.

Last night, I toasted a few Zebra Marshmallows over a candle flame . . . the drizzle of chocolate transforms them.

8. Julie - September 23, 2011

Yum! I’m so hungry now!! After spending the summer in Italy, I’d have to say gelato (the real deal) is my favorite sweet treat.

nrhatch - September 23, 2011

We love gelato, but don’t know anywhere around here to get it.

Of course, we have lots of other ways to satisfy our cravings for sweet treats and sticky delights.

9. brainrants - September 23, 2011

I was the donut shop sign model.

nrhatch - September 23, 2011

With a big BELLY full of JELLY? 😆

10. jeanne - September 23, 2011

Mocha Gelato, my Mothers Rum raisin bread pudding, dark chocolate everything!!

nrhatch - September 23, 2011

I would love Mocha Gelato. My favorite ice cream . . . coffee heath bar crunch.

We had a chocolate bread pudding recently with a brandy sauce that WOWed us. 😯

11. eof737 - September 23, 2011

What a wonderful serendipitous moment that we both wrote on food without knowing and chose similar titles… I am so stoked by this Nancy! 🙂
I gotta have one of each food item you showcased and, as I said on my comment reply to you on my blog, you gotta add Oriana’s macarons to the mix. I love desserts; especially macarons, ice cream and cake, and my aging body is fighting them all the way. Oy vey! Love this post. 😆

nrhatch - September 23, 2011

Thanks, E! When I opened my in-box this morning after posting this . . . the title of your post grabbed my attention immediately.

I love synchronicity and serendipity. 😀

12. On Food: Let Them Eat Macarons… | Mirth and Motivation - September 23, 2011

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13. CMSmith - September 23, 2011

I’m doing Weight Watchers online. I can’t read this post.

nrhatch - September 23, 2011

I burst out laughing at your comment, Christine. I understand completely. There are times in my life when this post would have made me crave things that weren’t on the dieting “agenda.”

These days, I eat what I want . . . but always in moderation. For example, at Buddha Belly, I’d split a donut with BFF rather than eating the whole thing.

When we have cake in the house, I let him eat the lion’s share (about 90%) and just have a nibble now and then.

14. Androgoth - September 23, 2011

I am not sure how I landed on your Space but I sure would like a nice slice of that coconut cake, it looks absolutely delicious and now I will be famished until breakfast time 🙂 lol

Have a lovely weekend 🙂


nrhatch - September 23, 2011

Thanks! Oriana’s art is fabulous ~ drinks, cake, ice cream, flowers, etc.

15. Patricia - September 23, 2011

I work next door to a Dunkin Donuts–I am not overly fond of donuts anymore.

nrhatch - September 23, 2011

I enjoy Dunkin Donut’s donut holes more than the donuts.

16. JannatWrites - September 24, 2011

My favorite sweet treat? All of them!

That cake painting is wonderful. I’ve looked at her work before – she had a pair of ballet slippers that I really liked, too.

We don’t have Buddha Belly here. We used to have Krispy Kreme, but most have closed, so I don’t eat much donuts anymore.

No worries, though. I just bought a seven pound tup of chocolate chip cookie dough from Costco today…

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

Buddha Belly is privately owned . . . but it would be great if they franchised. Best donuts I’ve ever eaten . . . the size of footballs. Catch!

17. Team Oyeniyi - September 24, 2011

Between you with this and Elizabeth with her macaroons – what is this – encourage us all to stop eating healthy week? 😆

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

Seeing Eliz’s article made me smile . . . one of those lovely synchronistic moments when we are reminded that we may share the same muse.

That said, we all need one day a week to let our guard down and eat what we want . . . TGIF! 😀

18. Linda - September 24, 2011

I love all of the above goodies but I have recently realized that my favorite thing is pie. Dang I wish I wasn’t too lazy to bake a pie.

nrhatch - September 24, 2011

BFF loves pie, especially fruit pies around the holidays ~ peach, apple, blueberry. There are some Amish restaurants in Sarasota that feature 21 kinds of pie every day. We’ve had Yoder’s strawberry pie. It’s delish!

19. SidevieW - March 11, 2012

we have a different donut tradition, solid with jam and cream in a hole in the middle

nrhatch - March 11, 2012

Oh, yummy! That sounds like a SWEET TREAT! 😀

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