Nonetheless, here are my snaps of the month! As always, food shots remain a majority, though I've tried to inject some Easter visuals as well. Enjoy!
1. Sunsets as captured from my room
2. Homemade Roasted Butternut Squash & Kale Soup (recipe coming soon!)
(Might I add: their portion sizes are huge!)
5. A tower of balloons bearing an intermediate resemblance to Koro-Sensei
6. Toronto Fashion Week aftermath
8. A freshly-compiled Yogurt Parfait w/ Fruit & Granola from the just-opened cultures in Metro Centre
12. Homemade Coconut Sticky Rice w/ Mango
13. Dinner in the form of Salmon Congee w/ Shredded Lettuce
16. TTC Streetcar track construction currently taking place on King St. W from Peter to Charlotte
18. Extremely decadent Hot Chocolate Cookie purchased from Second Cup as a result of the cravings Aroma failed to satisfy
A friend of mine has been intending to try out Sweet Jesus for some time now. I had already visited several times before the New Year (1, 2, 3) and hadn't planned to return any time soon, though the excursion was worth the first-time experience for my soft serve partner-in-crime.
We chanced upon a time at which the narrow hallway of a dessert parlour wasn't busy, and proceeded to order a Campfire S'Mores Pimped Out Soft Serve, split between two cups to form "half sizes". Additionally, being the matcha lover that I am, I also pointed at The Matcha Libre - one of Sweet Jesus' new hot beverage concoctions, priced at a whopping six dollars.
With a base of sweet vanilla soft serve, sticky chocolate sauce, mini marshmallows, and a handful of graham cracker crumbs, Campfire S'Mores was more sugary than it was gooey and satisfying. The marshmallows hadn't been toasted at all from what we were able to see, and the chocolate sauce resembled caramel sauce that had been residing on the shelf past its expiration date. It should also be noted that treat was made with burnt marshmallow soft serve when it first released, but the base has since switched to plain vanilla instead. (Talk about a money grab!) Might I add that it was also unnecessarily sweet, making me think that I could probably have done better with torching my own marshmallows and stacking them onto McD's instead.
Despite the incredulous amount of hype it received during its opening stage, I can faithfully conclude that Sweet Jesus is no longer worth the diabetes-inducing trek. And given its complete absence of a dining area, one can assume that other customers are guaranteed to bump into you, intentionally or not, while you're munching on your towering sugar-laden creation.
And thus concludes my March visuals! (Perhaps you'll find some cherry blossom snaps in next month's issue!)