food porn

cupcakesToday was a quiet day and it ended up being mostly about food.  The weather was supposed to be bad: rain, sleet, practically another ice age.  So we didn’t plan to do much until we knew how easy travel would be.  I ended up sleeping way in (10 am), so we got a very late start.  The weather turned out to be far better than expected so we decided to do some local stuff.  Very local.  Within five minutes of the flat by foot is “the best tavern in Harrogate”, the Old Bell.  We had lunch there (gnocchi with cream sauce and blush tomatoes and a Moorhouse Lap Prancer or two) and read the Sun.  Then we roamed over to the Royal Pump Room museum. which turned out to be free today, and meandered through that a bit.  There’s not much to it other than a bit of local history.  Harrogate is a town famous for its curative waters and the Pump Room sits on top of the town’s main mineral water well.   Back in the day it was the place that people came to when they wanted or needed to imbibe some sulfur water.  You can, if you dare, still drink this famous water.  I tried it; it’s plenty nasty.

After the Pump Room we moseyed over to the cupcake shop next to the Bell.   A picture of their fine wares graces this article.  We picked up a box of cupcakes and headed home.  After making sure the cupcakes were safely home we headed out again, this time to Farrah’s for some sweet stuff.  I bought a bag full of toffee, fudge, and shortbread to take home as gifts.  Next we stopped by Betty’s Cafe Tea Rooms and bought some tea.  Most of it is for me, but some will be a gift.

For dinner we went to Bed.  Actually, it’s BED, short for Burnsey Eat Drink.  But it makes a funny joke when you say “hey, let’s go to bed for dinner!”  Anyways, the food was good.  I had avocado and tomato bruschetta (cooked avocados…that was weird) and fish and chips.   We pretty much scraped our plates clean.

And when we got home…cupcakes!

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~ by gun street girl on December 29, 2009.

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