Ok, so the weather has been tolerable for several weeks, as previously mentioned. I'm still going to use it as an excuse for the frequency with which I have been eating frozen treats.
I figure that since yogurt has some amount of protein in it, I can occasionally substitute it as a meal. By "occasionally," I mean "no less than twice a week." I don't know what took me so long to find Sugarberry, but I'm so much happier with it as a part of my life.
This place is essentially a frozen yogurt bar. You pick up a container, which vary in size, and choose what flavor of yogurt you want. I think there are about eight varieties, stuff like birthday cake, pomegranate, coconut, chocolate, whatever. Don't pay any attention to these distractions. Fill your container 2/3 full of original tart.
Proceed to the toppings bar, which has enough choices for someone to really go bonkers. There are about 74 different kinds of M&Ms (who knew?), some weird-looking Asian candy, all kind of gummy things, balls of cookie dough, chopped fruit, crumbled candy bars, hot fudge, whipped cream, etcetera. Everything. Everything they could find at Meijer.
I top my original tart with blueberries and crumbled Heath bar. A note to the newbies- the candy bar crumbles are labeled on the ridge of the topping bars that is closest to you. Don't make the mistake that I did and put Reeses on your yogurt. My dinner was ruined.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I've been lazy. I regret the error.
Temperatures here in mid-Michigan have been manageable for the last few weeks, but we had a stretch a while ago that was hot. As in, sit in the dark in your living room, shades drawn, window air conditioning unit dangerously over-used, hot. I don't do well in that type of weather. I don't like it, I don't support it, I don't endorse it.
A few weeks ago on one of these days I had a flash of remembrance- there's an Italian ice shop in the City Market! They have gelato! I'm not usually a huge ice cream eater (I prefer to ingest my calories through cake and Nutella), but I thought that gelato would hit the spot. I made my way to the market and found the gelato counter.
It was on. Since that fateful day, I have made multiple trips to the market. I ignore the fresh produce stacked up- the sweet corn, the peaches, the tomatoes- everything I usually gobble up happily, and I head to the gelato. I've had chocolate mint, Turkish coffee, and peach. I've had dark chocolate chipotle (delicious), coconut, lavender honey. I can't stop. I get a small gelato and, invariably, eat the entire thing before I leave the parking lot. It is just so good.
Today I had a combination of tiramisu and chocolate mousse, and I think it was the best yet. I also filled up my punch card, which means that I will be back to Iorio's before this week is over.
*The City Market has weird hours. Make sure that you check this out before you head over there.
*Head over there immediately.