Monday, March 21, 2011
Cookies for breakfast?...oh it's on!
I've never met a cookie I didn't like but some are better than others I think we can all agree. Everything I thought I knew about cookies, what I thought were my favourites, the go to cookie after a rain fall, the coveted Girl Guide, Mr. Christie~it turns out you make 'okay' cookies. All of it, it's all been a lie.
When Janis of Elm Hill Cookies walked through my door last week carrying a box wrapped in bakers twine I had no idea I was about to meet or shall I say eat a cookie that would change my cookie eating experience forEVER.
I thought to myself, "Am I dreaming? Am I in heaven Auntie Em?" I think I cried tears. All I know is life will never be the same. Once you've tasted the finest double creme brie, havarti just ain't gonna cut it.
Like many of you sassy gals out there, Janis Smith took a leap of faith and dove head first into her very own business, a cookie shop in Oakville called Elm Hill Cookies. From the first bite you know you're eating a cookie unlike any other. She uses all natural ingredients and the taste says it all, no preservatives, artificial flavours, or colours and each cookie is hand cut and baked fresh daily. Her shop has a little milk and cookie bar, I know!! "Pour me another Charlie, make it a double, I've a had a rough day." I'd probably have a stool named after me if I lived in Oakville. I'd walk in and everyone would yell, "AL!"
Yeah, so cookies, they're my thing. If you're ever in Oakville take a seat at the bar and tell em' Al sent ya, you'll wobble home after last call and be glad you cut yourself off cuz that's a call no one should ever have to make.
And for the lovely brides to be out there, Janis does weddings! Favours for guests or a cookie bar at midnight can be just the thing to make your wedding go down in history. "The bride was stunning...and did you taste the chocolate sandwich biscuit with peppermint chocolate ganache filling?"
So, how long did that box of cookies last me you ask? About as long as it takes to say, chocolate sandwich biscuit with peppermint chocolate ganache filling. ;>