Friday, September 30, 2011

French toast and Gelson's gelato

I haven't forgotten about my blog.  Really!  It's just that I am a first year medical student.  The increasingly sporadic posting is secondary to impending block exams, so hopefully addressing the primary pathophysiology will alleviate the secondary concern as well.  But for now, here is a post.  In addition to studying more, I've also been eating some more French toast lately.  Remember that sourdough boule from the most recent Farmer's Market co-op?  (Ok, maybe no one remembers it but me).  I turned some of it into this:

French toast is awesome.

And of course, I have to have my fruit and yogurt.

Also, Karthik got a tip from his PBL tutor that there is A Place Nearby Which Sells Handmade Gelato.  Turns out this place is the bakery counter at Gelson's Supermarket in the Westfield Century City mall.  So, last Friday, after a most exciting excursion to Target and Bed Bath & Beyond, we went on a successful gelato quest.  Check it out:

After trying several flavors, I settled on a rather indulgent two scoops - which, as it turns out, is a *lot* of gelato - containing four flavors: chocolate hazelnut, coconut, Amaretto, and frutti di bosco.  Gelato quality is strongly correlated with flavor intensity, and this stuff delivered.  Strong work, strong work.