Saturday, May 5, 2012

A funny thing happened on the way to the gardens

While me and my mom were in Edinburgh walking to the botanical gardens, we felt a bit peckish and wondered where we could get a nice bite.  Low and behold, we stumbled upon Cuckoo's Bakery, an adorable cupcake cafe, or as they say, cupcake shop and tea room.  It offered the perfect spot for a cup of tea, a roasted vegetable salad with goat cheese, and some special cupcakes for mother's day! 
(which it was in the UK) Above: the "black bottom" cupcake with chocolate sponge, dark chocolate chips under vanilla cheesecake! brilliant.

this is a great one to try anytime, whenever you have leftover roasted veggies from a roast; or in the summer you can let those roasted veggies cool, add some spinach and greens to make a flavorful, healthy salad.  this one had some roasted red pepper, courgettes, and shallots.

I opted for the classic red velvet. it's awesome when you're traveling and come across a genuinely nice place. so satisfying! and it wasn't even planned.  funny, how that works..! :)

1 comment:

  1. You captured both the food and the mood perfectly! What a fun day that was!