Life really does have a way of taking you in unusual directions in these rapidly changing times. Earache or not I had to go out today, observing social distance and cleanliness at all stages.
For some time now doughnuts have loomed large in my imagination, not just any doughnut, nothing fancy, a fresh ring doughnut or indeed a perfectly simple jam doughnut.
It has been a back burner kind of fantasy, perhaps a little enhanced or made more presient by the current restrictions on life. It was those very restrictions that enabled doughnuts to feature @theoldmortuary today. Parking in our local High Street (We are in Cornwall so it’s called Fore Street) is normally impossible but less people around gave me the Golden Ticket of parking spaces. Right outside Rowe’s Cornish Bakery.
Not somewhere I usually go for no other reason than the parking is tricksy.
Their doughnuts were perfect and the staff had been fully trained in no touch techniques and tonging. It was impressive.
But it didn’t stop at Doughnuts…
Long ago in a large NHS hospital on- call and long shifts were sometimes fuelled by a Gregg’s Bacon Tasty, truly the comfort food of Health Professionals who know a lot about diet and Cardiac health.
It’s been 12yrs since I was close to a bacon tasty. Rowe’s call it a ‘Bacon Bite’ for complete accuracy. London Hospitals of my aquaintance did not offer such things. More worldy offerings certainly, equally bad for the general health but not Bacon Tasties.
The picture tells the story. The very best thing for a virus that induces earache is a Bacon Tasty. Served by someone well versed in the art of tonging.
Followed by the perfect doughnut. Also delightfully tonged.
I won’t bore you with the lovely fresh vegetables I sourced today, or the fish or other healthy comestibles.
What’s the point, this is Bakery Porn. You were warned that I had no idea where this restricted lifestyle would take us.
By complete coincidence a gift of bakery was also delivered to @theoldmortuary.
A man, unknown to us but connected made us a loaf to help out with the earache.
We are feeling plumptious and unrepentant.