26 Feb 2010, 11:50pm
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La Casa Gelato

If you google “gelato Vancouver,” chances are your first hit will be La Casa Gelato, an unbelievable tour de force of gelatoverse that boasts over 200 flavors. It’s located in the middle of no where (it certainly seemed that way to me, though I didn’t pay too much attention to my bearings en route), but its selection is so vast and awesome, I’m sure people would travel out of their way to visit this shop.

Flavors ranged from classic to crazy, with some petering on the edge of unfathomable or frightening. Browsing the flavors and tasting them was an experience in itself, and I though I didn’t love every flavor I tasted, I had to admire the vision and bravery that went into an operation that could whip up a batch of curry flavored gelato!

I must have tasted a dozen flavors at least, including a few “surprise” ones that my brother so nicely offered to me. But in the end I chose the marzipan, pictured above. It had a lovely hint of that sweet almond paste that I so love. I wish I could have it again!

The gelato adventure continues under the cut:

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15 Sep 2009, 6:58am
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Penn Quarter Farmer's Market

PQ market tomatoes

First off, apologies about the previous post on Cafe Atlantico. I was messing around with the edit function on WordPress’s iPhone app and managed to delete the majority of the post! It’s been fixed (in other words, rewritten from scratch), so if you were wondering where the rest of the post was, it’s back. (^___^)b

So, Penn Quarter holds a farmer’s market every Thursday from 3~7pm between the months of April and December. They’re relatively small in comparison to markets I’ve seen elsewhere, but it’s quite accessible at least. It’s located on 8th Street near E, close to the Gallery Place Chinatown Metro station.

I popped over there a few weeks ago and picked up some nectarines. They were incredibly flavorful and juicy! But I suppose it’s never a guarantee from week to week, and I found that the nectarines I picked up the following week weren’t as juicy.

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