Piece of Cake Bakery is located at 8306 SE 17th in Portland, OR.
Friday, April 30, 2010
My kids love having chocolate milk when we get home at the end of the day and I've been using AH!Laska since that's the only brand I've found free of High Fructose Corn Syrup. We ran out so I planned to pick some up at Lee & Dad's but they were out, I about died since the kids were expecting chocolate milk. In my panic I grabbed the Nesquik syrup to see if it was free of HFCS (I knew Hershey's wasn't) and saw that it was, then I looked at the front of the bottle and noticed the large statement of being free of HFCS. I'm so observant. It tastes great and flows like "normal" chocolate syrup, the AH!Laska, which we like, is kind of boogery in texture. Not sure how else to describe it.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
On top of what we got they also offer bagels, pizza crusts (including pizza you can buy there to eat), challah, and tart amongst other things. I must say that their prices were also great, I expected to pay quite a bit for what we got but it was surprisingly cheap, can't beat that!
This bakery is very well worth the drive downtown to pick out your favorite treat and it will be a new must when we're in the area. They are located at 1700 SE 6th Ave in Portland, OR.
Monday, April 12, 2010
I am happy to say that we have a new GF bread in the area and I couldn't help but try it since I've heard such good things on the interwebs. Lee & Dad's IGA carries 2 of the Udi's breads in the freezer section (by the other frozen GF items) and their pizza crust. I've heard you can also now get Udi's at Oak Street Natural Market.
I let it sit on the counter until it was no longer frozen and promptly ate a slice. It's good. The inside is nice and springy while the crust has a nice chew to it, I couldn't get enough of the crust. It doesn't need to be toasted near as long as my homemade GF bread and it browns nicely in the toaster. The only downfall is the loaf is on the small (short) side but that won't stop me from keeping it in my freezer. The cost was $4.79 (ETA it was increased to $5.29 in May) for the loaf and I didn't think that was bad. I also saw that Lee & Dad's now carries Gluten Free Mama products. You can find them next to the Bob's Red Mill flours.
I took the kids to the Children's Museum on Saturday and we had a really nice time. The only reason I'm posting about it is because my boy seemed to have a reaction while he was playing with the lentils at the sensory table. After he had been playing with them for awhile he complained about them hurting him. His neck and tummy (two areas where they had touched his skin and the dust had gotten on him) were red and he kept scratching them. I took him to the bathroom to rinse off and then kept him away from the lentils. I don't know if the table and toys didn't get washed after the barley was in them or what but we'll be staying away from that table in the future.