HobbKnobb Roasting Company
HobKnobb Roasting Company, New Albany, Indiana

What everyone says is true. When you find someplace you like going…you’ll go back.

I know I just blogged about the HobKnobb Roasting Company two days ago. But this warranted another blog because I went in yesterday and treated myself to one of their baked goods.

You see, ever since returning from Ireland over the New Year, I’ve been craving a scone. And no one does a scone better than the UK, right? I mean, isn’t that their national food? Serve it up with some tea, a little butter and some preserves…a little slice of heaven, right?

I love scones. I have an unhealthy obsession with these treats. But try finding a good one State-side.

I managed that yesterday.

The HobKnobb Roasting Company, with their fine line of delicious treats in their bake case…served me up a delicious cranberry-walnut scone. I took it back to the office, heated it up in the microwave and sat down with my big, big, latte (yesterday was a large sugar-free chocolate soy latte kind of day!) at my desk and savored.

And it was worth savoring. Divine doesn’t even begin to describe this scone. It was better than the one I had at Malahide Castle in Ireland. So…it topped a scone from a country that basically invented the scone, right? In fact, I enjoyed it so much, it wasn’t until I was a few bites in that I realized I forgot to snap a picture.  Then, I was craving another one all day. I resigned myself to not running back down there for more…but today is another day…and I might just cave and do it all over again!

And if you get down there, have a little treat with your coffee. Support a local business…and treat yourself. How can you go wrong?

It’s simple…really. You can’t!

Bon Appétit!

HobKnobb Roasting Company's Cranberry-Walnut Scone

I’m everything chef’s hate!

My chef hero is none other than Anthony Bourdain.  In his book, Kitchen Confidential, Bourdain speaks of his dislike of the lactose-intolerant, vegetarians, and those who order their sauce on the side.

I am all three of these things.

I am also an avid fan of Food Network…another cardinal sin in the eyes of Bourdain.  I drink in the culinary world of network TV chefs and marvel at their creations.  I don’t have cable, so the only place I get to watch these cooking shows are while I’m on the cardio machines at the gym.  I’m not kidding.

And while Bourdain is right in his disdain of this kind of chef, it just serves to make me want to get into my, albeit, tiny kitchen, and whip up something amazing for dinner.

I am not a trained chef…but I do love to cook.

Even more than that…I love to eat.

Some would think that being a vegetarian might put a limit on my “foodie” status, but it has yet to hinder me…except at chain restaurants…those little “jack-in-the-box” American cuisine, popular dinner spots like T.G.I.Fridays and Applebees…those sorts of places where the entrées are meat-centric and a vegetarian is limited to a salad (Please, no bacon! And can I get that dressing on the side?) and a bowl of tomato soup.

I’m talking about real food…from real restaurants.  Like I said, I love to eat.  And with that…I love to try new things.  Food, restaurants, desserts, cultures…you name it.  I’ll try it.

So, even though I’m one of those vegetarian foodies…I’m still a foodie.  I know what I like to eat, but I’m more than willing to give something different, yet still vegetarian, a go.

This, my friends…is my foodie adventures.  From the local cuisine to food from abroad…this is my little slice of foodie heaven.  And I’m dishing up a piece just for you…should you care to indulge in it.  I hear it goes great with hot tea (no milk!).