This afternoon, I biked up to my school to do some watering and weeding in our school garden. I stopped in at Value Village and there was NOTHING, I say NOTHING. Riding home down O'Connor, I stopped by the Peek Freans' cookie outlet. I can't tell you how good this cookie factory makes east Toronto smell. We can smell that vanilla cookie smell sometimes in our East York neighbourhood. Other days I can smell it outside my school in the Victoria Park/Eglinton area.The building appears to be Art Modern. I love the shape and the fact that it was never knocked down in our bulldozer crazy city.
Time for some sweet deals on cookies.Inside is a cute little store with odds and ends off the assembly line. Some cookies are just in their cellophane packaging without the box. Many cookies and crackers are the way you'd find them in the store, but with prices slashed. It's not a place of broken biscuits.
Here's what $5.80 bought me: two packs of Lifestyle cream and jelly cookies, a box of chocolate fudge snacking cookies, a package of light cranberry cookies, and a box of Ritz crackers.
Coffee break time. Cookies on a vintage tourist plate and coffee in my Goodwill-bought sushi mug from last summer. Life is good.