Sweet variations on a theme.


Yesterday’s birthday lunch was wonderful. We met at my sister’s house, and my best friend who couldn’t make lunch because she had visitors coming, arrived with a gorgeous bouquet of roses, and a box of Lindor “irresistibly smooth” chocolates. Yum! πŸ˜‰


Lunch was buffet style at Sprigs restaurant, which serves amazing vegetarian dishes. There are so many interesting an unusual combinations of really well cooked and healthy options. Of course dessert negates all that healthy eating, and this was my Mom’s choice. It was far too big for her to finish, so hubby kindly helped her out. πŸ˜‰

This brings me to my answer to Side View’s “Variations on a theme” challenge. I know that some of you have in the past, complained that my food posts are too calorific for the good their waistlines, but I’m going to do this anyway. πŸ˜†

Desserts are a delicious theme, don’t you think? My sister calls me “The Dessert Queen.” Here are a few of the variations that I’ve either made or partaken of, or both:

My pineapple upside-down cake with walnuts and cherries.

This chocolate Key Lime pie, went down a treat,

as did my chocolate pie and meringues.

What about some of this delicious berry crumble?

Chocolate brownies, anyone?

Or maybe your prefer a plain vanilla ice cream with chocolate flake from your local pizza restaurant.

Or a few delicious dainty morsels like these.

You could have a piece of my granddaughters birthday cake.

or a piece of my son’s chocolate mousse wedding cake.

I’ll spare you the sight of my New York chocolate cheesecake, because I know you will all rather go for this much healthier option. πŸ˜†

So many variations on a theme, but which one will you choose?

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89 comments on “Sweet variations on a theme.

  1. I am always looking for excuses to not eat those healthy options and you have given me one πŸ™‚ Happy belated birthday AD!

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  3. Happy belated birthday AD!!!
    All those eats looks absolutely lovely πŸ˜‰ I want to immerse myself in a chocolate bath!!!

  4. Hi AD,
    Hope you had a splendid birthday and many more! What a “delicious” post! Choosing is hard but I think I will go for the Chocolate pie! However, they are all so tempting! Have a good day!

    • Thanks so much, Gail. I’ll cut you a generous slice of chocolate pie then, when you drop in for tea with me. πŸ˜‰ Hope you have a great week.

  5. Happy birthday! Oh my, those desserts are to die for!!!
    1. Wish I could cook
    2. Wish I could take pics like that
    3. Wish I could reach into my computer screen and grab some
    πŸ˜€

  6. 6am – your post is making me hungry – is it too early to start? of course not. we’re running afterward anyway, ha ha – burn calories, burn! BTW,

    Was it your birthday and are you vegetarian? Or do you prefer the healthy options?

    • 6am is definitely far too early for dessert! The very idea!! No I’m not vegetarian, but when they’re cooked like this restaurant does them, I could easily become converted………well, for a day maybe. πŸ˜€

      • Hehe a lot of animals would love you if you didn’t eat them πŸ™‚ Ok it’s 8/l37am now – now is it safe to have dessert? Well, a after-run shake at least.

      • That they would but I’ll keep my von trap shut on that – I tend to go a bit overboard cause I’m passionate about not eating them πŸ™‚

        Thanks – best way to start the day and the earlier the quieter πŸ™‚

      • Haha not eating animals πŸ™‚ Lucky for the desserts they won’t be left out in the cold…got some lekker banana loaf from the local baking lady – and it’s still hot – can’t wait!

    • Thanks you so much. How nice of you to nominate me. πŸ˜€ I will accept it properly when I find a few minutes to choose the 15 other bloggers. πŸ˜‰

  7. So, I’m the oddball. I’ll take the apple as long as it’s picked fresh off the tree. None of your tasteless supermarket variety.

  8. You’re making me HUNGRY,my friend!!! Awe crud…I’m logged in the wrong account again,LOL,but you know I’m the same ol DC you know,eh? πŸ˜›

    The Olskool DC

  9. I’m putting on weight just looking at the desserts and cakes 😦
    Bugger the apples, though, I’ll go for your mom’s piece of cake, too!
    (I had some milktart today)

  10. You absolute tease putting the apple photo here instead of the cheesecake!!! I just love desserts I have such a sweet tooth πŸ™‚

  11. My weakness is desserts. My mouth is watering for all of the above, except the apples (smile). I can just imagine the cheesecake, which makes it worst. Thanks for posting your take on sweet variations. It works for me.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

  12. oh yum! just as well we are eating light for the next month, although that does not count the chocolate brulee I ate last night at an early birthday dinner …. i do love desserts and yours look delicious ad! glad your birthday celebrations were all healthy and fun πŸ™‚

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