Tag Archives: Dessert

The 04/26/13 Joy Jar

25 Apr


Today was another glorious day in Seattle. Spring and summer are especially nice. The ice cream tuck or an ice cream shop just make the day even better. Nothing says summer quite like an ice cream cone. No ice cream cone today, but there are plenty of ice cream cones in moi’s future. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the first ice cream cone of the season.

Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal.


Ice cream goes with springtime.

Susan Hill

Ice cream is happiness condensed.

Jessi Lane Adams

I don’t cry over spilt milk, but a fallen scoop of ice cream is enough to ruin my whole day.

Terri Guillemets

I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice cream.

Heywood C. Broun

If you like ice cream, why stop at one scoop? Have two, have three. Too much is never enough.

Morris Lapidus

I go running when I have to. When the ice cream truck is doing sixty.

Wendy Liebman

I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted — stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container.

Bill Bryson

An ice cream cone can solve any problem— even if it’s only for a few minutes.


The 03/22/13 Joy Jar

21 Mar

Today’s breakfast was sublime – a cheese filled croissant with chocolate chips. Lots of chocolate chips.  Is there a better way to start the day than with anything sprinkled with chocolate chips?  Thought so. Today’s deposit in the ‘Joy Jar’ is breakfast with chocolate chips.

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”

Charles M. Schulz

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”

Linda Grayson

“Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve your brain.”

Dave Barry

“What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.”

Katharine Hepburn

“The greatest tragedies were written by the Greeks and Shakespeare…neither knew chocolate.”

Sandra Boynton

“Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate.”

Jo Brand

The 01/29/13 Joy Jar

28 Jan


Moi doesn’t eat a lot of cake for two reasons. One, she likes the good stuff which is made with milk, eggs, cream, real chocolate, real fruit and real flavorings. That costs $$$$. Given the choice between good wine or good cake, the wine wins. Second, once one has a slice of good cake, why stop at just one piece. Eating the whole cake is as Martha would say, ‘not a good thing.’ Today, moi has a tiny slice of really good cake. The kind of cake that rolls around your mouth and makes your taste buds stand to attention. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is good cake.


Let’s just say you may regret that second piece of cake.’
Oh my God. Regret cake? Whatever was about to happen must be truly evil.”
Rachel Hawkins,
Hex Hall


If I was made of cake I’d eat myself before somebody else could.”
Emma Donoghue, Room


Cake is happiness! If you know the way of the cake, you know the way of happiness! If you have a cake in front of you, you should not look any further for joy!”
C. JoyBell C.


I suppose I wanted to have my cake and eat it.
But then again, what were you going to do with your cake if not eat it?
Frame it?
Use it as a sachet in your underwear drawer?”
Marian Keyes,


Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me.
Audrey Hepburn