Once again this fall the Chestnut Praline Latte has returned to Starbucks. Two years ago I was desperate to get out of the house after lots of rain and nights of windstorms to get some Vitamin D and product review this beverage.
Today was a very similar day. The sun came out and I rushed outside. This time I took my friend Michelle’s advice and ordered it half sweet but I forgot to tell them not to add the whipped cream.
One thing I was missing last time was the actual chestnut praline topping! It was quite delicious and I needed it. You see I finally got the courage to sign up for FoodSafe so I could consider selling my food.
For days I have been studying the booklet, watching the course online only to discover today that in BC it is illegal to sell food that comes from your kitchen. That’s right. Unless I can get to a farmers market, it is not legal for me to make money from my own kitchen anywhere else. I would have to rent an industrial kitchen which for someone with mobility issues is downright impossible.
Upon this realization I picked up my book and went out into the frigid air for a long walk to enjoy this beverage once again. Less sugar this time, more fat. Still delicious. My comfort food comes in paper cups in liquid decaf form.
I take my test in the next couple of days and ponder the purpose of it now. I am still going to do it since I paid over $100 for the damn thing but honestly, my foodie future is looking less certain every day. I keep trying. Life keeps knocking me down.
I think I earned that whipped cream today.