Monday, October 26, 2009

My Stash

Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down so there is nothing like a little dessert therapy to keep a girl happy.

These edible treasures are from one of my favorite little restaurant in Highwood, the Il Mulino Bakery at 530 Sheridan Rd (847) 266-0811.

A regular stop on our Sunday bike route, the authentic Sicilian bakery has two small tables out front where you can catch plenty of sun and conversation. Inside, cakes, pies, and cookies line the cases and are all beautiful enough to make your choice difficult.

I'm sure I get in a long ride before I make this stop. Just the smell of the cannoli’s will make you gain 10 pounds.

There's always a selection of focaccia and lasagna and on the weekends owner Maria Rosa Sparacino cooks up whatever captures her eye at the morning's market. I swear, she is the most welcoming restaurant owner on the North Shore.