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Tulips and road trip worthy waffle cones

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Last Saturday morning, we were awake at 3:45am so we could meet up with friends and head up to the Skagit Valley before sunrise.  We wanted to catch some photos of the tulips in the morning light.  I thought I’d be miserable and bleary-eyed, but it turned out to be a gloriously beautiful morning and […]


Edible plants

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Don’t miss this weekend’s edible plant sale, put on by the Seattle Tilth each spring.  We go each year to pick up plants for our garden (although we will unfortunately miss this year’s sale!), and we’ve learned that you’ve got to get there early for the best selection – the line starts a good half […]


Braised Mangalitsa pork jowl

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

What had I gotten myself into?  Just before our friends arrived, I pulled the meat out of the braising liquid.  It jiggled like jello.  I hope Heath Putnam is right, because this stuff appeared to be almost entirely fat.  And here we were going to serve it to friends and call this dinner. We have been […]


Waffles and apricot syrup

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Eric made me his famous waffles this morning.  What a great way to start the weekend!  He also makes a mean cappuccino.  There’s nothing like a Saturday morning with fresh espresso, waffles, and my favorite waffle topping, apricot syrup.  Eric usually opts for maple syrup, but ever since we came across this apricot syrup at […]


All is forgiven at The Confectional

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

If you are feeling cheesecake-deprived, despair not, for there is hope for you at The Confectional.  Paul Verano, the owner of this Pike Place Market bakery, clearly enjoys wordplay; his quote on the to-go packaging says, “Forgive me chocolate for I have sinned.  I have not yet had my daily confection.” Puns aside, there is […]


Eat Local: not just for Queen Anne

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Queen Anne has become the most recent foodie destination, with new restaurants opening practically monthly.  Queen Anne isn’t very convenient for us to get to, however, so we usually only head up there with a specific destination in mind.  This is why we are envious of all the Queen Anne folks who have ready access […]


Toffee pretzels and other Saturday morning eats

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

We’re lucky to live close to one of the biggest farmers markets in the area, in the U-District.  Open year round, it’s our favorite place to shop.  During the summer, the place is jam-packed and for some items it’s essential to get there before the 9:00 opening bell.  In the winter, however, the booths are […]


They’re here!

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

I have two words for you:  Thin Mints.  You’ve probably seen the Girl Scouts out and about this weekend – they’ll be around until March 16.  Spring is my favorite time of year, which has absolutely nothing to do with the appearance of these cookies.