Join our brownie taste test

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

We got two kinds of bittersweet baking chocolates from Lauren Adler, owner of Chocolopolis, to try an A / B baking chocolate experiment.  I wanted to make brownies, but haven’t found a really great brownie recipe.  So I went straight to David Lebovitz’s blog to see if he had one, since every dessert he touches […]

Chocolopolis now open!

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Chocolopolis opened on Wednesday to the Queen Anne neighborhood.  Grand opening festivities are scheduled to begin July 15, and Chocolopolis will be participating in the Queen Anne Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, July 19. Take a look at our previous blog posting about Chocolopolis to learn more about Lauren Adler and her new store.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

When I hear Lauren Adler talk about the nuances of artisan chocolate, I think of someone describing a fine wine.  She explains how all five senses are used to evaluate chocolate: the shininess and color (sight), the snap when breaking off a piece (sound), the texture and smoothness (touch), the aromas (smell), and of course, […]

Mo’s Bacon Bar

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

We were wandering through Whole Foods looking for some chocolate for our macaroons when we noticed a little sign for flying chocolate bacon pigs.  What?  There were no pigs in sight, so we asked someone what this sign was all about.  He took us around the corner to the Vosges Haut-Chocolat display, where there were […]

Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream

Friday, May 9th, 2008

We’d marked our calendar for tomorrow’s grand opening at Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream, but were worried that we’d miss it due to a conflict at 4.  So when we found out this morning that their soft opening was today, we had an instant plan for tonight’s dessert.  Since word hasn’t gotten out yet, the […]

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 […]

Profiteroles with salted butter caramel ice cream and mocha sauce

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

We had the dessert assignment at this month’s dinner club. Dinner club is a regular event with five other couples who I either went to graduate school with, or who know one of the couples I went to school with. We rotate between homes each time and bring one course for the meal. Since Eric […]

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 […]

Espresso Vivace ice cream?

Friday, April 25th, 2008

As Eric wrote last week, we are big fans of Espresso Vivace.  How about Espresso Vivace ice cream, though?  That sounds even more heavenly.  Check out Rebekah Denn’s blog posting about the new ice cream shop coming to Wallingford next month: I know it’s 49 degrees, but can I please share this list of flavors […]

Chocolate coconut macaroons

Monday, April 21st, 2008

When there is ice cream, there are macaroons.  For years, I wondered what to do with leftover egg whites after making ice cream or a custard dessert.  Then I hit upon David Lebovitz’s coconut macaroon recipe and no longer have this problem.  These macaroons are what you imagine the perfect macaroon to be – chewy […]

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 […]

Holidays are for cupcakes

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Cupcakes seem to be the trend nowadays.  Cupcake Royale was one of the first places around Seattle, and then new places started popping up left and right.  Our favorite so far (there are a few we haven’t tried, like Wink) is Trophy Cupcakes in Wallingford. Our introduction to Trophy was when our friends called us […]