Welcome to the Ballard Market in January! I know it is a lot of pictures, but it was the only way to really show the wide variety of meats, veggies, fruits and other products available. Hope you enjoy the farmers … Continue reading Farmer’s Market in January
My inspiration for making bitters comes from the infamous Murray Stenson from Zig Zag Cafe. It has always been something that I have wanted to do, but a brunch at Springhill in West Seattle I spotted a book called “Bitters” … Continue reading The Art of Bitters
Jon, my husband, loves Old Fashioned’s (a drink made from bourbon, maraschino cherries, sugar, orange and bitters). We had discussed waiting until cherry season make them, but then I remembered that there are frozen cherries! Maraschino cherries started becoming popular in the late 19th century. They were made from Marasca cherries from the Dalmatians (Slovenia and Croatia mainly which I happen to be heading to next year!) and from Maraschino Liqueur, which is made from marasca cherry fruit and the pits smashed. Maraschino cherries started becoming popular in the late 19th century. They were made from Marasca cherries from the … Continue reading Making Maraschino Cherries
This Saturday, I decided to run down to Pike Place Market to go to some places that I have never been. Whenever I go to the market, I stick to my faves – Piroshki Piroshki, the mini donut place, Le Pichet, Zig Zag, Steelhead Diner to name a few. But there are so many random restaurants and stores that I never go to because I just can’t eat that much. Luckily, I was super hungry so I figured I could eat at least at four new places over a period of a few hours. By the time I parked, I … Continue reading Pike Place Market Food Tour
So in my travel research I came across my new favorite website. I love daydreaming about where I might travel next. I usually go to a site like Travelocity or Kayak and just start plugging in dates and locations. I … Continue reading My favorite new travel website
Earlier this summer, Sostanza closed it’s doors. Sostanza has been in operation for over 20 years serving amazing Italian food in Madison Park. It also had my vote for the most romantic outdoor seating in Seattle, with it’s gorgeous views … Continue reading Madison Park Conservatory – what is it??
So if you want to go on a huckleberry adventure, I have written a basic guide for people wanting to pick berries in the Pacific Northwest. Here we go… When and Where: The berries are ripe somewhere between late August … Continue reading How to pick Huckleberries in the Pacific Northwest