Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kiwiland Here We Come!

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My blog will be on temporary hiatus for awhile as I travel to New Zealand with my husband for the next few weeks!  It made me wonder what to expect I might eat over there, although I think we'll basically be playing it by ear because we're doing some extensive car travel, camping, hiking, etc.  I just want to make sure to at least try some of the local farm foods, mutton, seafood, pork, potatoes, desserts, and dumplings from the Maori traditions! 

Here's wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving and eating in the next months!  Oh man, I'd better loosen my belt.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Best Veggie Burger in Seattle!

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, Cherry Street Coffee House in Seattle has the best veggie burger in my most humble opinion!  Try it for yourself!  I'm just passing on the food porn. :)

burger cross section
delicious veggie burger!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Can you guess what this is?

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Batter Fractal?

I know, you're probably like, "WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?!"

I've had many guesses from friends and here are a few:
- beer
- cheesecake
- a horrifying skin infection
- coffee
- yeast
- foaming egg nog
- a deceit of lapwings (I have no idea what that is)
- pancakes
- aliens
- fractal crop circles from micro aliens
- Doughvember?

Haha!  But no, none of the above.  It's actually a photograph of what happened when I was making gluten free vegan cupcakes from my favorite cuppycakey recipe book, and when I poured the canola oil into the frothy batter, it made these amazing crop-circle like formations!  I almost ruined a perfect photo opp too by starting to stir, when I realized this was something I should probably take a picture of.  And I'm sure this happens all the time when baking, but this is the first time it's ever formed many sizes of circles around a large one.  SO COOL!

Time for winter baking!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Perfect Lunch @ The Dray!

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I've posted about this place before, and last week we went to the favorite little pub of ours, The Dray in Greenwood.  They even had one of my favorite beers on tap, Rodenbach Grand Cru!  Couldn't believe it.  If you know me, you know I heart my sour beer...it's the only beer I drink!  I love going there when we just want a simple bite to eat with great beer.  I had their "grand salame" sandwich which has genoa salame, provolone, pepperoncini on sourdough bread served with a black bean, corn and cilantro salad.  I totally saw how they made their salad too, as the woman there was making it and I piped in with "Okay, 8 cans of black beans aaaaaand............?"  and she laughed as she delightfully went through the ingredient list with me.  LOVE IT.

If you ever want a simple lunch and a delicious beverage among the exciting sounds of a UK football match and friendly patrons, come to the Dray!

lunch at The Dray
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