November 2008

Erin Cooks the Internet: November 14, 2008

November 14, 2008

I don’t just get junk mail at home, I get junk mail in the office too. Last week they sent me a toy catalog of all things, but I couldn’t resist thumbing through it for a few minutes. Inside I came across these awesome play sets from Melissa and Doug. I used to have a […]

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In Season Grocery Delivery Service

November 13, 2008

I tried a new local grocery delivery service this week called In Season and I was very impressed. According to their website, In Season’s goal is to bring you the best local food while creating a new market for small farmers and producers. The process is simple, and actually allows you to choose the items […]

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Baked Feather Boa Doughnuts

November 11, 2008

Yesterday morning I got up at 6:00 AM so I could make Heidi Swanson’s baked doughnut recipe and deck them out in true “Erin style” with oodles of pink icing and coconut. Since I couldn’t bring true Top Pot Doughnuts back to Boston with me I decided I’d at least have them in spirit. Voila! […]

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The Ski Country Cookbook

November 10, 2008

I finally gave in and began to wear my winter coat. I didn’t want to, but after freezing on my morning walk to the T every day I decided it was time to admit defeat. As the cold weather begins to overtake the northeast my time outside drastically reduces, and I can usually be found […]

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Top Pot Doughnuts

November 9, 2008

It’s been a week now since we returned from Seattle and CK and I are still reminiscing about the the doughnuts at Top Pot Doughnuts. These delectable pastries are the epitome of why I pretend that all vacation meals are “calorie-free.” Walking into the bakery we were immediately faced with an incredible dilemma – which […]

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Cafe Nola

November 7, 2008

According to their website Cafe Nola on Bainbridge Island was recently featured on an episode of Giada’s Weekend Getaways where it was declared the best brunch spot in Seattle. Many of the reviews for the restaurant on Yelp herald their french toast, unfortunately brunch is only served on the weekends and CK and I were […]

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Pike Place Market: Hello! I’m a Monk Fish!

November 6, 2008

How would you like to wake up next to that ugly thing? I think Monk Fish are seriously the stuff nightmares are made of. CK and I came across this “charming” specimen at the famed Pike Place Fish Market. You know, the one where they toss the fish around. Also, If I remember correctly, David […]

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The Bookstore Bar

November 5, 2008

On the way back to our hotel from Bainbridge Island, CK and I stopped by The Bookstore Bar located next door to the Alexis Hotel (Note to Self: next time we’re totally staying there). Honestly I’d had this spot on my radar since we began planning our trip to Seattle, and I eyed it for […]

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