Please Welcome Elissa of 17 and Baking

April 27, 2009
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My friend Erin emailed recently alerting me to a program at Dine and Dish that paired new food bloggers with a more experienced counterpart. This mentoring gig sounded like a fun project so I signed up. Kristen ended up matching me with Elissa of 17 and Baking. I’ll admit that I was a little nervous […]

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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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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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Zeitgeist Coffee

November 4, 2008

I’ve always been a Starbucks girl even though 50% of the time the lattes are horrible, or cold, or taste burnt. I guess I’m a glutton for punishment, but I still enjoy a good White Mocha. That’s probably why I keep going back – the eternal hope that this time my drink will be delicious […]

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Daily Dozen Doughnut Company

November 3, 2008

You know how you always want to eat six doughnuts but you don’t because that would be greedy and you’d end up looking like Augustus Gloop? Well there’s a little stall in Pike Place Market called the Daily Dozen Doughnut Company that only allows you to buy their mini freshly fried treats in increments of […]

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