Tag: foodie fun


The Weekender: Café Besalu

One sweet treat stop seems to always lead to another… Sunday morning, we felt inspired to make the mini-journey to Ballard, another beloved Seattle neighborhood. My Dad and my all time favorite bakery in the city is located in a small, always-crowded-out-to-the-street shop, the very french Café Besalu. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 7am-3pm, it’s worth the drive, as stated in…


The Weekender: Hello Robin

Friends introduced us a few months ago to this little sweet shop on the back side of Capitol Hill, Hello Robin. Serving famed, local Molly Moons ice cream, customers can construct their own ice cream sandwiches with freshly baked cookies such as the Mexican Flourless Chocolate, the Habanero Chocolate Chip, or the Mackels’more, named after another famous, local dual (that’s…


Foodie Fun: Fisher Scones & Jam (oh my!)

In August, we stopped by the annual Bellevue Art Fair for some good summer fun. The rumors that food trucks would be there may have influenced this choice. The fair was truly fantastic–very inspiring local artists presenting their unique work to the community. Products ranged from paintings to glassworks to jewelry to gadgets that send bright marbles through a series…

San Diego Stories: Day 6

On a previous trip, we (read: I) discovered the top-rated Mexican Bakery in San Diego, Panchitas. This is a very important fact to know if you are hispanic and love pastries. Check, check! Now, it’s a routine stop that only costs a few dollars since every item is $1 and under. Freshly made sweet breads, empanadas (pumpkin!), and other treats make for very good Monday mornings.




IMG_3472Sugar and spice and everything nice…

And crazy.



San Diego Stories: Day 2

Basically, I love this place. Always have. Here’s me loving it and Great Grandma way back at 4 years old:


As a child, wonderment over palms and ocean waves, Balboa Park, Sea World (yes, before we knew better), and the freedom of vacation spelled out an idyllic week in beautiful San Diego. These days, I’ve added cultural and foodie pleasures to my “SD To-Do List.” James, I’m glad you’ve moved here.


Before setting out, we stopped for our third time in two days at Pappalecco in Little Italy for our cool coffees. Pappalecco’s has been voted SD’s best coffee stop for 2015, with the best Italian staff. (James, marry one of those girls, please!) Their affrogatos will elevate your soul.

solana2We then got our zen on by riding north on the Coaster up to Carlsbad for eats, with a stop & stroll at Solana Beach.


While a touch cloudy, the ocean air was sultry, with enough zest to give me beach waves…of the bumpy, frizzed out variety. You can keep your salt sprays, I’m good.

A night out on the town followed, accompanied by live music and lots of laughter. This is the stuff of summer dreams.



The Weekender: #sconesfordayz

This weekend’s Bellevue Art Festival features local artists and craftsmen and it is a real treat! From fabulously unique hand-carved furniture to metal gizmos with marbles in motion, there is sensory stimulus to be had (but, please no touching, or at least don’t get caught). I even managed to get Elton to come (pried him from the keyboard) and with…



And in it, a passion fruit macaroon to make all things right.

It’s the kind of scene that catapults one toward the weekend and the renaissance.


*Thank you, Elton, for the sweet treat; from Metropolitan Market Bakery

The Weekender: Bite of Seattle

This weekend’s Bite of Seattle brought out the crowds as usual. We were there mainly because Elton was playing MainStage (#bandwife). Good times, good food to be had! My favorite of the Bite was the Big Boys Filipino Food Truck’s Adobo Tacos. I also thought their sign worthy of a hearty “Amen!”


In a word, EAT.