Exploring Pike Place Market : Join me in 2017


                Pike Place Market is a Seattle institution. Tourists flock to the market  during the summer. Exploring the market  they dig through shops, buy fresh produce, sample the wares of the vendors. They buy tchotchkies and take home Wistfully they say “I wish I could shop here every day!” Pike Place Market is a…

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The Best Thing I ate in 2016


As you look back at 2016, It’s a good time to reflect. For me, that’s about the best thing I ate all year.  On an average week I cook 4 nights, we dine out 1 night, we eat leftovers 2 nights a week. (With Mike in school twice a week, I haven’t been eating much on night’s he’s out, just…

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Meal Prep Rocks: Cooking for Friends.


Meal Prep for me falls into a number of wide categories including the box meal services I have reviewed, building your meals at the beginning of the week. and heating them up as the week goes on, and prepped crockpot meals and freezer meals. Let’s make it easier to get food on the table. Making dinner should not be a chore,…

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Cooking From a Box: Hello Fresh


Cooking From a Box: Hello Fresh Since I did my first round of meal box reviews last year, there have been a number of new services on the market. Hello Fresh, Sun Basket  (Already Reviewed), Terra’s Kitchen, Green Chef, Purple Carrot, Home Chef and more.  Each box service has their own “thing”. Purple Carrot has Vegan recipes. Terra’s Kitchen has…

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Cooking From a Box: Sun Basket


A year or so ago I did a review of Plated and Blue Apron, letting the two  duke it out in my kitchen in a battle of the box meals. Since then, there have been a number of new  services that deliver to my area. So it seemed like a perfect time to return to the reviews. At the bottom…

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I’m on a mission for Pizza

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A Pizza Parlor Experience? I grew up in the 1980s, when Parlor culture was king. As a kid we didn’t go out to eat often, but when we did pizza was often on the menu. The choices varied, from thin crust square cut  at Alex and Aldo’s in LaGrange (Now Closed) to Home Run Inn after softball games to Edwardo’s…

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A Munchy, Munchery Review


Munchery as an option? We live about 20 miles south of Seattle, and 15 miles north of Tacoma. Sort of in the middle of two urban areas. (Though Tacoma is minor) This means when we moved, I lost my Amazon Fresh Account (they don’t deliver here), the only pizza delivery is Pizza Hut, and my other delivery choices are very…

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The Final Wrap up : Blue Apron vs. Plated


So we’re a couple of weeks out past those reviews and I wanted to share a summary of how I felt about the services. Menu Choice: Figuring out what you are going to eat each week can be a pain, and frustrating. Meal planning services make this easier. However the services handles the meal selection process differently. Blue Apron uses…

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Hot Chocolate Abounds & Granville Island


In Vancouver, they have an annual Hot Chocolate Festival. From the middle of January through the middle of February  two dozen resteraunts and cafes whip up  hot chocolate concotions.  Some were interactive, others were exotic, but all were tasty. The funds raised during the festival went to a good cause (Helping Homeless women back on their feet through social services)…

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