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  • Tea in New York, Maison Kayser

    Maison Kayser

    The last few years has seen a spate of French bakeries in our little Pacific Northwest city, and it’s been fun exploring them.
    A few have successfully gone on to open second locations, and I recently saw a sign for a third and possibly fourth location for one of my … Continue Reading...

  • Mink Chocolate Café

    Mink Chocolate 147/365 Hot Chocolate Break #mostly365

    Spring here in the Pacific Northwest hasn’t been spectacular; in fact, it’s been downright depressing.
    The weather gods have smiled on us, and we’re about to enjoy a nice stretch of sunny warm weather in the next couple of days.
    After spending many rainy days in bed watching tv or … Continue Reading...

  • What I Ate: In New York

    Not to sound like a broken record, but I’m a vegetarian and a picky eater.

    I don’t like cold mushy foods (especially the savoury kind), I’m wary of soy and HFCS scare me.

    I try not to let my dietary quirks become a big To-Do, because it only gets in … Continue Reading...

  • Call me Ishmael

    I went to hear Ishmael Beah speak last night, and when he uttered those famous words; “call me Ishmael” (when someone referred to him as Mr. Beah) a lady in the crowd thought it was metaphoric, but I’m not going to get into that.

    I wasn’t sure what to expect; … Continue Reading...