For April Fool’s I decided to go with a savory theme on Instagram, because I don’t like mean pranks. (I do have a history of pranking people, especially my spouse. That being said, I like fun-for-everyone pranks, and stuff that takes a while to set […]
No one really covers the desserts at Taste Washington, so this year I am! Because even a dessert geek gets amused at the idea of watching Tom Douglas make teeny tiny crab cakes. I was media this year, which also gave the benefit of VIP access. […]
First, announcement time: I’m teaching an Instagram photography course on April 30th in Seattle! More info/how to register at the end of the post. On to the fun stuff! This is focused on Instagram, but it’s also meant to improve your overall photography. And while there’s no […]
Seattle has a fair amount of bubble tea places. (Well, compared to five years ago. We’re still not at Vancouver levels.) But what’s the best place? Personally, I have two – and one’s in Bellevue. Okay, this is super subjective, because what makes for a […]
I know The London Plane gets tons of love online and on Instagram. I just rarely see any discussion of their freezer. Sure, the whole place is a homage to pretty things that could go on Instagram. Pretty plates, pretty flowers, pretty croissants in pretty […]
Tokara is one of my favorite local confectioners. Her wagashi are so delicate! And so pretty! And since they’re seasonal, it always feels like a nod to the present. Thing is, they’re kind of hard to get. Her shop’s only open one or two days […]
So you’ve had Hersheys, Lindt, Ghirardelli. And while you know there’s more out there in chocolate, but dang, those $10-$14 bars? Where do you even start? What’s a beginner chocolate? If you’re in Seattle, you go to the NW Chocolate Festival and taste everything. Since […]
Normally I post food events up on Twitter. It’s a thing I can’t really put on Instagram, and a bit ends up on my mailing list as well, so you get a bite of what’s going on around town. This week, though, even with pre-scheduling […]
This month’s solobaker shoutout is to Taeko of Gugu Fine Dessert, because afternoon tea sets make the world a better place. Read on for the details!
A friend was asking me the other day how I find the stuff I’m talking about here and on Instagram. The short answer? LOTS of research. For the long answer, read on.