Food & Drink

Edison’s elbow makes for a unique stop in Skagit Valley

I recall first encountering the village of Edison, Washington by accident, after taking an alternate route to Bellingham, Washington one sunny afternoon. I was driving with my family from Anacortes and my wife started telling me how much she loved this little place, but that she [...]

March 2, 2017

Snoqualmie’s Salish Lodge & Spa: Eerily Amazing

“Now all I need is a bed, a bathroom, a telephone, and sometimes a television in the unlikely event that one day I’ll get a chance to knock off early.” (Special Agent Dale Cooper; Twin Peaks) I’m not ashamed to admit that what originally drew me to the gorgeous [...]

November 5, 2015

Salish Lodge & Spa Apple Butter

  Ingredients: 4 lbs HoneyCrisp Apples 6.5 oz. Honey 1.5 cups Apple Cider 1 tsp. Salt .5 lb sugar Method: Peel, core & cut apples into 1 inch pieces Combine honey, apples, salt & cider into a pot Cook on high with lid ajar until liquid is almost reduced & apples [...]

November 5, 2015

October Mission: Beer – Part Deux

Icicle Brewing; Leavenworth Located on Front St. in the heart of downtown Leavenworth, Icicle Brewing is a must see (and taste!) when visiting Washington’s own little Bavarian village. It’s a fantastic destination for a day trip, a weekend getaway, or a full-fledged [...]

October 8, 2015

October Mission: Beer

Grab your cab fare or designated driver, comfiest drinking shoes (no time for heels on this pub crawl), poncho & Wi-Fi, and join me on what’s bound to be (almost 97% irrefutably) the best beer tour ever. In honor of the great German festival of Oktoberfest, we’re [...]

October 1, 2015

Ciao: Coupevilles’ Hidden Wood-Fire Pizza Haven

Known on the island as the best wood-fire pizza around, Ciao, located in downtown Coupeville, is definitely at the top of this pizza lover’s list! Not only is the location amazing- a relaxing three block jaunt from local landmark and watering hole Toby’s Tavern and the [...]

September 16, 2015

Cosmos: A Taste Bud Blast-Off

Owners Cinnamon and Jamieson are just as crazy good as their food. Fun-loving and charismatic, their goal was to provide us with food created from the love of cooking. Serving up food for the soul made from scratch, made with love, and butter. Lots of butter. The menu reads like [...]

August 11, 2015

The Green Frog: Music, Munchies & More

While most recognize Bellingham’s Green Frog for its amazing live entertainment & extensive selection of local brews on tap, what many don’t realize is that the savory scent wafting down N. State Street, hitching a ride on the brisk spring breeze & tickling your [...]

July 23, 2015

The Steak House at Silver Reef: Excellence Squared

Millions of people fly across the globe each year, in search of that perfect vacation destination. A place with sights to see (both natural & manmade), quality entertainment, attractions for every unique taste, excitement, a thrill, and of course, amazing food and adult [...]

July 9, 2015

Stir Fry Garden Green Beans

Serves 2-4 people. Time: 20 minutes, including prep. Ingredients: ½ pound of fresh green beans ½ tsp minced garlic ½ tsp minced ginger ½ tsp oyster sauce 1 Tblsp. Sesame oil 1-4 chopped Thai chilies (depending on your spice tolerance. 1 for mild. 4 for “Scanners”-style [...]

July 8, 2015

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