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What’s going on, Ya, what’s going on….2015 Seattle Holiday edition…

I’m posting again and so soon after my last one shocking I know.  It’s an oldie but a goodie, at least for those in and around Seattle.  My list of free, cheap and fun sounding things to do this holiday season in and around Seattle noting those that are MitzieKnowsBest (MKB) approved, meaning I’ve done them in years past.  If the dates/times or links are wrong oops sorry I’m not as perfect as some people think I am.

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MKB Approved

11/14 12/24 9:00 AM 6:00 PM Reindeer Festival! Swansons Nursery Yes
11/20 11/20 7:00 PM 11:00 PM Beaujolais Nouveau Wine Festival Columbia Tower Club  
11/21 11/22 10:00 AM 5:00 PM Yulefest Nordic Heritage Museum  
11/21 12/02     Festival of Trees Fairmont Olympic Hotel Yes
11/23 12/30 11:00 AM 5:00 PM Teddy Bear Suite Fairmont Olympic Hotel Yes
11/24 01/03 12:00 AM 11:59 PM The 23rd Annual Gingerbread Village Sheraton Yes
11/27 11/27 9:00 AM   Seattle Holiday Parade Downtown Yes
11/27 11/27 4:00 PM   Westlake Center Tree Lighting Westlake Center Yes
11/27 11/27 5:25 PM   Macy’s Star Lighting & Fireworks Macy’s Yes
11/27 12/24 7:00 PM   Snowflake Lane At The Bellevue Collection Bellevue  
11/27 12/31     Winterfest 2015 Seattle Center  
11/27 01/03 5:00 PM 9:00 PM Port Defiance Zoo Lights Point Defiance Zoo  
11/27 01/03 5:30 PM 8:30 PM Wildlights Woodland Park Zoo Yes
11/27 01/03     Willy Wonka in Smell-o-vision SIFF Film Center  
11/28 11/28 10:00 AM 8:30 PM Greet the Season Lake Union Park  
11/28 11/28 1:00 PM 5:00 PM Magic in the Market Holiday Celebration Pike Place Market  
11/28 12/31 6:00 PM   Snow Showers inside Pacific Place Pacific Place Yes
11/28 01/01 11:00 AM 9:00 PM Westlake carousel Westlake Center Yes
11/28 01/02 4:30 PM 9:00 PM Garden d’Lights 2015 Bellevue Botanical Garden Yes
11/28 01/11     Magic Season Ice Arena Bellevue Downtown Park  
11/29 11/20 9:00 AM 3:00 PM Santa Train Northwest Railway Museum  
11/29 11/29 4:30 PM   Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony Downtown Edmonds  
11/30 11/30 2:00 PM 6:00 PM Kirkland Winterfest Downtown Kirkland  
11/30 11/30 4:00 PM 8:00 PM Christmas Carnival The Westin Seattle Grand Ballroom  
12/01 12/23 10:30 AM 4:30 PM Issaquah Reindeer Festival Cougar Mountain Zoo  
12/04 12/04 6:00 PM 8:30 PM The 29th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition Westlake Center  
12/04 12/05 12:00 PM 9:00 PM Winter Beer Festival Hanger 30 Mangnuson Park  
12/04 12/05 9:00 PM   The Best Burlesque Pageant Ever Columbia City Theatre  
12/04 12/06 5:00 PM 9:00 PM Fremont Festivus Fremont  
12/05 12/05 2:00 PM 5:30 PM Champagne & BubblesExtravaganza! Wine World & Spirits  
12/05 12/05 4:00 PM 8:00 PM Junction Holiday Party and Tree Lighting Junction Plaza park  
12/05 12/05 4:00 PM 8:00 PM Redmond Lights Redmond Town Center  
12/05 01/01 5:00 PM 9:00 PM Clam Lights Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park  
12/10 12/27 7:00 PM 10:30 PM Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker Triple Door Yes
12/11 12/12 9:00 PM   The Best Burlesque Pageant Ever Columbia City Theatre  
12/12 12/12 10:00 AM   CookieFest 2015 Seattle Center’s Armory Loft  
12/12 12/12 4:30 PM 7:30 PM Pathways of Lights Greenlake Park  
01/01 01/01     State Parks Free Days Washington  
01/17 01/18     State Parks Free Days Washington  

Mic check one, two ‘Cause it aint a party ’till the crew run through.

Mic check one, two ‘Cause it aint a party ’till the crew run through.

Is this thing still on? *tap tap*

I think it’s time I wake Mitzie Knows Best from the dead.   I am going to start using it again, hopefully….well I have good intentions to at least and I might even update the site a little who knows.

So as you, the one reader I have, realize I’m not dead.  But a lot has changed; my mother is doing amazingly better which we are all thankful for.  I was laid off once again and after seven months of unemployment finally landed a job doing what I love to do in the only industry I’ve ever worked in and just past my first 90 days there so yay me!  And I got to stay in Seattle so double yay me!!

  • In those 90 days I had some amazing bus adventures that I really need to document somewhere and maybe it will be here who knows.
    • One driver stop at a normal bus stop in front of a Jack in the Box and proceeded to get out, go inside the JITB and about 4 maybe 5 minutes later came back out and continued driving the bus.
    • One morning another driver announced that he was sick and he as getting off the bus, we could stay on the bus or we could get off the bus but he was getting off the bus, so we all basically got off the bus and went looking for a new bus to finish our commute to work.
    • One evening home a man who was not 100% sober got on the bus with a lite cigarette and a passenger on the bus had to knock it out of his hand to put it out, the bus driver kicked him off at the next stop.
    • One night a construction worker getting off the bus knocked me upside the head with this helmet as he was getting off without apologizing.
    • One morning a ‘homeless’ looking person got on the bus stood in front of me with his ass to my face and proceeded to rip the loudest and nastiest fart I’ve smelt in Seattle, rated right up there with some my brother an nephew rip, it was so bad my eyes watered and I dry heaved a little.
  • I still love a bullet point and hyperlinks, that hasn’t changed.
  • I enjoyed four different restaurants that participated in Seattle Restaurant Week:
    • Orfeo where I started with their charcoal roasted mussels with garlic, rosemary, preserved lemon and black pepper where were phenomenal I must say.  For my main dish I chose the slow braised pork short rib with soft polenta, wilted greens and a Chianti reduction, it was delicious.  For dessert I went with the chocolate budino with pistachio gelato and toshi cherries and it was just meh.  I’d definitely go back for the mussels and pork short ribs.
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    • Blueacre Seafood I started with their silky pumpkin bisque with butter poached chanterelle mushroom and black truffle crème it was just ok, a little flat in flavor if you will.  After that I moved on to the red curry Neah Bay rockfish with delicata squash, sweet corn, pickled vegetable and  steamed rice again it was on the flat side when it came to flavor and definitely needed more of the curry, the curry on its own was delicious but there wasn’t enough to enjoy with the rockfish.  For dessert I went with the chocolate pecan pie with bourbon Chantilly and a cocoa nib caramel this is where they redeemed themselves sort of, it was the one highlight of the meal, well this and the happy hour oysters not part of SRW that I had before my meal.
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    • RN74 I tried lunch here so only two courses were had the Heritage bacon deviled Eggs with pickled & crispy shallots and holy deviled eggs batman they were amazing of you like deviled eggs go try them.  For my second course I went in thinking I wanted the marinated chicken “Teriyaki” salad with crispy rice, iceberg, and a sesame dressing but then I saw Roasted “Paris ” mushroom risotto with maitake Mushrooms, aged balsamic and sarvecchio I have to say this was hands down the BEST risotto I’ve ever had period point blank it was wonderful and now I am going to copy Michael Mina and put an aged balsamic reduction in all my mushroom risottos.  RN74 NAILED it for restaurant week in my book.
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    • Liam’s I started with their Penn Cove Mussels  in a spice curry cream with chili oil and grilled bread they were nice with a tiny bit of heat but Orfeo’s mussels were still better.  Next I had their Beecher’s “World’s Best” Crab Mac & Cheese with Dungeness Crab, dried tomatoes and grilled onions when it arrived it wasn’t what I thought it would be forgetting about the dried tomatoes in it but it was good, and I only ate a third so I could have room for dessert and I’m so happy I did because not only did I get a delicious dinner the next time as I had my mac & cheese for dinner but I also had room for my dessert their chocolate parfait with salted caramel and chocolate cookie crumble and OMFG this was by far the best dessert out of the whole bunch I seriously wanted to lick the dish clean but my mother raised me better than that so I refrained but it was worth every calorie it housed.
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What’s going on, Ya, what’s going on week of 06/20/14 edition

The next time the Beach Naturalist are at one of the local beaches at low tide be sure to go check it out, there’s some pretty cool things out there.
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The follow are a list of free and/or cheap and/or just some fun sounding things to do this coming week in Western Washington, if dates or times or links are wrong don’t blame me blame my inner Rainman but here you go:

Date Time What Where
6/20 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/20 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Kids Day Les Gove Park
6/20 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm Meeker Days Festival Downtown Puyallup
6/20 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Marysville Strawberry Festival Asbery Field
6/20 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm Fremont Fair Fremont
6/20 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm U-District Art Walk U-District
6/21 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/21 9:00 am – 2:00 pm University District Farmers Market University District
6/21 10:00 am – 7:30 pm Marysville Strawberry Festival Asbery Field
6/21 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Meeker Days Festival Downtown Puyallup
6/21 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Champion Wine Cellars Champion Wine Cellars
6/21 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at McCarthy & Schiering McCarthy & Schiering
6/21 11:00 am – 7:00 pm Rootbeer Tasting The Rootbeer Store, Redmond
6/21 11:00 am – 8:00 pm Fremont Fair Fremont
6/21 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at DeLaurenti DeLaurenti
6/21 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
6/21 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Fremont Solstice Parade Downtown Fremont
6/21 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Everett Art Walk Everett
6/22 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/22 10:00 am – 2:00 pm West Seattle Farmers Market West Seattle
6/22 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Ballard Farmers Market historic Ballard Avenue NW
6/22 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Fremont Sunday Market 3401 Evanston Ave North
6/22 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Marysville Strawberry Festival Asbery Field
6/22 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Meeker Days Festival Downtown Puyallup
6/22 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday Ice Cream Cruise South Lake Union Park
6/22 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Fremont Fair Fremont
6/22 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm If These Walls Could Talk Gatewood Bed & Breakfast
6/25 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Kenmore Art Show Bastyr University
6/26 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Kenmore Art Show Bastyr University
6/26 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
6/26 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Post Alley Wine Hop Post Alley
6/26 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at West Seattle Cellars West Seattle Cellars
6/26 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free Vino Verite Wine Tasting Vino Verite
6/26 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Around the World in 80 Sips EMP

What’s going on, Ya, what’s going on week of 06/13/14 edition

I thought I’d bring back my “what’s going on” lists, not nearly as robust as last years but they’ll, hopefully, grow as the summer goes on.

The follow are a list of free and/or cheap and/or just some fun sounding things to do this coming week in Western Washington, if dates or times or links are wrong don’t blame me blame my inner Rainman but here you go:

Date Time What Where
6/13 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/13 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Low Tide – Beach Naturalist Program Various Parks and Beaches
6/13 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Edmonds Arts Festival Frances Anderson Cultural Center
6/13 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Bell Street Classic Weekend 2014 Bell Harbor Marina
6/13 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm Maple Valley Days LAKE WILDERNESS PARK
6/13 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm Washington Brewers Festival Marymoor Park
6/13 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Greenwood-Phinney Art Up Art Walk Greenwood-Phinney
6/14 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/14 8:30 am – 5:00 pm National Marina Day Shilshole Bay Marina
6/14 9:00 am – 2:00 pm University District Farmers Market University District
6/14 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bell Street Classic Weekend 2014 Bell Harbor Marina
6/14 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Edmonds Arts Festival Frances Anderson Cultural Center
6/14 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Wild Strawberry Festival Burien Town Square Park
6/14 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Low Tide – Beach Naturalist Program Various Parks and Beaches
6/14 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Champion Wine Cellars Champion Wine Cellars
6/14 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at McCarthy & Schiering McCarthy & Schiering
6/14 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Washington Brewers Festival Marymoor Park
6/14 11:30 am – 9:00 pm Festival Sundiata  Seattle Center
6/14 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm Georgetown Carnival  Georgetown
6/14 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm Maple Valley Days LAKE WILDERNESS PARK
6/14 1:00 pm – 10:30 pm Festival Sundiata  Seattle Center
6/14 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Central District Art Walk Central District
6/14 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Seattle Urban Wineries – Second Saturdays tasting  Seattle
6/14 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at DeLaurenti DeLaurenti
6/14 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
6/14 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Ballard Art Walk Ballard
6/14 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Georgetown Art Attack Georgetown
6/15 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/15 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Fenders on Front Street Downtown Issaquah
6/15 10:00 am – 2:00 pm West Seattle Farmers Market West Seattle
6/15 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Ballard Farmers Market historic Ballard Avenue NW
6/15 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Bell Street Classic Weekend 2014 Bell Harbor Marina
6/15 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Wild Strawberry Festival Burien Town Square Park
6/15 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Fremont Sunday Market 3401 Evanston Ave North
6/15 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Edmonds Arts Festival Frances Anderson Cultural Center
6/15 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Maple Valley Days LAKE WILDERNESS PARK
6/15 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday Ice Cream Cruise South Lake Union Park
6/15 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Washington Brewers Festival Marymoor Park
6/15 11:30 am – 3:30 pm Low Tide – Beach Naturalist Program Various Parks and Beaches
6/15 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Festival Sundiata  Seattle Center
6/16 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/17 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/18 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/19 All Day Seattle International Dance Festival  South Lake Union area
6/19 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm 3rd Thursday Wine Walk Woodinville
6/19 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Free Wine Tasting at Esquin Wine Merchants Esquin Wine Merchants
6/19 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Post Alley Wine Hop Post Alley
6/19 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Edmonds Art Walk Edmonds
6/19 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm FREE Third Thursday Museum Day Tacoma Museum’s
6/19 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Seattle’s Best Damn Happy Hour Seattle Center
6/19 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Free Wine Tasting at West Seattle Cellars West Seattle Cellars
6/19 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free Vino Verite Wine Tasting Vino Verite
6/19 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Belltown Art Walk Belltown

Vacation All I ever wanted; Vacation Had to get away

A couple weeks ago I went on vacation with a good friend of mine to Lake Chelan and it was amazing.  Lake Chelan is beautiful and since we were there ‘off’ season it was nice and quiet and relaxing.  Here’s a little recap with pictures for your visual pleasure.[1]

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Day 1 started off with our drive from Seattle to Lake Chelan.  We stopped in Leavenworth for lunch and decided on Mozart Cafe it was a good call on our part.  That night we enjoyed some wine and a fun game of Mexican Train.

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Day 2 I woke up with a ‘broken eye’ also known as epi scleritis, I tried to pretend it was ok but it wasn’t, it HURT and I didn’t have any eye drops with me.  I called my doctor’s office to see if they could send a Rx to a pharmacy in Lake Chelan but whoever answered the phone said NO.  So Margaret being the nicest person ever drove me back to Seattle so I could get some drops and take care of my eye.    On our drive back to Lake Chelan we stopped in Sultan at Galaxy Chocolates and it made everything all better.  If you are ever driving through Sultan stop in and try anything they make.  I LOVE their salted caramels they are probably the best I’ve ever had with a nice variety to pick from.  This night I walked over to Don Morse Park to grab a few pictures of the beautiful sunset.

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Day 3 we were finally able to explore the area.   We drove around to get the lay of the land so we speak.  We stopped at the Old Mill Park, Willow Point Park, did some cheese tasting at Fromaggio Artisan Cheese Shoppe and Lake Chelan Cheese, while there we also tasted wine at Lake Chelan Winery, later in the day we headed over to Chelan Riverwalk Park, and then took a drive to Pateros,  on our way back I saw a sigh for Chelan Falls so we headed there thinking we might see a waterfall, it was all lies there were no waterfalls.

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Day 4 we decided to spend the day taking the Lady of the Lake to Stehekin, WA and Rainbow Falls, it was a long but beautiful boat ride up the lake and if you have the time I’d do it.  That night we enjoyed a lovely cheese plate from the cheese we picked up on day 3, OMG best cheese plate ever!  After my cheese coma I walked over to Don Morse Park again to grab a few pictures of the beautiful sunset.

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Day 5 we planned brunch at Blueberry Hills, holy cow if you ever go to Lake Chelan be sure to eat at least one meal at Blueberry Hills.  Once our bellies were filled to the rim we started some wine tasting with stops at Hard Row to HoeWapato Point CellarsC.R. Sandidge, I’ll write more about the wineries at the end.

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Day 6 we did some more wine tasting with stops at Benson VineyardChelan RidgeCairdeasKarma vineyardsChelan Estate Winery & VineyardTunnel Hill Winery, we had packed a lunch and in between our wine tasting we drove up to Field Point Landing  and had a picnic lunch.  This is also one of the stops if you are taking the Lady of the Lake, it was a nice stop and I’d recommend stopping there to check out the views.

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Day 7 our last full day in Lake Chelan we did a little wine tasting with stops at Nefarious and Rio Vista Wines, with a lunch stop back at Blueberry Hills and it was just as delicious as brunch on day 5.  That night we walked over to the Lakeview Drive-in  for milkshakes, fries and onion rings and it was well worth it, it might have been the best chocolate shake around super thick and chocolaty and their fry sauce is good stuff.

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Day 8 we packed up the car and headed west through the pass back to Seattle and I wasn’t ready to end my vacation but had too.

So more on the wine of Lake Chelan…let’s see if you like thin, immature, tannin-y wines you’d like the wines in Lake Chelan but if you like a fruit forward smooth wines you won’t.  The only winery that I really enjoyed was C.R. Sandidge they had the best wine we tried all week.  The coolest winery visit was at Karma, they have an underground wine cave that they provide tours and tastings in and was very cool and educational, especially if you prefer ‘Champagne’ over wine.  My least favorite was Wapato Point Cellars and we found out the some of the wines they were tasting had just been bottled 3-4 weeks ago.  Though the majority of the wineries/tasting rooms had some of the most amazing views which is why I took pictures of them not the wines.

A few things I learned this trip:

  • The High Kill Area warning sign is true saw a hit deer on the side of the road. However I have no idea if the Big Horn Sheep caution sign is real or not since I didn’t see any, I looked and looked thought. 😦
  • Grocery stores make great bathroom stops, never thought to stop at one before.
  • In the pass there’s No Pedestrian Hitchhiking Permitted, but apparently non-pedestrian hitchhiking is?

[1] I schedule this to post the morning to May 15th 2015 instead of 2014, opps so rescheduling for now.

Pink Macaroons and A Million Balloons and Performing Baboons

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So in case you weren’t aware or didn’t see my post on Facebook  this morning today is National Macaroon Day since I prefer the French Macaron with just one “o” to the coconut macaroon with two “o’s”  I decided I’d celebrate with French Macarons instead of the shredded coconut Macaroon’s because shredded coconut in my mouth is a bad idea.

Before meeting Ashley for brunch at Macrina Bakery & Café I stopped in at Bakery Nouveau and picked up four macarons for us to split: mint, peanut butter & jelly, salted caramel and blueberry, more on these later.  Macrina Bakery had chocolate coconut macaroons so Ashely and I ordered one to split because it was National Macaroon Day after all and upon splitting it and trying it, it was reconfirmed I’m not a fan of the texture of shredded coconut in my mouth it brings on a gag reflex, so I didn’t even eat my half but at least I tried it.

Our next stop was Le Fournil were I tried a raspberry and Ashley tried a chocolate, these were both of our least favorites, they tasted like they’d been sitting around in the fridge for a long while, I wasn’t a big fan.  Next up we headed to Honore Artisan Bakery where we both tried their hazelnut which tasted amazing and much better than Le Fournil.  After that we headed to Le Rêve Bakery where they only had two flavors to pick from vanilla and lemon, I chose lemon and Ashley chose the vanilla.  They were great, I really like the texture and the very fresh lemony flavor of mine, Ashley liked hers as well but it was after all just a plain vanilla macaron.

OK back to Bakery Nouveau’s see I meant to bring them in for brunch but left them in my car and with Ashley driving we had to wait to try them after all others were tasted and even after sitting in my car and the fillings melting they were both our favorites I had the mint and blueberry with the mint being my winner of the day.  Ashley had the peanut butter & jelly and salted caramel and she also agreed these were her favorites too.  Now on UFC fight nights I have a feeling I’ll be tasked with picking some up on my way over…

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Bakery Nouveau’s blueberry, peanut butter & jelly, salted caramel and mint macarons

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Le Fournil chocolate coconut macaroon

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Le Fournil chocolate and raspberry macarons

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Honore Artisan Bakery two hazelnut macaroons

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Le Rêve Bakery vanilla and lemon macarons

And in case you were wondering five French macarons and 1/4 macaroon is a lot of sugar for one person in one day.  🙂

Adventure time, Come on grab your friends

This past Saturday was the last Chris and Mitzie adventure.  So if you hadn’t heard my roommate of 10,000 years moved out and will now call Bismarck, North Dakota home and seeing as I have zero desire to go to Bismarck it was most likely our last adventure ever, sad but true.  Thankfully it was an awesome one.

We started with brunch, duh, at Collection Café where we each enjoy their weekend brunch package which was admission to the Chihuly Garden and Glass and a 3-course prix fixe brunch menu.  I started with the daily soup which was a delicious potato and rosemary soup.  For my main course I went for their Shrimp and Grits with Beecher’s Marco Polo Cheese Grit Cake, Green Onion Gremolata, Seared Prawns, Spicy Coppa that was amazing.  And for dessert I went for the salted caramel brownie that was out of this world.  Yes it was a lot of food for brunch but it was all tasty and well worth it.

After brunch we walked through the Chihuly Garden and Glass, I had heard mixed reviews of the place but I have to say it was the nicest, coolest ‘museum’ I’ve been to in Seattle.  Every room you turned into the glass got more impressive and astonishing. I LOVED it and highly recommend a visit if you ever come to Seattle.

Brunch:

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Chihuly Garden and Glass it was awesome and well worth the price of admission check it out:

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In the Glass House

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