Ramblings

In Search of the Maple Whiskey Bacon Donut

After many weeks, months, even years of anticipation, this morning I finally made the trek down to Rodeo Donut in the Ballard location of Cupcake Royale in search of the elusive Maple Whiskey Bacon Donut which is only produced once…

Pint-Sized Patio

Way back at the beginning of the summer, a passing conversation with one of my neighbors inspired the realization that I was seriously under-utilizing my giant* patio with it’s lovely city/ferry view. Probably because it had this boring, un-inspired look:…

The Kitchn Cure – Life Gets in the Way

Gosh, and I was doing so well at keeping up with The Kitchn Cure, getting my kitchen in tip-top shape for fall and all the glorious cooking that comes along with it. Then I took a break for Labor Day…

The Kitchn Cure, Days 11 & 12

This week I decided to get a head start on the Cure tasks, after the craziness of last week. With the Pantry coming up on Monday and Tuesday that seemed like a good thing to tackle over the weekend –…

The Kitchn Cure, Days 6-9

Thanks to a crazy work schedule, I ended up switching around or postponing some daily tasks for last week’s Kitchn Cure schedule. Luckily, since the tasks were pretty much all related, I was able to blitz them all out in…

The Kitchn Cure,Day 10

Ok, so I skipped ahead a little, to the “Buy the pan or small appliance you need” day. Next up was supposed to be the pots & pans assessment, but after a crazy weekend followed by an even crazier start…

The Kitchn Cure, Days 4 & 5

Ahhh, this is the task I’ve been dreading: clean out and organize the freezer. Or in my case – freezers, because I have a small chest freezer along with the drawer freezer below the fridge. And neither one of them…

The Kitchn Cure, Day 3

Happiness is a clean and organized fridge! Since my fridge tends to be the place where things go to die, I don’t keep a whole lot of meat or produce in there, but this cleanout gave me a chance to…

The Kitchn Cure, Day 2

Day 2 of the Cure is “Clear Out the Fridge” day, which meant taking everything out of the fridge and seeing what should stay and what should go. Fortunately, my fridge wasn’t actually too scary inside (let’s not talk about…