We are thrilled to announce The Innkeeper is now open!
I think this quote from Don Quixote sums up perfectly what The Innkeeper is: a cozy local place to relax and find respite.
The menu was designed to offer comfort. Some items are modeled after our time in the Caribbean, like spicy goat [...]
It’s early Saturday morning, the kids are asleep, and I’m typing away at the table.
I’m writing a scene in my memoir where Brian and I return by boat to our off-the-grid resort after two open water dives that’ll go toward our diver certification and we find the private bay full of yachts and the beach swarming with people. We had given all of our staff, [...]
The goal of the project is “to unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not [...]
One of my favorite things about summer in the Pacific Northwest is the abundance of berries. The first to ripen are salmonberries. And they’re here! Salmonberry bushes grow wild along forest roads or hiking trails.
Ripe berries range from orange to red, and any shade in between.
We found so many camping on Shaw Island in the San [...]
“Do you know where we can get a nice crusty baguette?” I asked the gal working at Golden Glen Creamery.
“You’re going into Edison, right?”
“I don’t know. Where’s Edison?”
“Just up Farm to Market Road a couple miles. Breadfarm is there. That’s where you get bread.”
“Breadfarm. Okay. So I’ll just find it [...]
Golden Glen Creamery in Bow, Washington is spitting distance from the tulip fields we recently visited so we popped in for a block of cheese for our picnic lunch.
I wasn’t prepared for the decision making.
Golden Glen offers dozens of varieties of cheeses, including goudas, cheddars, feta, fresh mozzarella, parmesan and cheese [...]
In case you need a last minute gift idea for your mom, here’s what we’re giving our moms:
I have to admit, brownies weren’t the first thought that popped into my mind as how I wanted to celebrate our moms. I fantasized about making them a pie, but it was probably because what I [...]
Perhaps it was a bit ambitious, or dumb, to declare I’ll publish my book the same year my husband opens a second restaurant. But then again, maybe publishing a book is like having a baby. There’s never a perfect time to do it.
I figured out several weeks ago, that if I wanted to avoid freaking out in Fall [...]
Today is a big day in my family’s life. Black Bottle Postern opens its doors to the public for the first time today. My husband, Brian, is the chef, and he and I are partners in the venture.
We moved to Seattle six years ago to open the first Black Bottle. It was a pretty sweet [...]
St Clouds is the kind of restaurant that every neighborhood wants. The moment you walk in, you feel instantly welcomed, everyone from families to groups of friends to couples savor the made-from-scratch upscale comfort food, and the live music often gets customers up and dancing in the middle of the dining room.
Those are all great reasons [...]
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