The Sur la Table/KitchenAid Excursion at IFBC

Last month I attended my second International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) in Seattle, and once again I had a fantastic time. The conference sessions were quite informative and thought-provoking to an amateur food blogger like myself. I met so many people — awesome people! — who were all in varied phases of their careers in the…

True Story: I Went to a Food Bloggers Conference

Over a year ago my friend Colleen encouraged me to attend the International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) in Seattle, a two-day food and wine extravaganza aimed specifically at food bloggers. My fledgling blog had only one or two posts then, and I did not think I was remotely qualified for something that sounded pretty amazing.…

Dine Out: Quinn’s Pub

The other night the mister and I wanted some comfort food. The weather was turning, we’d had a long week, and we just wanted a warm place that was fun and cozy, with good food and drinks. So we hit up Quinn’s Pub. Not only did it hit the mark on all our requirements, it…

Wine: JM Cellars

“Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it.” ― Anonymous Although we live no more than six minutes from Woodinville Wine Country, we have only joined a wine club recently. My friend Wes likes to say, “Don’t commit!” But we bit the bullet this past spring during a wine tasting trip…

Dine Out: Poppy

My husband and I had dinner at Poppy last weekend, and we were so glad we finally made it there; it’s been on our “to do” list for awhile. I love the name “Poppy”—it just conjures such a sunny, light feeling, don’t you think? Poppy the restaurant, however, conjures something more gastronomically pleasing. You walk…

Dine Out: Osteria La Spiga

Recently we spent a lovely evening celebrating a good friend’s birthday at Osteria La Spiga, in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. It was the third time we’ve dined here, and was definitely the best of the three experiences. The interior is industrial and trendy, with a mix of wood, metal and leather that somehow exudes warmth…