Ultimate Peach Milkshake

While driving through McMinnville, Oregon earlier this week, a sweltering 100+ temp day, my friend pulled into a local drive-in to get a milkshake. He opted for fresh peach, his son picked raspberry, while I tried to be good and forgo the indulgence. Even when the cheery guy on the [...]

2009-07-31T13:50:53+00:00July 31st, 2009|Beverages, Seasonal Eats, Sweet Treats|

Simple Pleasures: Coffee Ice Cream

It all started with a simple hankering I had on the way home one afternoon a month or so ago. In the corner of the parking lot of my local grocery is a Tully's. Some handful of years ago they started selling (really quite tasty) soft-serve ice cream, in coffee and vanilla, [...]

2009-04-24T08:05:38+00:00April 24th, 2009|Food and Drink, Sweet Treats|

A New Treat at Theo

Like I needed one more decadent treat to have on my list of favorite vices.... But I found one anyway. I had an errand to do at Theo Chocolates in Fremont yesterday (honest, I really did). While there, couldn't help reliving a couple of my favorite bites from a previous trip. [...]

2009-03-24T11:32:09+00:00March 24th, 2009|Northwest Character, Sweet Treats|

Rich and Spicy Hot Cocoa

Yes, we are going to "spring forward" tomorrow. And the vernal equinox is just two weeks away. But the little crocuses blooming in my planter boxes can not drive away the winter chill. Earlier today at my house in West Seattle (very near the highest point in the city) it snowed [...]

2009-03-07T15:23:04+00:00March 7th, 2009|Beverages, Sweet Treats|