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Bottled Sodas (near Pike Place?)

More than just root beer: http://therootbeerstore.com/

Good breakfast spot in Capital Hill

Coastal Kitchen is open during the week and is quite popular--they even have a morning happy hour, if you care to drink your breakfast.

Aug 26, 2014
Jeri L in Greater Seattle

Seattle Spanish Staying Power?

How do you feel about Tango? I don't have much experience with Spanish food, but I enjoyed my meal there.


Aug 25, 2014
Jeri L in Greater Seattle

Kinder Eggs?

Google to the rescue. It's in Tacoma.


Aug 20, 2014
Jeri L in Greater Seattle

Help - what were these "teething" biscuits when I was a child?

Arrowroot biscuits? But if they were biscotti shaped..Stella d'Oro toasts? Or since vanilla, their Margherite?

Aug 17, 2014
Jeri L in General Topics

Best tasting broth sold in a store?

Kitchen Basics is pretty good.

A few things to get off my chest ...

I don't know about that...I thought scotch and a good cake donut would work for me. It's the nutmeg. Ipse...inquiring minds and all that...what kind of donut?

Aug 15, 2014
Jeri L in General Topics

Are Fissler PCs really all that?

My local store stocks some Kuhn Rikon but they're featuring the Fisslers. I still rather regret not buying a KR when we were vacationing in Switzerland a few years back...we were travelling by train and I didn't want to carry it or ship it.

Aug 15, 2014
Jeri L in Cookware

Day Long Snacking Report

Thanks for the report. I don't envy you so much now! Better luck next time.

Aug 15, 2014
Jeri L in Greater Seattle

Are Fissler PCs really all that?

Yes, one thing that concerns me about the Fissler is the fact that they haven't rated it because "the 6L base and handle were inadvertently damaged during normal use".

Aug 14, 2014
Jeri L in Cookware

Are Fissler PCs really all that?

I, to my shame, burned my 4 quart Fagor pressure cooker last week to the point where shopping for a replacement seems a reasonable alternative to cleaning it. Yesterday I was dazzled by the Fisslers in my local kitchenware shop, but are they really worth hundreds more? To replace my 8 and 4 quart Fagor would cost approximately $135 vs $360 for the comparable size Fissler set. To get just the 4 litre Fissler pan would be $290.

Aug 13, 2014
Jeri L in Cookware

What's the best way to introduce Lamb to someone who's never had it?

I'd had lamb a few times and didn't like it until I had it in a Greek restaurant. Now I like lamb in general, but it was lamb grilled with lemon that won me over.

Aug 09, 2014
Jeri L in Home Cooking

POLL: What's the best cheese for a grilled cheese sandwich?

Extra sharp Tillamook cheddar.

Aug 03, 2014
Jeri L in Cheese


I didn't want to sound too much like a commercial post and I figured that if I'd heard of them they were one everyone's radar. They just started in Seattle, I'm not sure how far their delivery area extends. Entrees are in the $8-10 range.


Jul 31, 2014
Jeri L in Greater Seattle


The new meal delivery service in town really wants to make a good first impression. I took advantage of their early discount code for one free meal and placed an order. The delivery guy (whose picture I'd received when I placed my order)showed up at the time specified and thanked me for trying the service, explaining that the first order comes with goodies...a canvas bag, sticker, oven mitt, HANDWRITTEN thank you note and a cookie. The food was absolutely fresh, reheated nicely and was far and away better than any other delivery options in the 'hood. The delivery charge is minimal and all in all I think it's good value. Has anyone else tried them?

Jul 31, 2014
Jeri L in Greater Seattle

Overwhelmed, need ideas on where to start

While you're down by Lake Union, don't miss the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). It's also close to the restaurant hot spot of South Lake Union...I'd break your rule and try Shanik for lunch.


"dump" recipes??

A coworker was just today talking about an infomercial she'd seen about dump recipes. She's a notorious non-cook (her husband cooks)and we were joking that maybe this would be within her skills.


Jul 25, 2014
Jeri L in Home Cooking

Which Varieties Make the Best Apple Butter?

My Mom liked Gravensteins and further would go for windfalls--they're cheaper and since you're cooking them anyway they don't need to be pretty.

Jul 21, 2014
Jeri L in Home Cooking

Salad combinations for everyday...

Roasted beets are a nice addition. I pair mine with feta, a sprinkling of a dried fruit/nut mix and light champagne vinaigrette. Lettuce is whatever came in the organic produce box or looked good at the farmer's market.

Jul 15, 2014
Jeri L in Home Cooking

*Lebanon* bologna?? also dried beef

I have to remember this. My family (except for the lone vegetarian) would go berserk for those.

Jul 12, 2014
Jeri L in Pennsylvania

Bakery near Safeco?

I think A Piece of Cake is probably the closest.


Yummy House is close, too.


Follow up on Son's Bar Mitzvah at The Fairways at Dunwoodie

(joke...see winkie emoticon)

Kalsada Filipino Pop-Up

It's right outside of Inay's, which makes it sound like they're just bringing the cooking out of the kitchen. Is it a really a pop-up if it's at a restaurant of the same ethnicity?

Jun 23, 2014
Jeri L in Greater Seattle

What to eat in/south of Everett before noon on a Saturday?

And why has no one ever mentioned the Hungarian place before?! May have to make a special trip to Lynnwood.

Jun 21, 2014
Jeri L in Greater Seattle

What are the must-have desserts in the Seattle area?

See "for historic and novelty value only"...it's ice cream that comes in a cloud of dry ice fog!

Jun 15, 2014
Jeri L in Greater Seattle

Wedding Dinner for 16 People

Define "economical". What's your cost range per person?

May 23, 2014
Jeri L in Greater Seattle

Gravity Bar clones?

It taught me that honeydew makes my throat scratchy. I never did learn how to jump graciously from those darned high stools.

May 21, 2014
Jeri L in Greater Seattle

Cookware you secretly use as dishware?

When I was single I tended to cook, serve and eat out of my Pyrex 2 and 4 cup measures.

May 17, 2014
Jeri L in Cookware

Food for People with Braces on Their Teeth

I popped a bracket off with enchiladas--tortillas get hard at the edges when they're baked! After you've had them tightened is when you'll really want the soft stuff. Flavored mashed potatoes were a favorite.

May 16, 2014
Jeri L in General Topics

Food from the 70's!

I also don't remember seeing/hearing of chocolate fountains until the 90s.