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Welcome to my food blog. I have been very fortunate  to travel extensively and combined with my passion for all things food, I’ve had the opportunity to sample many examples of the food we all love. So you will see foods from the US, Europe, South America and Asia or wherever I happen to be. I also dabble in wine…..I make my own and have an understanding of the nuance of that food. My palate is broad so you’ll see many different cuisines represented in the posts. I’m usually not critical in the reviews but will indicate when a restaurant didn’t quite meet expectations.

I’ve arranged the site by city so if you want to check out Philly or Seattle metro or Sydney just type it in the search box. If you want to check out my must visits they are also listed. There are tags for each post which allow you to search based on common descriptions of the food or restaurant type and for Seattle post there are tags for the various neighborhoods.

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Enjoy!

  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich

    Bellevue WA

    Fast food: Chick-fil-A. Sometimes you just need some and we needed it this day. My choice is usually the spicy...
  • Tam Noodle Box Street View

    Seattle

    Takeaway: Tam Noodle Box. Recommended by a colleague and it was spot on. This place is all about wok prepared...
  • Chicken Teriyaki

    Redmond WA

    On the Eastside: Nasai Teriyaki. Not our usual go to for this Japanese staple but our local source was closed...
  • Street View

    Seattle

    In the hood: Pleasant Beach Donuts. Seem to be sold out when we usually think of visiting but this day...
  • Pagliacci

    Seattle

    An old favorite: Pagliacci. Needed a change so why not back to the future? A Seattle original with locations all...
  • Ebb & Co

    Seattle

    Small Plates on 55th: Ebb & Co. First noticed this new place a few months ago and finally got a...
  • Ethan Stowell Pop Up

    Seattle

    Takeaway: New Orleans style Po Boy. Part of Ethan Stowell Restaurants this popup was all about New Orleans style Po...
  • Ethan Stowell Pop Up

    Seattle

    Takeaway: Lobster Roll. Part of Ethan Stowell Restaurants this popup was all about lobster…whole or on a roll. You order...
  • Grand Central Bakery Wedgwood

    Seattle

    Takeaway: Grand Central Baking Co. This location, in the Wedgewood neighborhood, has been there for about a year but this...
  • Archipelago Seattle

    Seattle

    Filipino takeaway: Archipelago. Before COVID-19 hit, I had snagged a very hard to come by reservation at this well regarded...

Bellevue WA

Fast food: Chick-fil-A. Sometimes you just need some and we needed it this day. My choice is usually the spicy fried chicken sandwich. I have to say, it’s always good...

Seattle

Takeaway: Tam Noodle Box. Recommended by a colleague and it was spot on. This place is all about wok prepared noodles…multiple choices to which you add a protein…chicken, pork, shrimp...

Recipes

Quarantine: Butter Chicken aka murgh makhani. Half Baked Harvest…again! Should just bookmark the website. The main difference with this recipe is the use of coconut milk instead of cream…a bit...

Recipes

Quarantine: New Years Eve. Started the afternoon with frozen cranberry margaritas followed by Seared Asian steak salad and mushrooms with ginger dressing and a pavlova to finish. The salad was...

Recipes

Quarantine Breakfast: Ever What You Need. A bit of potpourri ranging from eggs, bacon, biscuits and grits to bagels and gravlax. A few words about Southern breakfast then on to...

Recipes

Christmas Eve dinner: Fishmonger’s stew. Started with fresh, unshucked oysters with mignonette we picked up from London Plane. Don’t know how to shuck oysters? Me either but here’s a video...

Poulsbo WA

German food in Norway: Tizley’s Europub. What?…yep even though the town was founded by a Norwegian and has a Scandinavian theme this place has pretty authentic German cuisine. Perfect spot...

Recipes

Quarantine: White Bean and Sausage Ragout. Hearty dish made all the more so with the focaccia. Cold out? Give this dish a try to shake off the cold. @theeatingplaces #theeatingplaces...

Recipes

A December tradition: Marinated beef tenderloin. If you like beef, this has to be one of the best cuts…tender, flavorful and medium rare…delicious! Sides were smashed potatoes with bacon vinaigrette...

Redmond WA

On the Eastside: Nasai Teriyaki. Not our usual go to for this Japanese staple but our local source was closed the day we needed a teriyaki fix so we gave...

Recipes

Quarantine: Chicken Tagine with saffron rice. This dish was from an online cooking course from The London Chef in Victoria BC so, unfortunately, there is no recipe. Unfortunate because it...

Recipes

Quarantine: Tacos like your abuela makes. First time with this recipe for tacos al pastor and the tortilla were homemade by my oldest daughter! I’m not biased but the tortilla...

Leavenworth WA

Quick cup before the pass: Farmer Joe’s Espresso Stand. Very near Smallwood’s Harvest and Silvara Winery so it’s a very convenient stop before you start the drive back home. Very...

Recipes

Quarantine: Socially distanced Thanksgiving. Had to wait for everyone to complete quarantine to celebrate this year so we waited till Sunday to celebrate. Turkey was brined in buttermilk which made...

Recipes

Quarantine: Cranberry Cider Braised Beef Stew on Polenta. Half Baked Harvest recipe once again. The key ingredient…polenta and the other…the “sauce” but the real show stopper…it’s basically all done in...

Recipes

Quarantine: Fish Taco in a Bowl. A deconstructed fish (petrale sole) taco served on a bed of rice, avocado and black beans with in house made taco seasoning. Very tasty...