Agate Pass Cafe update

Our good customer friends Eva and Jim checked out the Agate Pass Cafefor us and they really enjoyed it! Eva’s report is pasted in below and if you are like me it will make you want to get out there and try it! Mark and I are off for our adventure weekend and boy has he…
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July 24, 2008 0

What A Scream!

We got an ice cream maker attachment for our Kitchen Aid. We can make fresh fruit sorbets easier than ever now! And Ice cream! And of course my first try today is Gelato: a simple Vanilla Bean. I can’t wait to see if it turns out! I will let you know whether or not it…
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July 21, 2008 0

Small Plates, Big Ideals

I am finally coming out of the fog. Last week is such a blur that I told someone today that my ankle surgery was last Wednesday, when in fact it will be 2 weeks ago on Wednesday. I am on much milder painkillers and therefore in more pain; my mind seems to be clearing and…
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July 15, 2008 0

Summer Lovin

When summer hits here, it hits hard. Mark and I were lucky enough to be able to steal another day off on Saturday and we had so much fun! It felt like we were back to our younger lives, where we took lots of day trips and had playtime galore. We are in love with…
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July 3, 2008 0

Gluten-Shmooten & Fabulous Summer ‘Pesto’

When I first decided to do a blog I began to read blogs that I really liked. One of my favorites is Gluten-Free Girl by Shauna James Ahearn. I love the way she writes and Apparently I am not alone since she has won awards and has a book out. We have many customers who cannot tolerate…
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June 27, 2008 0

Vacation, Staycation, Mastication, & Vocation

Summer is here! It has been so nice out and everyone is gearing up for that ever-popular ‘Summer Vacation’. Everyone goes about this differently of course, and this year I think it will be even more different for many of us. This year the buzzword is ‘staycation’. I take it to mean that you have…
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June 23, 2008 0

Wine Works

Today I got to have some fun. I was invited to a ‘trade only’ “Educational Wine Tasting” by my wine distributor, Vehrs. I always like to take a second to these things partly because there are so many wines to taste I can use an extra set of taste buds, and partly because it is…
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June 16, 2008 0

Free fishing day

Did you know that Sunday was free fishing day? I had never heard of such a thing, until Mark heard it on the news. You could fish and shellfish with no license for one day. Oh, baby! It was a nice low tide, at minus.93 around 3 o’clock pm. As we headed out of the…
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June 9, 2008 0

New restaurant opens in Suquamish

This sounds like a great place! Let me know if you get to try it before we do..which is likely. Here is the article I pulled out of the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal: “Agate Pass Café opens in Suquamish With a menu that includes pan-seared sockeye and stuffed date appetizers,, owner and Chef Marty Bracken…
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June 6, 2008 0

Special wine & Great food!

Yesterday for our day off Mark and I had a special bottle of wine that we have been wanting to drink. Terre del Grico’s 1997 Monstyronum from Puglia, Italy. I knew the smoky and spicy flavors would pair well with my lamb stew, and yet I wanted to do it a little differently. I caramelized the onions…
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June 2, 2008 0