Saturday, June 28, 2008

How to Make Pita

If you have a standing mixer, pitas are really easy to make. We make them and I freeze them. These pitas actually have pita pockets. The first time I made them, the pockets weren't very puffy but they tasted just as great. If you get a flat pita, don't fret. The taste is the same.


3 and 1/2 cups of flour
1 pack of yeast (I used a pack and a tiny bit of the next for better results)
1 and a 1/2 cups of water
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 a tablespoon of salt
2 tablespoons of olive oil

1. Put flour in mixer with dough hook and add yeast.
2. Add water, sugar, salt, and olive oil . Mix until you get a slightly sticky, shiny dough.
3. Place a tiny bit of oil in the bowl, roll the dough in the oil and let dough rise until doubled in size.
4. Heat oven to 500 degrees.
5. Divide into balls and let rest for 10 more minutes.
6. Roll into flat discs and place in oven for 5- 7 minutes. Stay close to the oven and keep checking until the pitas have little golden areas.

Pitas can be frozen and heated in microwave.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Corson Building is Open

Chef Matthew Dillon of Sitka and Spruce and Wylie Bush owner of Joe Bar finally opened the Corson building restaurant/communal dining venue last week.
It will change how Seattle foodies unite.
Basically the concept is that the menu changes spontaneously. The food comes from local purveyors, artisans, farmers, farmers markets and their very own garden. They even raise their own chickens. To be in the foodie know, you sign up on the website.

The Setting is a beautiful old building in South Seattle's Georgetown Area.

The details: A Multi- course family style dinner for 30 guests, two-three nights a week
Thursday- Saturday
The other nights it will be available for private parties, events, cooking classes, butchering workshops or any other events
Dinner starts at 7 PM, 80 dollars per person
110 dollars with wine pairings
Reservations required: 206 (762-3330) or by visiting the Corson Building Website
Guests will receive a phone confirmation and may advise of any food allergies at that time
Visa or Mastercard accepted

Dates Available for now: June 20, June 21, June 27, June 28, July 3, July 5, July 10, July 11, July 18, July 19, July 26

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Seattle Food Blogger Potluck

It was that time of the month.
The time when all the food bloggers get together to gossip about food. Every month, I organize an event for Seattle Food Bloggers and this month it was a potluck!
The list this time was composed of many: (in no particular order)Lara from Cook and Eat, Ronald from Cornichon, Michael from Herbivoracious , Naomi from Gastrognome, Candace from Italian Woman at the Table, Katrin from Simply Culture, Eileen from Mintz her Words, Layla from Laylita, Jay from Seattle Sound Magazine and Seattlest, Peabody from
Culinary Concoctions and last but not least Mina Williams from Nw stir. Many bloggers also brought guests. What do you expect us to do with so much food?
We started off with some shmoozing and then Lara from Cook and Eat gave a wonderful presentation with photography tips. She talked about how to use lighting when taking pictures and showed off some of the props she used. Everyone was mesmerized by the information she was giving. One of the tips she gave was to use tiny props(shot glass, mini plates). Thank you Lara, It was a great opportunity to get to hear your advice.
The evening continued with an elephant gift exchange, a raffle and lots of foodie talk.
Lilach from Lilach photography took pictures at the event, check out her site to get a glimpse of Lilach's photography.
See you all at the next one.

Pics above:
1 from Herbivoracious
2 from Culinary Concoctions
3 is what I made: a chocolate cookie, white cream filling and chocolate outside. I will post the recipe in the next few days.

Are you a food blogger in Seattle? Send me an email:

Friday, June 6, 2008

Tonight Jazz with Shiri Zorn

If you are into jazz........
tonight jazz vocalist Shiri Zorn will be playing at Marson's restaurant.

June, 6 2008 at Marson’s Restaurant with pianist Karin Kajita
620 SE Everett Mall Way, Everett, Washington 98208
For reservations please call: 425-212-2266
Listen to Shiri

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Natural Bacon Salt has arrived!

I am happy to let you know that Bacon Salt has finally come out with a natural version and it tastes just as great!

Okay so you don't know Bacon Salt. It's everywhere. I mean everywhere and it has been for a while. Just lately the natural version came out and that is what I am excited about!

So what is the point of natural bacon salt? Duh! It makes everything taste like bacon. I like it on my eggs. It's kosher, has zero calories and is gluten free. I recently gave it to a friend who eats kosher and she said " oh that is what bacon tastes like". So thanks, bacon salt for taking my friends bacon virginity.

There is one more thing that I love about bacon salt. The creators are actually smart Seattleites. You can read the story about how they made it big using facebook as a tool right here.

Bacon salt is a blogger!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Indulgent Discovery: Chocolate Pasta

This week while strolling through the fabulous Pike Place Market, I discovered long strands of chocolate pasta. Could it be? Yes, Pappardelle's sells chocolate pasta by the pound. Strands of pasta infused with dark chocolate to be eaten for dessert.
I think I can trick myself into having a bowl of this for dinner instead of dessert.

The pasta comes with a recipe for pasta with raspberries, ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
Indulge! Come On! You know you want it!

Papardelle's Pasta found at the Pappardelle stand in the Pike Place Market
Price: 4.50 per half a pound/ 9 dollars for a whole pound

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Seattle Chocolate Salon on June13

Do you love chocolate? Would you like to spend your day tasting chocolate? Would you like to learn more about chocolate?
If you answered, yes, yes, yes then don't miss this wonderful chocolate event!

The Seattle Luxury Chocolate Salon

When: Sunday, July 13th, 2008
Where: Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
What time: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
What: Chocolate tasting, chef talks, author talks, demonstrations and much more chocolate heaven.
How much: Tickets are $20 for adults, $17.50 in Advance (recommended).
To get tickets and for more info, click here

I am on the tasting panel! From the press release....................

The 1st Annual Seattle Luxury CHOCOLATE SALON, July 13th, 2008, announces part of its delicious lineup of members of the Salon's Chocolate Tasting Panel, including food writers Jay Friedman (Seattlest and Seattle Sound), Maggie Dutton (Seattle Weekly, The Wine Offensive), and Keren Brown (Frantic Foodie, formerly Savvy Savorer). Chocolate Tasting Panelists have the luxurious responsibility of tasting all chocolates and confections and rating them for receipt of Luxury Chocolate Salon Awards.