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A Snack at The Crumpet Shop inside the Pike Place Market

Today I dragged my husband kicking and screaming to The Crumpet Shop, at the Pike Place Market in Seattle.  The name didn't sound manly enough for him but he went for me and what happened? He enjoyed it. He ordered a drip coffee, that already makes him happy enough, and a crumpet with cream cheese and egg on top. Crumpets are what we call English Muffins here in the States, but crumpets are what they're called in the U.K. They are typically enjoyed with tea for an afternoon snack. The Crumpet Shop is the only place in Seattle where you can get them.  I ordered the Vermont Maple Crumpet. It was so good and tasted like a maple bar. You can't ever go wrong with a maple bar.

Of course you can't forget to walk around the Market for a minute too. The late January weather added a bit of a chill to the air, so we just walked around for a couple minutes.  The Pike Place Market has been around since 1907.  I love looking around at all the gorgeous local produce.

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Dahlia Bakery

I took a visit downtown to Dahlia Bakery for their Famous Doughnuts. Six pillows of fried goodness covered in cinnamon and sugar and then dipped in Mascarpone and Cranberry Jam. The bakery is tiny so I took them home and then devoured them.
Dahlia Bakery is located in Downtown Seattle at 2001 4th Ave.  Their phone number is 206-441-4540. Dahlia Bakery Website

 The Bakery is owned by Tom Douglas, one of the most famous chefs in Seattle. Etta's, Serious Pie, Dahlia Lounge and Lola, are a few of his restaurants located here in Seattle.  This bakery is also popular for its famous Triple Coconut Cream Pie, pictured in the photo above.  Want a bite? The Mascarpone and Cranberry Jam went perfectly with the sugary donuts. What a sweet treat for a Saturday afternoon! 

Two Years Ago Today.....A Visit to Amsterdam, the Netherlands!

Two years ago today, my husband and I flew to Europe for the first time. We traveled to Amsterdam and stayed for a little over a week. Eight days of sightseeing, going to Museum's ( The van Gogh Museum is really something else!), staring up at old churches and hearing the bells ring, exploring city squares on all that lovely cobblestone, hearing the little ding of bicycles passing me. I even liked the sound of the police sirens there. What can I say, its so different from home! But what I loved was the food.  Dutch chocolate, cheese, apple pie, fries dipped in mayo while standing in the street looking at the sweet European buildings, huge pancakes in pancake cafes, super strong espresso. Pretty much all my favorites, chocolate, cheese and coffee. What's not to like? Amsterdam is a beautiful city and the look and feel is very old world. Enjoy my photos as I relive one of my fav trips of all time!

                         Yes, the buildings are pretty cool and look like they co…