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Fresh Flours

Beacon Hill has a new bakery, Fresh Flours, and I was able to check it out.  Its a French bakery with a Japanese infusion.  I was happily surprised by the wide array of croissants and macaroons.  It was heaven, really.  There's nothing like biting into a fresh macaroon.  My faith in humanity has been restored and that's not even talking about the twice baked almond croissant we tried.  Delicious?  I would say so!  I'm going to be going back again and again and I have family living mere blocks away so that's just going to be temping all the time.  Fresh Flours also has locations in Phinney Ridge and Ballard. 







Mint Oreo Truffles

I have a thing for Mint Oreos so why not combine cream cheese and chocolate and make some truffles.  With St. Patrick's Day coming up I wanted to make something green.  They turned out so yummy.  One of the best things ever.  I think they're best fresh like most goodies but they'll freeze well too and that's a good thing because me in a house with thirty mint truffles could be trouble.  The recipe I used recommends pulsing the Oreos into small pieces but since I don't have a food processor I had to pound them against the counter and use a wooden rolling pin.  It took a little while but it kind of felt good to let out some mid-week aggression.  Why not?  And I got chocolate out of it.  So put those Mint Oreos to work and make truffles out of them.  Why not. 
I found the recipe here.
Mint Oreo Truffles
  1 (15.25 oz) package Mint Creme Oreos8 ounces (224g) cream cheese, softened to room temperature12 ounces high quality semi-sweet chocolateOptional: sprinkles or gr…

Date Night in the City

This past Saturday night found me out with my husband, enjoying some one on one time away from the kiddos.  Don't get me wrong, they're adorable and we have many moments of fun and laughter but sometimes a girl needs a night out on the town.  Seattle never disappoints when finding bar and restaurant venues.  By eight o'clock we'd checked out three spots and we had a blast.

First up were drinks at Serious Pie and Biscuit in South Lake Union.  We sat at the bar and I sipped a cocktail called Better Than A Mimosa which had Prosecco and blood orange and my husband had a drink with Tequila and grapefruit which was strong and fruity.  Both drinks were bright in color and were a nice start to our date.

Dinner was a couple of blocks away at Shanik, an Indian restaurant, which sadly is closing in two weeks.  We wanted to check it out while we could and are glad we did.  We enjoyed the complimentary chai tea we started with and then we sipped on some cocktails.  My husband had a…