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A Visit to Cupcake Royale in West Seattle

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend. Our weekend so far has been filled with trips to the beach and the park and yes, there was even cupcakes! Yesterday we headed to Lincoln Park in West Seattle so it seemed like a good time to stop in at Cupcake Royale and snag a few cupcakes to go. I chose my favorite flavor-a Salted Caramel, and I also got a Chocolate and Cheese cupcake, and for my three year old twins, two baby cakes. They are mini cupcakes with white cake and chocolate frosting. The perfect thing to get all over their faces and hands before hitting the beach. But as I say, let them eat cake! Or, have your cake and eat it, too! You get the idea. Cupcakes are fun and whimsical, but mostly, they're delicious.

An Afternoon In Redmond, WA

Located sixteen miles east of Seattle is Redmond, WA, home of Microsoft and Nintendo of America, is a nice escape on a sunny Saturday afternoon. We ate Brunch at Agave Cocina and Cantina, checked out the Redmond Saturday Market, and wandered around the Redmond Town Center.
For brunch I started with a Mimosa. Advertised for four bucks, I couldn't resist. They brought out chips right away and they arrived with three kinds of salsa. I had the seafood ceviche which was very fresh with guacamole, tomatoes, cilantro, and shrimp. My husband had the Chicken Chimichanga with a cream sauce and my kids split the French toast, sausage, eggs, and potatoes from the kids' menu.
Then we drove over to the Redmond Saturday Market. It was a typical farmer's market with flower stalls, fresh fruit and local produce, homemade caramels, and more. There were snow cones for sale that everyone seemed to be enjoying because the day was so warm.
Finally, much to our kid's joy, we headed to th…

The Essential Bakery Cafe

If you find yourself at the Essential Bakery in Georgetown, don't even try to resist the chocolate croissants and the chocolate chip cookies. You'll regret it later and there's nothing wrong with a second breakfast right before lunch, right? If you're still hungry, try one of their sandwiches. The Pastrami Ruben on Rye is what sandwich dreams are made of. With a thick layer or pastrami, its sure to hit the spot and satisfy your craving for something savory.

Mother's Day Brunch at Cafe Flora

For Mother's Day this year, my family and I had the prix fixe brunch at Café Flora. There was a starter, an entrée and a dessert, and the kid's had a menu with three courses, too. Café Flora is a Vegetarian restaurant so even though the brunch didn't have meat, the intricate and creative flavors more than made up for it. The Mother's Day Brunch is their busiest day so I made sure I made reservations way in advance. The brunch felt fancy and special but the space was bright with a laid back feel. The food was high in flavor and quality and it was plated beautifully. I'm sure there were many happy Moms who enjoyed the brunch.