You may have noticed things have slowed down around here. Like, “slowed down” is an overstatement. More like ground to a halt. A few months back, I decided to start a new blog called Kitchen Treaty. The theme is one I’ve touched on occasionally here on The Hazel Bloom: vegetarians and meat-eaters CAN live together. [...]
This haupia recipe (or coconut pudding recipe) will forever remind me of this, my first trip to Hawaii. Hopefully it’ll whisk your tastebuds away, too … if only for five minutes.
The past couple of months, I’ve had the fabulous fortune of working at a really fun company, with some great (and talented) fellow writers, Darrah, J.T. and Liz (whose second book is coming out this spring; talented indeed). The four of us convened this weekend morning at Seattle’s Queen Mary, a wonderful tea room that, [...]
My mom’s been bringing her famous shrimp ball to family events for years. I stopped eating it 10+ years ago when I became a vegetarian, but I still remember the deliciousness of the shrimp ball. And the entire family loves it. And I still feel a little sad when she breaks it out every time, [...]
Monday, November 15, 2010 in More
Food bloggers in the Seattle area are a cool bunch. Case in point: Will Bake for Food, where 60 local food bloggers are whipping up some of their fabulous baked goods (including several gluten-free choices) to benefit Northwest Harvest. Just show up at University Congregational Church on Saturday with your non-perishable donation of canned food, [...]
Leavenworth, Washington is a perfect destination for weekend getaway. It’s close enough to Seattle – just about 2 1/2 hours – to make a terrific day trip, too. We recently spent a weekend in this old-world Bavarian Alpine village, and had a blast wine tasting, eating (and more eating), and soaking in the gorgeous fall colors.
I like posh hotels. Luxurious numbers with 800 thread count sheets and big deep white jacuzzi tubs. I like them a lot. But you know what I’ve decided? As wonderful as an expensive hotel can be, camping in an RV is a great way to get a little closer to the local world around you, [...]
First thing in the morning, I made my way through our musty, dated, dog-friendly motel room and wrestled open the behemoth sliding glass door. I stepped outside, greeted by waves of green and gold grass stretching all the way out to the beach. Beyond that, the ocean. I couldn’t see it, but I could hear it. And I could smell it. I closed my eyes and breathed in the misty, salty-fresh air, and let it erase the memories of the harrowing drive here to Long Beach, Washington the night before. [...]
Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing many of the projects we tackled for our June 2010 wedding. This is the first blog story of several – I can’t wait to share with y’all all the fun, budget-friendly, DIY mayhem that went down! We were all about the DIY for our wedding, and tunes [...]
Remember this? Today I’m here to tell you this is so, totally, yesterday. After much agonizing, obsessing, tweaking, retweaking, and re-retweaking, it’s finally here… welcome to your brand-spankin’-new Bloom! Isn’t it sweet? My little blog is growing up! In fact, The Hazel Bloom will be one whole year old in September. Time does fly. I’ve [...]
I'm all about the Do-It-Yourself for our upcoming wedding. And heck yes, I'm planning to share and share and share all our fun DIY wedding projects after the big day … but (except for today) not until after. (And afterwards is soon! This thing came faaast.) We finished one of our wedding favors this weekend [...]
I'm not sure I could state anything any more obvious than this, but: Seattle winters suck. Really suck. Gray. Dark gray. Drizzly. Soggy. Everything is a constant state of damp, for months on end. Don't get me wrong – much of spring, all of summer, and most of autumn more than make up for the [...]
I wrote this story three years ago about my crazy, sweet dog Lizzie, who has wound up being the most terrific pooch. Sure, she's got her issues, just like most any dog that's been through something as traumatic as Hurricane Katrina. But I wouldn't have her any other way. She's the most affectionate, cuddly, sweet-hearted [...]
Thursday, January 28, 2010 in More
- Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream 7:00 AM
- Sweet, Spicy, and Savory Pumpkin Seeds 10:31 AM
- Iced Coffee 3:09 PM
- Hawaii & Haupia (Coconut Pudding) 11:05 PM
- Fresh Bing Cherry Ice Cream 1:17 PM
- Foodbuzz 24×24: A Simply Washington Thanksgiving 10:31 PM
- Sweet Potato Pie 8:48 AM
- Goodbye to The Hazel Bloom. Hello, Kitchen Treaty! 7:59 AM
- Junk to Treasure: 70′s Clock Turned Cool New Wall Art 3:11 PM
- Honey Rhubarb Brown Betty 11:03 AM
- Almond Poppyseed Shortbread Cookies 10:43 AM
- Deep Dark Hot Fudge Pudding Cake 10:51 AM
- Glazed Greek Yogurt Lemon Poppyseed Muffins 12:01 PM
- Glazed Vanilla Bean Cookies 8:56 AM
- Anne: I've just made two and they are absolutely adorabl...
- Sam: Kare, good luck to you. Your blog was the first th...
- Kare: Hi Angela! You left this comment nearly a year ago...
- Mary Castor: Hi, Just made these...What did I do wrong??? The...
- Kristen: This is so beautiful! :) I'm wanting to do somet...
- Lisa: Hi! I am doing a roundup of my favorite holiday t...
- Chante Drape: Dark chocolates and milk chocolates are the best. ...