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23
Feb
2016

Dining at The Ravens: vegan recipes

Whoah! Have the Itty Bitty Foodies turned vegan you ask? No not at all but we jump at the chance of finding new ways to become healthier. When we were invited, along with a few select food bloggers to host the Dining at the Ravens blog tour, we enthusiastically raised our hands! The new vegan recipe book, "Dining at the Ravens" by Jeff and Joan Stanford was an exciting discovery. As we flipped through the first few pages, we discovered that the Stanfords owned a unique vegan eco-inn in Mendocino, California called the Stanford by the Sea. It is the perfect family hideaway for those who want to unplug from the world and just smell (and eat) the flowers. "We think of ourselves as a garden with an inn, rather than an inn with a garden," quotes the Stanfords in their book. The organic farm sanctuary is what we call a magical kingdom on ten acres lush with organic produce, herbs and edible flowers for the inn's gourmet vegan restaurant, named The Ravens.
9
Aug
2015

Itty Bitty Foodies Guide to Seattle – Part 2

Here's Part 2 of Itty Bitty Foodies Guide to Seattle. Part 1 chronicled our foodie journey and family adventures in downtown/belltown and a full day of activities up in the Seattle Center and ending with a killer view of the Seattle skyline at Queen Anne. This post takes you back in history to the gold rush era at Pioneer Square to one of the smallest National Parks in the country to going upstream with salmon at the Hiram Chittenden Locks before heading to the Center of the Universe of Fremont. We've also tossed in a beach jaunt to Alki Beach and a day trip wine tasting in Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville.
5
Aug
2015

Itty Bitty Foodies Guide to Seattle – Part 1

Seattle, you have fooled us this last week. Not a drop of rain has fallen from those sunny, cloudless blue skies. Our Itty Bitty Foodies have loved playing peek-a-boo with Mt Rainier and the Seattle Space Needle, popping up in sight unexpectedly as we navigate through the lush Emerald City. Twelve years ago, Beefcake and I lived next to Pike Place Market for a year, but this time, we're seeing Seattle with kids and the whole city has beguiled us. Here's our first installment of Itty Bitty Foodies Guide to Seattle!
5
Jul
2015

Itty Bitty Foodies Travel Guide to Napa Valley

Every time I tell someone we went to Napa Valley for a vacation, people would ask me in surprise, "With the kids?" We've just spent five glorious sun-filled days in Napa Valley, California with a nine, seven and two year old and the trip was a smashing success! We enjoyed world-class wines, ate at fine restaurants, visited a geyser and picnicked our way through Napa Valley. Though we had to make some concessions for our napping toddler, there are lots to do in the Napa Valley with kids. Here's how we did it.
13
Jul
2012

The Pearl in San Antonio is a foodie's gem for the non-chain-restaurant tourist

San Antonio is best known for the Alamo and it’s Riverwalk but non-chain restaurants are hard to find in these touristy parts. And then we discovered The Pearl, a gem of a destination featuring a farmers’ market, a variety of great restaurants and shops and home to the American Institute of Architects in San Antonio, Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio and Aveda Institute.
18
Jun
2012

Kreuz Market – Lockhart Texas

Summer time means road trips especially around the Texas Hill Country. Beefcake’s favorite BBQ spots of all time is Kreuz Market in Lockhart, Tx. Lockhart has long time been known as the BBQ capital. We favor Kreuz Market because they are bold enough to serve their meat almost naked, no sauce with just a rub. It’s heaven when there’s nothing in between you and a perfect prime rib. Texans have an unrivalled talent for smoking and slow roasting meats,...
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