Tips for Visiting Pike Place Market in December

Christmas at Pike Place Market – A Bucket List

Christmastime is my favorite season at Pike Place Market. The crowd is thinned out and the market is transformed into a PNW winter wonderland. Because of Seattle’s temperate climate, December temperatures hover in the 40’s and low 50’s. With cozy winter clothes and warm bakeries to slip inside to warmup, it’s the perfect climate for…

Recipe for Jeweled Sugar Cranberries

Tasked with using up leftover cranberries and with the goal of creating a beautiful baked brie dish, this Christmas I decided to try sugaring cranberries. The experiment was a huge success! Not only did they pair great with the cheese as an appetizer for Christmas Eve dinner, but everyone enjoyed the leftovers as a snack.…

Thanksgiving at Hawk Hill 2014

Thanksgiving is my holiday. I claimed it from my mother after several years in a row of major food-related disasters on the Big Day. 2009 featured a mostly-raw fried turkey, 2010 featured a fully cooked catered turkey, complete with insides stuffed with the neck, giblets, and plastic packet of gravy the caterer had failed to…