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Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Favorite Seattle Food Stores

You know how people like to say “Don’t quit your day job”? Well, in my case I really should quit my day job. I work in web development, and while that’s all well and good, this field requires at least some interest in technology. It requires time spent on keeping current with the latest website technologies and trends. Time which I don’t have because it’s spent obsessing about food.

Anyways, all that to say I found this incredibly cool tool called wayfaring via Miss Ginsu’s website, The Hedonista. I’m sure it’s been around for ages (months in web years), but since I’ve been heads down in food-related things I’ve never seen it before today. It’s based on Google Maps but you can customize it to create your own little world. My world happens to be all about food stores in Seattle.

Check out my map in progress at: http://www.wayfaring.com/maps/show/1379

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18 Responses to “Favorite Seattle Food Stores”

  1. Molly says:

    Very cool idea, Megan! Thank you, m’dear.

  2. Dana says:

    Hey Meg- Thanks for coming back and saying hi on your recent trip to Eva! I was waiting for a break in orders so I could come out and say hi but it never came. I would have enjoyed a bit of conversation! I am glad you had a nice time, and your mom is too sweet. Dana

  3. shauna says:

    Oh yeah. This is fabulous. But you’ve just given me another way to spend hours in front of the computer!

  4. megwoo says:

    Okay ladies… can’t wait to see your Seattle maps! Send a link my way if you end up making one.

  5. megwoo says:

    Dana,
    Yes, too bad we couldn’t chat, but you looked BUSY! Maybe you can attend one of our next Seattle Food Blog meetings—I’ll shoot you a note when that happens.

  6. shyloh says:

    NOOOOOO, I don’t have time for this haha. But, well, ummmm, no no I shouldn’t .

    Thank you dear heart.

  7. Hey there, did you see the recipe for bacon dripping-ginger cookies that the NY Times covered? I’m curious but am too scared to make them. If you try them, let me know how they turn out!

    Swedish Ginger Cookies

    from NY Times http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/style/t_h_2290_2291_talk_cookie_.html

    Adapted from Nelle Branson in the “Trinity Episcopal Church Recipe
    Book,” 1982 edition. Bacon fat can be substituted with 1 1/2 sticks
    butter; for the authentic cookie, though, bacon fat is the key
    ingredient. Makes 40 cookies

    3/4 cup bacon fat, cooled (from 1 1/2 to 2 pounds Oscar Mayer bacon)

    1 cup sugar, plus 14 cup for dusting the cookies

    4 tablespoons dark molasses

    1 large egg

    2 cups all-purpose flour

    1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

    2 teaspoons baking soda

    1 teaspoon ground ginger

    1 teaspoon ground cloves

    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

    2. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine all
    ingredients. Spin until dough forms.

    3. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for a few hours. Drop the dough
    in 1-tablespoon lumps on a cookie sheet, form into balls, roll in sugar,
    space 2 inches apart and press flat with fingers.

    Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes until dark brown. Let cool on
    baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to a baking rack to finish
    cooling.

  8. megwoo says:

    Ha ha! You’re welcome Shyloh.

  9. megwoo says:

    Jessica,
    I did not see that recipe, but am grateful that you did—and sent it to me! Yes, I will for sure be making those sometime in the future. I’ll let you know how they turn out, but with bacon I’m guessing that they’ll be fantastic. Thanks again!!

    P.S. That five-flavor pound cake sounds incredible.

  10. Rachael says:

    Hee hee. That’s AWESOME!

  11. megwoo says:

    Rachael,
    Yes, it’s a very clever tool. And fun!

  12. Kelly says:

    What an awesome tool and you have all my favorite haunts in there too! Thanks for sharing the link!

  13. Pam says:

    My daughter and I made these cookies at Christmas…they were yummy and very crisp :-)

  14. megwoo says:

    Pam, I’m glad to know that they’re good—I need to find some time to make a batch!

  15. Katy says:

    ohhh yes that IS very good! (the tool) the cookies are probably good. I havent made them (Bacon here is really quite different and I am still learning how to deal) but I should think it would just make them have a bit more of a complex flavor. Whoever tries them let us know what they taste like.

  16. megwoo says:

    Katy,
    What’s the bacon like over there? I’m curious!

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