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Mighty Thirst: Shots in ‘Cots  | Mighty Girl. I wonder if you could do something similar with tomatoes and ice cold habanero infused vodka?

Once Upon a Pedestal: Polka Dot Cake from Bake Pop Pan. Adorable! A great use for the cake sphere pans.

The Amazing Incredible Broccoli Surprise Sauce « Tea & Cookies.

How can I make my homemade frappes less watery? And more like Starbuck’s frappes? What’s their secret?! | Ask MetaFilter. The answers include a few great tips and an almost recipe for the frappe.

Where to Enjoy Eating This Summer – The Stranger. I shall strive to eat at all of these places, a huge number of them are in my part of town so I have no excuse.

Wet cherries in Washington state are dried by helicopter. Wow. At Edible Geography.

New Beer: Russian River Row 2, Hill 56 | Serious Eats: Drinks. A beer I hope to find here in Seattle. And soon. – Sometimes mamma knows best – Four alliums and a zucchini frittata – kuku kadu. I love zucchini and have recently come to regret not having the sort of yard that grows them. Zucchini 4 evar.

Taste Test: Is There Good Pinot Noir Under $15? | Serious Eats: Drinks. No Oregon Pinots were in the list, are they all over the $15 price tag? There are also great suggestions in the comments.

Whole Bean Vanilla Cookies Recipe – 101 Cookbooks.

· comments [5] · 08-6-2012 · categories:food · links ·

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Seanna Lea // Aug 6, 2012 at 7:42 am

    That polka dot cake is awesome! I think I’ll make it for Christmas with a white cake and a red velvet cake for holiday splash.

  • 2 Emelie // Aug 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    From what I’ve been led to understand, yes, most of Oregon Pinot’s of note are over $15…

  • 3 SusanO // Aug 7, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Oh how I miss Laurie Colwin.

  • 4 Diane // Aug 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Most Oregon Pinots are over $15.

    In Oregon, wine labeled with any one varietal must contain at least 90% of that grape, so it’s more expensive to make Oregon Pinot (more of the difficult-to-grow-just-right grape, less blend) than in California, where 75% is the limit for the varietal on the label. Plus, the Willamette Valley is just a tougher climate. In a good year, Pinot has more depth than in hot and fast-ripening (and fruity) California, but in a bad year like 2011, they never ripen fully and are tart and not at all fruity.

  • 5 megan // Aug 10, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Diane – Ah, this is really good to know. I got to attend an Oregon wine festival in Portland a few years back and really liked all the estate pinots (something the wine writer in our group told us to seek out). In any case, Oregon wines are worth the extra money.

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