Buckeye Beans & Herbs is named for the place of the company’s inception, Buckeye, Washington, a small town on the Little Spokane River, just north of the city of Spokane itself and is a company that strives to “combine old-fashioned, homemade flavor with quick modern convenience.”
Bryant Corner breakfasts offer everything you could want, Swedish pancakes and Belgian waffles, house-made corned beef and hash, multiple breakfast burritos, scrambles, omelets, and of course, chicken fried steak, which we tried on our latest visit—the steak was breaded and fried perfectly, the gravy was rich and creamy without being greasy or overly heavy, chopped chives provided a fresh element to the dish, and the steak and eggs were accompanied by generous helpings of home fries and toast.
Whether you need a light-weight snack for your next camping or hiking trip or something to keep in your drawer at work for a quick, indulgent pick-me-up, Joe Chocolates has you covered, with the right flavor for everybody.
Making space to make art: I go through phases of heavy art making. Some months I paint almost every night. Some months I only make one piece of art for the entire month. It’s easy to make time and space when I feel like I need a creative outlet. When it’s not easy to carve out space, I sometimes bribe myself to make art with treats or fancy new art supplies. If that doesn’t work I just don’t make art and then I get grumpy and start to hate everything, which usually leads to coloring an entire page of my sketchbook solid black with a ballpoint pen, and I call it art.
In our modern world of big-box stores and online giants, of national brands and viral marketing campaigns, it’s good to find small pockets of simple hometown wholesomeness and neighborliness still exist, even in one of the biggest brand cities of them all.
If you walked intoGreen Markets’ Sunset Hilllocation as late as early January, you might have seen on the wall to your left pictures of some of the trick-or-treaters who stopped by the shop this past Halloween. The many smiling faces are a cute reminder of how and for whom Green Markets of Ballard Seattle have operated for more than twenty years.
Georgetown Pantry Supply Wildflower Raw Honey is 100% raw, unfiltered honey from wildflowers produced on a honey farm right here in Washington, near Tacoma. It has a dark, warm color and a predictably thick, sticky consistency. By itself, this honey melts on the tongue. It is sweet but not cloying and has a deep, rich flavor with notes of brown sugar and bourbon.
I think an artist is simply anyone who creates anything by their own volition. I have always created things, whether by building little fairy houses as a kid outside, working with clay in high school, or using my camera. I think that means I am an artist, though I never really thought about it or defined myself as one until right now answering this question!
When the bag is first opened and you take an exploratory whiff, it might feel as if the archetypal grandmother has opened a cookie factory and you are standing on the production floor—all the ingredients come together in a perfect aroma—particularly the vanilla, cinnamon, and coconut—perhaps more decadent than should be allowed of a super-food.
How do you explain your artistic style? What mediums/ tools do you work with?
I am a collage artist, using magazine photos almost exclusively. Because anyone can do it, no matter their art skills, I consider collage “the people’s art.” Had I not found and used these images, they would likely have been recycled or thrown away; beauty and meaning are resurrected from trash.
Beyond its base characteristics, one of Bad Santa’s strongest virtues (pause for chuckle) is its drinkability. Sixty-five IBUs is respectable but not tongue-numbing, so a reveler is allowed to enjoy the character of the beer’s hops—consisting of multiple hop species but specifically Fuggle, a traditional hop originating in England—and dark malts without losing their sense of taste altogether.
As their names suggest, lemon lavender shortbread is a classic-style shortbread dough with lavender flowers and lemon zest, chocolate raspberry is a deeply rich chocolate dough with chocolate chunks and dried raspberries, and Kitchen Sink is also a chocolate dough replete with hazelnuts, tart cherries, toasted coconut, oatmeal, and chocolate chips—everything but the kitchen sink!