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Breakfast Republic Merchandise

Breakfast Republic

Liberty Public Market has a lot of great shops and restaurants, and I like to try something new if it isn’t entirely swamped busy. (Which on weekends, is usually the case!) We decided to endure the wait at Breakfast Republic and try them out, since they have had great reviews. We weren’t disappointed.  Although we […]

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Hacienda Sotol


I’ve been reading more and more about agave liquors from Mexico, other than tequila. One, of course, is Mezcal, which most people only know as the “cheap tequila with the worm”. My Dad loves to brag that back in the day he was always the one to eat the worm! But mezcal has come a […]

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Hibiscus Kettle Sour

Beer Tasting at Belching Beaver

The Viva la Beaver is amazingly smooth with a velvety chocolate taste, a little sweet … the Hibiscus Kettle Sour with rose hips and chamomile is a nice light and bright with very little sour to it

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Bubba's Smokehouse

Bubba’s Smokehouse BBQ

I love barbeque and I’m always looking for another good place to go get some when I don’t have the time to make it myself. (I’ve become a bit of a bbq snob since getting my MAK smoker a few years ago, I admit it!) This is a new BBQ joint that just opened in […]

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Game of Starbucks

Game of Starbucks

Starbucks baristas always seem to get the name wrong, don’t they? I used to go get coffee with my Dad at one shop fairly regularly, and she recognized me, and wrote “Baby Bear” on my cup and “Papa Bear” on his cup!

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Santa Barbara Spot Prawns

Back to Liberty Public Market

I can’t get enough of this place! I love the variety of shops, and the crowds were less oppressive this visit than last time. We ate a late lunch at Stone Brewery nearby and then browsed the shops.I stopped in at Baker & Olive and picked up some alderwood smoked salt and an olive mix. […]

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Morels at Costco

Fresh Morels!

I’ve found that there are some local mushroom farms as well as foragers that are making harder to find mushrooms more available, and for lower prices. I usually order in my fresh morels from Oregon, and can expect to pay as much as $50 per pound, depending on the time during the season. So you […]

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Candied Bacon Soda

Candied Bacon Soda?

Wandering in Cost Plus World Market, I found this gem. Candied Bacon Cream Soda. Hmmm. Not sure if this is a good idea or not. Bacon overload has been occurring in so many products lately!

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Stainless Steel Growler

New Growler

We’ve been doing a lot of beer tasting lately, and one thing I love to do is bring home some of the ones that we like a lot. I found a great deal at Costco today for a double walled stainless steel 64 oz growler! At less than $30, this growler is a steal compared […]

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AB Eat Your Science

Alton Brown Live Eat Your Science

Finally! I bought the tickets last October, and the day is here! Alton Brown has been an inspiration for me for years, and I even bought a salt cellar like his years ago. Silly I know. Then today, the VIP gift with the tour is a salt cellar! Maybe I can retire the old one, […]

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