Monday, January 7, 2013

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry, for tomorrow we Diet

We're home and I'm trying to get caught up. Today's post is brought to you by Carbohydrates...
 A new coffee place opened up right across the street from our motel in Cannon Beach. The coffee was amazing. And yes, that's chocolate whipped cream on top of my Caramel Mocha Latte. They serve Sleepy Monk coffee, which is faboo!
 I saw this display of local beers at the Portland Trader Joe's- I bought the Sleigher on the recommendation of the family Beer Guru. It was good, if a bit more hoppy than I like (though it paired excellently with artichoke crab dip).
 I always get Salmon 'n Chips from the Ecola Seafood Market, when I'm in Cannon Beach.
 Mocha from Camp 18, which is a very cool restaurant set in an old logging camp/
 Marionberry Coffee Cake- it was even better than it looks.
 Club Sandwich from Camp 18
 Fish 'n Chips from Camp 18
 New beer glasses
 Bock from Trader Joe's
 Sparkling Pinot Grigio- something I didn't know existed.
 Flaming sauteed shrimp on New Year's Eve!
  I seriously didn't see the ingredient list until I saw this photo embiggened. I have to say that I was a little surprised, but it won't stop me from using it. It has a real bite...
 We had more than enough booze on New Year's Eve (it was a party, lots of people all bringing their favorites). In front is a bottle of Pendleton Whiskey, which was lovely and smooth, especially with a dollop of honey. That bottle near the left rear with the sealer top is a Huckleberry Vodka which is also amazing. I have not been accustomed to thinking of vodka as a sippin' drink (straight), but this qualifies. I don't know if we can get it here, but I'll be on the lookout.
 Cupcakes!!!!!! Marionberry, Triple Chocolate, Salted Caramel Chocolate...
And a drink by the fireplace in the evening as the waves crashed ashore.

It was a pretty amazing vacation, even when we weren't eating. Tomorrow, I'll start with the scenery pics. They put the cupcakes to shame.


twoknitwit said...

I'd love to try a sip of your sparkling pinot grigio (how is it?)& a big bite of your lobster but I'll have to pass on the worm salt (I was glad I could enlarge the photo so I could read the ingredients...til I read them!)

sounds like a great vacation!

Kathleen Taylor said...

Melissa, the Sparkling Pinot Grigio was light and very good. I got it at the Portland Trader Joe's, so it might be available at the one in Everett

twoknitwit said...

thanks, Kathleen

I'll have to look for it ~ I love Pinot Grigio and a little bubbly makes things so much better!

happy new year!