Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Seattle

Pike Place

Beecher's -- they're making curds!

Once I was in London for three days and I spent a large portion of time looking for crumpets. I had heard about them before and was beginning to think that maybe they only existed in fairy tales. At the very very end of the trip, I finally found some crumpets on the bottom shelf of a 7-Eleven-esque shop. I had pictured people fighting in the aisles over packs of the muffins, but there they were, a whole shelf of them, and no one even looking twice. Who knew that in Seattle there would a whole shop devoted to the making and consuming of delicious, toasty crumpets at The Crumpet Shop.

Kitchen cozy

Christmas tree

8 comments:

Jana said...

i miss seattle, we just moved into 'culture shock TN' from there im a Wa state girl through and through.

T said...

Can I just say I have been waiting for this post to see how much fun you had over Christmas and now I'm overly happy that you got to eat crumpets too! Happy New Year, Sob!

photogliz said...

i love seattle and i miss it so much! i lived there for 2 years while going to school and i recently moved back to louisiana. all i can ever think about is the day when i can move back to seattle. the crumpet shop is awesome! i'm so jealous of anyone that gets to visit seattle :) happy new year!

Sobrina Tung said...

Mmm crumpets :)

Happy new year's!!

Erin P said...

Looks like you had a great time in Seattle! I really love it there; my husband's daughter and family live there and we fly cross-country to see them pretty regularly. I cannot imagine having to move to TN, Jana, after living in Seattle--there's so many great things to love there!

Thrup'ny bits said...

Ah! crumpets were a seasonal foodstuff, like so many others, reserved for the winter months when we toasted them over the fire and lathered them with lots of butter . . . they have to be fresh, the frozen ones popped into a toaster just aren't quite the same.

Sobrina Tung said...

I could definitely taste the difference with the fresh one I had -- so delicious!

Breenuh said...

Although fresh is of course the best way to go, Trader Joe's has them in the bread section (not frozen), and they're pretty good popped in the toaster and slathered with butter (and perhaps a dab of jam). Just don't leave it in too long--you want your crumpet to be gooey, not crunchy.

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