A Super Neat + Cute Trick for Decorating Jam Jars

No, I promise this isn’t turning into an all-canning blog, despite my most recent posts.

I wanted to share a super neat trick with you that I originally saw on Pinterest from Brown Paper Packages.

If you’re looking for a cute way to spruce up your home-canned goodies, look no further.

Prepare for your mind to be blown. Okay, not really. But it’s still pretty cool.

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The Moveable Feast Tacoma

Today I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Moveable Feast at Cheney Stadium.

The gathering of over 30 food trucks in Tacoma was organized by the incredible Alyson Jones of the Tacoma Rainiers. Thank you, Alyson and the Rainiers for bringing such a great event to Tacoma! The best part? A portion of the proceeds benefit Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.

Tacoma doesn’t exactly have a huge food truck culture…yet. Back in 2010, I wrote about some changes that were being made to our local attitude and regulations, as well as the general lack of support and encouragement regarding creating a food truck/cart culture around here. I’m hoping that is something that will change, especially from the throngs of thousands of folks who flocked to today’s event.

The early entrance VIP time at 11 a.m. was slow starting, with little to no lines and plenty of room at the tables.

It really started to pick up as soon as the free general admission opened up at noon. I hear it’s currently a bit of a zoo.

But don’t let that stop you from coming down. The lines move fast, and there’s still lots of grub to be had.

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Pine Mouth (aka I learn something new every day)

They say you learn something new every day. It’s true.

You just don’t want to have to learn something the hard way.

Take, for example, the last six days, where I have had a bitter, unpleasant taste in my mouth. Literally, not figuratively. It rears its ugly head any time I eat or drink anything. My first thought? Great, instant diet.

Not so much.

It’s pretty gross, and I thought I’d do some research.

Now, let me first state that I’m not a doctor or medical professional of any kind.

I’m more like a professional Googler.

Google “bitter taste in mouth”, and you get all kinds of results. Issues with your mouth can be a symptom of a bigger, more serious health problem. You  know, so when you search for such things online, it can cause temporary panic and a mini freak out session.

Luckily for me, the cause of my unpleasant mouth taste is a less deadly, however annoying source.

Pine nuts.

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Vegan Caramel Corn and Social Media Club Tacoma

Photo credit: Brian Johnson

I was thrilled to be asked to participate in the Social Media Club of Tacoma’s latest event at Bluebeard Coffee, which was all about food blogging.

Joining me on the panel was Dawn Quinn of Vegan Moxie, Marisa Mezs of Clearance Cuisine and Roxanne Cooke of RoxanneCooke.com.

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See me on Evening Magazine!

I had the chance to film a segment called “Cheap Eats Tacoma” with Saint Bryan on our local nightly news magazine, Evening Magazine.

It was so much fun to be a part of, and I’m thankful for the opportunity.

Saint and I went to some of my favorite local eateries.

Check out the video below!

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