Last night was an epic evening hosted by Seattle’s most iconic ice cream company, Molly Moon’s. I remember when I first moved to Seattle almost 7 years ago and tried Molly Moon’s ice cream. It was creamy, rich in flavour, and served by some of the friendliest staff I had ever encountered. Fast forward to years later and I still love this company but for so much more than just the ice cream. They are truly a standout brand who helps to build and foster community. Molly Moon’s partners with local farmers to support community businesses, provides great career opportunities for its employees, and has raised over $135,000 to provide local, organic milk to Seattle families and individuals (read more about the Anna Banana Milk Fund). I’m excited to put the spotlight on such an incredible company in the city and to share a fun night of ice cream tasting!
The sneak peek of seasonal flavours tastings was held at Molly Moon’s ice cream’s Cap Hill HQ, MM Studios. In addition to press and media, an exclusive 50 tickets were available to the public for entry to the event. The agenda for the evening was simple: taste all 10 seasonal ice cream flavours, meet the humble and strong leader of this incredible ice cream company, Molly Moon (yes! That’s her real name), chat with the local farmers whose fresh produce shine in the seasonal flavours, and hang out with people who also love ice cream!
From the author of one of Oprah’s favourite things, The 52 Lists Project, Moorea Seal is set to launch her third book, Make Yourself at Home, next week on September 26, 2017. I had pre-ordered my copies (yep, I bought more than one!) of this book about a month ago and was able to pick it up yesterday from Moorea Seal’s local shop here in Seattle. Her Belltown storefront is moving to Downtown Seattle in October, so a few lucky pre-orders of the book were available for pickup before the shop move– how exciting is that?!
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Earlier this year, around springtime, chia seed drinks became a regular item on my weekly grocery list. I really enjoy the texture of chia seed gel in beverages (it’s a bit like evenly distributed mini tapioca in bubble tea, but with less chewing) or with yogurt, and started to become mildly obsessed with the bottled beverages in the drink aisle. Alas, this habit became less and less wallet friendly as my love for chia seed drinks grew.
Here’s a quick way to avoid spending $3 per beverage and to make the chia seed drinks at home instead!
Ingredients (makes 2):
– Juice of choice
– 4 tbsp chia seeds (bulk-sized jugs available for under $13)
– 2 cups of water
Step 1: Soak the chia seeds
Soaking the chia seeds is what causes the chia seeds to form the outer “gel” layer. In a sealed contained (I used a mason jar), soak 4 tbsp of chia seeds in 2 cups of water. Stir the chia seeds in the water (to avoid clumping) and place the container in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.