I wanted to have a big lead up to my story about lunch in Poulsbo, Washington, with some pictures from her blog that you might remember or recognize, but being the clever woman she is all her photos are somehow protected and even when I save them from Google Images they will. not. download! Drat! Okay, now they seem to work. Do you recognize the "Headless Blogger"?
Delightful Hoosier Cabinet in the kitchen
Without further ado, I give you lunch with Clarice. I am sure that many of you know Clarice of StoryBook Woods. She is soon to be published in Somerset Life. She was very helpful when I set up my blog and was so very green. If patience is a virtue, she is a very virtuous woman. Anyway, I drove to StoryBook Woods and after a couple of attempts had Clarice stand at the end of the hidden driveway so that I would not pass it again, lol. She was right when she said it was hard to see until you were right on it! Storybook Woods is every bit as charming as the pictures she posts on her blog. I got the grand tour and then got to meet her sweet daughters, Chloe and Auberne ( sorry I don't have the accent ague on my computer for the proper spelling) and husband David. We dropped the girls and went to Poulsbo, a quaint Scandinavian town on the Kitsap Peninsula, for lunch at a place called Mor Mor Bistro. I had the crab melt which was heavenly, but they only give you half and I could easily eat three halves it was so good. Clarice, being the gourmet that she is, had the Lobster Ravioli. I can get delicious Lobster Ravioli any time in Providence, but Crab Melts are not a sandwich we have around these parts. And oh are they good, especially at Mor Mor.
Anyway, we ate and talked and talked , hope I didn't talk too much, but she is like an old friend even though we had never met and then we went in a lot of really cute shops and then we had dessert at a French Bakery. Chocolate Pots de Creme, OMG was it delicious.... just chocolaty enough, not too sweet. I want some more right now. And then we stopped at her Mom's house. Her Mom lives in a new community of Craftsman style bungalows within walking distance of downtown Poulsbo. I loved her and her house and all her decorating. She claims to have "East Coast Envy" and I have "West Coast Envy" so we would get along great. Maybe we can arrange a house swap!
That's it for now. My FIL is in the hospital again and my parents are coming Friday. My Dad is very allergic to paint fumes so the bathroom painting will have to wait. What a great excuse, huh??
PS. I couldn't upload my signature, so maybe Clarice's photos aren't protected, maybe there is something else wrong with the computer...eeek! Say it isn't so...please. Seems OK now, a brief 5 minutes later, go figure ;)