Fig Croissants & IFBC
I'm sitting in the lobby of the Sheraton hotel in downtown Seattle in between sessions of the International Food Blogger Conference. I spent the morning (the glorious, grey morning--gah can a perfect Seattle cloud just follow me around wherever I go?) meeting fellow bloggers who I can gripe with about spending all of our money on kitchen props and fancy jams.
Here's some things I've loved so far about the conference and being in Seattle:
- Hearing the keynote by Kim Severson. She compared reading listicles to eating Cheetos. "At first you think it's going to be great but then you finish and you just feel kind of gross."
- Seeing Cannelle and Vanille in person. I've loved her blog since forever. If I was putting together a Taylor Swift squad of bloggers, I'd want her to be my Karlie Kloss. The coolest.
- Eating at Sitka and Spruce. No one was with me to go halfsies on a sweet/savory brunch trade, so I ate all of the concord grape jelly-covered pound cake and smoked cod with crispy potatoes *by myself.*
- Seeing a sea lion pop his little face out of the water in the backyard of my uncle's place, where I'm staying.
- Seeing my baby cousins all grown up and in high school!
OK, gotta go to the next session. About food props. Bye, money! Speaking of which, check out my latest recipe for Try The World. It's just three ingredients! Fig croissants are just one bottle of fancy jam and a box of frozen puff pastry away! And don't forget the pretty tea towel to lay them on.