Friday, October 31, 2014

secret sundae! molly's favorite vegan


We've got a secret! it's not on our chalkboards, but ask for 'molly's favorite vegan' and we'll scoop up our delicious dairy-free sundae for you - featuring our chef's oh-so good vegan coconut whipped cream! This weekend is your last chance to get the sundae with vegan coconut chunk! (But don't worry, we can make the same sundae with vegan salted caramel come Monday!)

vote for ice cream!

Bring the stub from your mail-in ballot to any of our shops and we'll hook you up with a free scoop on Election Day - this Tuesday!!

So come celebrate democracy with us and have a scoop on Tuesday! And we've got something even better than the "I voted" sticker - "I voted" tattoos!

Return your ballot to a drop box or mail it, as long as it's postmarked by Election Day! For more info on voting, get the scoop over at King County Elections.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

biking to work!

so i almost don’t want to say this out loud ... but i started biking to work this summer... and i love it.

the thing is — and why i’m a little nervous about shouting this from the rooftops — is that i know myself, and i know that i'm not great at sticking to a new program like biking to work. so i'm just telling myself that i'm riding my bike to work, when it works for me. i’m not going to get crazy and bike to work in the rain. i'm not quite ready to commit to installing a baby seat to take my daughter, February, to preschool and then head to work. i'm just going to do it on days when it feels fun and easy, at least to start.

but when i do bike to work, it's such an awesome part of my day. i get very little alone time these days, having a busy job, a busy one-year-old, and trying to sneak in date nights and friend time. so riding my bike to work has been a great way to calm my brain, and get a little bit of exercise. (since February was born, i'm still trying to find a way to get other workouts in. how is it possible that i've only been able to make it to two yoga classes in the last year?!)

but like with any new workout activity, i know that buying myself a cute thing or two will make me more excited to do it. that might be shallow, but i'm just being real about it! so i bought this gorgeous Linus Dutchi 8 bike in the beautiful vanilla color and i'm loving it.

and then, as another little cherry on top, how cute is this Timbuk2 bag? i’d always thought Timbuk2 was just a manly San Francisco messenger bike bag (and I totally had one when I went through a bit of a RiotGrrrl phase). but they are really coming out with some more feminine fabrics and designs, like this one. i would recommend checking out their new downtown Seattle store - it's well designed, and they've got a bunch more bags than just the traditional messenger.

so do you bike to work? how do you do it? what motivates you? what makes it easy? do you have any other tips for fitting in alone time or workouts for new moms? i'm dying to hear ...

♥ molly moon

p.s. we are giving away the Timbuk2 bag in this post! follow us on Instagram and comment on the photo of me biking to work. we'll pick one winner at random on next week!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

new today: ginger pear sorbet

Boy, do we love that Washington has so much great fall fruit!! This sorbet was inspired by our love of fall pear cider - it has a great flavor, full of rich fall fruit and spicy ginger. The organic Bartlett pears that we use are coming from several small orchards in Washington's Yakima and mid-Columbia growing regions.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Reuben's Porter ice cream

We are so excited to be bring back beer ice cream this fall!! Today we roll out our Reuben's Porter ice cream, made with the delicious Robust Porter from Reuben's Brews.

Monday, October 13, 2014

We ♥ the Great Pumpkin Sundae!

Just like Linus, every year we eagerly await the arrival of the Great Pumpkin Sundae! This delicious treat is made with our signature fall flavor, pumpkin clove ice cream, homemade hot fudge, candied pepitas, homemade marshmallow fluff and (of course!) a Chukar Cherry.

Now available in all our shops!!

pumpkin clove

Yeah, everyone does a pumpkin flavor this time of year … but the difference between our pumpkin clove ice cream and a pumpkin spice burrito from the gas station is that it’s a) delicious and b) made with organic pumpkin lovingly grown in Corvallis, Oregon. Our pumpkin is coming from Stahlbush Island Farms, a family farm with a big emphasis on sustainable farming and earth-friendly agriculture. They’ve done stuff like build a biogas plant on their property that converts farm waste (like corn husks) into electricity and pioneered biodegradable packaging for their frozen goods. This flavor is also amazing with hot fudge!