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It was a very stressful week at work, the election’s coming up, and my parents just got in from Chicago yesterday, so I’ve been stretched a bit thin (as tends to happen to—ugh—grown-ups). But yesterday morning, I took some time out to stop and smell the muffins.

I know I’ve written about Sweatpea—and even their marionberry muffin—before, but it was so exceptionally exceptional yesterday that I had to share it with you again.

We had a hankerin’ for Sweatpea so we did chores until they opened at 9:00 (they are open earlier on weekdays), then drove on over (there was no time for walking). I had a bit of a headache so I had a fight with myself over ordering the chocolate chip scone, because that’s so predictable, so like me to want chocolate, and I said, “You’re gettin’ berries, little miss.” It sounds like I was punishing myself, I know, but their berry treats are always good too, so I don’t know where I was really going with that.

Anyway, Tom went with his usual marionberry scone, and when I picked up the bag it was warm. Which one of us got the just-out-of-the-oven treat? Once we got into the car I knew it was me, because the smell of marionberry muffin was so strong, the three minutes it took to drive home took for-friggin’-ever. And, of course, the taste matched the smell. A still-warm berry muffin…perhaps the best muffin ever? Yeah, I’ll say it: The best muffin ever.

Oh, and here’s some graffiti, Portland-style.

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2 thoughts on “time

  1. I love that you were doing chores to kill time before hitting up sweetpea! Sounds like something I would do! Blacksheep is now open on Saturdays and that is on NE 19th just before hitting Sandy. Have you been there?

  2. That’s awesome that Blacksheep is open Saturday–even closer to us than Sweetpea. I haven’t been to the shop, only picked up muffins at the farmers market or Whole Foods.

    Tom’s super in-love with the blueberry corn muffin.

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