1. Love dough.
Double your pleasure on Feb. 9, National Bagel Day and National Pizza Day.
This bagel might do the trick. Thomas’ Bagels is celebrating the convergence of two favorite foodie holidays by re-releasing its Limited Edition Pizza Flavored Bagel, a mash-up with flavors of tomato, garlic, onion, basil and oregano.
According to the company, the average person eats more than 11 bagels per year. (That’s all?)
The most popular bagel toppings nationwide are cream cheese, butter, flavored cream cheese, cheese, jelly/jam, eggs, deli meat, margarine, peanut butter or other nut butter. And bacon, of course.
More at thomasbreads.com.
2. Love letters.
Do you miss the days of handwriting letters and sending them via snail-mail? Email can be instant not-so-gratification.
Pixinote merges the eras. The app lets you compose notes on your mobile device that get sent through the mail.
Cost for one Pixinote is $3; five notes are $12; 20 are $40. Might as well mail all your friends, relatives and lovers.
More at hello.pixinote.com.
3. Love wine.
Explore Winter on Whidbey with wine and chocolate the weekends of Feb. 10-11 and 17-18.
Five venues around the island, including Holmes Harbor Cellars, Blooms Winery, Comforts of Whidbey Winery, Whidbey Island Distillery and Spoiled Dog Winery, will offer samples of reds and seasonally-inspired, hand-crafted spirits paired with chocolate creations.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event.
More at www.whidbeyislandvintners.org
— Andrea Brown, Herald writer