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Weekend Review

This weekend was filled with lots of sporting events, girl time and food. We went to a Seattle Thunderbirds hockey game in Kent Friday night with some friends. It was fun to go to a game since we haven’t been to a sporting event since the Seahawks game for my birthday. Saturday I spent the day wedding dress shopping with one of my friends and we found beautiful ones at Dress Theory in Green Lake. We had time before our next appointment so we stopped in at Revel in Fremont. I’ve never been before, but I’ve heard great things. They describe themselves as “Urban-style Korean food”, but I found it to be a great mix of Northwest and Asian food. We shared an amazing pork belly monkey bread and I ordered the short rib rice bowl. One of my friends ordered a rice porridge bowl and it was delicious. I don’t think I could choose between the two next time! Saturday night I went out in Capitol Hill to celebrate my friend’s birthday, and I woke up Sunday morning realizing I was no longer 22. Sunday consisted of laying around, watching the Super Bowl and commercials, and eating homemade meatballs. It was a great weekend to start off February!

Seattle Thunderbirds

My hockey night treat. Fake cheese makes my knees weak.

Seattle Thunderbirds

Go T-birds!

Revel

Pork Belly Monkey Bread

Revel

Short Rib Rice Bowl

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and New Year surrounded by loved ones. We decided last minute to drive down to San Francisco to visit Dan’s family the Sunday before Christmas. We had a great week visiting and eating our way through the city. Dan’s brother-in-law’s family has a great tradition of oysters and crab on Christmas Eve and we happily obliged. On Christmas Day I attempted my first apple pie and pumpkin pie from the Dahlia Bakery Cookbook. On the day after Christmas Dan’s brother and sisters took us into the city to check out the Ferry Building, eat at Hog Island Oysters, and take pictures/drive over the Golden Gate Bridge. Can you believe I’ve actually never been there? Thursday we ate at Dan’s brother-in-laws amazing restaurant, Postino in Lafayette. Saturday we visited Dan’s uncle at Anchor Brewing and had a great lunch at Nopalito right next to Lincoln Park. On Sunday we did the long drive back from San Francisco to my parent’s house. We’re finally home and while it’s been great to be with family, it’s so nice to finally be home and be reunited with the cat. I’ve already been quite productive making butternut squash orzo, organizing the food cabinet and I’m on my way to make banana bread after I post.

As the new year rolls around I’ve decided to make some resolutions for myself. I’m hoping this blog will help me keep them!

  • Meatless Mondays – I’ve wanted to do this for awhile, but I found myself always forgetting about it. This year I’m going to try and consciously remember to abstain from eating meat on Mondays, both for my health and for the environment.
  • Put more effort into blogging- I’m sure by now you guys have noticed how up and down I am with blogging. I would like to keep blogging most consistently, at minimum twice a week. I don’t think I’ll always have a recipe, but maybe I’ll find something fun you guys will enjoy! Suggestions are welcome!
  • Try to save money and budget – Let’s be honest, I try this every year… But this year will be the  year! … Right???

Thank you guys for spending so much time with me on this blog! I truly appreciate each one of you and hope to stay in better contact this year! Here are a few pictures to let you guys know what I’ve been up to in the past few months. Happy 2013!!!

Thanksgiving Day Breakfast Bloody Mary

Ugly sweaters for my birthday party

World’s best burrito

View from the condo in Puerto Penasco, Mexico

Puerto Penasco

Clams that were caught that morning

Our Christmas tree

Dahlia Lounge Pumpkin Pie

Dahlia Lounge Apple Pie

Ferry Building

Oyster Wreath

Golden Gate Bridge

Burrata Plate at Postino

Anchor Brewing

Totopos con Chile at Nopalito

Cabinet organizing, I was too embarrassed to take a before picture

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Weekend Review

Dan’s parents were in town for the weekend, so you know what that means – LOTS of eating. Much more than a person should do in a 5 day span. Since last Tuesday, I’ve eaten at Ponti, Annapurna, Mariner’s suite (courtesy of work), 35th Street Bistro, Library Bistro, Sound Brewery (beer tasting, with some delicious smoked salmon) JJ’s Fish House and Juno. Needless to say this weeks eating is vegetable and fruit based.

Steak au Poivre at 35th Street Bistro

Chicken Milanese at 35th Street Bistro

Beignets from 35th Street Bistro

Rainier Club

Donuts with vanilla cream cheese frosting from Library Bistro

New Ferris wheel on the Seattle pier

Poulsbo, WA

Bremerton, WA

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Weekend Review

It was another gorgeous weekend in Seattle. The sun was out and the heat finally came. I spent most of the weekend on a bike and eating around Seattle. Friday night I went to Black Bottle to say good-bye to a friend who’s moving to Paris, then Dan and I grabbed dinner at Satay in Wallingford. The food at Black Bottle looked really good (I just stuck to my cocktail), though I did nibble on some flat bread which was delicious. I’ve never had Malaysian before which is why we stopped by Satay. I got chicken satay and Dan got a curry dish, it reminded me of a mix between Thai and Indian food. On Saturday we biked around Fremont and Ballard, stopping at our favorite Indian restaurant – Qazis, then going through the Ballard locks, my first time ever! We met up with friends who are back in town from Chicago that night and watched the Sounders lose their first match in awhile. Sunday we went on a 42-mile bike ride to Red Hook Brewery and back. I love sunny, Seattle weekends.

Starting the weekend out with a Rising Sunrita

Flowers in the Locks

Watching the water lower to sea level…

Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Visitor Center

Watching the water rise….

Much deserved beer sampler from Red Hook

Forecasters

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Weekend Review

This past weekend I went down to Duck country (that’s Eugene for anyone not familiar with the Pac-12) and ran a half marathon with one of my best friends. It’s been years since I’ve been to Eugene (the last time I was down, I was there with the same friend visiting her old roommate when we were all in Paris). Maddy had a friend who lived down there and was able to take us to all the yummy places to eat so we could fuel up for our big run. We had lunch at Cornucopia followed by huge scoops of ice cream at the famous Prince Puckler’s. I was a good Husky and refrained from saying anything or wearing my UW shirt, but I did get some looks whenever I looked at my phone, which has a Husky cover…  Sunday morning we woke up super early, kicked butt during the run, had lunch, then made the drive back to Portland, and I got ready for my second leg back to Seattle, making sure I stopped by and said hi to my mom on the way up.

Much needed triple shot Americano Saturday morning after a 7:30 AM run.

Maddy and Bo

Bo, right before she started to howl in my face.

I was super excited when I found these at a gas station. It was like finding the end of a rainbow.

The world's largest Cobb Salad from Cornucopia. I ate it all.

Joey, finishing up Maddy and Karen's sandwiches.

Coconut Ice Cream. A-ma-ZING.

View from Skinner Butte.

Pre's Rock - Memorial to Steve Prefontaine.

It's 5:30am. Way too early to be up.

In the start corral.

Done! Sporting our sparkles and Husky pride.

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Weekend Review

Hello there! Do you guys remember who I am? I apologize, I know it’s been months. There was not a lot of cooking involved this past winter, and I was getting tired of taking photos of nothing but grey! The sun has returned to Seattle (for the most part) and I’m hoping to keep this blog updated with new recipes and fun things!

My new bike, Lola!

View from the Burke Gilman

Appetizers at Costas Opa

I was a bit too hungry and forgot to take a "before" photo...

After running snack

Gave the car a little wash

Barbecue

We finally got to use the barbecue for the first time this season! (And yes, that is a glob of chili paste in the middle of the chicken and vegetables...)

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Restaurant Week!

Put it on your calendars! One of the best weeks of the year is coming up! Seattle’s Restaurant Week is going on October 16-20, 23-27.

Granted, I have not done restaurant week in a couple years, something always comes up (10 days goes by so quickly!), but this year, I’m determined to have dinner at least once. I think I’m going to drag Dan to “How to Cook a Wolf.” I may be tempted to go to “Joule” as well, I’d love to try some high-end Korean food! So many delicious choices there!

Any restaurants on there that you want to try? Recommend?

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