This past weekend we went to the Museum of Flight with some friends. I was excited to check out the museum and try out my new camera. Dan used to go when he was younger, and our friend works at Boeing so it was great to get some inside knowledge and not just look at the planes. I enjoyed playing our with the camera, but I definitely have a lot to learn! I have a few books and now I’m just waiting for a free, sunny weekend to go out and explore.
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Hello! Do you guys remember me? I apologize, I essentially took the summer off. Life was getting crazy with constant wedding plannings and wedding weekends (not mine, so no surprises there!). Here’s a quick peak at what I’ve been up to for the past 2 months. There was a big move, trip to Walnut Creek, Ca for a wedding, multiple bridal shower and bacherolette parties, another wedding, weekend trips, boating, and food, lots of food. It took awhile for the sun to show up, but when it did, it brought the heat as well! Hope your summer is going well! Recipes are soon to come!
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!
The snow hasn’t stopped falling in Seattle since 4 AM yesterday. I guess technically it hasn’t all been snow, we’ve also been pelted with ice. I’m sure cities around the nation are laughing at our attempts to drive in 3 inches of snow, but we’re not used to it! We also have lots of hills that are hard to drive up without 4-wheel drive! Below are some photos of our beautiful city.
I hope for all of you who are in Seattle or surrounded by snow, you’re staying warm and safe!
The snow is dumping down in Seattle today and it makes me want a big bowl of soup. I love soup, but I have never had split pea soup. Something about mushy green peas as a soup never appealed to me, but trying to budget my way into 2012, I couldn’t ignore the bin of dried split peas at PCC. Last week I had to stop by the wine store on the top of Queen Anne to pick up some wine for work, and decided to meet Dan at the meat shop adjacent to it to see if we could figure out dinner plans. We asked if they had any ham bones and they chopped us some hamcock (I believe she called it hamcock…).
Split Pea Soup *recipe from here
- 2 1/4 Cups dried split peas
- 2 Quarts cold water
- 1 1/2 Pounds ham bone
- 2 Onions, thinly sliced
- 1/2 Tsp salt
- 1/4 Tsp ground black pepper
- 1 Pinch dried marjoram
- 3 Stalks celery, chopped
- 3 Carrots, chopped
- 1 Potato, diced
Put the split peas in the 2 quarts of water, simmer for 2 minutes, then cover and let it sit for an hour (or you can soak them over night in the water). Add ham bone, onions, marjoram, salt and pepper to the split peas. Cover and bring it to a boil, then let it simmer for an hour and a half, stirring occasionally. Add celery, carrots and potatoes to the soup, uncover and let it cook for about 40 more minutes, or until vegetables are tender. I left the bone in the soup, took the skin off and tore the meat off of it with forks to distribute into the soup.
Seattle finally got some snow! Very minimal though, and it didn’t stick near the condo. Apparently Seattle’s in for the big storm tomorrow. We were also supposed to get a couple inches of snow last night, so I won’t really believe it until I see it.
On Friday I attempted to conquer my fear of heights and went to Emerald City Trapeze with some friends.
It was terrifying at first. I couldn’t jump off the landing when they told me to, but as soon as I did it felt amazing. There’s nothing like the feeling of flying through the air and knowing if you screw up someone will make sure you don’t come crashing down! We learned how to knee hang and then catch! It was so much fun, my friend and I signed up for two more classes! I definitely recommend trying it out. Click the link below if you want to see a video of my little mini-circus act!
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?