Category Archives: Seattle

Museum of Flight

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.

Airplanes!

Airplanes!

More planes!

More planes!

Museum of Flight

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So... Many... Planes...

So… Many… Planes…

R2-D2 came for a visit

R2-D2 came for a visit

Inside a cockpit

Inside a cockpit

Rover!

Rover!

To outer space and back!

To outer space and back!

Boeing's old accounting books

Boeing’s old accounting books

World War II Plane

World War II Plane

World War II Plane

World War II Plane

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Space shuttle! Ok, so the training space shuttle... Seattle was next up on the list to receive the actual shuttle.

Space shuttle! Ok, so the training space shuttle… Seattle was next up on the list to receive the actual shuttle.

Air Park

Air Park

Cockpit on Air Force One. The last plane Vice President Nixon was on before he became President Nixon.

Cockpit on Air Force One. The last plane Vice President Nixon was on before he became President Nixon.

Old typewriter on Air Force One

Old typewriter on Air Force One

Doggie door on Air Force One

Doggie door on Air Force One

President Kennedy's office space on Air Force One

Air Force One

The Kennedy's

The Kennedy’s

Remember rotary phones??

Remember rotary phones??

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Summer Review

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!

Wedding flowers from the Lafayette, CA Farmer’s Market

Wedding Dessert – Rice Krispy Treat Pops

Wedding Dessert – Mini cupcakes

Wedding Desserts – Plate Number 1

Downtown treat!

Bridal Shower Flowers

Flowers from Pike Place Market

Blue Angels during Seafair

Crab from Long Beach, WA

Live Uni (Not mine!)

Mt. St. Helens Lava Canyon

Mt. St. Helens

Wild Huckleberries

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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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Snow in Seattle

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.

The calm before the storm

24 hours later...

Warren Avenue on Queen Anne

The cat is not such a fan of snow

The neighborhood this morning, Hwy 99 is empty!

I hope for all of you who are in Seattle or surrounded by snow, you’re staying warm and safe!

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Split Pea Soup

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…).

Hamcock split open, for the juices to soak into the soup

Dried split peas

Split Pea Soup *recipe from here

Ingredients:

  • 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

Mire poir for the soup

Directions:

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.

Split Pea Soup

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Weekend Review

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.

Snow on Capitol Hill

Leftover Split Pea Soup

Mocha to keep me warm in the snow

On Friday I attempted to conquer my fear of heights and went to Emerald City Trapeze with some friends.

The trapeze bar

Soft landing when you fall

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!

Knee-hang Catch

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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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