Ever since I was a little girl I have loved to stock up on things…face wash…quarters…socks. So, it seemed quite apropos that I would get on a kick in the kitchen where I make a batch of something and then freeze it for later to stock up for future dinners.
Enter Ghiradelli’s chocolate chip cookies. [...]
When I went to visit my little brother and his girlfriend in DC, they took me to my first speakeasy in the city: The Gibson. Little did we know that this visit would start a trend for my drink orders from this day forward.
I’ve never been a heavy drinker, but I enjoy a [...]
A few weeks ago, I visited the Inn at Langley on Whidbey Island and enjoyed dinner at the inn’s restaurant. It was a multi-course meal: starter, bread, shellfish, seafood, chicken, beef, a fruit dessert, and a chocolate dessert. The dishes were just the right portions to give you a quick taste of the dish but [...]
By far one of my top three favorite meals in Seattle is the 8 oz Mishima Ranch Wagyu Sirloin at Smash Wine Bar in Wallingford. Anytime I make plans to go to this restaurant, my mouth waters the entire day at the thought of letting this delicious steak melt in my mouth. Last week I [...]
How were your holidays?
I realize that as the world turns the corner into 2012, Christmas is a distant memory in the minds of most of us. We’re at the gym…cleaning our closets…heads down into a new project with a deadline that knew of no holidays. Even so, I’d like to do a short recap, [...]
This weekend I finally experienced my first Tom Douglas meal at a restaurant that I frequently dreamed of dining at when I was in graduate school. I would often pass by it on my way back from Pike Place during lunch breaks and would wish that I had the time, and disposable income, to enjoy [...]
I’m not sure when the food truck frenzy first hit Seattle but I’m pretty sure it’s been going on for a while now and I’m just behind on the times. There’s just about anything to satisfy everyone’s tastes and I’m sad to say that I just indulged in my first food truck lunch run a [...]
One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to start eating well. No, I’m not talking about the watching your calories, eat your vegetables, don’t eat too much sugar kind of eating well — though some of that’s in there. I’m talking about making choices to eat quality food and to cutback on making [...]
Last weekend I had the opportunity to housesit for a family I’ve known for several years here in Seattle. The family is actually one of the first families I babysat for during graduate school.
I’ve told it many times. When I left Georgia four years ago to move to Seattle, I packed everything [...]
Hope your weekends were fabulous. I had my second relaxing weekend in a row and it was glorious.
On Friday night I had an impromptu, but much needed, happy hour with the girls at 9 Million in Unmarked Bills in Fremont. There are moments in life when you need your girlfriends to talk about [...]
Funny that I am writing about my kitchen table twice in a row, but I was so taken back by this scene last night that I had to take a picture and share it.
I don’t know what caught my eye first. The sun, which has long been in hiding this winter, was [...]
I gave up Coke last week. Reread that. Let the enormity of it settle in you for a minute. Gave. It. Up. As in I don’t walk into work and immediately go down to the 19th floor and grab my morning beverage. As in I went out last Saturday night and celebrated my good friend’s [...]
I forgot that I found this amazing blog a while back. I bookmarked it under my “sundry” tab only to tuck it away for a few months, forgetting how fun these two girls seem to be.
Thursdays is a website/blog solely dedicated to dinner parties on…Thursdays…where girls come together to cook and craft. It’s [...]
I love children. And, I love dinner parties.
A few weeks back I had a potluck at my studio for a dear, dear friend from graduate school who was in town for a few days. I have several “groups” of friends and this time I found myself hosting the “married with kids” crowd. It is [...]
I’m tickled pink to have my blog back. So, I’ll post two in one day–err, one evening.
After spending the first month and a half in my new studio painstakingly decorating every last corner, I finally had my friends over to celebrate my new place in Queen Anne. It was hard to let people [...]