Monthly Archives: July 2011

Butternut Squash Two Ways

On our recent trip the Washington we stayed in a lovely beach cabin.  Our first night there I made baked salmon with herbs and mashed butternut squash.  My sister Emily loved the meal so when I came home I remade … Continue reading

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Elliot’s Oyster House

With a menu celebrating the oyster, Dungeness crab and wild pacific salmon, Elliot’s is, in my humble opinion, the perfect Pacific Northwest restaurant.  The entire menu is changed and re-printed daily to offer the freshest seafood possible.  It is clear … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Best (the city, not the coffee)

I really love Seattle.  I have only been there twice, but each time was truly spectacular.  The smell of pine trees and ocean salt is everywhere, and is cool drizzly weather, my favorite!  Most people think I’m crazy, but I’ll … Continue reading

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Ice Cream without an Ice Cream Maker + Lavender

On our recent trip to the Pacific Northwest one of my favorite stops was in Sequim, Washington.  Sequim, pronounced Squim, is the lavender capital of North America.  We just made a quick stop in the town as we drove around … Continue reading

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Northwest Vacation

Mom, Dad, Emily and I arrived home late last night from a 10 day trip to the Pacific Northwest. We traversed the Olympic Peninsula, saw Orca whales off San Juan Island, explored the city of Seattle, watched my cousin get … Continue reading

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Grilled Cheese and Gerber Sandwiches

There is nothing groundbreaking about a grilled cheese sandwich.  Sometimes, however, a good grilled cheese is the perfect meal, snack or pick-me up.  One of my favorite comfort foods, the grilled cheese is versatile easily transitioning from elegant to everyday … Continue reading

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Celebration Worthy Hot Weather Cocktails

In honor of my cousin Sandy’s wedding, which is taking place today, I give you a trio of summer cocktails.  These are a breeze to mix up and delicious to sip.  When in doubt, however, my drink of choice is … Continue reading

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