Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
I have been very bad and have neglected my blog for a very long time. So I went to Thailand and still have to tell you about my adventures. My trip did not go exactly according to plan as the Bangkok airport was shut down for a week. That put a little monkey wrench into my plans. I never made it to Bangkok or Chiang Mai (thus never got to do my culinary tour). Bummers! I got back to Portland and fully intendedto tell you all about my adventures but we got hit with an Artic Blast that left us with snow and ice for a record number of days. I believe it's 3rd in the record books for snow on the ground in Portland since the 1950's. I will blog about that later too! Nevertheless, there has been very little cooking going on for me.
Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas or Mele Kalikimaka as we say in Hawaii. Or Happy Holidays! I'm enjoying the weekend with my brother and his family in Las Vegas. Aunty Holly has been given the task of cooking for a 2 year old. My cooking skills have been a little rusty but she seems to have enjoyed it. Happy Holidays!!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
...really I am. I have been very bad about downloading my pictures on the digital camera. I will be downloading them today and posting some the cooking I've done in the past weeks. I really did cook. I have also ate out but I haven't tried anything new that I haven't rushed home to tell you about. =0) Promise!
Posted by ~Holly~ at 11:50 AM
....come again some other day. Well it worked here in Portland. We had 2 days of nonstop raining. I was thinking an ark maybe needed. However, just like that it stopped. Now we have sunshine for the entire weekend. Beautiful!!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Pudding on the Rice?? So I know many of you have never heard of this place. There is only 2 locations: Provo, UT and Tigard, OR. For those of you no where near either location....sucks to be you!!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Okay so I've been wanting to check out Toro Bravo for some time now. It's been named restaurant of the year. It is a Spanish tapas place. I've heard so many good things about it but among the comments was that it was always crowded. OUCH...you all know that when I'm hungry, I'm HUNGRY!! I'm not sure I can wait, even if the food is fantastic.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I *heart* Pok Pok. I've been there a few times thus far. My favorite there is the Vietnamese Chicken Wings. They are sooooo good!! We started a dinner group at work. Every month we'll pick a new restaurant to try out.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Well I know I took this trip a while ago but I wanted to post pics. We spent most of our time at the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and down at the beach. It was my niece's first experience playing in sand. She freaked out a bit at first, then simmered down. She loved playing in the sand and didn't want to leave. I got some great pics of her playing but won't dare post her pictures as I'm sure my brother would kill me! Enjoy San Diego....
Wow it looks like I've neglected my blog for a very very long time!! Sorry!! I'm still here. I've been distracted by the Facebook antics and planning my trip to Thailand. In order to grovel for your forgiveness, I'll promise to post every day this week. Yeah, you heard me.....a post a day. I've been out and above here in Portland but haven't had my camera handy so I'll have to tell you in words (or steal some pictures). Here goes....
Posted by ~Holly~ at 6:38 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I have to apologize for neglecting my blog. I blame it all on my facebook friends. Up until this point I've managed to avoid facebook. Social site? BLECH!! Then they MADE me do it. I'm hooked. I've re-connected with people I haven't seen or spoken to in years. I blame them. It's all their fault!! Facebook made me do it!!
Posted by ~Holly~ at 10:13 AM
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
I'm back!! Okay so note to self....you may not think San Diego is hot. Therefore you may not think you will need sunscreen while out and about. May I be a public service reminder to wear sunscreen? OUCH! I got burnt today watching Shamu at Sea World. Luckily my daily facial lotion has SPF and escaped unscathed. My arms however, are another store.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I've been bad about writing this week! I'm headed to San Diego this weekend. Hopefully I'll be back with lots of pictures for you! Have a great weekend!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I've been bad about keeping up but I have cooked this week....really I have! I know it doesn't look like it! I made this soup when the weather started getting chilly. It was a great soup. I'm definitely adding it to my fall and winter dinner menus. I love the color of the soup after you've pureed it.
Monday, September 22, 2008
After breakfast we were on our way to Port Ludlow. We took the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge across the bay.
It took about 1 1/2 hours to take the ferry and drive to Port Ludlow. We were staying the night at a friend's cabin right on the water. Here's the view from her porch. It was a little overcast and drizzly over the weekend but still beautiful.
Here's the marina in Port Ludlow.
For dinner we drove into Poulsbo. We had dinner at Mor Mor Bistro and Bar. Mor Mor features local farm raised produce, wild seafood, fresh pastas, naturally raised poultry, game and beef. I had the MorMor's Pork Osso Buco $25 (pork shanks slow braised in wine and herbs served on creamy parmesan laced polenta with braising jus). The pork shank was huge and absolutely delicious! For dessert I had the mango sorbet. It totally hit the spot! YUM!
Mor Mor Bistro and Bar
18820 Front Street
Poulsbo WA 98370
I'm back......didja miss me? I had a great trip. I stopped in Seattle for the night. I stayed at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. Isn't it a gorgeous hotel? It's right across the street from the bay. We had a great room with an amazing view.
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Washington 98121 USA
After checking into the hotel, we went for a walk along the pier. We stopped at The Fishermans Restaurant and Bar for a drink and a quick appetizer. It's located on Pier 57. We sampled the Crab Dip (Dungeness crab, spinach, Bay shrimp, cream cheese & Parmesan cheese served with tortilla chips). I also had this yummy concoction. It's a pomegranate margarita. YUMMY!!
The Fishermans Restaurant and Bar
1301 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
For dinner we went to a very neat French inspired restaurant, Boat Street Cafe. It's a little hard to find but it's at the foot of Queen Anne hill. We shared a few appetizers before dinner. We tried the Garden Lettuce Salad $9 (with a Dijon vinaigrette and roasted walnuts) and the Fromage $12 (Brillat Savarin, Blue d' Auvergne, Bucherondin de Chevre with plum & onion confiture). The lettuce was very fresh and delicious. The cheese plate was amazing. Yummy!! Oh and by the way, the complementary bread they bring to the table is amazing!! Ask for more and each it with the cheese!
For dinner, I had the British Columbia Scallops $24 (with white corn puree, chanterelle mushrooms & house cured prosciutto). It was amazing. A friend had the Boat Street Crab Cakes and I stole a taste. I highly recommend the crab cakes. AMAZING! Next time I am sooo having the crab cakes!
For dessert we shared the Amaretto Bread Pudding (with a rum butter cream). It has to be one of the best bread puddings I have ever had. It was to die for!
I was told that the Boat Street Cafe also serves a killer brunch! I will be back to Seattle just to eat here again!
Boat Street Cafe
3131 Western Ave #301
Seattle, WA 98121
The next morning we had breakfast at the Edgewater Hotel's restaurant, Six Seven. It has an absolutely amazing view. The hotel itself is located on Pier 67 on Elliott Bay. I had the Crab Cakes Florentine Benedicts $16. It was so good! The crab cakes were perfect! The view was spectacular.
Six Seven at The Edgewater Hotel
2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67
Seattle, WA 98121
1 (800) 624-0670
Here's some famous Seattle landmarks! The Space Needle and Pike's Market.