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  1. Welcome Chef Vanda ... It's hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to, I'd go with fresh Alaska King Salmon. I usually prepare it simply, drizzled with a little olive oil and fresh cracked S & P, sometimes baked on a cedar plank, or on the grill, being careful to not overcook it. Halibut is also right up there at the top...
  2. GG, I'm so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you.
  3. In late July, a group of us enjoyed a fun delicious Jazz Brunch at Serafina. I meant to post about this earlier and time got away from me... (photos were taken with my iPhone) We started out with cocktails... I had the harrissa kissed Bloody Mary, a very tasty good morning eye opener. I also enjoyed my sips of the other cocktails. We began with a tasty Bruschetta with 3 toppings. The tuna one was particularly delicious, but they were all good. Bruschetta ~ Grilled Columbia City bread rubbed with garlic and olive oil, topped with: Poached albacore tuna flavored with cape
  4. Happy Birthday Grant! Hope you have a wonderful day!
  5. Happy Birthday Rachel! Leslie (aka Blue Heron)
  6. Isn't there a poisonous mushroom called the Death's Trumpet or something that looks EXACTLY LIKE a chanterelle? Is there a reason Leslie hasn't posted since yesterday? It's absolutely true that you should never eat a mushroom you can't positively identify. You must stick to the ones you know. Chanterelles, morels and matsutakes are the ones I know extensively, and look for during their season.
  7. Congratulations to Liza! It's a beautiful day in Seattle, my reason to be cheerful... sunny and blue skies, although a 70% chance of rain, it may turn on a dime... I am going out chanterelle mushroom picking in a bit...
  8. Early chanterelles in Seattle woods/parks!! With our recent rains we decided to check some of the local (Seattle) woods/parks yesterday to see if chanterelles had popped up yet. We found 2 dozen beautiful chanterelles in 2 different mushroom patches we check every Fall. If you're out in the woods or Seattle parks, check under/near medium sized douglas fir trees, which is where we found these... It's a good time to go mushroom picking.
  9. I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Stripey Legs. Best wishes to you Squeat and your new kitty.
  10. There is no where to post this little bit of PNW news, so I've started a thread for PNW off topic chat for this and that... On Thursday, 08/21/08, from 8 am to 8 pm, Brown Bear Car Wash is having free car washes. Can't beat the price, if I happen to be out near one... http://www.brownbear.com/ for locations.
  11. I saw a photo of him lately .. he does endorsements for Botox now ... OMG!! That is too funny! see what I mean?? That said, pool chlorine must make the skin age prematurely .. it is a chemical, after all ... There is something just a little strange about a guy promoting botox, IMO... I just noticed he is starting to resemble Ted Danson.
  12. I saw a photo of him lately .. he does endorsements for Botox now ... OMG!! That is too funny!
  13. I only got to watch that amazing men's swimming relay race belatedly when my brother sent me the video. If anyone else would like to view it, Here is a Link ... it's got me wanting to watch more of the Olympics. I thought the French team's comments before the race turned out to be quite funny, too. I also read an article that Mark Spitz was not invited to games... I saw a picture of him, he's still looking good. ( I used to have a crush on him!)
  14. We have clear skies for the Perseid Meteor Shower tonight!! Peak hours for viewing will be in the early hours of the morning. I'm getting my chaise lounge set up.
  15. Happy Birthday to Foodie52 and Monkeymay, and Belated Happy Birthday to Pingarina!
  16. by Patti Page What a funny song to be #1! I remember singing it in kindergarten!
  17. Have a Wonderful Birthday GalPalJoan! I hope your birthday wishes come true!
  18. Ronnie, thank you for the write up and excellent photos! It was a pleasure to meet you and your family.
  19. Omni, I'm so glad to hear you found Ezzie. I remember when I thought I had lost Sami a couple of years ago on the 4th of July (at dusk, just before fireworks, the worst time to not be able to find one's cat) when the sliding glass door had accidentally been left open ... I called him for a long time, then went searching through the neighborhood and park ... when I returned home from searching, who should come around the hallway corner, but Sami. I have no idea where he was hiding. I had post traumatic stress syndrome for several hours, even being over joyed to find him safe. Such cut
  20. Sorry you won't be able to make it next month, and look forward to when you can reschedule! Good luck with your move...
  21. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones last night. Our dinner at Phenom Phen Noodle House last night completely blew me away... it was one of the most enjoyable meals in the International district that I have had in ages, and most definitely the the best Cambodian food I've ever had ... they pulled out all the stops for us. The several courses we had were a wonderful blend of flavors and textures, including preparations of a variety of grilled meats, other preparations including various seafoods (shrimp, fish, mussels, calamari, crab), chicken, pork, beef, duck, lots of wonderful
  22. Yikes, I completely spaced about BOM on Monday... sorry. The fries in the picture look slightly pale, but sounds like they tasted wonderful and the burger looks fantastic!
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