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Quarantine: Honeycrisp apple and kale salad. Another excellent Half Baked Harvest recipe worth a try while we continue to spend time at home. Even if you don’t really like kale….I’m...

Seattle

In the hood: Pleasant Beach Donuts. Seem to be sold out when we usually think of visiting but this day we arrived in the late afternoon and there was still...

Seattle

An old favorite: Pagliacci. Needed a change so why not back to the future? A Seattle original with locations all around but it’s been a few years since we’ve experienced...

Mount Vernon

Coffee stop: Ristretto Coffee Lounge and Wine Bar. Nice relaxing spot for a cup of coffee or espresso on a wet, cold day. In addition to java they also have baked...

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Quarantine: Ultimate Fall Salad. Need a nice change from meat and potatoes or pasta then give this a try. The mixture of textures and flavors from the farro, to the...

Seattle

Small Plates on 55th: Ebb & Co. First noticed this new place a few months ago and finally got a chance to experience their offerings. I wish I hadn’t taken...

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Quarantine: German Sausage. Weisswurst and weiner with blaukraut and potato salad rounding out the plate. And of course no German dish is complete without bread….a classic rye in this case....

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Quarantine: Teriyaki King Salmon. Homemade teriyaki sauce made this dish served on a bed of sushi rice with a side of fried bok choy. Email me for the teriyaki sauce...

Carnation WA

Mid ride: Sandy’s Espresso and Café. Stopped by this nice little spot with friendly staff and good espresso during a recent bike ride in the area. In addition to java,...

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Quarantine: Thai Basil Beef with Peanut Salsa. Another Half Baked Harvest recipe but this one is from her cookbook, Super Simple, but here is an online source. Based on our...

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Quarantine: Dungeness Crab Cakes. Local crab cakes from Met Market with potatoes and fried yellow zucchini. What makes crab cakes? The cocktail sauce….ketchup and horseradish with a squeeze of lemon...

Burlington WA

Chuckanut Brewery: South Nut. Quick stop after a bike ride in the Skagit Valley for a cider…or beer…they have all manner of choices. Very friendly staff so give them a...

Skagit WA

Le Grand Tour: Skagit Valley Farm Stands. Not a recipe or a restaurant but without these places we have no food or flowers. This day we visited: Mossy Gate Flower...

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Quarantine: Spicy stuffed zucchini involtini. An obvious take on the eggplant version but with the eggplant replaced with zucchini cut thinly with a mandoline and stuffed with pesto and ricotta...

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Quarantine: Grilled tuna. Amazing piece of sushi grade tuna. Pop it on the grill briefly…..perfect! The sides: wild rice with green garlic adobo from Archipelago and mixed veggies in vinaigrette....

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Quarantine: In Seattle, what else, salmon. Two versions of this bowl; different veggies and salmon prep. The second, with farro instead of rice and with seared salmon, was my pick...