Friday, April 30, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The other night was so warm, we set up the card table and enjoyed a late supper under the stars:
broiled fillet of sole with sea grass, shallots and pattypan squash
a radish and frisée salad
chocolate brownies with coconut eis and raspberries
Monday, April 19, 2010
Kitty corner to each other in downtown Seattle.
The Camlin opened October 31st, 1926.
The Paramount opened March 1st, 1928.
The architect for the Camlin was Carl Linde, a one time brewery builder. He designed the edifice to resemble an Italian castle. Composed of 93 apartments, each contained the latest conveniences: “shower baths”, dinettes, kitchenettes. The penthouse occupied the entire 11th floor.
Originally the Seattle Theatre, the Paramount was renamed in the 1940's. A 2,807 seat theatre, it was designed by the firm Rapp & Rapp (Paramount Building on Times Square) in collaboration with Benjamin Marcus Priteca (Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Centre, Seattle) as a venue for film and vaudeville.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
One of Seattle's top 10 restaurants, and it's no wonder. After last night I'm thoroughly smitten with Boat Street Café. It was too dim to take proper photos when we were there for our dinner so tonight I'll (have to) go back (earlier) for (another) dinner. Will post some images of the décor, exquisite food and the wait staff's gorgeous linen aprons for you tomorrow.
In the meantime, a few shots of their delicious pickles and lovely packaging. I bought 3 jars of the French plums last night (& there are already 2 jars of the onions and a near-gone jar of the pickled figs in the fridge).
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
A recipe from Massachusetts (specifically).
Key points: whole baby fingerling potatoe, large slices of vidalia onion and giant chunks of fresh cod. Garnish with thin croutons, a pat of butter and a freshly ground black pepper.
(if you can get oat milk, use a combination of 1/2 oat and 1/2 organic cow's milk. the flavour is really nice).
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
...from the French, bolhir (to boil) and abaissar (to reduce heat, or simmer).
Stopped off in the Skagit Valley for supper at a little oyster house overlooking these lovely falls. It was a day of driving from British Columbia into Washington, through Bellingham and Larrabee State Park.