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Lavender Fest

This past weekend took a ferry over to Bainbridge, then headed up a couple hours to Sequim, a little town on the Olympic peninsula. They were hosting Lavender Fest, a street fair and tour of the lavender farms in the area. We got our map and tickets and headed out to the first farm; Jardin […]

Sailing Lessons

Sailing Class

We are now sailors! Over the July fourth weekend we took a sailing course. It was hosted by the Seattle Sailing Club and was a part of the American Sailing Association’s accredited courses. We took the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat course. We took the course with six other students, including our friends Angela & Perry. […]

A Saturday at the horse races at Emerald Downs near Auburn, Washington.

An afternoon with the ponies

Our friends, Christine and Andy invited us to take a quick trip with them to Emerald Downs near Auburn, Washington. It was a beautiful spring day and Christine had the top down on her convertible. The track was pretty packed, there was nine local races, and all the simulcast ones. We got the quintessential stadium […]

Louie shooting with his Hasselblad camera.

Photos with Louie

Photographer buddy, Louie Preciado was back in Seattle, so of course we had to meet up for some fish and chips to talk cameras and go shoot pics. Louie was shooting his new tool, a vintage Hasselblad. There was something amazing about the sound of that shutter. We needed a new shot of Seattle, so […]

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Panzanella

Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS For the croutons: 4 cups cubed bread (about ½ inch cubes) 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste For the salad: 5 cups halved cherry tomatoes (about 2 to 3 pints) 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or Champagne vinegar ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 small shallot, […]

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Grilled Peach & Prosciutto Pizza

Makes 2 Pizzas INGREDIENTS 2 peaches, cut into 1/2-inch wedges 1 pound fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced 2 grilled pizza dough crusts 12 thin slices prosciutto, cut in half 1/3 cup fresh basil Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling Aged balsamic DIRECTIONS STEP 1 Heat it up: Set up a grill with heat source, coals or gas, on one side over […]

Basic Grilled Pizza Dough

Makes 1 pound dough for 4 10-inch pizzas INGREDIENTS 1 teaspoon sugar 1 packet (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for bowl and brushing Coarse salt and ground pepper 2 1/4 cups bread flour or all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface DIRECTIONS STEP 1 Pour 1 cup warm […]

Leaving Victoria B.C, Canada aboard the Clipper.

30 Hours in Victoria

We took the Victoria Clipper, a fast, 300 passenger catamaran, from Seattle to Victoria, BC Canada. It took about 3 hours to get there and we had just enough time to check-in to our room at the Fairmont Empress before afternoon tea service. The Empress is a gorgeous hotel built in 1909, famous for their high […]

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