One of my favorite things about summer in the Pacific Northwest is the abundance of berries. The first to ripen are salmonberries. And they’re here! Salmonberry bushes grow wild along forest roads or hiking trails.
Ripe berries range from orange to red, and any shade in between.
We found so many camping on Shaw Island in the San [...]
“Do you know where we can get a nice crusty baguette?” I asked the gal working at Golden Glen Creamery.
“You’re going into Edison, right?”
“I don’t know. Where’s Edison?”
“Just up Farm to Market Road a couple miles. Breadfarm is there. That’s where you get bread.”
“Breadfarm. Okay. So I’ll just find it [...]
Golden Glen Creamery in Bow, Washington is spitting distance from the tulip fields we recently visited so we popped in for a block of cheese for our picnic lunch.
I wasn’t prepared for the decision making.
Golden Glen offers dozens of varieties of cheeses, including goudas, cheddars, feta, fresh mozzarella, parmesan and cheese [...]
Tulips signify the return of Spring and every year I can’t wait until the first flowers emerge from the cold ground. A few years ago I learned Western Washington was a major grower of tulips. I had to see the fields.
They don’t disappoint. Acre upon acre of vibrantly colored flowers has a tendency to turn visitors giddy. I couldn’t help notice everyone in the fields [...]
Two days ago, in a shelter modeled after an African hut, in the Washington wilderness, I came to a realization.
It was morning and it was cold outside but the sun was shining and I watched in silence as teenagers worked together to make a fire without matches or lighters. Never had a fire been lit inside this shelter using [...]
It’s 6:30 pm and Daylight Savings Time has returned and the sun is shining for a change. An idea pops into my mind. “We could run down to Seward Park with the bikes, or if you want to rollerblade, I could scooter.”
Simon agrees. We decide on bikes, but our enthusiasm wanes at the thought [...]
1. Feeling great pleasure ordering a beer at a cafe in France when I wasn’t of legal drinking age, only to later learn my “biere sans alcool” was non-alcoholic.
2. Attempting not to be trampled in a throng of shoppers in a Beijing department store on a Sunday.
3. Waking up in a tent in the middle of the [...]
Years ago, when Brian grew tired of the usual “We’re going to move to a Caribbean island!” conversation, he’d bring up Seattle.
“I could live in Seattle,” he’d say.
“No way,” I’d say. “I could never live without sun.”
We lived in Colorado and although it was far from the Caribbean, it was blessed with at least 300 days of sunshine a [...]
St Clouds is the kind of restaurant that every neighborhood wants. The moment you walk in, you feel instantly welcomed, everyone from families to groups of friends to couples savor the made-from-scratch upscale comfort food, and the live music often gets customers up and dancing in the middle of the dining room.
Those are all great reasons [...]
The brand new restaurant, Book Bindery, may be hard to find in its nondescript warehouse space, but once found and entered, we realized why they had chosen the space. Huge windows allow gazing of the moonlit waterfront between Lower Queen Anne and Fremont. After a fabulous dinner, our server offered my husband and me a late [...]
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