The craigslist gods were on my side this week. I snagged an awesome tall dresser for our master bedroom. I had been looking for a dark stained one that would fit in between our closet and window and this one totally fit the bill. Our room is finally feeling put together! Now, I just need to figure out a solution to cover up the wall-to-wall closet….
I just had lunch with my aunt at Earls Restaurant & Bar in Bellevue this afternoon and I had to share with you what I ate because it was just that good. I’ve always been wary of this place – I’ve heard it’s like an upscale Hooters, which didn’t seem like a place I needed to visit any time soon – but I was in the area and I was hungry. Nuff said.
I ordered the Grilled Chicken and Baked Brie Ciabatta which included: grilled chicken breast, melted brie, roasted apples, spinach, sweet fig jam, garlic mayonnaise on house baked ciabatta. Obviously, anything with melted brie is usually very, very tasty but I was all over the sweet fig jam. So delicious. This may have to be re-created at home minus the waitresses in tacky tights.
After my weekend in the foodie capital of the Northwest, I realized that I’d always wanted to see how I matched up with the Omnivore’s Hundred. So here it goes….
From the Omnivore’s Hundred: Below is a list of 100 things that I think every good omnivore should have tried at least once in their life. The list includes fine food, strange food, everyday food and even some pretty bad food – but a good omnivore should really try it all. Don’t worry if you haven’t, mind you; neither have I, though I’ll be sure to work on it. Don’t worry if you don’t recognise everything in the hundred, either; Wikipedia has the answers.
Here’s what I want you to do:
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Italic any items that you would never consider eating.
Just got back from a weekend of all around debauchery in Portland. Man, I love that city! Spent the weekend supporting the BF’s documentary, Sonicsgate, which was playing at the Portland Beer & Movie Festival but also squeezed in plenty of fun time.
Did a little tax-free shopping, ate way too many good meals (check out the Urban Farmer at The Nines hotel for THE best breakfast – with no wait natch.) and hung out at various drinking establishments around town. AND, we were able to hit up Voodoo Doughnut in the wee hours of the night to get a few of their famous, cereal-encrusted doughnuts. Not exactly the best idea after consuming lots of alcohol, but I couldn’t pass it up with it being right around the corner.
I’ve had a busy few days with the last of the birthday celebrations (thanks everyone for the fab gifts! can’t wait to start my garden!) and, of course, Valentine’s Day, my second most favorite holiday of the year.
We spent the day-o-love having brunch at Pomegranate in Redmond where we indulged in far too many good treats including the chocolate-orange brioche french toast with spiced whipped cream and the Firebread Breakfast with sautéed spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, scrambled eggs topped with white cheddar AND chopped fresh basil. I swear, the BF’s french toast was cut two inches thick! It was more like a dessert than a breakfast, but oh so good none the less!
We also watched a bit of the Olympics and closed the day feasting on New York strip steaks from the new butcher down the street, Bill the Butcher (clever, I know). I also tried my hand at making sage-butter sauce for our gnocchi, which turned out pretty good and was easy to make! I also discovered that after boiling my gnocchi, throwing them in a hot pan with a bit of olive oil to crisp them up makes them a million times better. Ah, the little things in life!
After a weekend of indulging, it was back to a short week of work, which included a trip to the 5th Avenue Theatre to see South Pacific with my gal pals. What a fab show! I think I had the song ‘I’m gonna wash that man right outta my hair’ stuck in my head for the rest of the night. Looking forward to seeing our next few shows including Legally Blonde next month. It’s really such a treat being able to see shows like that for such a good price! Anyone under 30 should look into the 5th ticket packages; they are an awesome deal!