Monthly Archives: November 2009

Sitka and Spruce

A group of friends and I celebrated my husband’s birthday at Sitka and Spruce. It is the second time David and I had been to this wonderful restaurant hidden in strip mall on Eastlake Avenue.

We started with “hot olives” – a dish of warmed olives with herbs and spices. I was amazed at how […]

By |November 15th, 2009|Food and Eating|Comments Off on Sitka and Spruce

First lesson away from home

Today we ventured out for our riding lesson in Monroe, where my trainer works. Up to today, she had come to my place for lessons. Now I’ll go to her, with the benefit of trailer practice and adjusting to new places for DG and me.  I was quite confident all would go well, given our […]

By |November 11th, 2009|Donner Girl|Comments Off on First lesson away from home

Trail riding, again

I am so proud of Donner Girl. Today we took our first trip off-property trailering to Bridle Trails State Park. There I met a friend whose veteran-on-the-trails horse guided us on a relaxed and beautiful ride through fall color (and it wasn’t raining!). Donner Girl was energetic but sensible giving mud puddles a wide berth […]

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Tilikum Place Cafe

I so enjoy it when I go to a restaurant and the following two things happen. First, I am inspired to go home and make a similar dish or type of dish, and second, that I have something that I’d never make at home. Both of these things happened when I joined my husband and […]

By |November 7th, 2009|Food and Eating|Comments Off on Tilikum Place Cafe

Who needs another food blog?

No one needs another food blog, but why not? I enjoy food and eating and trying new recipes and learning about food chemistry. culture and politics. And I enjoy writing about it. So there you have it.

By |November 1st, 2009|Food and Eating|Comments Off on Who needs another food blog?