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Dinner & Cirque du Soleil, An Evening in Portland

I shall cut to the chase; my husband and I have a new favorite restaurant in Portland, OR.  It’s called Tabla Mediterranean Bistro.  I found it under a “Fit for Foodies” search of Portland on Open Table.  Located on 28th Ave., it took us about 15 minute drive from The Heathman Hotel in downtown Portland. […]

Chopped Salad & Cheddar Dill Scones

Several years ago there used to be a pretty fair and reliable restaurant called Cucina Cucina with several locations around the Pacific Northwest of Washington state, owned by the Schwartz Brothers franchise (if I’m not mistaken).  I recall frequenting their Tacoma and Seattle waterfront locations often.  They served pretty standard quick & easy Italian including […]

The Wonders of Cocoa

Depending on where you live, the weather may currently be naughty or it may be nice.  Living in the Pacific Northwest of Washington state, today the weather is not so nice and the forecast is not looking good for the remainder of the week.  Wanting something sweet for desert tonight, but being hard pressed to […]

Mariners VS PNB 9 million to 23

Today was one of those days you realize why you live in the Pacific Northwest, sunny, clear bright blue skies, 74 degrees, visible mountains and vivid views of the sound.  Seattle is such a great place to be on days like this.  Well, to be more specific we were at Safeco Field for a Mariners […]

Roasted Artichokes

After getting some wonderful fresh artichokes from the store the other day, I was looking for a new way of cooking them.  In my post A Coincidental Green Dinner, I talk about the boiling method, which is or was the only way I knew how to cook a whole artichoke, until recently.  I did a […]

Tuscan Kale, White Bean, and Ciabatta Soup

Being a very visual person, I find it ironic when I tend to make recipes that have a corresponding photo VS ones that don’t and yet, I often seem to forget to take food photos for my blog.  But I didn’t today!   Looking through an old Sunset magazine titled “Feel Good Dinners”, I came across […]

Dinner & Ballet: Cuoco, Apollo & Carmina

I personally believe that an evening out including a great dinner and quality entertainment is a fantastic remedy for what ails us.  Culture forces us to think outside the playing field as it were, we forgo our primal and competitive drive to enter a heightened sense and experience on a deeper, creative level.  Much like […]