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Top Ten: Tidbits from life right now

(posted by Emily)

With a lack of travel plans lately and in the near future, we have had some time to get back to our regular routine at home. Here are a few tidbits from real life these days :)

Top Ten: Tidbits from life right now

1) Our basil plant is thriving, so we cut it back and made some pesto!

This is the recipe I followed, from Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen (which I do not yet own, but am hoping someone will buy me for Christmas :) )

2 c packed fresh basil
1/4 c cashews
2 garlic cloves
1 tbs lemon juice
3/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 c olive oil

Pulse all ingredients except olive oil in a blender or food processor until finely chopped. Drizzle in olive oil and process until smooth. Season to taste. I froze our batch (which is actually not that much) so we can use it when we need it!

2) Oktoberfest with friends

3) You all need to try this recipe. We made it for dinner on Monday and it is great! Lots of leftovers, too!

4) I'm obsessed with Anthony Bourdain : No Reservations lately. Netflix kno…

Portland vs. Seattle

(posted by Emily)

Since our trips to the Pacific Northwest, we've spent a lot of time thinking about which destination--Portland or Seattle--was our favorite. Because everyone loves a good infographic, I turned to Piktochart to turn our thoughts into a visual comparison. Enjoy!

You can visit our Portland and Seattle trip pages for more information about our adventures!

Sleepless in Seattle (part 4)

(posted by Emily) 
Sunday 12 October 2014
After our visit to Chihuly, we decided to head downtown toward the stadiums. The Seahawks had a game that day, and we wanted to see if the fans are really that loud
Along the way, we came upon an Indigenous People's Day demonstration, complete with drums, signs, chanting, and reporters checking out the action. 

We walked down to CenturyLink Field and really is that loud. We just stood outside for a few moments in awe of the noise. 

Around the front of the stadium, there activities for fans and families--including an appearance by Lil Sebastian :)

We wandered through the nearby neighborhoods in search of somewhere to grab a beer and watch the game. We stumbled upon Altstadt, a German-style beer hall and brat house. We each got a beer, and shared a potato dish with pickled pumpkin, sage, pumpkin puree.

Sleepless in Seattle (Chihuly edition)

(posted by Emily)
Sunday 12 October
First on our list Sunday morning was Chihuly Garden and Glass. Ever since we stumbled upon a gallery selling his pieces at the Aria in Las Vegas, we have had an appreciation for all of the beautiful art he makes. 

The museum is a retrospective, celebrating Chihuly's work and his connection to the Pacific Northwest. Here are some images of the installations--beautiful!