Showing posts from October, 2014

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! via 4) I'm obs

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! --E&R

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.  they blocked the intersection, and cars couldn't move in any direction gotta snap a good pic 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 :) you're 5,000 candles in the wind 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 go

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! the mirrors behind this piece make it look like it goes on forever Chihuly was inspired by Native American basket weaving--I loved the juxtaposition of his pieces next to the original baskets blankets in the Pacific Northwest room tower inspired by the sea this was one of my favorite installations--"Mille Fiori" or a thousand flowers this installation was inspired by a project when Chihuly threw a bunch of glass into a river and boy fishermen began collecting everything in their