Thursday, April 28, 2011

"happy easter heh heh"


My sister, Annie, had us for dinner...think hazelnut salmon, coconut rice, brussel sprouts, asparagus, bunny rolls, and fruit and green salad. For dessert: angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream and also some peanut butter spelt cookies.

Egan and I did a scavenger hunt for the kids.

It was awesome.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Nature Walk

Saint Edward State Park, WA
a walk down to Lake Washington

Sure, it's only been sunny like 24 days this year.
You've never seen green like this.

Friday, April 22, 2011

H Mart

H Mart
Dream Mart

This place is incredible. They have a food court with Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese...
We settled with the Vietnamese and shared spring rolls, meatless pho, and a cucumber chicken bowl. It was so fresh and delicious. The pho broth was like none I'd ever tasted before. The spring rolls were so tight and perfectly crunchy and layered. The cucumber bowl had really fresh carrots, lettuce, and cucumbers. We were giddy the whole time.

Now the market. After the food court is a little grocery store. There is a sweet man at the entrance who is hand making rice cakes and you can buy a bag. We did. Then you walk down the candy isle and feel the need to touch and buy things you don't actually want to eat, but just want to have on display cause of it's cuteness. And they have a actually everything you need to make an Asian dish. plus some. It's daunting though cause an entire isle for soy sauce...which one should you buy?

And there is a Cream Puff place. We didn't get one, but they make them and you can pick the filling. Can you even handle that? I don't even think I like cream puffs. But now I want to.

If you go to Lynnwood, Washington you will over look this, probably cause it's in the old Mervyn's, but this place is brillz.

If you go to Seattle...

I'll probably tell you to:

go to Green Lake. especially on a sunny day...and walk around...with good company like your mom.

and eat at the Agua Verda Paddle Club Cafe...and get the salmon fish tacos cause you'll be surprised that the salmon is smoked and extremely delicious.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

burrr edmonds

Edmonds Beach, WA

Picnic with the parents
It was so cold.
...but in a pretty view, i love the beach, kind of way.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


as much as i love my 1st graders, i'm having no trouble

partying without children

Monday, April 18, 2011

nova goody

did you see those cookies over there on Nova Granola?
they're goody.

Polenta, please

The other day my mom bought this cookbook at anthropologie called get cooking. It's by Mollie Katzen who also wrote Moosewood Cookbook. (which I got for Christmas-thank you Lindsey) We tagged the book up and started with this polenta recipe. Unbelievably easy and so delicious we couldn't get over it. Polenta is surprisingly versatile. I'm already brainstorming some ways to use it. (did someone say breakfast? cause i heard you) But really, I can't wait to try this recipe again. It's a stew consistency on top of a creamy corn textured base.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Jane Air

Two Places to Eat:

Ichiban Teriyaki . Kenmore, WA

Two Movies to See:

Jane Eyre


Of Gods And Men

I'm having a great time at home guys.

put an egg on it

That mom of mine.
She fixed me a really delicious dinner the day I flew in.
I never make myself linguine, and hardly ever pasta, so this was a rare treat.

This recipe is from Martha Stewart's Everyday Foods

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

"Life is a Beach, I'm Just Playing in the Sand"

Untitled from Kristine Metcalf on Vimeo.

I'm off-track for 4 weeks.
starting now.

What I've done:
+not slept in (cause i don't know how to sleep in)
+made coconut pancakes
+made a video from the beach last summer
+listened to some General Conference talks
+some kitchen cleaning

What I'm about to do:
+go on a run. the sun is out salt lake city!!!!
+leave for Seattle (hi mom! hi dad!)

Friday, April 8, 2011

i'm a pinner

teen got be blogging
and teen got me pinning.
it's so fun and it feels productive.
and then it looks all good sorted into categories.

see me pin.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Nike x Liberty London


Kitchen Magic-five



The Menu:
most recipes from Power Foods cookbook

+Sweet Red Pepper and Beet Soup+

+Roasted Asparagus Salad with Poached eggs+

+Fruit salad with lemon, basil, and honey +

+A Farro, Mushroom, Onion dish+

four -no pictures

Tuesday, April 5, 2011




The food:
roasted asparagus, roasted potatoes and cauliflower, sauteed zucchini and squash and mushroom, red pepper thin crust pizza, socca bread, cantaloupe, and raw chocolate shake.

The craft:
Hex nut bracelets

so so happy