Monthly Archives: July 2012

Walking around Seattle!

Here, as promised, are the “other” pictures I took.

We went to a park along the waterfront, as well as on a general walk through the area near the Space Needle and the Pacific Science Center. Also, there are some bonus pictures of an exhibit in a nearby gallery about the Seattle World’s Fair in 1962 (just a few!)

Here’s the space needle:

And here is the view from the park of the Seattle PI building:

And the water:

Here’s the nearby glass exhibit (what we could see from the outside), (Chihuly):

Here is one wall of the EMP (experience music project):

Here are the bonus pictures of the exhibit:

And! I will end with something (I thought was) funny:

Post by: Melissa
Photos by: Melissa



Bite of Seattle 2012 (Saturday)

I went to Bite of Seattle today with my mom. I haven’t been there in several years, but today was sunny and I had lots of fun. There were performances on stage:

Initially we looked around…

Then we headed over to the Alley and the wine tasting. The Alley is a $10 donation to food lifeline (per plate) that gets you food from 7 restaurants. We also shared in one wine tasting for the $12 happy hour price, which included 5 tastings and a commemorative glass.

Here is the plate of food:

The food includes (according to Saturday’s Alley menu):

Palace Kitchen: Flat iron steak with tomato salad and blueberry vinaigrette (bottom middle)

Al Boccalino: Bruchetta con la muffoletta (bottom right)

Belltown Pub: Semmelknoedel – German bread dumplings made with rye bread, parsley, onions and garlic (middle)

Salty’s: Mini salmon brat with fennel sauerkraut and Walla Walla onion mustard served in a house made Brioche bun (bottom left)

Fremont Fire Pit: Pulled Pork sliders (top right)

Din Tai Fung: Taiwan’s famous, hand-made, steamed pork dumplings filled with soup (top middle)

Pinkabella Cupcakes: Strawberry mini cupcake (top left)

We got the food from these  food stands:

More to come (ran out of time) on the non-food side of things, and more on the seeing-Seattle side of things!

We also enjoyed some free samples (of many random things like sweeteners, etc.) There was also a free So Delicious brand fudgesicle-type dessert made from coconut milk and free applesauce and peanut butter. We also tried Amy’s organic rice macaroni and cheese, and some Santa Cruz organic lemonade.

I will leave you with PUNK ROCK AEROBICS. Something that reminds me of Seattle.

Post by: Melissa
Photos by: Melissa

Simply delicious sauteed red peppers

Hello everyone! I found myself in possession of some fresh garlic and red peppers and went searching about for a recipe which I slightly modified to make myself a light dinner. Original recipe found here. You can add in any additional vegetables or spices that appeal to you (or maybe even cheese! Just thought of that now), but I kept it simple and served it over some organic wheat spaghetti.

On a side note, look at my blueberry plant! It’s definitely summer and I’m excited to see what happens.


2 red bell peppers, sliced
3 cloves of garlic, minced 
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 dash of red wine vinegar (to taste)
salt and pepper
(Your choice of noodles or another element to the dish) 


1. Heat oil in pan and add red bell pepper slices.

2. Sautee peppers for about 5 minutes over medium heat until softened.

3. Reduce heat and add garlic.

4. Add red wine vinegar, salt and pepper (and any additional spices). Be sure to stir it up!

5. Serve over noodles or with bread as a side.

6. Enjoy!

Post by: Melissa
Photos by: Melissa