Monday, March 23, 2015

UnRecipe: Brock's Burgers and a Valentine's Day Redux

I know, it's not Valentine's Day. It's not even February anymore! But I don't care, I felt the need to share a post that perfectly illustrates how food and daily life are perfectly entwined, and that the date shouldn't matter -- we shouldn't require excuses to have special meals. What we eat isn't just fuel, it's a way of expressing our appreciation for others when we dine on something special or make someone their favorite dish -- it's a personal way to celebrate a loved one. Ironic that it's a priority on one of the most impersonal/faux-emotion day of the year: Valentine's Day.

Babe, this burger's for you - from the wonderfully amusing series, Bob's Burgers (no, not Brock's Burgers)

Monday, March 2, 2015

FoodTrek: Delightful Annual Food Coma at SWFE

Pardon the lateness of this report on this year's Seattle Wine and Food Experience (SWFE), but I felt like I was still digesting all of the deliciousness a full week after it had happened. What an adventure for the tastebuds this event is! I had the benefit of attending with a small group of friends which I'll say is the best way to explore a day-long food/wine festival. Not just for the social factor, but you have a SWAT team of culinarians, strategically planning routes to specific sample tables and it's easy to share bites so you don't wear your appetite out too soon. Consider this your survival guide for making the most out of a delicious day of food and drink!

Lobster salad from Purple Cafe and Wine Bar at SWFE - Photo by Wasabi Prime

Monday, February 23, 2015

OMG a Recipe: Embracing Feast Mode and Eating One's Feelings

So I think I can finally talk about The Incident, that fateful Sunday in the Year of Our Lord, 2015, on the Sunday of Superb Owl, when the beloved Seattle Seahawks played so valiantly... and lost. It still hurts to think about that afternoon. Not like arm-caught-in-a-combine hurt, but a mild, wincing pain nonetheless. I had prepared all this special food for this special game -- Special Sandwiches, that became Sandwiches of Sadness. I couldn't let all that effort go to waste, so please indulge me as I Eat My Feelings...with an egg on top.

Eating my feelings... with a fried egg - Photo by Wasabi Prime

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mixed Plate: Eye of the Tiger - SWFE 2015 is Coming!

This week's post is going to be a short one, as in -- yep, this is it. But I have a good excuse; been busy with work, trying to get ahead of things since I'll FINALLY be visiting my folks in a few weeks (haven't seen Dad in over a year!), and of course the ratio of vacation-to-work time is, it probably takes about a month to prepare for taking off for a week. At least, that's how my fuzzy math works. But, more importantly, I'm preparing my appetite for this year's Seattle Wine and Food Experience, which is happening THIS WEEKEND (Feb 21-22). This year, they have a preview night party, a champagne/seafood themed soiree fittingly called POP! I'm keeping my eye on the prize, and will be at Sunday's Thunderdome Main Event: SWFE. If you haven't already gotten your tickets, get thee to the Interwebs and get thy card of credit out, it's a delicious way to combat the winter blahs. I've attended the last couple of years, and you can see some of the tasty bites and sips I've had the pleasure of om-nomming, on previous posts.

Tasty seafood "martini" from a SWFE sneak preview - Photo by Wasabi Prime