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5 Days in Seattle in July/August

So, I have picked out two sushi places in Vancouver and looking for good restaurants in Seattle for 4/nights/5 full days. Lunch or dinner and we are staying by the water but will have a car or can taxi to anyplace we want. So, what's your favorite non sushi restaurant in Seattle (not breakfast I think I have that covered.) Thanks

Jul 17, 2014
Cflower5 in Greater Seattle

5 Days in Seattle in July/August

We will have a car so driving to any place is no problem. I'd rather drive to a good restaurant than walk to a so-so one :)

Jul 07, 2014
Cflower5 in Greater Seattle

5 Days in Seattle in July/August

So far I have Matt's Market in Seattle, Toulouse Petit, Harvest Vine, Le Pichet, Revel Seattle, Brave Horse Tavern, Taylor Shellfish, Spurs Seattle and The Walrus and the Carpenter.

For Vancouver I have Ajisai Sushi Bar, Miku Toshi Sushi, Juno, Hitoe, Too's Dan's on Broadway and Blue Water Cafe

For Victoria I have Ulla, Brasserie L'ecole, Flying Gotter Grill, Cava Bistro Moderne, Cafe Brio, and The blue Fox Cafe

Jul 07, 2014
Cflower5 in Greater Seattle

5 Days in Seattle in July/August

We will be in Seattle one night before catching the train for Vancouver, then 2 nights there, then catching a ferry to Victoria for two nights then coming back to Seattle for 5 days/4 nights. We will be staying at The Edgewater at 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121. I have found a lot of restaurants that are in seattle that people here have recommended but don't know if they are in our area. We do plan on day trips out of Seattle for a couple of those days but we could definitely get back for late dinner in Seattle. So, are there absolute must eat at places that we do not want to eat at. No Mexican. We live in Texas and get enough of that. We love fish and sushi and just about anything else.
Thanks.

Looking for Asheville Sites and Eats

We will be going there sometime in July. Have plans to do a walking food tours (I love doing those), visiting the Biltmore for sure. Would like to take in a distillery and at least one brewery. What is the best brewery to check out. Do not want any that are in warehouses.

Also, I read all the old threads and wondering if there are new comments on any of the restaurants there. I read in my Saveur or Food and Wine last year that Asheville was suppose to be the new food and beer scene and would just like to have some referrals on places to visit, eat and sea. Thanks.

Jun 07, 2014
Cflower5 in Southeast

ASHEVILLE, NC FOOD SCENE

Oh, that makes sense. :)

Jun 07, 2014
Cflower5 in Southeast

ASHEVILLE, NC FOOD SCENE

Why stop posting. Some of those places written about 3 years ago may have changed. I'm always looking for the most recent reviews.

Jun 07, 2014
Cflower5 in Southeast

Favorite Movies About Food?

I loved this movie.

Jun 04, 2014
Cflower5 in Food Media & News

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

Has anyone ever seen this cold lemon chicken breast that either Ina or Giada did on one of their shows. I feel like it was a breaded lemon chicken breast, baked and then served cold. That would be good I think with one of the salads or side dishes mentioned below.

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

I thought a torts was a spanish potato dish similar to a quiche or made in a pie pan.

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

I think Hope Garden Farms provides drinks. This is a cool little garden this lady is only open 30 days out of the year. the gardens are on her property around her house and she brings in about 8000 plants to sell. She has the plants set up in the areas that they like to grown in. She has shade plants set up in the shady part of her yard under the plants that she has growing like those. in sunny parts of our yard she has her sun plants and anything she also has growing she has for sale. sHe also has wagons and carts people can put their plants in. She will be open only for us since it will be a Thursday as she is only open to the public Saturday and Sunday she does this for 30 days and she has a half-price sale the last weekend and then she starts getting ready for the next year. Think our ladies will really like this for our end-of-the-year luncheon as we normally just go to a restaurant install officers eat and leave

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

The mason jars would be pretty expensive to buy 45 ladies but I could announce at our September meeting for everyone to bring a mason jar at one of the meetings it could be a mayonnaise jar or any quart size jar I would have several months to collect these and that would be great saving money.

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

The jam tartlets sound very good and would be pretty colors

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

That is a great picnic idea but for 45 ladies would probably get over our budget the ladies normally pay $20 each for lunch in the club pays about another eight per person but next year will going to try to do it just on the budget which would be about five dollars per person and have the ladies pay nothing.

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

We will have tables set up at the Gardens and will be sitting in chairs of course. When I was pregnant back in the 70s I craved Benedictine spread when we lived in Louisville Kentucky my recipe is from Those years. I make the cucumber spread but also put a cucumber slice on the sandwich I cut mine with flower cookie cutters you can see at www.rosemaryandthegoat.com under cold appetizers.

cucumber sandwiches at http://rosemaryandthegoat.com/2009/06...

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

So how do you think in Asian salad and the Chinese takeout cartons would look using the French table cloths these are all Williams-Sonoma calls that I bought when I worked there and to me they have a real French Provence look

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

This is a lunch I would like to take to a jazz festival here in the woodlands

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

I could always go with salads have a container of a fruit salad a pasta vegetable salad and some type of meat salad with A ciabatta roll in the basket. And a slice of pie or cake. Then I'm going to have to come up with all those little serving containers.

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

I would love to do pimento
cheese sandwich and cucumber sandwiches but I think these ladies would not go for all the bread. He normally have our luncheon in May at a restaurant or country club where they have a choice of three menus usually a fish chicken and pork so next year I'm giving them one choice and that will be whatever is in the basket

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

I love pickled shrimp I did that on my blog at Rosemary and the goat.com but for 45 ladies that would get pretty expensive

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

Fruit cup always good with a nice dressing. And asparagus would be cheaper in the spring. I know I'm planning almost a year in ad advice but I usually do that when I know I have something on my calendar. I have huge coolers that chicken dish can be out in and we can out together lunches at the garden farm. I have had a hard time. Finding peach baskets for a couple of dollars if I can't find those I might go with a colored gift bags to match the color of the florals tablecloths and then Tie handles together with the bandannas

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

I like the idea of the hummus and vegetables. Would a torta taste good cold. Maybe a pasta salad with some type of cold lemon chicken. Fried chicken would not go over with these ladies. I love the idea of cold chicken for a picnic though. I would probably not do a sandwich unless it was the type they could put the salad in a roll or eat it with a fork without the roll.

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

Do you serve your quiche cold. That would go with French feel of luncheon but I've never had cold quiche. Seems like Ina made a cold chicken breast thing once on one of her show.

Jun 03, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Ideas for a cold lunch basket

I am trying to come up with a cold lunch menu I can do for my garden club next spring. I do not want to do a sandwich. I plan on lining a basket with tissue, adding the lunch and tying a floral bandana around the handle to be used for a napkin. I would really like to do something really nice. Like some type of cold chicken dish, a salad of some sort, and dessert and maybe a take-home cookie or something. Any ideas appreciated. I was thinking I could include knife for cutting or using food on a kabob.

Jun 02, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

How would you serve pork belly?

I may have to try that tonight. My husband made is a lettuce box and we have lettuce growing like crazy even through our Texas winter. I may have to try it tonight before the freezing rain maybe freezes my crop of beautiful lettuce. Thanks.

Jan 23, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

How would you serve pork belly?

Wow, those steamed buns look great. That's one type of bread I haven't attempted and should be next on my list of things to try for my blog.

Jan 23, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

How would you serve pork belly?

So I have Anne Burrell's Mustard Glazed Pork belly in the oven. There are two or three things I know I want to do with it for my blog -- 1. PB tacos like I had at Big Star in Chicago. 2. A pork belly BLT with tomato fennel jam like I tried at Longman and Eagle in Chicago and 3. is a BLT appetizer that I want to try making maybe using the tomato fennel jam as a topping for the bread. I don't know what to do with it if I want to serve it as a "chunk" of meat. Can I freeze the cool, weighted, and cubed pork belly to use at a later time. Would you serve it on it's own or put on top of some type of puree etc. I usually buy pork belly, freeze then slice to fry as bacon. Growing up in Missouri we called this fresh side pork or fresh bacon and it's great. I really wanted to try the whole process of braising the pork belly but now that it's in the oven, i'm thinking, how am I going to serve this. Thanks for comments.

Jan 23, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Pork Belly Techniques Question

I have a PB in oven as I type. I decided to try Ann Burrells Mustard Pork Belly. It had a dry rub that sat 24 hours before finishing and then a braising liquid. Her recipe starts and stays at 325° for 6 hours. I have questions about what to do with it afterwards. I want to try a BLT sandwich with tomato fennel jam (had this at Longman and Eagle in Chicago) and I also want to try a BLT appetizer with it. My question is can I cut it in squares and freeze until I want to finish it off?
Anne's recipe had skin off. Her braising liquid was fennel, onion, garlic, white wine and chicken broth.

Jan 23, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking

Cutting a chicken breast in half?

Sorry, I get upset when I see chef's crack an egg directly into the bowl, that's now the way my mother or grandmother taught me so sometimes I think my way is best -- which I know is not right. I've been cranky for over a year now after having knee replacements that are cooperating so I must have gotten up on the wrong side of the bed. I'm not the kind of person to pick a fight because I know I probably won't win :).

Jan 22, 2014
Cflower5 in Home Cooking