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SEA Outdoor Brunch?

So, if you walk into Portage Bay and hang a right, keep walking and you'll hit the patio. It's a nice little patio with a handful of tables. Enjoy!

May 16, 2007
jennypenne in Pacific Northwest

SEA Outdoor Brunch?

Portage Bay Cafe, Cafe Campagne, and Macrina on Queen Anne all have at least a few outdoor tables and serve up a yummy brunch.

May 14, 2007
jennypenne in Pacific Northwest

Seasoning for fajitas?

I use a marinade that is very similar to the one above. From Tyler's Ultimate Fajitas:

1 orange, juiced
2 limes, juiced
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
3 chipolte chiles, in adobo sauce
3 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt

I use it with skirt steak and it turns out great. I'm sure it would work well with chicken too.

May 10, 2007
jennypenne in Home Cooking

Easy canape ideas... catering for 30

Looks like lots of great ideas already. Some of my easy stand-bys are:
-proscuitto, wrapped around melon, bread sticks, roasted asparagus, fresh mozzarella, etc.
-pepperdew peppers stuffed with goat cheese
-kippered white salmon with cream cheese and Stonewall Kitchen garlic onion jam on crackers
-nice selection of meats and cheeses
-bruschetta, with colorful heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil
-fig halves with blue cheese, lightly toasted pine nuts and just a tiny drizzle of balsamic

May 08, 2007
jennypenne in Home Cooking

Bellingham to Mt Baker

I hear D'Anna's is good and I enjoyed a great dinner at Fino last summer (both in Bellingham). Often when I'm doing just a quick trip through B'ham, I'll pick up a few things for a picnic or antipasti at home...stops include the farmer's market, Quel Fromage, Avenue Bread, and Purple Smile. A Mallard ice cream stop is also a favorite.

May 01, 2007
jennypenne in Pacific Northwest

Healthy salads to take to work

Thanks for all the responses - you've helped liven up my lunch routine and I'm looking forward to giving your great ideas a try!

Apr 30, 2007
jennypenne in Home Cooking

Ravioli quandary...

Sounds like you've already gotten some good ideas. While perhaps not the healthiest, my favorite with pumpkin ravioli is brown butter, sage, and toasted pine nuts. Yum...

Apr 30, 2007
jennypenne in Home Cooking

Copper River Salmon in Seattle, Vancouver, or Alberta?

I've seen a few signs around the markets (in Seattle) that list May 17th as the arrival date.

Apr 30, 2007
jennypenne in Pacific Northwest

Healthy salads to take to work

With summer coming, I'm looking to add more salads into my workday lunches. Any ideas for yummy healthy salads (perhaps with some protein) that can be prepared (entirely or mostly) in advance?

And my apologies in advance if there's already a thread on this. I'm a new Chowhounder and did do a search, but didn't find what I was looking for.


Apr 27, 2007
jennypenne in Home Cooking

Seafood in Seattle??

If I remember correctly, I think the Brooklyn includes oysters on their happy hour menu - a half dozen for $5.00. Although it's a popular happy hour spot so seats fill up quickly.

Apr 25, 2007
jennypenne in Pacific Northwest

Brasa or Restaurant Zoe?

I second the vote for Restaurant Zoe.

Apr 23, 2007
jennypenne in Pacific Northwest

Mothers Day Brunch (SEA)

Portage Bay Cafe is one of my favorite brunch spots. Delicious (organic) food in a warm, casual environment. They also have an outdoor patio...although that could be a stretch for mid-May in Seattle.

Apr 18, 2007
jennypenne in Pacific Northwest

SEA - Best Waterfront Seafood Happy Hour

Agreed...Waterfront has great food and a view that's hard to beat.

Love the steak strips, steak sandwich, and oysters on the half shell at Daniel's - all on the happy hour menu. They do have an outdoor area, but it's pretty small. Get there early and enjoy!

Mar 30, 2007
jennypenne in Pacific Northwest