Thursday, September 30, 2010
For a little while, I thought tonight's Thursday Night Bite might be of the home cooking variety. We use Amazon Fresh for at least 95% of our grocery shopping. In addition to meaning that I rarely set foot in a grocery store, it also means that we have access to some interesting food items that aren't available in local stores. My latest discovery are FRESH HATCH GREEN CHILES. This is a HUGE deal if you're from New Mexico. When they arrived yesterday, I promptly thrust my nose into the package, expecting to smell home... the scent was scarce and waning. I didn't care. I'll take it! Now comes the challenge of roasting them in my Seattle oven rather than in a gas-powered, New Mexico roaster (to be driven home leaving your car smelling like chile for a week) as they should be. In any case, my plan for tonight was to roast my 4 lbs. (yes, 4lbs, not 40) in my Viking oven.
Anyway, my plans were derailed in favor of another Local Vine night. The logic was that I'll be more relaxed on Friday night and enjoy roasting and peeling my green chile that much more.
Monday, September 27, 2010
We probably should have just gone home since it wasn't the idea of eating out that I was attached to, but the specific restaurant. At this point, though, we were on a quest for a restaurant open on Mondays. I didn't start out feeling like I needed a drink, but by the time we got home, I'd decided that I did, in fact, need a drink and didn't feel like cooking... never mind the fact that I'm a terrible, reluctant cook. We decided on Black Bottle (open 4PM-2AM daily... thank you).
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Once the weather in Seattle has turned, you sort of resign yourself to the fact that you've seen the last of the sun until July. Of course, even in Seattle, we're bound to get a sunny day here and there. That's called bonus weather. Today,we got a HUGE bonus... High 70's, clear skies, awesome. The total attitude transformation that takes place in this city on sunny days is astounding. There are people everywhere on the streets. They're smiling, friendly... grateful.