Ah…food may be fuel sometimes, but true nourishment for me almost always is social. I super-like to challenge myself with new recipes when guests come, and since my mom was here this weekend, she was the guinnea pig. Why does food taste better shared???
Friday’s K-lights: Shockingly affordable live clams pushed me to try a restaraunt favorite at home: Steamed Clams in White Wine. The little critters were so pretty…While I was steaming them and creating a bath of Charles Smith Wines Eve Chardonnay (A FAB-O BUY!), onions, spices and diced tomatoes, I needed a snack. Finally tried out Banana on Avocado Mashed Toast . My Gosh! Who knew such a combo would be so delicioso!
YOu can tell how happy I was!
Saturday’s K-lights: After my rocking run, the day began with the BEST cup of coffee from TJs (Bay Blend)…We drove up to Seattle and completed TASK #44: Yum Cha with friends. Yum Cha is drinking tea Hong Kong Style and enjoying a dim sum brunch. It’s best doing it with a big group of friends. Seasame seed balls, steamed BBQ Pork Buns, Taro Squares all rolled by on trolleys.We really didn’t have a group with curious appetites, and so the experience was a little dissapointing. I was too busy trying to be a hostess that I didn’t get to explore as much as I’d want to, instead opting to be silly instead with my fab-o intimates. It still feels good to try something new!
Saturday night I plucked my mom out to on an evening walk to my favorite family owned Bistro, The Upper Crust. I pressured mom into trying her first cider (From WA, this place goes local!) and I SAVORED Maryhill’s (again, WA!) Winemaker’s Red. Yum-o! Yum-o (and after it was gone) Yuuuuummmmm-o! And get an eyeball on these scones!
We finished it up with some bread pudding…All while planning my dessert pancake recipe for Katie’s challenge. I love projects like this! I am going to prepare them for the Eats and Earrings Exchange I am hosting on Friday (bring a dish and a pair of wrapped earrings to swap! So fun!). Have any ideas or suggestions? for me?
DO YOU EAT BETTER WITH COMPANY?