My little succulents are in bloom! Aren’t they charming? The rest seemed to have faded out already but, these continue on! 🌺🌺🌺
A good friend let me know that once a year they make it a point to sit down and a big batch of tamales to freeze and eat through the coming months.
I was definitely excited when she extended the offer to let me in on sharing the haul. Oh, and part of the work load.
I have to say the friends did all the hard stuff in pre-preparation making the meats, soaking husks and roasting peppers.
It really is glorious to see it all laid out and ready for assembly.
We began roughly a bit after noon and a delicious homemade chorizo/ sweet potato hash with egg breakfast. Accompanied with Pepinos*, from the Homemade cookbook.
The first time sitting down and doing this was 9 hours straight of sweaty work but, definitely worth it. They’re delicious…
A book on Modern Wallpaper for reading, organic berries and matcha tea this morning…
Tucked next to the exciting spot, Stateside, is a hidden little gem tucked in a spot you can easily miss along Pike in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood.
Think Miami/70s and Art Deco, with outstanding food from the shared Stateside kitchen and fancy specialty cocktails all the while listening to some disco. Go to get away, in a dark corner and get your groove on soon!
Summer White Sangria
1 bottle of Grüner Vetliner
1 bottle Sparkeling Apple cider
1 cup White Rum
1/4 cup Triple Sec
1 1/2 cup Blueberrys
1 1/2 cup Strawberries
Soda water for topping
Mix this all together in a larger container and let chill for 2 hours.
Ladle out over ice and top with a splash of soda water!
Need a faster then fast appetizer for a party? I threw these together in no time. I picked up festive toothpicks and some fresh fruit, cheese and cured meats cut them into bite size pieces. Think about interesting combinations. Here’s is cherry, bacon, Sheeps milk Parma, and blueberry. Also, cantaloupe, prosciutto and Parma. Some were just with fruit alone.
They worked perfectly for the party and were a total hit. No muss, no fuss. And, everyone loved the bite sized combos!
I’m interested in trying watermelon and pineapple versions next. Think of all the great party themes and color combos possible!