Outdoor Movie Night🎬

In an effort to squeeze every last little moment out of Summer. This last weekend was movie night! 

It was equipped with a plethora of dogs, hot dogs, popcorn and candy. 

The Goonies was the feature of the evening. 

I scoured Craiglist and found an amazing 13′ blow up movie screen by Airblown that’s awesome. I got a great little projector off of Amazon by a company called Corprit. It wireless and connects itself automatically to my Wifi. How great is that? So, I just plug in my speaker and my Roku and that’s it, good to go! 

I spread some rugs, pillows and beanbag chairs. 

When you dress your backyard with hanging lights, it makes it magical. 

Avocado Lime Cheesecake

I won’t even take credit for this amazing recipe. It’s featured in the Homecooked Cookbook. It’s amazing. A friend of mine made it in a glass canning jar instead of the typical looking cheesecake form. Still delicious and quite frankly, way more convenient to take and enjoy anywhere, really. The best part of this recipe is it’s actually delicious and healthy. No flour or sugar. You won’t be disappointed. And, I will be trying this on my own…

Tamale Making Day! 

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…

Sunday Chill…

A book on Modern Wallpaper for reading, organic berries and matcha tea this morning…

Foreign National-Seattle’s newest hidden, little gem…

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!