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PACMAN of the Sea

PACMAN of the Sea

Scallops are so much like PACMAN.  They move around with big open mouths, avoid predators, get stronger as they go and clean up in the end. Hugely popular, and loved by everyone, scallops take the world by storm. Scallops are from the family of bivalves. You know its cousins, clams, oysters, and mussels. They all
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Creating a Memorable Event

Creating a Memorable Event

Do you ever wonder what makes an ordinary event, extraordinary? Why do we remember certain moments in the past yet have a hard time recalling details of the last few minutes of the present? Oftentimes when planning parties or gatherings with our guests, we get asked about details that might otherwise seem insignificant. “Should we
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The Backup Plan

The Backup Plan

FEATURED WEDDING July 2019 Venue and Catering: Salty’s on Alki Beach Space: Grand Skyline Ballroom Floral: LaVassar Florist Photography: Rebecca Anne Photography Have you ever been in a situation that was not going to plan and you suddenly in that moment realized, “I should’ve had a backup plan!”? If you’re like me, your backup plan
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Is it Fair to Call Them Crabs?

Is it Fair to Call Them Crabs?

Have you ever wondered what makes a crab so crabby? I looked into it and discovered some pretty legit reasons for their “grumpy pants” attitude. It gives me a whole new perspective. First of all… they’re old. Everyone gets old and it’s not easy. But feature this; crabs have been around 200 million years. They
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The Steelhead ID Crisis

The Steelhead ID Crisis

What in Salmon Hill is a steelhead? I get that steelhead is a fish, but exactly what kind of fish is it? It looks like a trout, yes; but like a salmon too. It acts like a salmon unless its acting like a trout. Scientists proclaim it’s a trout but then ardently insist it is
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Steelhead + Cosmic Crisp = OMG

Steelhead + Cosmic Crisp = OMG

Is steelhead salmon? It looks like salmon and tastes like salmon so what is the difference? These questions have been raised to me throughout the years and I always answer the same. Steelhead and salmon are vastly different in many ways but their flavor profile is very close. Baby steelhead start out their life as
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