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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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Be Shellfish, Eat Oysters

Be Shellfish, Eat Oysters

I know what you’re thinking… It’s a little bit risky to be shellfish at this time of year. What with Santa making his list of the good boys and girls… It’s important to be careful on the homestretch. But if you want to make extra points for being good to yourself, I suggest eating lots
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Out with the New–In with the Old

Out with the New–In with the Old

The classics have always been a staple in the culinary scene. Back in the good old days of the 60’s 70’s and 80’s you could not go into a restaurant without seeing the words Rockefeller, Thermidor, Diane or Napoleon.  These dishes were comprised in a precise way and customers what they were getting. New school
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