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Do I need a Planner?

Do I need a Planner?

Featured Wedding: April 2019 Venue and Catering: Salty’s on Alki Beach Space: Skyline Ballroom Event Décor: Linen Sensation, Glassybaby Cake: Salty’s on Alki Floral: Patty Schmitz – Creative Colours by Patty Photography: Kelsey Lynne Photography In chatting with one of our brides the other day during a planning session, I learned that most couples think
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Traveling Tuna

Traveling Tuna

When I think about local wild tuna, I imagine far-away, get-aways like Hawaii or Japan. But without traveling, where would we go to find it? Well, pack your bags lightly my friend, your food staycation starts right here.  Did you know, that troll caught albacore tuna is one of the most abundant Pacific Northwest seafood
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The Fleet is in Albacore Tuna

The Fleet is in Albacore Tuna

At the end of summer I always get a chill that is not induced by the cold weather. The chill comes from raw excitement for all the amazing local seafood starting to come around the markets. One of the most under appreciated catches is the amazing albacore tuna off the Oregon coast. Albacore is wild
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Pucker Up Butter Cup!

Pucker Up Butter Cup!

You will ALWAYS find one ingredient in my professional and home kitchen; the god of the citrus world, the amazing, tart and delicious lemon. I use lemons in almost all my cooking and cocktails. Sometimes I overuse it in a gin and tonic and then give a little spritz or zest to brighten up soup.
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When Life Gives You Lemons

When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons, I say do the happy dance. Because to me, it’s the sassiest, sunniest, food in your kitchen.  Being dealt the attributes of acid and sour, lemons have the pluck to proudly rise above. These yellow orbs know that they bring balance to life. For instance, how would you know that
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Mighty Microgreens

Mighty Microgreens

You’ve heard the saying “big things come in small packages” right? Well, true that is, when it comes to microgreens. These little bits of vegetable confetti may be pint sized, but they pack a powerful punch. What exactly are microgreens? They’re a vegetable, a teensy-eensy vegetable. In the “line up according to your height” veggie
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Finish Your Dish with Delish

Finish Your Dish with Delish

This month we are talking about those little greens that fancy chefs finish their dishes with. These greens are packed with flavor and nutrition according to my cohort Kathy Kingen. So what actually is a micro green? It is a sprout of lettuce, herb or even vegetable. The flavor that comes off these micro greens
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