May 162014
Mother's Day Dim Sum at Harbor City, Seattle ID District

  On Mother’s Day, I took the family to Harbor City Restaurant in Seattle’s ID District. Knowing that it would be crowded, we arrived early around 9:40am to get a table. We were a little surprised that the wait was already 20 minutes when we arrived and even more surprised when the wait turned into […]

Whole Roast Pig BBQ

 Posted by on August 29, 2013 at 10:39 am  Food & Cooking  No Responses »
Aug 292013
Whole Roast Pig BBQ

My friend Jeff invited me to a whole roast pig BBQ a few weeks ago and I gladly accepted as I have never seen a whole pig barbecued before outside of a commercial establishment. Jeff, having hosted a roast pig BBQ for 18 years, was clearly an expert in the method of whole pig BBQ. He […]

Jun 112013
Shucking Shellfish by the Seashore at Dosewallips State Park

There’s no better food than food that you eat seconds after you harvest it. The other day, I took some friends to Dosewallips State Park for a day of clamming and oyster shucking. After a quick lesson in oyster shucking, we able to fill a plate full of fresh Pacific oysters. A little cocktail sauce […]

Beaver Lake Stocker Rainbow Trout

 Posted by on May 13, 2013 at 11:15 pm  Food & Cooking, Outdoors  No Responses »
May 132013
Beaver Lake Stocker Rainbow Trout

A few days ago, I took advantage of the recent nice sunny weather in Seattle to do some lake fishing on Beaver Lake near Issaquah. The lake, recently stocked with larger than normal rainbows, provided some nice action and a welcomed break from work. With only a few others on the lake that day, it […]

Super Menu for Super Bowl Potluck

 Posted by on February 4, 2013 at 9:21 am  Family, Food & Cooking  1 Response »
Feb 042013
Super Menu for Super Bowl Potluck

We hosted an excellent, delicious Super Bowl potluck at our house yesterday. Five other families came over to indulge in football, food and friendship. Watching the Super Bowl with friends and family is one of the quintessential American traditions. In the end, the food turned out to be more exciting than the game in my […]

Aug 092012
Washington State Ferries: Great Views but Terrible Food

The Washington State Ferry system, the largest ferry system in the United States, is one of my top 10 things-to-do for visitors. The routes to the San Juan Islands are perhaps the most scenic passages served by any public transportation in the world. On a recent sailing to the San Juan Islands, my family decided […]

Jul 142012
Great Chicken Caesar Salad and Homemade Pies at the Halfway House Restaurant, Brinnon

We stayed near Brinnon WA on a family trip to the Hood Canal area last week. There aren’t many dining options in Brinnon so we chose the Halfway House Restaurant off of Highway 101 based on positive reviews on Yelp. We were not disappointed! To my surprise, two of my kids ordered the chicken Caesar […]

Dim Sum Guide: Steamed Fish Balls

 Posted by on May 6, 2012 at 6:51 am  Food & Cooking  No Responses »
May 062012
Dim Sum Guide: Steamed Fish Balls

If you are a fish fanatic, then steamed fish balls may be right up your alley (or creek). These balls are made of chopped up fish meat with added scallions, garlic, and other ingredients. They are steamed over a bed of bean curd skins. I have found fish balls to vary widely in taste and […]