While I actually hate the way I look and sound in this video, it’s just too good of a story not to share. This summer, I had the privilege of having a CNN reporter follow me around during one of my Market Heritage Tours. Rarely does the general public get to see the deeper layers of Pike Place Market, specifically the Market Foundation and human service agencies that support thousands of homeless, low-income and elderly members of our community.
I’m honored to share my birthday with the noodle. There’s nothing like a hearty noodle dish to lift your spirits, especially as the weather starts to turn cooler and the days become shorter. I spent a good chunk of my childhood in Korea and was spoiled with all kinds of amazing Korean noodle dishes — savory, spicy, loaded with seaweed, dumplings and even rice cakes. Mmmm mmmm.
Thank you for another great year of delicious new recipes…
So what did you kids do this weekend? BOB (Big Orange Ball…aka the sun) was in town so we spent some much-needed quality time together at Green Lake.
I also Needled. Wait, no I did the Needle. No, no, no, I went Needling. Hmmm, OK, no matter how I phrase it, it comes across as naughty innuendo or a euphemism for a drug addiction.
Despite being crazy busy the past couple weeks and the fact that my weekend will be a short one (work event in BFE Redmond tomorrow – ugh), today turned out to be a pretty good day.
For starters, I finally found time to update this blog, bringing the total for April to a whopping TWO posts!
Well don’t be. The blog has a new name and look, but I’m still Jenn and a lot of the content here will still focus on food and cooking.
So why the change, you ask? As much as food/cooking is my greatest passion, this doesn’t fully define who I am as a person. There’s more to this crazy lady than you think and I want to be able to share other interesting tidbits about my life. And I can’t fathom managing two separate blogs (I already feel like I have multiple personality disorder with all the Twitter accounts I manage – lol!) without having an epic meltdown.
So buckle your seat belts, folks – we’ll be traveling at extreme speeds and may hit some occasional turbulence!
OK, not gonna lie…December was a total blur. And suddenly Christmas is here! I’m amazed I managed to get all my holiday shopping done and international packages mailed on time. Anyway, I know the virtual cobwebs that have formed over this blog are no bueno — I promise to make up for it in the new year as I’ve got a couple fun food-related projects up my sleeve.
Needless to say, I’m in chillax-and-unwind mode for the remainder of the holidays. I will be hanging up the apron and cooking utensils, and plan to go out for a nice New Year’s Eve dinner. For those of you pondering going out for dinner as well, below is a list of some of my personal favorite restaurants who are offering special NYE menus (although, you better get on those rezzies fast!):
- ART Restaurant, 7 courses for $123 or 3-course “pre-party” menu for $65
- Canlis, 5 courses for $125 or 7 courses for $185
- Epulo, 4 courses for $45
- Fresh Bistro, 5 courses for $60
- Olivar, 4 courses for $65
- Place Pigalle, 4 courses for $75
- Staple & Fancy, 4 courses for $75
Whatever your NYE plans, I wish you all a pleasant and safe evening. Merry Christmas…Happy Holidays…Seasons Greetings…Happy Festivus…Merry Christmahanakwanzika…and Felice Anno Nuovo!