Thursday, May 31, 2012

Linzy & David

Bellevue & Pine

Linzy works at the downtown American Apparel location.  Such a well dressed group of people working at their Seattle shops... remember Charly and Jonny.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Olive & Bellevue

Kristin works for Nordstrom in the fashion marketing creative team.  Sounds pretty good to me.  I really like the subtle monogram on such a bold bag.

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Don & Michael

Pike Place Market

Michael works for Lifelong Thrift Store on Capitol Hill.  His whole outfit was thrifted.  Style doesn't have to be expensive especially in a city filled with great consignment and thrift shops.  Plus, picking up the majority of your outfit second hand leaves more space in the budget for special pieces from places like THIS new neighbor of mine...

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012


10th & Pine

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6th & Pine

It's all in the details.  Amazing what a little picket square can add.
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Monday, May 28, 2012

A Refreshing Appetizer

If you are looking for something unique and easy to serve the next time you have people over this may be the perfect small dish for you.  I recently had dinner at my aunt and uncle's house and this was the first course.  I wrote my aunt the next day and asked her how to make it:
"You need onions, lox, soy sauce, lemon juice and sesame oil.  You can use use white onions.  Mixing white with red is nice too.  But not yellow- they are too strong.  Slice (or more like shave) the onions as thin as you can using a slicer like a mandolin.  Put sliced onions in cold water. Let sit. Change water a couple of times.  Put through strainer.  Get rid of water.  Pat dry with a paper towel. Mix onions in a bowl with thin strips of lox. In a separate bowl mix soy sauce, lemon juice and a small quantity of sesame oil to make the dressing.  I just eyeball it and taste as I go.  Nice with capers if you like them.  Dress with onion/lox dressing. Enjoy."
There were are also daikon sprouts garnishing ours on this night.  Delicious!

So there you have it. From my aunt and uncle's kitchen to yours.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Rachel & Stacie

Pacific Place

Enjoying their break outside of Seven.  Rachel is a stylist and Stacie is a supervisor at the salon.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012


8th & Pine

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Harvard & Olive

Michael is the manager of Ward&Co. downtown.  There are so many places for women to go and get products to pamper themselves but for men these spots are few and far between.  Ward&Co. is 100% full to the brim with products for you guys.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Stephan Dekkard

5th & Pine

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Dance like no one is watching. 
Sing like no one is listening.
Love like you have never been hurt...

This always feels incredibly cheesy when I read it on someone's bumper sticker but it was really beautiful when I saw the first line happening in real life the other day while walking down Broadway. 

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

James, Katherine and Moses

Columbia City Farmers Market

James is a photographer here in Seattle.  Check out his beautiful wedding and engagement photos here.

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Hill Style- Shawn

Broadway & Denny

I featured Shawn on last weeks Hill Style post over at CHS.  Remember?... it used to be sunny.

This lucky guy just got back from a backpacking trip through Greece and Turkey.  He got his belt and his tan there.  He serves drinks in the bar car on the Seattle-Eugene Amtrak route.  One of my regular haunts.

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fuzzy Purse

7th & Pine

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Saturday, May 19, 2012


16th & Pine

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Jessica & Morgan

morgan henderson jessica Tjalsma seattle street style fashion it's my darlin' fleet foxes
Belmont & Pine

Two familiar faces.  I photographed Jessica last year in Fremont and Morgan just up the hill on Broadway a few years ago.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012


Broadway & Pine

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

10th & Pine

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Jim Kent

Broadway & Harrison 

I took Jim's photo back in 2010 on another sunny day.  He dances with Whim W'Him Dance Company.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

All American Petites Trianons Par Don

After a couple trial runs (during which I happily played taste tester) Don has concocted such a perfect brownie.    This is a combination of Maida Heatter's Petites Trianons, her All American Brownie recipe and a few additional alterations from the mind of Don who is an evil genius when it comes to sweets.  This recipe is not for the faint of heart and should only be tried if you like gooey, super rich and dense chocolaty brownies.  Okay, now that you have been warned...

4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch slices
2 ounces (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/4 teaspoon hazelnut extract
2 extra-large or jumbo eggs
1/2 cup sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon of salt 
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Adjust a rack one-third up from the bottom of the oven and preheat oven to 350°. Prepare an 8-inch square cake pan as follows: Turn pan upside down. Cut a 12-inch square of aluminum foil. Center it over the inverted pan shiny side down. Fold down the sides and the corners and then remove the foil and turn the pan right side up. Place the foil in the pan. In order not to tear the foil use a pot holder or a folded towel and, pressing gently with the pot holder or towel, smooth the foil into place. Lightly butter the bottom and halfway up the sides, using soft or melted butter and a pastry brush or crumpled wax paper. Set aside.

Place the butter and chocolate in a double boiler over low heat (or a metal mixing bowl over a pot of steaming water if you don't have one). Stir occasionally with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool for about 3 minutes.

Stir in the sugar and the vanilla and then the eggs, one at a time, stirring until smooth.
Gently stir in flour/salt mixture.

Sprinkle in milk and dark chocolate chips, pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly.  Be careful not to stir as to avoid melting down the chocolate chips.

Bake for 24- 28 minutes depending on how gooey you like your brownies. Do not over bake; they should remain moist in the center. Use a toothpick to gage.  Cool in the pan for 5 minutes.

Best fresh.  They can also be wrapped and frozen then reheated.
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Sunday, May 13, 2012


Denny & Belmont Ave

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Blue Trousers

6th & Pine

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Friday, May 11, 2012


Broadway & Thomas
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Thursday, May 10, 2012


47th & University Way NE

Colette has a really a entertaining tumblr. Daily tidbits of the interesting/hilarious things that she comes across.  My current favorite is...  

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Jonny Mendez... Denim Jacket

7th & Pine

I took Jonny's photo last fall looking just as put together as he did the day I took these photos.  He is a very talented singer songwriter.  Check out his music here.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rxch & Marz

11th & Pike

Marz runs Arta Che (sound familiar?). Arta Che events are the perfect mix of art, handmades, jewelry and vintage clothing.  Catch the next one on June 3rd at Vermillion Gallery.

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Amy & Viola

Broadway & Pine
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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Times- Andrew

In The Seattle Times Arts & Life section today

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Broadway & Olive

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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Good Food Makes Everything Better

It has been three weeks since my shoulder surgery and I'm finally getting around to loading up the food photos from my two weeks of being laid up at home.  Here's a sampling of the great things that kept miraculously appearing in front of me while I kept the couch warm.  Chef Don outdid himself as always. 

Frijoles Especial
After working on the border in Brownsville, TX for over a month Don has gotten the opportunity to learn a lot about cooking mexican food.  These slow cooked beans have been revolutionary.  The whole process takes two days though... soaking the pinto beans, creating either a green or red sauce base and cooking them in the crock pot for a day.  This is the green sauce version topped with queso fresco, salsa verde, onions, cilantro and avocado. I don't know that I will ever want beans from a can again... I'm ruined for life.

 Carrot and sweet onion soup made in the Blendtec

Chile shrimp tacos with citrus guacamole and a tangy chichurri zucchini salsa

 Chipotle cheddar sweet potato muffins
Recipe is from Clean Eating Magazine but can be found here.

 Black bean, Quinuoa and roasted pine nut veggie burgers grilled with sweet onions, apple and gruyere cheese on sourdough bread.  Recipe adapted from here.

On week two of being out of commission Don had to head back on the road so my aunt and uncle came to stay at my place and spoiled me with delicious food and great company.  Here are two of my favorite things that they cooked.
 Moqueca De Peixe (Brazilian fish stew)
Recipe adapted from here

Chirashi with pickled vegetables and kimchi on the side
In Japan, where my aunt is originally from, Chirashi Zushi is traditionally eaten on March 3rd which is Girl's Day.  People often prepare special meals wishing girls healthy growth and happiness on Girl's Day and this dish is the one most often made.  Here is a recipe.  All the ingredients can be found at Uwajimaya.

So, aside from the part about having surgery (minor detail), my time off of work was actually pretty great.  
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