Monday, December 30, 2013

Winter Beaching





Even in the winter Don and I still find ourselves spending a ridiculous amount of time playing at the beach. In town Golden Gardens is our favorite place to walk and check out tide pools during low tide. It's probably because I am from Idaho but I just can't get over living right in the middle of the city but being able to drive for 15 minutes and be here.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Colton McMurray | Fremont Sunday Market



I found Colton at his Fremont Sunday Market booth again recently wearing layers of incredible second hand finds just like last time. He's got such a good eye for these amazing pieces.


Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Vegan Nog! And french toast... Saffronog French Toast via Oh Ladycakes




When I saw this recipe for Saffronog French Toast posted on vegan baking blog Oh, Ladycakes I immediately started soaking the almonds and cashews. I had been wanting to find a recipe for vegan nog this holiday season and it was like Ashlae received some sort of telepathic message from me because this recipe is spot-on exactly what I was looking for. It has an almond milk base, cashews for creaminess, only dates are used for sweetening and best of all it's boozy! I used bourbon but the recipe calls for your choice of dark liquor. It was really hard to leave the saffronog alone last night so that I could use it for the french toast this morning. It is ridiculously good. 

This morning I got everything out, sliced up my bread and dunked all the slices into the nog. I let them all sit on a cookie sheet for about 15 min to really let the liquid soak in. Once thoroughly soaked in bourbony goodness I put a hefty nob of coconut oil into a skillet and fried those slices up. Don and I both channeled our inner Buddy The Elf and doused the french toast in pure maple syrup. We ate every last piece... 

This may be my favorite Oh, Ladycakes recipe. I can't believe it's possible to make egg nog and french toast vegan. What's going on here??


Friday, December 20, 2013

Snow Day | Madilynn Crowder



It snowed! Short but fun while it lasted. I found Madilynn waiting for the bus on 15th & John while I was on my lunch. 

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Visiting home through my iPhone

I just got back from an early Christmas visit to see my family in Idaho and Wyoming. I didn't bring my big girl camera but I have really been enjoying taking photos with my iPhone. Here are some of the things I saw as I  traveled from Utah to Wyoming to Idaho. 
I love when it's clear flying in and out of Seattle. I always reserve a seat by the window on the left side of the plane when leaving and on the right window side when flying back. This scene just doesn't get old.

The salt flats coming into Salt Lake are incredible from the air in the winter.

Landing in Jackson Hole, WY is a unique experience. The plane lands on a short snowy runway, flip a u-turn and drive back to the airport on the same runway. 

Croque Madame with my sister-in-law in Jackson Hole before heading off to Idaho

The top of Targhee Ski Resort with my parents

A Wes Anderson-esque shot of my dad in front of the little library where my parents live in Driggs, ID

Looking over Bridger-Teton National Forest

"Downtown" Driggs, ID... Lots of pickup trucks

Skate skiing in Teton Canyon

Moonlit skate skiing adventure with my dad in Teton Canyon

We saw so many animal tracks while backcountry skiing; bears, moose, deer and little critters. This one we couldn't figure out. I put my hand print next to it to provide some size reference.  Hmmm.

Square ice cream in Swan Valley, ID. 

Windmills outside of Idaho Falls, ID

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Couldn't resist...



I'm visiting my family in Idaho this week. More photos coming soon. It's been a beautiful trip of family, friends, my mom's amazing cooking and enjoying the snow. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

Margarita De Vera | Pine & Melrose


Margarita is an illustrator and designer. She moved here recently from NY. You can find her work here

Also featured on my Hill Style post over at CHS.

Monday, December 9, 2013

This Weekend at Northwest Film Forum | Screen Style 2013


The NW Film Forum and Seattle Met are presenting a second Screen Style series curated by Laura Cassidy.  Learn how to win free tickets here!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving




Mid day crab snack


Cashew creamed spinach, mashed sweet potatoes, portobello mushroom green beans with crispy fried onions, cornmeal stuffing, orange cranberry sauce and glazed ham. 


Carmel apple pie, vegan chocolate peanut butter pie and Talenti vanilla gelato. 

iPhone photos via @itsmydarlin on instagram
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