So here was yesterday, a typically cloudy, drippy Seattle day, which required strong coffee and a lemon poppyseed scone to kickstart it properly.
|Driving into downtown from West Seattle, it all looks so industrial. I love Smith Tower, the little white one with the pointy roof. It was once the tallest building west of the Mississippi.|
|No trip to Seattle is complete without a visit to the Fremont Troll. That's a real Volkswagen he's holding. A lovely fellow, really.|
It was a great food day. See for yourself...
|Roasted red pepper hummus|
|I need a veggie smoker. Now.|
|Wraps with the most amazing BBQ sauce ever.|
|Veggies smoked on the stove top.|
|The Springroll Secret was revealed, but I can't tell you... :o)|
|Beautiful springrolls. I made these at the end of the day, for the folks who work at the Abbey. I'm rather proud of them.|
Thrive is a lovely little organ, raw, vegan cafe. If that sounds boring to you, think again. There is definitely life beyond the expected bowl of lettuce. We had a fresh juice that made us feel like light was beaming out the ends of our hair, an appetizer made with pepper leaves and assorted fillings and sauces, two beautiful main dishes, and chocolate truffles that were better than any I've ever had - and I
I've had many.
Actually, now that I think about it, Thrive is where I sat last summer with Sally, and thought, I need to learn to cook like this. Less than a year later, I'm back in Seattle, doing just that. Way to manifest a dream!
Today is Dessert Day in class - I'd better go find a non-sweet breakfast to float me through the day.
Wish You Were Here!