This recipe was inspired by many things: digging clams in the Pacific Northwest and a recipe from the Frugal Gourmet cookbook, the mussels I ate in a restaurant on Loch Linnhe in Scotland (I haven’t quite approached their amazingness), French Clams Bordelaise. Fortunately steaming shellfish with wine is easy; it’s now made even easier by the Instant Pot!Read More
Cheryl worked for much of her career as an Occupational Therapist but would rather be writing and blogging and loves travel most of all. When she's not traveling, or at home writing, she loves to explore closer to home in the beautiful PNW.She also loves drinking coffee, reading, studying French, and is trying to get back into fitness for cycling and kayaking. She recently purchased a rooftop tent which she is excited about using more this summer. She usually does not write about herself in third person.
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Tokyo, of course, is known for its Anime, Manga, pop culture — but what about Kyoto? When I toted my Anime-loving daughter along to Kyoto, I was worried that she would simply hang out at the AirBNB which, largely, she did. But we did find some loosely “Otaku” things to do in Kyoto (my daughter’s objection to the term duly noted).Read More
Updated for 2019!
Summer is coming! One of the things I look forward to putting on my schedule are the many free and low-cost outdoor Shakespeare performances in local parks. Grab your festival blanket, pack a picnic, and get ready for some Bard.Read More
Looking for info about days gone by in Seattle? Here are eight online resources to soothe your retro Seattle soul, including groups, archives of historic Seattle photos, and other resources.Read More
I learned about the Japanese fish-shaped waffles from my daughter who loves Japanese sweets. But when our go-to Seattle taiyaki place disappeared, a search ensued to find out where to get the best taiyaki in Seattle.Read More
My husband and I were arguing about the merits of one trekking pole vs. two. So what is the right answer? I did my own subjective research. Here are some of the reasons to use poles at all and the advantages of using one or two poles.Read More
When you think of the Arashiyama area of Kyoto, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the Sagano Bamboo Forest. But there’s so much more to do in this beautiful area of Kyoto. Plan to spend at least a day here — here are some of the many things to do to make the most of your day in the area.Read More
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