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Showing posts from June, 2012

Dinner at Fonda La Catrina

Tonight my husband and I ate at a new Mexican Restaurant in Georgetown called Fonda La Catrina.  It was busy, it being Saturday night and all, and the service was not so wonderful.  But the food, I loved the food.  Those tacos were nothing like I've ever had.  One bite and it felt like I'd died and gone to heaven.  I ordered the Steak Tacos which is St Helens grass fed hanger steak with green peppers, white onions, bacon and avacodo plus pepperjack cheese holding it all together in corn tortillas.  It came with four tacos and yes, I ate them all.  We started off with the Guacamole Con Totopos, homemade tortilla chips with sea salt with guacamole and spicy salsa.  We polished that off and waited on stools at a long counter in the corner and waited, then waited some more, for our server to come take our food order.  When our food finally arrived, we dug in and enjoyed every bite.  My husband ordered the Chicken Tamales and enjoyed them with a super spicy green sauce that was on …

Wedding Cake

Well summer is here! You know what that means.  Wedding Season! I have some upcoming Weddings I'll be shooting and I'm getting excited.  I love Weddings.  From the bride getting ready to walk down the aisle to her dream groom, the exhanging of the vows, their first kiss as man and wife, to their first dance, and of course, one of my favorite things, the cutting of the cake.  Now I love cake.  Cake is my favorite dessert by far and especially the thick buttercream on top.  From cupcakes to wedding cake, to homemade, I love it all.  When I see the cake at Weddings I do, I rush up to it and probably take too many photos of it, wanting to caputure every angle.  No matter how busy I am photography the Reception, I always spare three or four minutes to polish off a slice.  Then I'm on a sugar high the rest of the Wedding and I love it!

To see more of my Wedding Photography, you can click here for my website.

Here's to a happy Wedding season.  To all you happy couples getting…

The Seattle Great Wheel

Seattle now has a huge ferris wheel on the Waterfront.  The Great Wheel is set to open next weekend but we went yesterday to check it out. 

The Great Wheel adds so much to the ever changing and evolving Seattle Skyline.  A skyline I've always loved and which I think is one of the best in the world.  The ferris wheel is designed like the one on London, The London Eye, and is 175 feet tall.  The Seattle Great Wheel is one of the biggest wheels in the country. 

Each person riding will sit in a gondola and see views of Seattle, Elliot Bay, Mt. Rainer and the Olympic Mountains. 

The Great Wheel was designed my Hal Griffith, a business man who dreamed of building a ferris wheel on the Seattle Waterfront for thirty years.  He finally is getting to see his dream realized.

The price to ride will be $8.50 for kids 11 and under and $13.00 for ages 12 and up.  For more information on this cool new addition to Seattle, go to 

Dinner at Bar Del Corso

Last night we ate at a new pizzeria in Beacon Hill called Bar Del Corso.  The menu features authentic Italian pizza cooked in a wood fired oven and the ingredients are all natural and local.  The owner has over thirty years of experience in Italian cooking and his wife also works there, in fact she sat us at our table.  The owner is also the one cooking the pizzas and he even served our Margherita Pizza.  The restaurant has a community feel to it and it already a popular place as every table was filled by 6:15.

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups with Sea Salt

After eating these, you won't want store bought Peanut Butter Cups anymore.  These are awesome and so rich, especially with the sea salt sprinkled on top.  I finally broke down and bought some sea salt and hope to use it for many other recipes.  This recipe makes eight peanut butter cups and they are pretty big.  If you're not into sweets as much, eat half because they're rich! These are also no bake and super easy to mix up- they just take a little time to set up in the refrigerator and you just use your microwave to heat the ingredients.  Easy-peasy! 

Peanut Butter Cups with Sea Salt
Makes eight Peanut Butter Cups

Recipe from Blue Eyed Bakers

1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup semisweet or milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk
Sea salt
Line a muffin tin with papers (you could also use a mini muffin tin if you prefer).
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter & peanut butter together for 45 seconds. Stir until smoot…

A visit to the new Chihuly Museum and dinner at Koral in Bellevue

To celebrate our five year Wedding Anniversary yesterday, we went and checked out the new Dale Chihuly museum at Seattle Center.  It's called the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum.  There are eleven different rooms and spaces of beautiful handmade and colorful glass displays to view.  The elaborate installations flow on floors, walls, ceilings and outside in the gardens.  In the glasshouse, there's a 100-foot long sculpture.  There's even a cafe inside the museum with Dale Chihuly's things he has collected over the years on display.  He is from the Seattle area but his work has been displayed all over the world.  I saw his work at the Belligio Hotel in Las Vegas and was hooked ever since.  I love viewing and photographing large sculpture's, so the museum was a hit for me.

Inside the Collections Cafe.  We didn't eat dinner here-we headed over to Bellevue and ate our Anniversary Dinner at Koral

For more info on the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum, click here