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This week I got to try Lish, a new food delivery company from Seattle's top chefs.  They deliver right to your door and hand you a nice bag filled with goodies.  It felt like my birthday as I looked through my bag of dinner offerings and other treats.  I was giving a code for $20 off to try it out.  So I ordered the Green Curry Chicken Fried Rice from Chef Max Borthwick, the Kashmiri Chicken Kofta Curry from Chef Nasreen Sheikh, a Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookie, which they added an extra because they seem cool like that, and a slice of Carrot Cake from Chef Jason Wilson.  Finally, a couple pieces of dark chocolate awaited me.  Wow, high quality food right to my doorstep.  You gotta like that. 
The food arrives chilled, in containers, so you have to heat it up yourself.  That way you can eat when you'd like and your meal will be hot.  We enjoyed the food, it was a little spicy but the menu descriptions on their website warned us it would be.  Every day, Lish offers different …

Drinks at Voila! Bistrot

For a notable happy hour in Madison Valley check out Voila! Bistrot.  This French restaurant will transport you to Paris.  From the large mirror on one side of the room and the chandelier hanging from the ceiling, to the many wine and liquor bottles prominently displayed, there are many details to take in.  I went for a pre-dinner drink and had a Paris Cocktail, on the happy hour menu for just six bucks.  The bartender makes them strong and I'm sure it wasn't the last one she made that night.  With gin and Du Brouchett, a crème liquor resembling blackberries, it packed a real punch.  I enjoyed sitting at the bar, sipping my cocktail and just being present in the moment. 

A Day Trip to Vashon Island

Just a quick ferry ride on the Fauntleroy ferry in West Seattle takes you to Vashon Island.  In fifteen minutes you'll reach Vashon Island which is only accessible by ferry and has a population of 11,000 people.  Its a very artistic place with a rustic feel and lots of friendly locals.  There are unique galleries, lots of places to dine, shopping and wineries.  The island also has the most beachfront property of anyway in King County and the water views are everywhere.  The view of Mt. Rainer doesn't hurt either and we even visited a Lighthouse, Point Robinson, where the mountain was visible.  The Strawberry Festival was going on the same day we visited, so there were some road detours when we first got on the island.  First we ate lunch then we walked around the festival.  The summer day was very hot so we didn't walk around long.  It was set up on their main downtown strip and was like a long farmers market.  Then we went to Point Robinson Lighthouse and enjoyed the view…

Downtown Seattle's Mod Pizza

You'll find super fast pizza really done right at Mod Pizza.  It was cheap, fast and really decent pizza that I'm still thinking about the next day.  The format is like fast food where you order at the counter but they make your pizza in a wood fired oven and its really thin so it bakes fast.  I love thin crust because I want my toppings to stand out and not be hidden by too much bread.  I meant to order the Mad Dog but ended up with something with mushrooms.  They made me a new pizza right away at no charge.  Mine had pepperoni, sausage and meatballs.  When they were plating my husband's pizza, a little fell off the plate so they also made him another pizza.  Lucky guy, he ended up with two BBQ Chicken pizzas, which is called the Caspian.  He devoured both of them with a Manny's beer which is on top.  The sad part about our meal was my red wine.  There was only two ounces in the cup.  I don't know what's going on there and I hope it was a mistake.  Talk about…

Montana Moments

Our trip back to visit family in Montana had many special times and the beautiful scenery certainly helped.  We all joined together one night in Glacier National Park.  We had a potluck in Apgar which is right on Lake McDonald.  Nobody ever tires of that view.  Another day my family and I headed to Whitefish, about seven miles from Columbia Falls, and visited Whitefish City Beach.  I love the view from there of Whitefish Mountain Resort and Whitefish Lake.  We had coffee at Montana Coffee Traders on Central Ave and I had to snap a shot of the cute building in downtown Whitefish.  The sunsets at my parents home were also nice and I was able to capture my aunt and uncle's trailer, who were also visiting, with the sunset and the moon.  It was memorable moments in a beautiful state. 

Three Forks Grille

While on our vacation in Montana my husband and I were able to leave the kids with Grandma and Grandpa and have a date night.  Hooray for us! The first restaurant we drove to and were looking forward to eating at, had moved to another town.  We were hungry and didn't feel like finding the place so we drove around Columbia Falls for a minute and just stumbled on Three Forks Grille on Nucleus Ave.  They've been there five years and I can't believe we've never noticed it.  It was the perfect place for our dinner out and we were very happy with the food, ambiance and the service. 
We each started with a drink.  He had a glass of Cabernet and I had a sparkling white from Spain.  Then it was time for food.  The bread and olive oil to start was a nice touch.  After listening to the special of the night, we ordered that.  It was a Duck Confit salad on bib lettuce and a chicken curry with rice.  My husband loved the salad and wouldn't stop oohing and ahhing over it.  It w…