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Same Old

This week has been same old, same old from an activity perspective.  The only difference is where my mind is at this week.  I had my last cooking class, I attended FareStart, I was a guest at Bryan’s climbing graduation where I ran into a few people I knew at UM, watched Spain in the World Cup game at Fado’s Irish Pub for lunch with Marika on Friday, and I worked.

FareStart featured Hitchcock from Bainbridge Island.  Great menu, really good octopus:

Great lamb and homemade sausage, lentils, and sauce.
Great lamb and homemade sausage, lentils, and sauce.

First Course
Giant Pacific Octopus, Gigandes Beans, Charred Garlic Scapes, Bone Marrow Soubise, Fermented Chili Powder

Entrée
Marinated Lamb Leg, Merguez Crepinette, Black Lentils, Blonde Frisée, Heirloom Radishes, Parsley and Mint Purée

Dessert
Douglas Fir Ice Cream Profiteroles, Wildflower Honey, Wildflowers

Marika and I had a blast watching the Spain soccer game during our lunch “hour” with a whole bunch of other rowdy soccer fans.  We split a large salad, their delicious fish and chips, and an Irish coffee before heading back to work.

Great fish and chips split with a friend.
Great fish and chips split with a friend.

Friday night Polly invited me out to the ballet for the annual student’s choreography night which is cool and inventive and a good mix of classical ballet and modern dance.

Saturday and Sunday Bryan and I had to ourselves.  We spent a good portion of the day Saturday looking at places to live before giving up and getting dumplings at Din Tai Fung and watching the French soccer game and then heading to How to Train Your Dragon 2 (per Bryan’s request).  We sealed the teeny-bopper night with frozen yogurt from Yeti.

OMG spicy pork and shrimp wontons.  Our favorite.
OMG spicy pork and shrimp wontons. Our favorite.
Steamed pork and crab soup dumplings.
Steamed pork and crab soup dumplings.
I love my shrimp shu mai.
I love my shrimp shu mai.
Fab sauteed spinach with garlic.
Fab sauteed spinach with garlic.

how-to-train-your-dragon-2

Sunday we walked to church before coming back to make breakfast tacos.  We worked out, made Shepherd’s pie for our Game of Thrones Season Finale, and had a good night with our friends and good food.

Reliable Martha Stewart cheddar topped shepherd's pot pie.
Reliable Martha Stewart cheddar topped shepherd’s pot pie.

Now a few days of fullness before Bryan’s dad visits!

Chelsea

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