How do you like to spend a rainy day?
It really depends on my mood and the time of year. Especially since it seems to rain 9 months out of the year here in Seattle. During the coldest months, like January or February, I love making soups and other comfort foods. I’ll make large batches so that I can put half of it in the freezer to pull out on those nights I want something filling but don’t feel like cooking. In warmer weather I rather like going out and exploring Seattle. Somehow the rain just puts the city in a whole different realm. And then other times I like nothing more than curling up to a good cup of hot tea and a good book or movie.
List at least five favorite treats. (They do not have to be sugary).
- A good cup of hot tea (made with loose leaf tea)
- The Nutty Bitch which is a biscuit covered with nutella, banana, and whipped cream
- My mom’s beet cake. Although it’s made with beets and crushed pineapple, the taste is reminiscent of carrot cake.
- Fresh fruit-especially mangoes, pears, and mixed berries.
- Wild Mushroom Soup (I some time back on a visit to WDW and got the recipe from the chef)
- The Zebra Coffee Domes from Boma’s at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Where’s your favorite place to take out-of-town guests?
I have a few favorite places here in the Seattle area.
- Pike Place Market. Opening on August 17, 1907, the market is one of the longest continually running farmer’s markets in the States.
- The Seattle Waterfront with it’s many shops and restaurants, the Seattle Aquarium, ferries, and the newest addition-the ferris wheel.
- Chihuly Garden and Glass
- Mt. Rainier
You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with?
Doing this under the premise that there is a person fixing the elevator somewhere, I am choosing people I’d love to get to know better.
- Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain. I love his writing and have read most of his works.
- Dolly Parton. I enjoy her music and her life story (one of many kids and rising to stardom while retaining that down to earth attitude) awes me.
- Any Hall Strong and Harriet Strong-both these ladies made a name for themselves in the Yukon Gold Rush that started in 1849.
- Queen Elizabeth I
- Abraham Lincoln
- Walt Disney