Share Your World for July 10, 2017

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
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