Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Week of Seasonal Grilled Veggies

Keeping a fridge full of healthy options in the summer months for me is a challenge because we work so so much. It's a pity too because summer is when there is such a bounty. This is the time to be making summer grilled steak salads or grilled shrimp salads with greens and tomatoes from your garden.

But for some of us, summer gets too hectic for gardening and meal planning. Here is an efficient way to keep the fridge chock full of vegetables in any season. It was a fun post to write because, well, I had tons of healthy and delicious food to eat all week that wasn't some variation of the quesadilla, my go-to food for when there is nothing in the house but random catering leftovers and corn tortillas.

Read the post here.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Smokin' Pete's BBQ at Ballard Seafood Fest this Weekend

We will be at the Ballard Seafood Fest again this year. Come down to Booth #15 for some Barbecue Shrimp and Clam Fritters, along with our regular festival fare of Pulled Pork & Pulled Chicken Sliders plus coleslaw, mini pecan pies, lemonade and other treats.

We are getting ready for the Shrimp Swarm.

Our booth is on Leary Avenue, just off Market street, near the Teriyaki place driveway. I'm sure we will be near the grumpy Cajun guy, as always. In four years, the guy hasn't yet said hello back. But other than mister unhappy fried alligator Cajun crank, we absolutely love the Ballard Seafood Fest. Great food, great activities for the kids, and right in our neighborhood.

See you there!

Friday, July 4, 2014

3rd of July Pie

I'll be posting all about huckleberries and pie in the next few days, but first look at this beautiful pie Eric made with the huckleberries we picked.

It didn't make it to the 4th. It was devoured, still warm, by my family last night.

We saved Eric a (small) piece. He'd left early because, well, barbecue folk have to get up early on the 4th of July. They have to work all day and into the night. I'm just about to head out to join him for the first of many many caterings and pick up orders. Just had to share this beauty first.

Happy 4th of July everyone.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Smokin' Pete's at the Swedish Club on the 4th

There are still a few more tickets available at the Swedish Club on Dexter. Some of the best views of the Lake Union fireworks can be seen from the decks of this time-honored club. We'll be there smoking up the parking lot (only using up ONE of the precious parking spots, also for sale in the ticket packages).

Dinner runs from 6:30 to 9pm followed shortly by an amazing display of July 4th power and awesomeness. There is a band and two bars as well.

They will sell out the deck spots for sure, but have a large capacity inside watching from their huge windows wrapping around the lake side view. For tickets go to the Swedish Club's website, or call them at 206-283-1090. We'll see you there!