Friday, May 31, 2013

fish tips

(pictures by Morgan Keuler for the cookbook)

Happy Friday! 
I have a cool interview to share with you today. Anders was interviewed by Epicurious and then featured in the Huffington Post in their Taste section. In the interview he gives lots of fish tips from how to know if it's fresh to how to store it once you have it home. Check it out! I'm really proud of him!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


In which Anders cuts our laurel in the rain while I take pictures instead of help and he doesn't get mad. 
I love him!

Monday, May 27, 2013


For my birthday this year, I bought myself a fun little toy. It's a macro lens for my cell phone camera that sticks to your phone with a magnet. It's the coolest little thing although it definitely takes some practice to get it right. I didn't realize that it requires you finding teeny tiny things to photograph (much smaller that I was even expecting), and it also requires a very very steady hand, which is sometimes hard and frustrating. However, I do love that it makes me look closely at the world. I'm not a very observant person, so it definitely forces me to look at things the hairs sticking out of moss or the inside of a flower. Here are a few of my favorite I've taken so far.

Happy Memorial Day to everyone! I sure do love three day weekends. We are hanging around the house today; relaxing, doing yard work, planting flowers and grilling. 

Friday, May 24, 2013


More exciting news from the Fish Market! The guys are now selling Pike Place Fish branded goodies at WinCo supermarkets all across the country (WinCo is a super cool, employee owned grocery store chain). You can find salmon burgers, smoked sockeye candy, spice blends, sauces and their rubs. In fact, the salmon burgers at the store are the exact same recipe of the burgers they sell at the shop (a recipe Anders actually created). Taho and Ryan went down to California to kick off the grand opening and toss fish around the Ventura store! Check out all the pictures here and check out the products in your local WinCo (if it's not there right now, it will be soon!)

(these pictures were taken from the Winco site as well. I wasn't actually there. Still excited, though!)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Anders and I celebrated my birthday this past weekend with a quick, overnight trip to Leavenworth. Leavenworth is this crazy Bavarian themed town in the Cascade Mountains just a few hours outside of Seattle. It doesn't have some impressive story about why it's a Bavarian town...the town just needed a way to make money after their logging boom ended and left them almost a ghost town. They chose a Bavarian theme because German Bavaria has the same alpine terrain, and that's how it turned into a fun little tourist destination. We stayed at the Pine River Bed and Breakfast and really enjoyed our stay. The hotel sits on 22 acres with lots of trails throughout the property, and we had a great time hanging out and relaxing.

(it was so nice of this random, road side, coffee stand to wish me happy birthday!)

Monday, May 20, 2013

doggie oasis

We have the coolest neighborhood. There is a random house not too far from us that set up a "doggie oasis" outside of their front gate. It has a water bowl for the pups, a canister of treats and a white board for leaving messages. Needless to say, this is Maggie's favorite walk.

Friday, May 17, 2013


I spent my lunch hour on Wednesday walking all the way to Winston Wachter Fine Art, so I could check out Dirk Staschke's Sated exhibit. I don't know a thing about art, but with pieces called "Let them Eat Cake" and "Confectional Facade" I didn't see how I could skip it. I mean, I'm all about the dessert! The only downside is that it made me want actual dessert. Anyway, it was delicious in every sense. All I had on me was my iphone, so please excuse the poor quality photos, but you can also see the professional pictures here.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


After owning this beautiful hammock a long time (it was a gift at our wedding! and handmade in Brazil!), we finally got around to hanging her up. To be honest, our yard hasn't been worthy of a nice hammock until recently. But after all the hard work we have done (here, here, here and here), I think it's time she finds a home in our yard. I'm pretty excited to have all major yard projects done. Other than still needing to plant a few flowers, I plan to spend the rest of my summer riiiiiight here. 

(although who ordered the rain the day after we hung it up? I tried to get Anders to lay in it for a picture and it was drenched! Fail.)

(oh, we also added marbles to our fence for quick and easy garden art. Such a cool idea. Unfortunately, my pictures didn't come out)

Monday, May 13, 2013

bainbridge island

Anders had a rare Saturday off, so we went on a bike adventure to Bainbridge Island. It took us most of the day, and the ride was long and tough, but we got a lot of great views of the city and stopped for fun drinks and food along the way. We definitely earned it! We had so much fun. Here are a few pictures!

(important ferry snacks)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

(picture of us and Eleonora from our 2009 wedding)

Happy Mother's Day weekend to everyone! My Mom and Anders' Mom are two of the most important people in my life. They are all sorts of awesome, and I feel so fortunate to have them both. Unfortunately, I'm 2,000 miles away from my Mom, so I can't celebrate with her this year, but I'm definitely thinking of her and sending her a "thank you for being amazing" from here. 

Last year, I talked about how great my Mom is (yeah, she's still awesome), but this year I have to talk about how great Anders' Mom is. She's the nicest lady around town, and just so happens to be our neighbor. We love living next door to her! She helps us out with our pup (Maggie even has her own bed over at her house) and surprises us with delicious homemade food (like this one eggplant bruschetta thing that is so amazing...wait, are eggplants in season? I'm waiting!!). She gives us advice, helps us garden and listens to us when we need to complain. She's funny and kind and all kinds of wonderful. So, happy Mother's Day to you, Eleonora! We love you a lot!

Friday, May 10, 2013

westlake center flash mob

I was walking through Westlake Center yesterday when I stumbled upon a flash mob. Okay, well, this was more of an organized dance in the park than an actual flash mob, but it was still cool none-the-less. I feel that flash mobs are very important to society at large as they contribute a great deal to the overall wellbeing of the city in the form of entertainment and expression while creating an internal peace of those involved, which then manifests itself into other forms of positive energy and output, so I stayed and filmed it. Also, I didn't want to go back to work. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013


I found myself with a few extra hours with Anders on Saturday when he surprised me by coming home from work early. Since the sun was shining and it was warm we decided to use our extra time shooting hoops...naturally. I missed every shot I tried to make (except one three pointer! WOO! Redeemed!), so I just took pictures instead.

Oh and Maggie and I were there too via instagram...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

goat love

To Whom it may concern:

I would reeeeeeeally like a pet goat.

Love, Sarah