Apr 022013
 

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Below you are witnessing some of the culinary magic that Skillet Street Food (based here in Seattle, WA) creates out of their Airstream.   I pulled the next three photos off their Facebook page that you should really visit (unless you are starving of course – be warned) and LIKE if you love Airstreams because these guys really know how to cook good food, Airstream style and they do it well!

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Fennel crusted fried chicken, chipotle mac & cheese and collard greens with tasso ham ♥

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BBQ pulled pork with pickled mustard seed slaw on a potato roll ♥

Chicken and Waffles ♥

Not only can you find them cooking away at select locations in Bellevue and Seattle — you can also come visit their brick and mortar diner located at 1400 East Union Street in Seattle as well as at their new addition, “The Counter,” located in the armory at the Seattle Center.  They also cater as well – weddings, birthday’s — you name it.  How sweet is that?  Having an Airstream cater your  party?   I love it.

Additionally – Skillet also DELIVERS via Amazon Fresh or you can place an order to be picked up and re-heat in the comforts of your own home.

Perfect,” I thought to myself as I perused their website before we left on our trip to McCall.  This was exactly what I was going to do.   Pick up a couple dinners and we would be set.

Afterall, this trip of ours to McCall was one that was full of hour-by-hour adventures that would bring us back to the Airstream late in the evening.   I knew I wouldn’t be in the mood to cook, even if it were simple.  Having Skillet in the picture during our trip was a HUGE help.

So the day before we left on our trip I B lined it to their location in Bellevue to pick up the goods (and a recipe book!)  and say hello to the Skillet crew :)

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We enjoyed their most awesome mac ‘n cheese with a kale Ceasar salad that was out of this world.  Hello?  Kale Ceasar?  I did say that and it was delicious!  One of our other dinners consisted of chipotle pumpkin bbq pulled pork that we devoured alongside Brussels sprouts covered with Skillet’s very own bacon jam.   There was enough left over to enjoy the pulled pork over the left over mac ‘n cheese the following day.  Skillet packages their goods to go in oven ready containers and two of them fit perfectly side by side in the Airstream oven.  Worked out perfectly and oh so delicious :)

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So whether you are heading out of town like we did and won’t have much time to cook, pick up some dinners from Skillet to enjoy on your trip.   Super easy to re-heat and prepare and oh so delicious!

Here is their menu from their Diner too.

Now do you believe me when I tell you their food is out of this world?  Simply outstanding culinary creations if I do say so myself!

That awesome shot of their Airstream above was taken in Seattle and is from Skillet’s Facebook page :)  LOVE that shot, so much ♥

Mar 252013
 

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It has been a little over three weeks since our return from McCall, Idaho.

In the next week as I wrap up our trip with you, I will be sharing some epic cat skiing adventures hubby went on as well as the Christmas/Pancake House that we dined at one evening.  Also I am excited to share with you everything about Skillet — the Airstream food truck that frequents Bellevue and Seattle with some of the most delicious, scrumptious food we have tasted.   Thanks to Skillet I was able to quickly and easily prepare some fantastic dinners with the help of my Airstream oven.  It was nice after long days filled with adventures to be able to retreat into our Airstream and pop dinner in the oven.

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Dec 242012
 

We live about 10 minutes outside of downtown Seattle.  Hubby has lived here all of his life and as for me, I am going on 15+ years.  In those 15 years I still feel a little ashamed that I have yet to explore so many places in this wonderful city of ours.  There is so much here that people come from all over the world to visit.  The tourist scene in downtown the other day was amazing.  People were everywhere and of course the number one place to go when you are visiting is the infamous Pike Place Market.

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Apr 022012
 

A long time ago, I used to come here. Often.

I used to come here to think,
and most importantly,
to enjoy the peace and quiet this beautiful botanical garden had to offer.

I owe a lot to this beautiful garden. It helped me through some very trying times.

It feels good to come here now and reflect.

. . . and to be happy.

Bellevue Botanical Gardens
– Yao Garden at Bellevue Botanical Gardens

With these happy thoughts came inspiration for this quinoa and radish salad. It is full of vibrant colors and tastes incredibly fresh and bright.

My CSA box was full of beautiful radishes in vibrant reds, pinks and surprisingly — black.

A black radish?  Who knew?  Certainly not me.

Thank you Full Circle — I am in love!!

Baby garlic was also in my box.  Baby garlic! I don’t think I have ever been so excited.  I knew it would be an excellent addition to this already delicious salad as it really offered up a nice crunch and intoxicating mild garlic flavor and aroma.  I absolutely love, love, love baby garlic.

Thinly sliced radishes, kale, baby garlic and tomatoes only begin to tell the tale of this most delicious salad.

My favorite part?

It is soooo simple to make.

Bellevue Botanical Gardens

Prepared in my Airstream’s kitchen, it was truly an enjoyable day

Surrounded with bright colors both from the veggies and my bright and fun home Airstream decor made me very happy.

Isn’t it interesting how certain colors make us feel?

I am always happy here.

Always.

Some fun canisters in my kitchen . . .

If you do happen to try this recipe, I would love to hear what you think.

Here’s to present and future beautiful days!

Quinoa Radish Salad

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Mar 262012
 

It was probably one of the nicest weekends we have had here in Seattle in a very long time. The sun was shining, the birds were singing and just in general, the feeling in the air was one of happiness and excitement. Happiness because the sun felt so good on our skin and excitement for the beautiful weather ahead of us.

We spent this weekend at home spring cleaning. The Airstream needed a good bath after all of our winter skiing adventures and our poor garden that has been neglected over the winter needed some serious tending to.

As we all worked around the house I knew that soon enough there would be a call for lunch. Hubby was washing the Airstream, B was helping me plant some culinary herbs in the garden and hours had passed since breakfast.

I had my CSA box from Full Circle in the Airstream’s fridge and I was very excited about it. Inside of it I was greeted with the most beautiful bunch of carrots I had ever seen. In the box were also some red potatoes, crisp green beans and oranges. All of the necessary ingredients to create a really delicious potato salad were right there in my box.

A simple salad that really took no time and as we discovered, gets much better with time.

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My Full Circle Farm CSA Box

B has been waiting for this day now for quite some time since he saw me bring a mossy looking basket home. He knew that he would be helping me plant some culinary herbs in it so that we can take it along with us on our travel adventures. There is nothing more rewarding to me in the kitchen than being able to use fresh herbs that I have grown and now, with this basket — I will always have them with me on our trips.

After we planted the herbs in the basket, we ventured into the garden. B dug nice big holes for the rest of the herbs and planted them himself. We also planted radish seeds – about six different varieties, carrots and beets.

We are ready for summer :)

“Mommy, this is so much fun,” B said looking up at me and smiling.

My heart was melting. I was so happy that he was really enjoying himself. To me, I think, it is so wonderful to teach your children how simple it is to grow their own food.  From one tiny seed come so many good things.

“We should play some music for the seeds mommy, like they did at Doe Bay. Do you remember?” he asked . . .

“Of course I remember.” I smiled looking down at him.

What a beautiful day it was.

I don’t think I will ever forget it.  I am sure of that.

Gardening in Seattle

And the salad?  I must say, it was the perfect lunch on such a beautiful day . . .

Potato Salad with Heirloom Carrots

. . . and we also enjoyed it for dinner alongside some chicken and apple sausages.  I simply sauteed the salad until the potatoes turned a nice golden brown color and turned crispy — and the carrots?  I think they were even better.

It was delicious!

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