Broccoli says” Hey Kale – Bite Me!!!”

by Leslie Patson | 12th November 2013

There is a really funny story in last week’s NY Times magazine about Broccoli needing an image makeover. This billboard in Brooklyn (where else beside Portland or Seattle!!!!) says it all. Link to the story here and in the meantime stock up on the original superfood – BROCCOLI!!! Weapons of Mass Digestion? Oh yes I […] Read More

Cozy mid-week Dinner with Friends!

by Leslie Patson | 15th September 2013

With enough planning and a simple menu having friends over for dinner during the week can be done and boy does it break up the week! This dinner is starring the funniest co-workers on earth: Connie (shown here mid-story), Erika and Greg, Marc and in and out appearances by kitty Chloe. And featuring the Quick […] Read More

It’s Still Sunday Summer

by Leslie Patson | 10th September 2013

Autumn is my favorite season but let’s not rush things. The best thing is living in the moment! And in Seattle right now that still means – amazingly enough – lots of blue sky and sunshine. In fact a bit of a heatwave this week! The hydrangeas are starting to do their glorious fade but […] Read More

Coffee gets Cozy at Local 360

by Leslie Patson | 28th January 2013

Saturdays can be really special, especially when all the pieces fall into place. Janell and I are in project mode – redoing her living room. So our “walkabout” this time has a purpose. After we decide on the game plan, a new rug and lamp are purchased, giggled and delighted over repeatedly at lunch. What […] Read More

Cozy Stuff: Things I am Thinking about Right Now!

by Leslie Patson | 25th October 2012

Autumn means pomegranates and fig – this cheese platter is inspiring! Jamie Oliver puts pomegranate seeds in shots of Tequila or Vodka – icy shots with a burst of sour – time for the holidays – or time for just now! somehow I’ve strayed from cheese platters…. This photo tells me to get in the […] Read More

Autumn Sunset Dinner

by Leslie Patson | 8th October 2012

Saturday night was the scene for an Autumn sunset dinner party hosted by Janell back on her patio complete with new and just in the nick of time heat lamp (thank you Gavin!). Since half the fun of a dinner party is the preparation I was so happy when my plans changed suddenly on Saturday […] Read More

Barefoot Contessa Cozy

by Leslie Patson | 26th September 2012

I had the pleasure of going to see Ina Garten aka the Barefoot Contessa last Sunday at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. The set up was a Q&A hosted by Seattle’s noted food writer, chef and restaurateur Greg Atkinson discussing everything from food trends to the locavore movement. No photography of any kind was allowed […] Read More

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