Apple picking season has begun and I wrote a guide about it for Conde Nast Traveler – where to go, what to pick and a super easy apple pie recipe.
It’s the countdown to Fall. An old friend who has lived in Seattle for ages whispered to me as we were walking… “this is the last warm front of the year, so stop complaining”
Bring the clouds, the rain, the fog and the creativity.
Oh yes, and soup. I am already planning a soup party for October.
Many mornings, after I drop off Jon and Miren at school, I take a walk through Discovery Park in Seattle. I particularly love it during rainy mornings as it’s bare and raw. Everything that a PNW beach promises… rounded grey rocks, bleached driftwood, tangled bushes and tall trees and the deepest color of seaweed. A snack and the woods.
I posted this photo on instagram over the weekend and the response was unanimous – “we want to know what is in there”. Essentially.
I never think of sharing recipes like these because they are so simple. No-recipe recipe. I just take whatever I have in the refrigerator and stack it on toasted bread. I suppose the fact that I am thinking about flavor combinations without really following a recipe is a recipe in itself?
Will you forgive me for posting two picnic stories in a row? As I mentioned on my last post, there have been so many picnics this summer. Most of them in Seattle, but I have to tell you I love having picnics everywhere I go. Let’s get outside – rain or shine. Today I want to show you some images from a picnic we put together in Iceland with food photographer Áslaug Snorradóttir who cooked us a kaleidoscope for the senses.