BBQ Pork Chops

I never give up on a dish or particular meat that I can’t get right. For some reason, Pork Chops have never been a specialty of mine. That is until I came across a very tasty recipe in Bon Appetit this week. BBQ style pork chops using a nice marinade to sit on the chops…

Spicy Shrimp Fettucine

Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine recipe adapted from Cooking Light Ingredients 8  ounces  uncooked fettuccine 1  tablespoon  olive oil 1/2  teaspoon  crushed red pepper 4  garlic cloves, minced 1  pound  large shrimp, peeled and deveined 2  cups  chopped plum tomato (about 5) 2  tablespoons  reduced-fat sour cream 1  tablespoon  tomato paste 1  teaspoon  dried basil 1/2  teaspoon …

Tilapia Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Ingredients Salsa: 2  cups  finely chopped peeled peach (about 2 medium) 1/2  cup  finely chopped red onion 2  tablespoons  chopped cilantro 1  tablespoon  fresh lime juice 1/2  teaspoon  kosher salt 1/8  teaspoon  ground red pepper 1  jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1  garlic clove, minced Remaining ingredients: 1/2  cup …

Victoria Butterfly Exhibit

This was really nice, my daughter enjoyed seeing this. I’m not done posting about our trip! We did a stop in Victoria Canada at the Butterfly Exhibit. We made good use of our vacation trip and saw many things along our journey. click on pictures for better viewing.

Dale Chihuly Art Work in Portland

Another interesting stop on our trip was to see the glass art work from Dale Chihuly, he is known for the beautiful artistry work in the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Sauteed Tilapia with Honey Scallion Dressing

This is the simplest recipe and my favorite way to prepare Tilapia. I love that it is so healthy too. Cooking Light Ingredients Dressing: 2 1/2  tablespoons  fresh lemon juice 2  tablespoons  chopped green onions 1  tablespoon  honey 1  tablespoon  low-sodium soy sauce 1  teaspoon  bottled ground fresh ginger (such as Spice World) 1/4  teaspoon …

Seattle Aquarium

During our trip in Seattle we made a stop at the Aquarium where the kids had a fantastic time. I saw an Eel and Octopus for the first time. This Aquarium is way better than the one in Long Beach.

Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast….beautiful A bit chilly but perfect weather for hiking and I love photography with an over cast sky. Click on Pictures This window shot is from the cottage window where we stayed at our friends house.

Arrogant Bastard Ale

Just wanted to sneak a post in here for another great Beer find called and I’m not kidding, “Arrogant Bastard Ale.” You must try this….if you love beer 😉

Vancouver- The Butchart Gardens & English Tea

Another favorite stop along our journey was in Vancouver at the Butchart Gardens. The most beautiful gardens I’ve yet to see. We stopped for some English tea and lunch, I was really impressed by this place. I wish I had a different format for my blog just so you can see the actual size of…

Mt. Saint Helen as of Late June 2009

One of my favorite adventures on this trip was seeing Mt. Saint Helen after the volcanic eruption of 1980. It’s really fascinating to see new life forming there again. There is still a stream of ash or mud that forms along where the river ran through as well as the top of the Mountain peek….