What Claire Ate: November 25th, 2014

26 Nov

HEY LOOK IT’S COFFEE.

Same mug, different day.

Same mug, different day.

Lunch was a salad from TJ’s and a kombucha from WinCo. (The same kombucha we saw at St. Catherine’s Day!)

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After work, Sean and I checked out a new yoga place. It was very nice.

For supper, I used the final serving of Rendergiving leftovers to make a Rendergiving omelet.

When in doubt, wrap it in eggs.

When in doubt, wrap it in eggs.

Dessert was two dark chocolate peanut butter cups.

The best in the business.

The best in the business.

Midnight snack: Rice Chex

CHEX IT OUT.

CHEX IT OUT.

Later.

What Claire Ate: I don’t even know what day it is.

25 Nov

So I have been terrible about photographing everything. Let’s blame it on the holidays, shall we? Anyway, instead of breaking all the photos I managed to take out into their respective days, I’m just going to dump them all here and we can try and piece it together as a team.

Or not. We could just look at the photos and then move on.

Friday: I take no photos during the day but don’t remember eating much. The highlight of the day was Rendergiving, hosted by the Editor-in-Chief of Render Magazine.

The spread at Rendergiving, a Thanksgiving party put on by the Render Magazine.

The spread at Rendergiving

Saturday:

Rendergiving leftovers sandwich.

Rendergiving leftovers sandwich

Tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken

Mango Lassi.

Mango Lassi

Lamb korma.

Lamb korma

Impressive dosa.

Impressive dosa

Paneer and garlic naan.

Paneer and garlic naan

Wonderful sour beer that Sean bought me.

Wonderful sour beer that Sean bought me

Holiday Classic

Holiday Classic

Sunday:

I know I had some leftover Indian food, but most of the day was spent at St. Catherine’s Day.

Below are just a few of the items enjoyed.

The beginning of St. Catherine's day.

The beginning of St. Catherine’s day

Rabbit Terrine with Pickled Sweet Winter Squash.

Rabbit Terrine with Pickled Sweet Winter Squash.

Braised Oxtail Machanka with Pumpkin Oladi and Candied Pumpkin.

Braised Oxtail Machanka with Pumpkin Oladi and Candied Pumpkin.

Supsiciously Delicious Kombucha

Supsiciously Delicious Kombucha

Korean Fried Chicken Skin, Braised Radish Cake, Apple Kimchi

Korean Fried Chicken Skin, Braised Radish Cake, Apple Kimchi

Squash Sunshine Mousse, Chestnut Dacquoise, Pear Gelee, Cremeux, Chiffon with Chateau La Riviere, 2009 Sauternes

Squash Sunshine Mousse, Chestnut Dacquoise, Pear Gelee, Cremeux, Chiffon with Chateau La Riviere, 2009 Sauternes

Apple Carrot Cake with Cherve Cheesecake & Apple Pie Filling, Apple Jack Dulce de Leche, Vanilla Bean Creme Fraiche

Apple Carrot Cake with Cherve Cheesecake & Apple Pie Filling, Apple Jack Dulce de Leche, Vanilla Bean Creme Fraiche

Dancing (and more drinking) concluded the evening.

Monday:

Hangover burger.

Hangover burger.

I didn’t take any more pics on Monday, I guess.

We’ll get back on track tomorrow.

What Claire Ate: November 19th, 2014

20 Nov

I had an actual breakfast with eggs and tortillas.

And tangerine juice!

And tangerine juice!

And coffee.

I had some dreams, etc.

I had some dreams, etc.

Lunch was not really a thing, because I ate breakfast so late. Around 3 pm, Sean and I went to check out some houses. They were okay.The next item consumed was more coffee.

Yay!

Yay!

It looked like supper was going to just be chips and dip, but then Sean bought olives and salami.

And a snack plate was born.

And a snack plate was born.

I also had a lot of wine.

So cozy.

So cozy.

Like, so much wine.

Oh and chocolate.

Dark.

Dark.

What Claire Ate: November 18th, 2014

19 Nov

Not only did I have coffee, I also had toast with cream cheese.

Mmmmm...cream cheese.

Mmmmm…cream cheese.

Lunch was a veggie noodle bowl from the Whole Food’s noodle bar.

So much green!

So much green!

Then I made dog treats and wrote about making dog treats. Snacks throughout the day included:

Green Tea Kit Kats:

Just one.

Just one.

A cutie:

For the vitamins.

For the vitamins.

And a slice of cheese:

Cheese for the lady about town.

Cheese for the lady about town.

We then went to Portland and looked for a dresser but did not find one.

We did however find a nice little happy hour at Dig A Pony.

We got beers, a burger, an order of fries, mac and cheese, and half a grilled cheese with tomato soup, all for less than $30. (The beers were $10 of that.)

Sour.

Sour.

Soup and sandwich.

Soup and sandwich.

Mac and cheese.

Mac and cheese.

Faraway burger

Faraway burger

Fries.

Fries.

Sorry about the lighting.

We then made a night of it and bopped over to Division. We stopped for one more drink before going to Salt & Straw for ice cream (even though it’s cold as butt).

A very nice Rose from somewhere I don't remember the name of.

A very nice Rose from somewhere I don’t remember the name of.

HONEY BOURBON CORN PUDDING.

HONEY BOURBON CORN PUDDING.

It was a pretty good day.

What Claire Ate: November 17th, 2014

18 Nov

Breakfast was coffee and only coffee.

You're all I need (until lunch).

You’re all I need (until lunch).

Lunch was some leftover Chinese food Sean had.

Pea vines and pork.

Pea vines and pork.

I had two green tea Kit Kats throughout the day.

#1

#1

#2

#2

After the workday was done, I had some clementines and read my book (1Q84, which I am almost done with).

Two clementine's worth of segments.

Two clementine’s worth of segments.

Sean made beans for dinner. I ate a cheese slice while I was waiting.

Tillamook.

Tillamook.

Then I had some beans and cheese in tortillas.

Thanks Sean!

Thanks Sean!

Matt gave me some beer.

It was good, but I don't remember what it was.

It was good, but I don’t remember what it was.

Dessert was coconut Pocky.

A+++

A+++

What Claire Ate: November 16th, 2014

17 Nov

Sunday began early. Marianne (of xoJane fame) was stopping in Seattle during her Amtrak residency, and Amanda and I took a little day trip to pay her a visit.

TOURISTING.

TOURISTING.

Breakfast was a piroshky from PIROSHKY PIROSHKY. I ordered the beef and cheese.

YAS.

YAS.

It was delightful.

We then sauntered to a Bavarian meat place and shared a sausage. The dude at the counter cut it up into three equal pieces because he was very nice.

Con mustard.

1 of 3 Diet Cokes consumed.

We sauntered around some more, and eventually sauntered right into the Fluevog store.

I tried these on.

HELLO NURSE.

HELLO NURSE.

I did not buy them though, because money dollars.

The sales dude told us that Capitol Hill was pretty chill, so we sauntered there.

We had some fried seafood at a little hole in the wall place.

Hot. Fresh. Fried.

Hot. Fresh. Fried.

After more sauntering, and some light shopping, we stopped for a cocktail.

Thanks Marianne!

Thanks Marianne!

Then we headed to Uwajimaya: a wonderland of Asian goods.

The ground pork was shaped like a pig!

Just in case you forgot where pork came from, I guess.

Just in case you forgot where pork came from, I guess.

The store also had a lovely bookstore and food court.

I — predictably — got the dish most likely to be off-putting to others.

Aloha.

Aloha.

The Hawaiian plate with Spam, scrambled eggs, rice, and macaroni salad. It was delicious.

Then we had to drop Marianne off and saunter on home because Portland is a bit of drive from Seattle.

Totally worth it though.

A+

Taken while we were illegally parked and there was a bus coming.

What Claire Ate: November 15th, 2014

17 Nov

And we are back with a bang. By “with a bang,” I mean “with a lot of food” because this weekend was filled with delicious food.

Saturday, we met our friend Chris (who also moved here from Florida) for a brunch at EastBurn. This place has everything. Swings, sour beer, fire pits in your table, create your own Bloody Mary bar, etc.

Warm your hands and your liver (or something).

Warm your hands and your liver (or something).

I ordered a delicious breakfast sandwich.

With ham AND bacon.

With ham AND bacon.

It fell apart pretty quickly.

After we finished eating, we moved inside to watch the rest of an ill-fated football game. I drank this sour to help with my sadness.

Go bulldogs.

Go bulldogs.

After that, we wandered around Hawthorne, stopping to window shop for coats we couldn’t afford and doughnuts we could.

I got Blue Star’s basic glazed.

Not bad.

Not bad.

It had a little too much cinnamon and not enough yeast for my taste. Sean got the chocolate almond ganache option, and I liked that one a lot.

The chocolate was nice and dark.

The chocolate was nice and dark.

After more window shopping, we took our talents to North Portland, where we met up with some friends at Prost.

I had a German beer which was okay.

I don't remember what it was called.

I don’t remember what it was called.

Shared a pretzel with Chris.

A+

A+

And had a toddy.

B+

B+

Around 9 PM, we walked around more to find food and settled on a sushi place that had a happy hour thing going on.

I got some ramen.

Pretty good.

Pretty good.

I added a quail egg because there was an option to add a quail egg.

SO CUTE.

SO CUTE.

I had another toddy, but made Chris drink most of it because my stomach was so full of liquid.

This one was pear flavored, and it was excellent.

This one was pear flavored, and it was excellent.

I slept very deeply.

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