Blogging has changed my life....

I'd like to thank all of you who encouraged me to start this blog--including those of you I can't call out publicly (you know who you are!)

Since I started The Blog, everything I see, touch, eat, or experience is considered for fodder. And now, I constantly have a running commentary going through my head!
I'm positively obsessed.

Of course, I have also added a camera to the list of things I never leave home without.



Cell phone...check.


Wait, camera????

Oh yeah, The Blog.


Somehow, I never manage to eat anything anymore...without first taking a picture of it. My dining companions wait patiently while I snap photos of our food. Again. And again.

"Oh, that one had the flash on. Let me try it again."

"I just can't get this detail in focus...wait...wait...wait...."

"Okay, just one more..."

And it starts all over again when the next course comes out!

Then last night, I saw a good friend of mine who just moved back to Seattle. I took 20 (or more) photos at dinner, and exactly NONE of them included her!

What is wrong with me???

Oh, wait. I know.

The Blog.

We went to Union and ordered off their happy hour bar menu last night. Many thanks to my friend...who waited oh-so-patiently while I took these photos. Luckily, you reap the benefit.

How's this for food porn?

Seared Ahi Tuna on Avocado Puree with Heart of Palm and Parsley Salad

Fried Quail with Fingerling Potato Salad, Pancetta, and Chives

And this beauty was from the dessert menu...

Strawberry Sorbet with Lemon Marscapone and Toasted Pine Nuts