I know it’s been a while since I posted a food pic for Food Frame Friday, and in my never-ending quest to be consistent (read: total fail thus far), I wanted to get back on it. What you see below is a dish that I made for my new column at Seattle Weekly’s Voracious Food division, Three-Way.
Cream Cheese stuffed lychee with exotic fruits and basil oil
The column, which runs every Tuesday online here: http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/voracious/three-way/, focuses on preparing one ingredient three different ways:
“When your fridge starts to moan and groan from the monotony of the same lame ingredients, it’s time for a culinary three-way. Turning a tired stovetop into a weekday workhorse, Voracious columnist Siiri Sampson brings a fresh, seasonal, or obscure ingredient to life with three treatments: decadent, healthy, and quick-fix.”
Honestly, rain Seattle, just RAIN. I don’t even care. When you get strawberries like this, who CARES?! Rain, snow, whatever. I’m happy as a clam with seasonal fruit. And you know what, naysayers? Without this rain, we wouldn’t be getting all this great food, so suck it and enjoy the fruits of the rain’s labor (no pun intended).
Today marks a couple great things: (1) My mom’s birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!!), (2) Gilt City Seattle officially launched today (http://www.giltcity.com/seattle). I sent my mom flowers and chocolates, so that takes care of item #1. Now for item #2, I wanted to celebrate by sharing some of MY favorite things in Seattle with you, my 5 ever-faithful readers! :)
If you don’t know much about Gilt City Seattle, you can click that name to find out more, and we highly suggest you do. I for one, am stoked that Seattle’s finally getting Gilted (is that PC?!)
I figured the best way to celebrate and welcome Gilt to the Emerald city would be by giving them (and you) the City Scoop on Seattle from my perspective. Being a native Seattleite DOES have it’s perks – one being I know where some old, hidden treasures are. So read on for three of my favorite things: Doughnuts, Asians and Ice Cream – wait, WHAT?!