Back to the basics

Back to the basics

 Ballard Sunday farmers market

Ballard Sunday farmers market

After a whole week in Seattle, it's good to be back home. Though the city has numerous farmers markets, with very attractive food, the hotel life allows only for limited purchases and preparation. There are also a lot of food trucks but honestly the idea of having lunch standing or seated like punks in the street is not very attractive, though the food looks good. As for restaurants, food was ok, fresh but I didn't find anything outstanding. The best we had was surely grilled salmon or grilled halibut with asparagus. There might be some nice places serving local food (not limited to seafood, which is not what I like best) but we couldn't find them... It's really a pity because driving around Seattle one can find  again tones of organic farms selling their products, fruits, veggies, delicious yogurts...

 Chimacum local farmers shop

Chimacum local farmers shop

So being back home it is time to go back to the kitchen and improvise some summer recipes with fresh food and light enough to beat the jetlag and the heat. So we're back to the basics: quinoa and bulgur as a base, baby leaf salad, cherry tomatoes and cucumber, yellow zucchini, ocra, and to finish pumpkin seeds, flax seeds and white chia seeds. Back on the tracks!!

 Plate from iittala

Plate from iittala

The Teahouse of the august moon

The Teahouse of the august moon

Aki boulangerie

Aki boulangerie