Sunday, September 18, 2016

Breakfast Cake, Beef, Mushroom, Grains

I have been playing with pumpkin seed in various ways since I looked at the ingredients for a MoleVerde' in the store and it was the main ingredient. Yesterday, I made blueberry pancakes with equal parts oats, gluten free flour and pumpkin seed flour and it worked pretty good. Can I ditch the gluten free flour as a nod to my Paleo friends.

A day ahead of time:
 Cook 1/3 pound of beef with Winco vegetable soup kneaded in. Refrigerate.

1/3 cup ground Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup of blender ground pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup of blender ground oats
1/3 cup of blender ground dried cremini mushrooms NOTE: Winco sells loose mushrooms with paper bags. After three weeks in the fridge in a paper bag they will be mostly dried. Grind, store in fridge one more week in paper bag. Move to a mylar bag with oxygen eaters.
1 cup of blender ground ground beef and veggies
3 eggs, (if the dough is too stiff add an additional egg)
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Salt, paprika, black pepper, turmeric to taste

Form dough into two equal balls. Set each ball into a 10' Saute' pan, push down slightly so it is flat on the top. Bake at 350 degrees until solid.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Leavenworth WA

I had often seen a guy, Patrick McCluskey, at Calvary Chapel Lihue wearing a T-shirt from Leavenworth WA, so I finally asked him about it. He explained that the town's sawmill and logging industry fell apart when the Great Northern Railway Company pulled out of Leavenworth. And the town was at the brink of bankruptcy for many years. BUT!

In the early 1960’s, they came up with the idea to change Leavenworth and remodel the town into the form of a Bavarian village. And then added festivals etc. And they became a tourist destination.

Kathy, Yogi and I decided to make it out there during our time in Washington State this summer and we went last weekend. The Obertal hotel is dog friendly, so the three of us headed up there last weekend. It is a 2.5 hour drive mostly in very scenic areas.

Most of the restaurants with outdoor seating are dog friendly. It turned out the weekend we were there was "Wine Walk". We have been on several of these, but never at this scale. It was a great opportunity for "Hound around Town". Yogi did great, even when we turned a corner and were only 20' from a Morgan horse, (though we did duck back around the corner immediately).  However, we parked him across from where they load the carriages and he got so smell and hear horses multiple times.

A great weekend and if you find yourself in the Seattle area, this is one to put on the list.

Monday, September 5, 2016

SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 at the Embassy Suites Denver

SANS Rocky Mountain, June 12, 2017 will be held at the Embassy Suites Denver across from the Downtown Convention Center.  you will find this an ideal destination hotel offering the perfect setting for business or pleasure and a gateway to the city's rejuvenated downtown scene. Steps from the Denver Light Rail System

Some Denver attractions  you can enjoy include:

16th Street Mall / Denver Pavilions / Larimer Square Designed by famed architect I. M. Pei, the pedestrian promenade is made of red, white and gray granite in a repeating pattern that, seen from above, resembles the skin of a diamondback rattlesnake. Free shuttle buses, dubbed the MallRide, travel up and down the 16th Street Mall, stopping on every corner. Hop on and hop off as the shuttles come and go every few minutes and make everything downtown easy to reach.

Sports authority field, (Denver Broncos and special events), schedule.

Coors field, the Rockies 2017 schedule is not finalized yet, hopefully there will be a home game opportunity.
Denver Center for Performing Arts. The two shows that will be performing are The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, (ticket prices not yet established), and DragOn.  

Elitch Gardens Theme Amusement and Water Park, tickets are on sale right now. Located in the heart of Denver for over 125, Elitch Gardens is America’s only Downtown Theme and Water Park.  The park is scheduled to open April 30th.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, as they fill in the June 2017 schedule it will be available here.