Monthly Archives: December 2013

Seattle Soundings – Nisqually NWR

I-5 takes a brief scenic interlude between Olympia and Tacoma as it crosses the Nisqually river. Although not overly well marked while travelling on the Interstate, taking exit 114 exit comes as close as possible to a direct connection with … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

A slice of wild Pacific Northwest King Salmon – notice the extensive marbling which keeps the fish moist and gives so much flavor when slow roasted.

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The Rurikia 2013 Season in Review

Preparation for the 2013 season began in late 2012. Having identified the likely culprit in the attacks on young apples to be the European Apple Sawfly, the orchard area was given a dose in October 2012 of approximately 5 million … Continue reading

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Seattle Soundings – Rained Out

A yellow ping-pong table sits on an otherwise empty pier on the Seattle waterfront, beckoning passerby to play… but not on a cold and rainy December evening.

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Random Food of the Day

An Apple and Cranberry Piroshky from Seattle’s Piroshky Piroshky bakery in Pike Place Market.

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Seattle Soundings – Hoh Rainforest

Located in Olympic National Park on the opposite side of the Olympics from Seattle, the Hoh Rainforest is one of the wettest places in the United States. Just my luck to show up on a bright and sunny day…. Getting … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

Green Tea flavored KitKat.

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