Encircled with cedar…

Cedar is like our mother.  Our whole lives were encircled with cedar.  – (Jerry) Dennis Jones, Tulalip Master Carver (1940  – 2003)

We are the salmon people.  We knew if we were to continue our heritage, we needed to find a way to bring the fish back.  –Terry Williams, Commissioner, Fisheries and Natural Resources, Tulalip Tribes

And the 2012 Taste of Tulalip highlights?

Small plates – 1) Chef David Buchanan – Dungeness Crab Towers (with roasted corn and apple bacon) 2) Chef Gerry Schultz – Smokey Risotto (smoked port belly, smokey bleu cheese, chanterelle mushrooms, roasted red peppers, sage and cippolini onions) 3) And it’s hard to resist a Seared Furikake Smoked  Scallop – Chef George Riedel

Wine – As far as the vast number of high quality wines available… some of my favorites included Five Star Cellars, Stephenson Cellars, Rasa Vineyards, JB Neufeld (all Washington State),Tenuta Dell Ornellaia (Northern Italian) – Wow!  And many more…

This event is one of the best of its kind.  Easily SOLD OUT, so plan ahead for November 2013!  Interested in a great night’s stay?  Stay at the Tulalip Resort – comfort at all turns…

http://www.tasteoftulalip.com/   http://www.tulalipresort.com/comfort/index.aspx

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November Rain….of Events

It’s November and the rain is back in the Pacific Northwest.  It’s a time for feasting on the earth’s bounty and gathering with friends and family.  The holiday season is getting into full swing… so enjoy!

  • The Taste of Tulalip, Tulalip Casino Resort, Nov 9-10
  • Oak Bay Artists’ Studio Tour, Oak Bay/Victoria, British Columbia, Nov 3-4
  • Christmas Lighting Festival starts on Nov 30th, Leavenworth
  • Christkindlmarkt, Leavenworth, Nov 23-25
  • Dine Around Seattle, Nov 4-29 (Sunday thru Thursday)
  • Arts Alive, La Conner, Nov 2-4
  • Bellevue Club Holiday Bazaar, Nov 3, Bellevue Club 9 am – 6pm
  • Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show, Edmonds, Nov 3-4  
  • Cornucopia – Whistler’s Celebration of Wine & Food, Whistler BC, Nov 7-11
  • Fall Release Weekend, Walla Walla, Nov 1-3
  • On the Road to Paradise Fall Wine Festival, Ashford, Nov 3
  • Woodland Park Zoo, Turkey Toss Nov 23; Wildlights – daily 11/23 – 12/23
  • Seattle International Auto Show, Seattle, Nov 14-18
  • Seattle Marathon, Nov 25 – run run run away!
  • Vancouver Rotary Festival of Trees, Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver, WA,  Nov 23-25
  • Grotto’s Christmas Festival of Lights, Portland, OR  Nov 23 – Dec 30
  • Check out a Seattle Seahawks game at home, Nov 4 & 11
  • and more…