Saturday, August 25, 2012
The old warehouse building on pier 59 on the Seattle waterfront may look rather plain, but step inside and discover the colorful, amazing undersea world of the Seattle Aquarium. I hadn't visited for several years and this visit was prompted by my desire to see the new baby sea otter before she was all grown up. Who doesn't love the adorable sea otters?
I loved watching the sea otters, but I had forgotten how interesting and fun it is to explore the entire aquarium. The Seattle Aquarium features the marine life of Puget Sound like the Giant Pacific Octopus, jellyfish, tide pool creatures, shore birds and fish, but also has a beautiful coral reef section.
For more details and photos from my visit to the Seattle Aquarium, check out my page on Squidoo called Discover the Seattle Aquarium.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Fresh local blueberries are ripe in the Pacific Northwest. Blueberries are one of my favorite berries and my favorite easy blueberry dishes is Blueberry Crisp! Crisps are also called "crumbles" and with healthy ingredients like oatmeal, nuts, cinnamon as well as the blueberries we can justify eating it for breakfast as well. Crisps are an old-fashioned dish that is so much easier to make and, in my opinion, tastier than a pie. The complete recipe and instructions can be found on my Squidoo page: Bake a Blueberry Crisp Enjoy!