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saltyseattle Why good morning, sourdough lye bagels. 12h

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saltyseattle Making the best pizza of the night, with my lovey @samanthaspencers. Squash blossoms are for winners. Photo credit: Debora Spencer 24h

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saltyseattle I have every intention of posting more food pictures soon, I promise (for those of you who've been giving me shit about it)! It's been a busy little summer outside the kitchen, however. One recent project has been building this mini-barn, electric fence, and pasture area so that we can safely welcome the goat babies who arrive this weekend. The puppies (see previous post) are eagerly awaiting their bovid brothers, and we are too, now that we're set up to protect them from the big bad bears, coyotes, and foxes. 2d

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saltyseattle Official instagram debut of the newest loves in my life. We've only had them for a couple days, so no names yet, but "boy" has the stripey nose and "girl" has the expressive eyebrows. #australianshepherd #aussie #puppies 4d
  •   saltyseattle @bidgoba like the train of thought. 3d
  •   saltyseattle @slow_factory everyone wants those names! 3d
  •   greenbowfarm I spaced answering your question about straw. The dogs seem comfortable with it but they have always been outdoor farm dogs so they don't know any different. These are your guardians for your sheep? So cute. 2d
  •   saltyseattle @greenbowfarm for the goats;) Don't they just look like super ferocious guardians? I've noticed since we've had them that they prefer a cool, hard floor above any other type of bedding, so I'm no longer worried I'll need to put a bunch of fluff in with them. 2d
  •   chefrobinl So sweet! Bonnie & Clyde of course 2d
  •   greenbowfarm Our Great Pyr Lu will snuggle up on the snow like it's the most comfortable thing she has ever laid on. Farm dogs are the best. 2d
  •   hiswitchygirl Omg cuties! 2d

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saltyseattle Woke up dreaming about this dish I made last summer, so going to have to do it again today. Potato tuiles, fiddleheads, morel cream, morels, peas. 1w

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saltyseattle Balsamic brioche, sweet corn pimento cheese fondue, sliced porterhouse, pea shoots. #homesweethome #sourdough #brioche #pimentocheese #upgraded with #mamalilspeppers #lovedvacation #missedcooking #goodtobebackinmykitchen 1w

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saltyseattle Ahi tacos with homemade lime tortillas, filled with peach, squash blossom, blistered shishito salsa, macadamias, & blanketed in ginger-sake beurre blanc. Because apparently the night before you leave for the land of fish tacos (San Diego), you decide to make them in anticipation. 2w

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saltyseattle Sweet corn, sweet potato, and some you-bet-your-sweet-assed (manchego) cheese. 3w

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saltyseattle Blake Island camping adventure was a success. It's not accessible by car (you boat over), so even though it's right across the water from West Seattle, it feels remote. The sunsets, the moratorium on plugging in, the stars, the rack of lamb, & the wine, made for 72 happy hours. 3w
  •   iamtickledred Awesome! 3w
  •   xochitlful Beautiful! 3w
  •   tofumom We camped just like this (OK, maybe no rack of lamb) when my kids were younger. SO many, many happy weekends and memories! 3w
  •   vwgurl80 Glamping. ;) 3w
  •   megannog Hey Linda did you have any issues with raccoons? My boyfriend and I almost went there this past weekend but then changed our minds because of our dog. 3w
  •   saltyseattle @megannog I guess maybe your dog would have chased them too much and that's why you decided not to go? We wished we'd had a dog with us, actually, as the raccoons seemed to stay away from dogs, but not humans. We had a pile of rocks we'd throw near them if they came too close, but some other camper tattled on us and the ranger got mad, even though we didn't plan to actually hit them (ok, if I'm being honest, I sort of accidentally hit one). We also got in trouble for trying to hide applewood under our charcoal-only fire (wood isn't allowed). I like the taste of wood in my steak, tho, so we snuck the logs anyway, which we referred to as "Legos" all weekend. See, you asked, so I wrote you a book:) 3w
  •   rootedinthevalley Um dogs? I have missed so much!! The pups came home? 3w

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saltyseattle Public service announcement: when you put red pepper flakes on your just-made pizza, might want to make certain that the screen hasn't been removed (by you in an earlier fit of desperation for heat) from the bottle before you shake them on top. #psa #woodfiredoven #homemade #pizza 3w

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saltyseattle You know you've got a good husband and kid when: they go to the backyard & come back with huckleberries, wild mountain blackberries, & blueberries. It must be pavlova-o'clock. 4w

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saltyseattle Rain+lightning+tall trees=power line downed in the road & live wires sparking. Pretty scary thing to drive through as the apparent first car to hit it, but we are safe, although the power is anticipated to be off for the day. That means I must get creative for tonight's dinner party. Soo, the cassoulet is bubbling away under wood-fire out back, and I'm dusting off the rolling pin to hand-sheet some pasta that will also get boiled in the backyard. Hope the guests don't mind candles and a roaring fire. 1mon
  •   kelrs Sounds perfect! 1mon
  •   vwgurl80 Pshhh... Girl, you've got this! 1mon
  •   janis333 Sounds fantastic. 1mon
  •   peachmilk_ Omg 1mon
  •   kathygori Sounds fabulous, and those sorts of weather occurrences are what we traded by moving off the hill@and into town. Can you cook in your fireplace, that's what I had to do a few times.. Wish I could come to that party it sounds great' 1mon
  •   rootedinthevalley Is the weather calming down? 4w
  •   peasknees Glad you're okay 3w
  •   gourmandchic Good to know you are safe 2w

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saltyseattle Good thing I decided to roast the tomatoes in the tandoor- the power went out shortly after I started, making this the only "appliance" still functioning. 1mon
  •   beesalmon Hope the power is back on soon 1mon
  •   sarahlawer Snuggle in and roast it up! 1mon

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saltyseattle Sumac-yogurt lamb rack with figgy marsala, alongside corn-avocado-cucumber gazpacho. 1mon

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saltyseattle Nasturtiums, figs, burrata, lomo iberico. #pizza of the summer. 1mon

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saltyseattle Dear Sogno Scuro, please come back from your epic, 2-day hunt and let mama know you are ok. Your family is extremely worried about you and I know you're just off playing and hunting in the woods, but we've had you since you were just 3 weeks old, rescued after falling out of a window in Torino, Italy, found on the hot August asphalt only to be sentenced to certain death if we hadn't come along and saved you. You repayed us by growing into the most handsome, ferocious, silly, regal, protective boy we could ever have asked for. You flew home from Italy with us after two years of pouncing across the rooftops there, and every house we've moved you to since has had bigger and greater kitty lands to conquer. We knew letting you out to defend our domain here at this house was risky, but you wouldn't let us have it any other way. You promised you were fast and wily enough, even bringing us big rabbit carcasses to prove it. For all those reasons, I know you're just on a longer-than-usual walkabout. It's time to come home now, got it? Anyone reading this who has some extra good juju to spare should send it Sogno's way- he might need it to help him find his way back to us. 1mon

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saltyseattle If you bake bread on a day as hot as this, you are morally obligated to turn it into a west coast (ie all hippie-fied) tomato sandwich. 1mon

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saltyseattle Grass installed on the roof- check! Now who wants to picnic? 1mon

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saltyseattle Roasted apricot chicken with sugar peas, burrata, avocado, & mint. Summer dreams are made of this. 2mon

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saltyseattle Live in or near Seattle? I highly recommend the hike to Cherry Creek Falls. 5 mile easy roundtrip with this as your reward. You can even jump from up high down to the natural pool below the falls. 2mon

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