Mr. Lobster.

There’s nothing I appreciate and adore more than a labor of love. For Valentine’s Day, David made us lobster, which was a first for both of us. Both lobsters were subdued from a few hours of hibernation in the refrigerator, so the whole process of getting them cleaned and ready to steam was quite simple. However, it was the actual steaming that was hard to watch and presented a few “obstacles.” For future endeavors, we will need to find a pot that is tall enough to leave at least five inches of room between the lobster and the lid. A few moments after turning on the burner, one lobster was able to push open the lid with his claw, thereby compromising our perfect steam, but it was a valiant effort on the part of Mr. Lobster. A close eye and even some physical pressure was kept on the lid for most of the cook time after that, but the results were perfect. While I don’t condone the death of any crustacean by way of slow steam, I also don’t forgo the chance at a delicious meal.

P.S. I love his macaroni salad, and it’s basically a Valentine’s Day tradition to eat a heaping amount of it.

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Noms.

Chicken soup with glass noodles, napa cabbage, Shitake mushroom and a poached egg.

Easy succotash with orange peppers, frozen peas and corn.

Fresh HONEY ROASTED peanut butter, the most divine and texturally pleasing PB I have ever had.

Pan seared salmon for dinner.

Korean Banchan.

Hot stone bibimbop with kimchi.

Soft tofu stew with pork.

Gourmet Noodle Bowl in the International District makes their noodles fresh and in-house. Each bite is chewy with flavorful, but not doughy in a any way. This place is a must-try for their hot pot and noodles.

Taiwanese oyster pancake. Traditionally, the base is made of potato flour, but this interpretation uses an egg omelet instead.

Wonton noodle soup. Everything about this dish screams “fresh!”.

Around.

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Lightening my hair again.

@ Robert Leonard with Amy.

The infamy of Seattle drivers during snow… Personally, I don’t even bother getting around on wheels.

Drinks at The Hideout on First Hill.

Tribute to Bruce and the Lee Family in the International District.

Cat chat.

Peanut butter “Double Happiness” at Ba Bar, my favorite variation yet! We suspect a new pastry chef is making the rounds, as this DH was filled with more layers than usual, and the cream filling tasted milder. Hence, my favorite variation yet.

Impromptu dessert stop at Baskin Robbins.