Sunday, May 31, 2015

How to Make Cold Brew Coffee with French Press

     Today, I finally uploaded new video, How to Make Cold Brew Coffee with French Press, on my YouTube channel.

     Enjoy!




        This is my YouTube channel.
Ringo's Coffee Channel

       My entries related to coffee can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/coffee


      This is my entries related to my favorite recipes.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/recipes


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Saturday, May 30, 2015

USA Philatelic Catalog 2015 Volume 20 Quarter 2

       Today, I went to my local post office and got this USA Philatelic Catalog.  
USA Philatelic Catalog 2015 Volume 20 Quarter 2
       I already purchased these Gifts of Friendship forever stamps. :)
USA Philatelic Catalog 2015 Volume 20 Quarter 2

USA Philatelic Catalog 2015 Volume 20 Quarter 2
         I am really interested in these Alice in Wonderland stamps.
USA Philatelic Catalog 2015 Volume 20 Quarter 2

       These stamps are so adorable, but these are Royal Mail Stamps, which are not valid for postage within the U.S.

USA Philatelic Catalog 2015 Volume 20 Quarter 2





  My entries related to USPS stamps can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/USPS%20stamps

      You can check and buy stamps at Official USPS Store on Ebay.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Victor Steinbrueck Park - Traveling Seattle, Day 1-4/7

     We were going to visit the Original Starbucks at Pike Place Market, but there was a way too long line to enter the store. That's why we decided to go Seattle Waterfront first.
Pike Pl

Virginia Street
       On our way to Seattle Waterfront, we stopped at Victor Steinbrueck Park, which is located northwest of Pike Place Market. We were able to overlook Elliott Bay from the park.
Victor Steinbrueck Park

The view from Victor Steinbrueck Park
       That Ferris wheel is the Seattle Great Wheel.
The View from Victor Steinbrueck Park

       There were tall cedar totem poles sit in the park.
A Cedar Totem Pole at Victor Steinbrueck Park
        This totem pole was designed by Victor Steinbrueck, who was a Seattle architect.

A Cedar Totem Pole at Victor Steinbrueck Park


A Cedar Totem Pole at Victor Steinbrueck Park
       Then we headed toward Seattle Waterfront.


Victor Steinbrueck Park

2001 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98121




       My entries related to my traveling in Seattle can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Seattle

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pike Place Market - Traveling Seattle, Day 1-3/7

         After having clam chowder at Pike Place Chowder, my husband and I strolled around Pike Place Market's Main Arcade. Pike Place Market, which is known for items such as fresh fish and produce, is now one of the state's most popular attractions. There was a big crowd of people every where. 
Pike Place Market
        We found the Pike Place Market's unofficial bronze mascot, Rachel, a bronze cast piggy bank, at the corner of Pike Place. This has been located there since 1986.
The Pike Place Market's unofficial bronze mascot, Rachel

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market


Pike Place Market
         There were so many colorful fruit and vegetables displayed beautifully at Main Arcade. Since I love fresh vegetables, I enjoyed looking at the lively farmer's market. :)
Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market


Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market
         There were some fishmongers' stalls. Some people were eating fast seafood dishes such as crab cocktail around Jack's Fish Spot.
Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market
         The Pike Place Fish Market, which is known for their tradition of fishmongers throwing fish that customers have purchased, before they are wrapped, is a popular tourist destination in Seattle. I knew about the Pike Place Fish Market by taking the company workshop about 15 years ago. It's because the idea of the Fish Philosophy, modeled after the Pike Place Fish Market, was adopted in my former workplace. It is a technique to make individuals alert and active in the workplace. I completely forgot about the Fish Philosophy for many years, but when I saw a fishmonger throwing fish, it reminded me of back in the day I started my career. At that time, I never imagined that I would see this place with my own eyes!

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market
        Their seafood looked nice and fresh!
Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market
 
Pike Place Market

85 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101




       My entries related to my traveling in Seattle can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Seattle

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pike Place Chowder - Traveling Seattle, Day 1-2/7

       My husband and I arrived at Seattle Tacoma International Airport on May 23. After getting a rental car, we headed toward Pike Place Market, which is known as the Seattle's most popular tourist destination .
Downtown Seattle

Pike Place Market

       Pike Place Market was crowded with so many people.
Pike Place Market
         It was already 2 p.m., so we were pretty hungry. We decided to go to Pike Place Chowder, which is a very popular chowder restaurant there. We waited in a super long line for 30 minutes or so. While waiting there, the staff handed out their menu. That's why we were able to take our time to decide which we would have there. The line moved pretty quickly, and we could order sooner than I had expected.

       There were so many kinds of chowder we could choose from.
Pike Place Chowder
Pike Place Chowder
Pike Place Chowder

        We ordered the Make It A Sampler, which was customer's choice of four 5 oz cups of any chowder. We chose New England Clam Chowder, Manhattan Style Chowder, Seafood Bisque and Market Chowder. It was right size for two people. :) All of them tasted so good! I thought I would like to cook chowder at home some day!
Make It A Sampler at Pike Place Chowder

New England Clam Chowder : Meaty clams flavored with bacon, cream, and a secret blend of herbs and spices. Voted "Nation's Best" at Rhode Island's Great Chowder Cook-Off.

Manhattan Style Chowder : Perfectly balanced herb-infused tomato broth, slow-cooked with onions and celery, loaded with tender clams.

Seafood Bisque : A seafood extravaganza of Pacific cod, Northwest salmon, Oregon bay shrimp, and crab, seasoned with fresh basil and simmered in creamy, tomato-based broth. Voted "Nation's Best" at Rhode Island's Great Chowder Cook-Off.

Market Chowder : Chef's choice of ingredients and flavors especially fresh and delicious, every day May include halibut, scallops, shrimp, oysters, crab, or salmon.



Pike Place Chowder

1530 Post Alley
Ste 11

Seattle, WA 98101




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http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Seattle


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Traveling Seattle, Day 1-1/7

       On May 23, my husband and I flew to Seattle for our Memorial Day Weekend travel. Before going to the airport, we did online flight check-in at home. We arrived at John Wayne Airport at 6:45. We waited for security check for only about 5 minutes or so. Everything was so smooth at the airport.

John Wayne Airport
        The view of Orange County, where I live, from the plane was very interesting for me. :)







        It was my first time to use Alaska Airline. I was pretty impressed at the interiors of the Boeing 737-700. It had leather seats in both first and coach class cabins. While drinking coffee in the plane, I was looking forward to visiting the first Starbucks in Seattle. :)


       I was able to see some snow capped mountains during the flight.


       It was only 2.5-hour flight. We finally arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 10:30. As I heard that Seattle is almost always cloudy, our entire days in Seattle were overcast weather.
Seattle


       I will write about our traveling Seattle next time.




       My entries related to my traveling in Seattle can be seen here.
http://itisapieceofcake2011.blogspot.com/search/label/Seattle