Several Sabbaths ago, Jeff and I went hiking with Bruce and Kiera. We were supposed to hike a new trail but got lost and decided to go to a trail we could actually find – Rattlesnake Ledge.

We’re hiking up there?

To the very top!

Hiking is very popular when it’s not raining!

Rattlesnake Lake

Hubby and I at the top

It was a great hike and I can’t wait to try a new trail!

Teapot Vegetarian House

Recently, my husband assisted a coworker with a very challenging issue. As appreciation, the coworker sent us a gift card and told us to use it at our favorite restaurant. Well, we’re still fairly new to Seattle so we’ve only tried a few places. We decided to make a second visit to the Teapot Vegetarian House. Last time we visited, I tried a Mandarin style tofu on rice that was fantastic and couldn’t wait to taste other entrees.


“Traditional Northern Chinese dim-sum made of fresh diced vegetables and spices hand wrapped in an envelope of flour.” – Yum, yum, yum!

My dinner – Stroganoff

“Our interpretation with nuggets of compressed mushroom blends to perfection with a savory creamy sauce of mushrooms and onions.” – It was pretty good! I enjoyed their “beef” stroganoff over jasmine rice. I probably wouldn’t order it again simply because there are so many other options to try!

Hubby’s dinner – “Duck” Chow Mein

“Udon wheat noodles stir fried with “beef”, “chicken” or “duck” mixed with seasonal vegetables in a savory brown sauce.” – I did not like the “duck” as it was very thin and crunchy. But the chow mein and vegetables were good!

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture before we dove into the best part of dinner: dessert. We had their vegan cheesecake. “Our cheesecake, made from tofu and fresh fruits, is said to be the best our clients have ever tasted, even better than the real thing.” Oh boy. My husband said it was the best cheesecake he’s ever tasted, vegan or not. I thought it was incredible and very high on my list of favorite cheesecake. Tonight’s cheesecake included mango and another berry I couldn’t identify. I don’t even like mangoes but I thought the whole thing was absolutely delish. It’s worth going back just for dessert!