Week 17 – A Sea Breeze Birthday

Last week was my birthday (the big 28), as well as my 3rd anniversary with Mr. Wetzel.  To celebrate we went out to La Boucherie restaurant on Vashon Island, a local restaurant that is part restaurant / part butcher shop and which is connected to a local farm on Vashon Island, Sea Breeze Farm.  This place is – easily – our favorite restaurant, but it is a bit pricey, so we only make it out for special occasions.

“But wait!” you say. “This is supposed to be a blog about your local CSA!” Well…for my birthday we took a break from cooking to be extravagant and eat really freaking awesome local cuisine.  So, for my birthday, I will also take a blog tangent to share pictures from our trip, as well as my love of another local farm.  I’m a believer that love for one farm should open you up to experimenting with and trying foods from many farms.  Local food isn’t about brand loyalty; it’s about soil loyalty.

By the way, all these photos on the trip were taken with my cell phone, s some of them are very poor quality! I wish it wasn’t so, but this is all I’ve got!

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Mr. Wetzel and me on the ferry to Vashon Island.

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The meat wall at La Boucherie.

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Here's a picture of me with Kristin Thompson, co-owner of La Boucherie. My best birthday compliment came from Kristen, who commented that we were "twins separated at birth." The painting on the wall is one I made for them as a gift.

A link to Kristin Thompson on twitter: click here.
A blog post about the pig painting: click here.

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My birthday cake!

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The menu from our evening at La Boucherie.

By ekwetzel

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(Clockwise, from the eggs)
Eggs (again, the farm has young hens, and they are laying smaller eggs this week, so we received 18 eggs instead of the normal dozen)
Purple Cabbage
2 Beets
4 Carrots
2 Potatoes
2 Onions
2 Delicata Squash
2 Leeks
Bok Choi
(In the middle)
Big bowl of Empire Apples
2 Sweet Peppers
4 Jalapeno Peppers


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