We visited Seattle over the Thanksgiving holidays. My daughter, Erin, prepared a great feast and we joined in with the American custom of stuffing ourselves to the point of uncomfortableness. So many good dishes, including the best mashed potatoes with roasted garlic we’ve ever eaten, and a salted caramel banana cream pie that will certainly become a family tradition.
But what I really went back for on our last morning were bouquets of flowers. I love fresh flowers, but am not usually willing to pay for them. Pike’s Place Market is the place to go for people like me. If you aren’t willing to pay for the flowers at this place, you’ll never buy flowers anywhere. So, I browsed the selections and chose arrangements for both Erin and me. Mine is on the left, and Erin’s is on the right.
So pretty – using flowering cabbages and purple kale as floral arrangements! Or pretty until I realized in the car that they also really smelled like cabbage – not in a good way but in a “cooked cabbage in a kitchen without good ventilation fans” sort of way. Ewww. It seemed like the purple ones were the smelly ones. Erin’s bouquet only had the white/ pink ones, so I hope her apartment is not stinking from the flowers. My bouquet included a very smelly purple winter cabbage that I finally put outside today- gracing our wintery snow covered backyard with it’s beauty.
Perhaps instead I should bring indoors our very pleasant smelling wreath!