Things make me smile this week started with the photos that were taken by my French friends while they were here and visiting the Space Needle.
If you think of Seattle what comes to your mind?.. Gray’s Anatomy, rain, Microsoft and lately the book 50 shades of grey??? Space Needle, of course!!! lol
Built in 1962, the Space Needle has become the symbol of Seattle, and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. Definitely a must see while in Seattle. The views from the top are amazing and you can even have beer or wine. Once you’ve seen enough you can go to the gift shop where it would be nice to get a little item for your memory in the gift shop. For more informations here.
These are the views from the observation deck.
I love popcorn! A couple of weeks ago we made some of this delicious snack. People were very surprised when they noticed we were making it in the old fashion way (here). We don’t have a microwave! What made me smile is that some of the young generation has never had popcorn made without a microwave!! Isn’t that funny??!! At the same time it is scary to see them eating everything from a microwave….
Last year Marilyn toasted pumpkin seeds but I don’t know why , but I wasn’t a big fan. This year I made that shrimp in the pumpkin (here) she told me immediately to put the seeds aside. She let them dry for 2 days and toasted them. It was so good and tasty. These pumpkin seeds this time tasted like peanuts. I was very happy and it made me smile when that I learned how to eat one more healthy food. The health benefits of pumpkin seeds here.
To preserve the health benefits of the oils found in pumpkin seeds, eat them raw or roast them on a baking sheet on low heat in the oven (about 170 F) for 15-20 minutes. Toss with a sprinkling of sea salt and enjoy. If you haven’t tried them warm, you’re in for a real treat! Add pumpkin seeds to salads, dips, or ground in pesto.
Finally we bought the juicer that we’ve been talking about for a couple of weeks here and here !… It is unbelievable how different and tasty it is when you make a fresh juice from vegetables. It is a GREAT way to introduce veggies to the kids or even to some people that hate greens. I feel so great after I drink my green juice or even better when I drink a green martini The best part …without any sacrifice to drink it!! Just in case if you want to know where we bought it on Amazon Breville BJE820XL Juice Fountain Duo Dual Disc Juicer.
Have a great weekend with lots of smiles!! We all deserve it!!
Beijos e Tchau!