spectacle-rotary

Norrie is our neighbor at Eleven Northshore. I was lucky enough to meet this man my first weekend out there. He came over and shared both his story and his bottle of Jameson whisky with me and after a couple of hours and a couple of laughs, the gate adjoining our decks has remained open …

Eleven Northshore

My wife’s grandmother told us she once heard that saltwater soothes the soul. At first I thought this was a little “out there” – now, however, I believe her with every fiber of my being. Courtney and I recently purchased a home on the North Shore of Hood Canal, the community has always held a …

Browne Lentil

Mealtime at Eleven Northshore is all about BBQ. Steak, fresh caught fish or chicken, the trick is finding complementary side dishes that we can all appreciate, while a seasonal vegetable salad is key anytime of the year, lately I have been adding my favorite superfood, lentils. Lentils are a great addition to any diet as …

Five Came back

Mark Harris’ tale of five famous Hollywood directors who in the height of their careers made the decision to support the war effort, take military pay, live within the military hierarchy and risk their own lives for the Republic and Victory. A riveting read that kept me entranced during evenings at Eleven Northshore that takes us …

boysintheboat

Daniel James Brown’s retelling of the University of Washington’s nine-member crew team and its quest for gold in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin reads like a nail-biting Hollywood film. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers from the American West, these boys took on and defeated successive echelons of privilege and power. They …

SusanB

My very first purchase of original art was probably 20 years ago from a Northwest painter named Susan Bennerstrom. Her main themes have been the exploration and depiction of light, mainly through oil paint. She writes, “I don’t think of myself as a realist painter in the currently accepted sense. I work from photographs, which …

centralpark

Visit the city parks; they are incredible public assets. When I’m in town I never miss a chance to run through Central Park near the reservoir.  The High Line, another favorite,  is a one-mile linear green space built on a section of the elevated former New York Central Railroad spur, which runs along the lower …

kale

Kale was always one of those foods I heard about but never really got into. I was deterred from cooking with what I thought was a tough leaf. But I finally tried it, and now it’s always on hand in my kitchen. The perfect addition to any vegetable soup, or just simply baked with olive …