The Fat Hen
I have very good intentions with this blog, especially to take it on a more dear and personal journey of mine. A journey I would like to share with you in a more official capacity than a footnote on a restaurant coverage post. What I don’t mind sharing for right now, though, is that I am very weak and tired. In less than one week, I will undergo a surgery that will replace my pacemaker’s now defunct battery. It took all of what remaining energy I have to go forth with my Seattle plans. I rallied through it – the conference, being with friends, and stress of traveling itself – but now it has all caught up to me and I find myself clinging to my bed like hermit crab to its shell. I haven’t been this tired in nearly a decade, during the months leading up to the initial insertion of my pacemaker. My heart rate is currently at 65 bpm and it is a struggle to do every day tasks – so pardon if I appear lazier than usual. I do not mean to be; I wish I possessed all of the energy in the world to blog, and blog and blog. I have SO much to share with all of you <3.
Anyway, onward, right?
I'm pleased to announce that one of my goals in blogging has been reached - that of quick (just over one minute!) and fun videos to accompany my posts. Thanks to Tastemade, I’m able to film and edit and upload videos using only my iPhone and their app. With presets and a basic template of intricately timed an intro, panning, meal narrative, more panning and closing, combined with music and readily available fonts, I’m set for a fairly hassle-free film making experience. You don’t have to take my word for it, though. The proof is in the pudding.
You know, for only being gone for six days…I ate a lot. Like, full-on vacation mode, gorging on as much good food as I possibly could. Seattle is a food lover’s paradise and I feasted like a queen. My wallet may be a touch lighter, but the tastes, experiences, and memories will last me forever. My friend Liz relocated to Seattle for graduate school, married her college boyfriend and settled in Ballard. I’m fortunate to have been able to draw out my International Food Bloggers Conference experience by staying with Liz and her husband for a few days before and after the conference. They take food just as seriously as I do, and made sure to keep my itinerary full of the best Ballard has to offer. Case in point, The Fat Hen.
How’d I do? Not too shabby, eh? Below are some stills and deeper discussions of the food my friend Liz and I gorged on at The Fat Hen.
Chanterelle Mushroom Eggs Benedict \
Hot Chocolate with chocolate ganache
THE FAT HEN
1418 NW 70th Street
Seattle, WA 98117
hours: Tues-Sun 8a-3p