Tulip Festival!

So a confession up front: this post has nothing to do with food. But man oh man, do I have a treat for you!

I am consistently surprised (and a little bummed) that it’s not my culinary explorations that readers ask me about. It’s SUE!. That’s right. Apparently most of the Seattle Palate followers read it for the SUE! stories. I can’t say I blame them.

The funny thing is that they don’t believe that she actually exists. It’s as if she’s intriguing like the Sasquatch, jovial like Santa, and benevolent like the Tooth Fairy – all wrapped up in a Vera Bradley bag-toting second grade teacher. As if I could possible conjure up such a character!

So the ‘rents came to visit a few weeks ago, and as I’m sure her fans aren’t surprised to learn, SUE! loves a good tulip festival. Two years ago they came out for it, and it snowed. A lot. This year the weather was a little bit better, and the blooms were a-bloomin’. It really is quite a sight – acres upon acres of brilliant striped tulip fields.

Even though this blog is about food, somehow growing things (even flowers) and cooking goes hand-in-hand – at least for me. (Evidence – and hopefully the bounty – of my new P-Patch Garden to come.) So I’m passing along some pics from our day. And as your extra-special treat – a picture of SUE! in the flesh. She does exist! (Note stylish leopard-print scarf and glitterati sunglasses. You can’t see it in this picture, but the glasses have rhinestones on them. Of course they do.) If you want to see more pictures of her, don’t worry. She made a Shutterfly photo album of the day and I’m sure she’d love to show it to you.

Enjoy! Next time we’ll get back in the kitchen.


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Comments: 3

  1. SUE May 5, 2010 at 6:28 pm Reply

    Oh Hi Amy !!! Boy, we really did have some fun at the Tulip Festival!! The flowers were amazing – truly, a very appropiate word to describe the acres and acres of colors! Really Eye Popping!! No one can imagine how big it is unless they see it in person OR check out my Shutterfly book! The tulip bulbs that you sent to me for my birthday were waiting for me in full bloom when we got back to NJ and I had my own mini tulip festival right in the front garden! I do not charge anything for the neighbors to tour my tulips, but I really feel like the Dutch Tulip Queen. So here is a head’s up for you – get the guest room ready ’cause I will be back next year for tour #3!! Love you – MOM AKA Sue

  2. SUE May 6, 2010 at 4:17 am Reply

    By the way, Amy – isn’t there an intriguing character other than Sasquatch that I could have been compared to??? XXXOOO Mom

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