Duck Breast in Raspberry & Odd Society Crème de Cassis

http://smokysweet.com/cooking/duck-breast-in-raspberry-sauce/

Early morning, end of summer light. #Seattle (at Lake City, Seattle)

Stunning dresses made of natural materials; mussel shells, deer bone, horse hair and tagua nut. #IFBC (at The Westin Seattle)

Much snacking happening at A Taste of Seattle @IFBC soiree. #IFBC (at The Westin Seattle)

Time for a little #wine tasting @IFBC. #ifbc (at The Westin Seattle)

Purple pile. #Seattle #FarmersMarket #Produce #Fall

Market fruit. #Seattle #FarmersMarket #Fruit #Fall

Pretty Japanese snacks

I LOVE Taiyaki - but it turned out to be one of the few Japanese sweets that I liked 😏 #Japan

Tea service at Yuzuya Ryokan. #Kyoto #Japan #latergram

We finally got a new truck so we went to Dick’s to celebrate. Not technically a drive-in, but it has been open since 1963! #Seattle #burger #fries #drive-in

Kimono-wearers climbing up to Kiyomizu-dera temple. #Kyoto #Japan #latergram

Many orange ume. You write your prayer on these, and the date, and later they are burned in a ceremony. Fushimi Inari Shinto shrine #Kyoto #Japan

Tea and udon shop (unfortunately closed) halfway up the mountain. Fushimi Inari Shinto shrine, #Kyoto #Japan

I guess this is where Christo got his inspiration for “The Gates”. Fushimi Inari Shinto shrine, #Kyoto #Japan