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Seattle, Here I come!

October 22, 2012

In just one months time I will moving to Seattle. It’s an enormous adventure and an exciting new chapter in our lives. Having been for a visit, I fell in love with Pike Place market and all the little farmers makers dotted around Woodinville and Kirkland. We ate out and discovered so many great restaurants and the best Vietnamese I’ve had outside Vietnam. I can’t wait to do my shopping in Wholefoods and already know where I’m going to get my milk. Seattle reminded me alot of Ireland, so hopefully I won’t be too homesick, surrounded by all those lovely green trees. The one thing I will really miss is Irish cheese, but I can’t wait to discover a whole new ocean of different fish, and whole new country of wines.

It will certainly be interesting to blog on the other side of the pond. American readers often ontact me asking me for the American conversions of my recipes. In all honesty, measuring cups scare me! I’ve never really understood why Americans use them. Packed cups of sugar, loosely packed cups of flour….the potential for filling my cup incorrectly seems huge. I would love to convince every American that weighing ingredients with scales is far more sensible, but I suspect I will have to toe the line and surrender to the cup.

Quantities will also be an issue. I like to buy small cartons of milk, half size bags of flour. I have no idea what to do with giant cartons of eggs and American sized bags of flour. I have a feeling I’m going to be a terrified European rabbit caught in the headlights of a giant American freight train every time I go to the supermarket…hoping to come away with something ‘small’. Fahrenheit will also take bit of getting used to….when I see numbers like 400 degrees, I kind of think fiery inferno and will probably hesitate and protectively hold my uncooked cake a little longer than usual, before putting it in the oven.

Please bear with me in the coming weeks, as the OH has already gone, so there may be the odd technical issue. Also all my prop paraphernalia is half way across the world on a big boat:) so I’ll be making do with whatever bits I find, borrow or improvise. I know a few fellow bloggers have already moved country, so I’d love to hear any advice you might have about moving or indeed using measuring cups 😉

  • Oh wow! You’ll love Seattle, and yeah, you’re already ready for the weather. This will be a great adventure. Keep us posted!

    • Ah, thanks guys. I guess I’ll feel right at home with all that rain. I might be bumping into you both a bit more on Atlanta bound flights, as it’s a stopover for Seattle.

  • What exciting news! I lived in Bellingham, just north of Seattle, for a summer way back in 1998. It’s a beautiful part of the country, I would love to go back someday. Wishing you many new adventures in your new home – here’s to all that cheese and wine waiting to be discovered! x

    • Thanks Kristin. Looking forward to the new adventure. That said, I’m going to really miss the food blogging scene here in Ireland and of course the IFBA. At least I’ll be able to stay conected online.

  • You will have a blast once you get settled in – wishing you all the very best in your move and new life!!!

  • veneta from London

    i wish you very nice life in America.

    • Thanks so much Veneta 🙂

  • Oh wow, that’s huge news. Good luck Vicky.
    I can’t help you with big American packages. I believe in grams as well, but there are loads of good converters out there
    Google is great as well in Chrome you can just write “400f to c” in the address bar and you will see answer without even hitting enter.
    You will find good cheese. You will find loads of new ones. Good luck 🙂

    • Aw thanks so much Magda. It’s a big move and an exciting one too. Looking forward to finding new cheeses!