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The Great 8 Gathers…Our First Dinner Party!

Our First Dinner Party Wow, 19 years ago this month we gathered for our first dinner party. We started as a “gourmet” group; but since none of us are trained chefs, it soon turned into more of a foodie group. And what fun we’ve had! When we started we were not friends, more like acquaintances. The four of us ladies were volunteering at our kids’ school, working on the same fundraiser and in our kids…

Scotch Whisky Tasting

Just two years ago I wrote a short column on Scotch Whisky, reviewing three different bottles. My reviews/tastes were enjoyed only by me. This time, however, I had a Scotch whisky tasting with the Great 8 guys. We tasted Scotch from three different distilleries, all from the Highland region. This region has the most distilleries and has been subdivided into four areas, two of which are Speyside and Islands. We tasted each pour ‘neat’ (no water or ice added…

The Bluest Skies in Seattle

“The bluest skies you’ve ever seen in Seattle, and the hills the greenest green in Seattle…” This song perfectly describes the beauty of this northwest city. The bluest skies in Seattle. Oh sure, sometimes it’s rainy and damp. But when the sun is shining, Seattle truly is an incredible city. And to be honest, it’s even lovely when it’s misty and rainy. Recently my friend, Kim, and I took…

Happy National Soul Food Month!

Boy are we happy here at Great 8 Friends since June is National Soul Food Month! We love it! The term “Soul Food” was coined in the 60s to define the cuisine that grew out of the traditions of the American south; and it has evolved to what it is today. We often think of soul food as being fried chicken and heavy, fatty food. But in actuality, the slaves didn’t have all day to be…

Jurga’s Birthday at Water Grill

Do you love birthdays as much as I love birthdays? We just celebrated Jurga’s birthday at a fairly new restaurant in town, Water Grill, and that’s one of the things I love about celebrating birthdays…eating at a Gr8 new place! The birthday girl doesn’t know where the “party” will take place, she just has to trust the evening’s driver. When we arrived, she was thrilled at the beautiful…

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