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Visiting WA, a Wedding, and the Great Outdoors

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    This past weekend was so nice. If you’ve been following along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, you know we went to one of our favorite places; Washington (around the Seattle area, where I grew up).

    We visited family, attended my husbands’ cousin’s wedding and explored the great outdoors. I also wrote  down 5 new recipes which I can’t wait to make at home. Here’s a peek into our trip. Every time we visit, our relatives make us feel so welcome and at home. A huge thank you to each of you :).

    First: the wedding (I don’t think I’ve ever shared a wedding with you)! The church where the ceremony was held is gorgeous. The courtyard was lovely and surrounded by enormous blooming bushes.

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    Diana is gorgeous and her dress was timeless.

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    Are you ready for a little scandal? We could all use a little scandal once in awhile and I was so happy that I got this shot 😉 …

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    Then we headed off to the reception which was very classy and elegant.

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    Tulips everywhere!

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    The brides flowers were beautiful. Anyone know what these are called? I want them growing in my yard!

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    The food? Fabulous. Tender steak, flaky and juicy salmon with plenty of healthy veggies on the side. It was a feel good meal ;). If I were alone in the line, I would have gotten 4 slices of salmon. Yum!

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    The wedding cake was stylish but the inside of the cake really blew my mind; sponge cake studded with walnuts, a layer of poppyseed cake, thick layers of crunchy meringue and coffee infused buttercream frosting. Take a look!

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    The dessert table was incredible and ultra impressive.

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    The waffle tower was my favorite. Such a clever way to arrange them! P.S. I have an easy waffle cake recipe here.

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    We also got to spend time with family; eating and chatting it up. I am so blessed with great relatives both on my side and my husbands side of the family.

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    One of the best things about this trip was exploring nature near the beach and hiking up a mountain to take in that clean mountain air.

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    This totally took me back to my childhood; looking for shells and little crabs on the beach. My son loved it!

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    And so did I.

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    We also did a little chilling on the front porch. I should do this more often! Maybe if we all do it, we can make it cool again? What do you say?

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    P.S. Stay tuned. I’ll be posting another recipe tomorrow that I know you will love!

    Natasha Kravchuk

    Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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    • Ashley
      December 29, 2020

      I savor, cause I found exactly what I was looking for.

      You’ve ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have
      a nice day. Bye


      • Natasha's Kitchen
        December 29, 2020

        Yay, glad you found and loved this recipe!


    • lily
      March 3, 2017

      hi Natasha. i was wondering what is the recipe for the cake that’s on the dessert table picture 3, the cake in the middle that’s been cut into little squares? looks so delicious. i’ve been asking my mom to bake a Ukrainian cake for so long but she doesn’t know what cake i’m talking about. lol. please help =).


      • Natasha
        March 4, 2017

        I wish I knew, but I had nothing to do with that fabulous dessert spread 🙂


        • lily
          March 5, 2017

          ahhh =(. ok but do you know at least the name of that cake?


          • Natasha
            March 5, 2017

            I don’t, sorry,…


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