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West Coast Screams & Healthy Apple Dreams

Freddy Krueger's glove, Edward Scissorhands, Jason's mask and machete, Jack Torrance's axe from The Shining and Mr. Pointy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Experience Music Project museum

Freddy Krueger’s glove, Edward Scissorhands, Jason’s mask and machete, Jack Torrance’s axe from The Shining and Mr. Pointy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Experience Music Project museum

When I visited Seattle, I fell in love with the Experience Music Project Museum.  Not only did the museum have some excellent permanent collections featuring Nirvana & Jimi Hendrix, but there was also an impressive horror exhibit: “Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film”.  One of the items displayed was Freddy Krueger’s glove from one of my favourite horror films, the classic slasher Nightmare on Elm Street directed by Wes Craven.  This movie made a significant impact on the horror genre, and inspired a slew of slashers produced throughout the 80’s.  A little over a decade later, Wes Craven’s Scream revitalized horror films, breathing new life into the genre he helped to create.  Scream spawned three sequels, the fourth one released many years later in 2011.  Despite the forgettable Scream 3, I was actually pretty excited for Scream 4 and my review can be read here.

Scream 4

Property of Dimension Films

In honour of the Scream series that was set in California, I’m featuring a recipe that highlights some of California’s most popular food trends: detox, wheat free and sugar free.  My spiced apple crisp puts a healthy spin on this classic dessert, making it the perfect dish to snack on during a detox.

Wheat Free, Sugar Free Spiced Apple Crisp

Wheat Free, Sugar Free Spiced Apple Crisp

Seattle, Washington

I thought I would see at least one plaid shirt in Seattle, even more than a decade after the death of grunge.  There were moments where I felt a touch of that old scene, but for the most part Seattle is a nice, comfortable city with either a Starbucks or the homeless sitting on every corner.  I still had my dose of music history though, and was amazed at the stream of people flocking to the memorials of both Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix on a weekday afternoon.  The other highlight for me was the Experience Music Project museum and I could have easily spent an entire day there engrossed in the horror, sci fi, Nirvana and guitar exhibits.

"Peace and Love", Jimi Hendrix Memorial, Renton

“Peace and Love”, Jimi Hendrix Memorial, Renton

"Until We Meet Again", Jimi Hendrix Memorial, Renton

“Until We Meet Again”, Jimi Hendrix Memorial, Renton

"Everybody Hear My Message", Jimi Hendrix Memorial, Renton

“Everybody Hear My Message”, Jimi Hendrix Memorial, Renton

"Even Flow", Bimbo's Cantina

“Even Flow”, Bimbo’s Cantina

"Collection", Bimbo's Cantina

“Collection”, Bimbo’s Cantina

Travel Photos - Seattle

World's Best Mac & Cheese

World’s Best Mac & Cheese

"Magic in the Market", Pike Place Market

“Magic in the Market”, Pike Place Market

"Passing Shadows", Pioneer Square

“Passing Shadows”, Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square

Armandino Batali's Salumi (the father of New York chef Mario Batali)

Armandino Batali’s Salumi (the father of New York chef Mario Batali)

"Flicker"

“Flicker”

"The Sky is the Limit", Seattle Public Library

“The Sky is the Limit”, Seattle Public Library

"Come As You Are", Viretta Park

“Come As You Are”, Viretta Park

"Aneurysm" Kurt Cobain's memorial bench, Viretta Park

“Aneurysm” Kurt Cobain’s memorial bench, Viretta Park

"Nothing Is Trivial", Lakeview Cemetery

“Nothing Is Trivial”, Lakeview Cemetery

Travel Photos - Seattle

 

Travel Food Photos_Seattle

"Alternative Underground", Seattle Underground Tour

“Alternative Underground”, Seattle Underground Tour

Maximus Minimus food truck: pulled pork sandwich with tamarind, honey & molasses

Maximus Minimus food truck: pulled pork sandwich with tamarind, honey & molasses

Space Needle

Space Needle

Freddy Krueger's glove, Edward Scissorhands, Jason's mask and machete, Jack Torrance's axe from The Shining and Mr. Pointy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Experience Music Project museum

Freddy Krueger’s glove, Edward Scissorhands, Jason’s mask and machete, Jack Torrance’s axe from The Shining and Mr. Pointy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Experience Music Project museum

"Kurt and Dave", Nirvana - Taking Punk To The Masses exhibit, Experience Music Project museum

“Kurt and Dave”, Nirvana – Taking Punk To The Masses exhibit, Experience Music Project museum

Experience Music Project museum

Experience Music Project museum

"Tangled"

“Tangled”

"Reaching"

“Reaching”

Travel Photos - Seattle

Aurora Troll, Fremont District

Aurora Troll, Fremont District

"Classic", Fremont District

“Classic”, Fremont District

"Center of the Universe", Fremont District

“Center of the Universe”, Fremont District

Travel Food Photos_Seattle