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Day 15> In which Jess plays catch-up thanks to an Instagram obsession after a few days of root canal recoup. Continue reading

Thai Heartichoke Preview & Rescheduling

These instagram photos sure don’t belong in a magazine, but I like to think they capture a glimpse of unique Heartichoke Supper Club preview I attended last week. If you’ve been here before, you probably know that I spent a month in SE Asia back in December, and I was stoked to let my obsession help design the Northwest meets Thai menu.

Kefir Lime and Lemongrass Pickled Carrots


Local Choi Salad

Deconstructed Namprik Gaeng Som Green Curry

Coconut Sticky Rice. This was 40 times better than it looks, I assure you.

The full menu:

Heartichoke Presents: NW meets Thai-Inspired Small Plates

Thai-spiced Popcorn

Local Baby Bok Choi Salad with Fresh Mint and Lime on a Bed of Mung Bean Vermicelli, Garnished with Chili Oil & Brown Sugar Roasted Peanuts

Deconstructed Namprik Gaeng Som Green Curry with Roasted Rice-Dredged Tofu, Pea Shoots, Lemongrass and Kaffir Lime – Pickled Carrots, Roasted Yam, Shiitake Mushrooms and Rice Sphere

Fresh Citrus

Coconut Sticky Rice with Miso Caramel and Shuksan Strawberries

All dishes are vegan and gluten-free. Produce is locally sourced as much as possible.

I tried each and every dish, and they’re all so fresh and flavorful! Plus, the evening is a benefit for little Effie, who unfortunately, passed away shortly after the preview. All proceeds will help cover her immense medical bills and others suffering from FIP.

The dinner has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 28th, 2012.

More details and sign up information (including sliding scale tickets) are on the Heartichoke site. Basically, if you care about cats and enjoy Thai food, I hope you’re able to make it.


I don’t know about you, but I’ve had mixed, evolving thoughts on short-form blogging avenues, such as Instagram. Admittedly, I’ve become pretty obsessive about taking photos and playing with settings since it debuted on Android a couple of months back.  It’s addicting! And pretty!

On one hand, I think it’s cheap and lacking content. On the other, I think it can be brief and captivating, yet, I worry it’s too limiting and pushing actual thoughts to the side. Does it make Tumblr appear composed? Is there insight? Am I, once again, giving too many peeks into my life?

On the upside, I can choose to send my photos into the tweeting wasteland of one-liners (you can choose more social media outlets, but this is where I feel the most comfortable, wandering like so), and not feel like I’m clogging up the internet with overshare. I realize that I really enjoy the casual side of it, since I largely despise sharing photos or information on my personal Facebook account. What sense am I making here? We all draw our own lines.

Over all, it’s taking-over-the-internet-trendy, and if I’m co-running a bloggers conference, aren’t I supposed to keep up?


Here’s  a glimpse of what I’ve been up to, over there:

All images @jdfunks