A little bit about Lisette.....

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest I feel most alive surrounded by trees and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

When I am not working you will most likely find me spending time outdoors, volunteering with my church and exploring this beautiful planet with my family. 

This is my place to share my passion for life and to encourage you to take time to find the extraordinary in your life.

Blackboard Bistro


Our friends invited us the other evening to accompany them while trying a new restaurant called Blackboard Bistro. It is a small restaurant, the kind you would drive by and miss if you did not know to look out for it. Once inside we were delighted to see a straightforward menu scrawled on the wall, divided into two categories: sweet and savory. From there we were greeted by our server who informed us the food was family style and the chef brought out the courses in the order he saw fit. Now here was not only a chef's dream, but a culinary adventure waiting to happen.

We started with a beet and feta appetizer, moved into a cuttle fish and purple potato dish with the most delicious herb oil sauce, followed by gnocchi with ox tail and blue cheese dish, then pork sliders with cheese pierogis on the side and lastly, a peanut butter and chocolate molten cake with vanilla and jam ice cream. It was such a fun evening spent with friends and as each dish came out it was not only a feast for the eyes and stomach, but all the senses.

If you don't mind giving up all control or have a hard time deciding what to order, they offer a name your price tasting menu where all you decide is how much you want to spend and then the chef decides what and how much to bring you.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Weekday reprieve and the $10 committment