Holiday Traditions: Swedish Almond Wreath by Darra Goldstein

THANKFULLY, THE ART of baking is alive and well in Scandinavia, where coffee breaks are a cherished part of the day. I’m especially fond of the sweetened yeast breads made in all sorts of intricate shapes. The truth is, anything with almond paste makes me swoon, and this beautiful wreath is a particular favorite. During our penurious year in Stockholm we had two weekly indulgences: … Continue reading Holiday Traditions: Swedish Almond Wreath by Darra Goldstein

Around the Sound: Third Annual Seattle Modern Home Tour

Be ready to ooh, aah, gawk and gasp. The 2014 (third annual) Seattle Modern Home Tour is happening this Saturday, March 22nd. It runs from 11am to 5pm. Cost is $30 in advance (online until Friday) and $40 on the day of. Kids under 12 can accompany parents for free. There are 6 homes on the tour; 5 are in Seattle and 1 giant brand … Continue reading Around the Sound: Third Annual Seattle Modern Home Tour

Summer Grilling and the Creation of “Beerinades” by Ginger Johnson

  Hang on…let me wipe my mouth. After I read the post on grilled salads from Karie earlier this week, nothing else has been on my flavor brain! I’ll be the first in line to create or order a well made steak salad…or scallop salad…and other delicious, creative, healthy and delightful salads. Here’s the best part: I’m going to share a few ideas on how … Continue reading Summer Grilling and the Creation of “Beerinades” by Ginger Johnson

Taste some brews at Seattle Boat Show’s Sails & Ales, Friday February 1, 2013

SEATTLE -The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat, the West Coast’s largest boat show, featuring over 1000 recreational waterfront, seminars and accessories, continues through Sunday February 3rd, at two locations; Century Link Field and South Lake Union. Taste the best of Washington while shopping for your next dream boat.  Enjoy craft beers from select Washington Breweries at Sails & Ales Craft Beer Night, Friday Feb 1,  … Continue reading Taste some brews at Seattle Boat Show’s Sails & Ales, Friday February 1, 2013

Bumbershoot Festival 2012 Rocks Seattle Center this Weekend

Late summer in Seattle is a gorgeous event bringing with it boistrous festivals and activities.  Top of the list for this weekend?  North America’s largest urban festival, Bumbershoot 2012. Now in it’s 42nd year Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival is a Northwest icon at the 74 acre Seattle center and thankfully, the weather this weekend has promised to cooperate.   Temps on Saturday and … Continue reading Bumbershoot Festival 2012 Rocks Seattle Center this Weekend

Lively Washington Brewers Festival kicks off tonight

We have been patiently, or perhaps not so patiently, waiting for the Washington Brewer’s Festival to make it’s way back around the calendar and land on Father’s Day weekend.  There are two and half days of merriment to be had by all at King County’s Marymoor Park.  6046 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE in Redmond. 200 different beers from 64 different breweries, pick your day … Continue reading Lively Washington Brewers Festival kicks off tonight