Scoop Blog Archive / November 2011

Fashion + Style: Best Local Black Friday Deals

Stop in at SPUN for locally-made garments

One week folks; that is, one week until the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. Although I know some will never even bother with bed (many big boxes are opening at midnight this year), my Black Friday approach is a tad more leisurely, hopping into the wealth of great local shops and stops with same great deals running all weekend, and less of the mania. Join me at the following, won’t you? Read more »

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Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet, Part 2: Fresh Cranberry Sauce

One of the easiest things to make from scratch is cranberry sauce, and it can be made days (as in, you can make it this weekend!) in advance.

Use the recipe on the back of the bag, which usually involves sugar and orange juice and possibly orange zest. It takes about 10 minutes and it is sooo much better than the canned stuff. (It’s so good that I eat spoonfuls of it right out of the pot while it boils away.) If you're feeling inventive you can spruce it up by tossing a cinnamon stick into the pot while it boils. Read more »

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A Dessert Diva Shines at the Tulalip Casino

By: 
Cody Bay
The Taste of Tulalip Dessert Lab

Nikol Nakamura has been able to do things a lot of pastry chefs would like to do: she cut her teeth at The Herbfarm, got her longtime wish of apprenticing under her idol, acclaimed San Francisco pastry chef Donald Wressell, and served miniature works of sugary art at Seattle’s former Four Seasons hotel (now the Fairmont) as well as intimate, white-tablecloth joints in L.A. But it’s now that the Pasadena, Calif. Read more »

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7 Justifications for an Unjustifiable Love of Twilight

Holy splintering headboards! There's less than 48 hours before I get to see Breaking Dawn: Part 1, the latest installment of the Twilight movies.

I won’t be fighting my way through hoards of shrieking tweens (the tickets for opening night sold out too fast). I’ll be up north with the refined 21+ crowd, enjoying overpriced beer and fried cheese sticks with our matinee showing at Cinebarre. Read more »

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Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet, Part 1: Why It's Okay to Potluck It

Thanksgiving is about tradition. Everyone has expectations about the day, the food, what time the dinner should happen, whether there should be copious amounts of drinking...

The fastest way to find out what your expectations are is to go to someone else's house for thanksgiving and experience all the things they do wrong. Read more »

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