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Ted Danson Talks About the Health of the Oceans with Grist's Chip Giller

Maria Dolan
Chip and Ted's Excellent Adventure: Ted Danson and Chip Giller at Town Hall last week.

Perched on a red chair at pseudo-Mafioso bar Vito’s on First Hill last week, giraffe-legged, rock-jawed Ted Danson presented me with an environmental riddle: He does not surf. Or dive. Or even go sailing, unless someone he likes insists on it. Yet he spends most of his time on the water.
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Cookus Interruptus Video: White Bean and Kale Minestrone

(Can't run with scissors!)
Cooked white beans, fresh sage and a touch of tomato paste create the creamy base for this nourishing soup.  Ribbons of kale add color, texture and major nutrients.  Serve with Pumpkin Pecan Muffins or a bit slice of warm bread and butter.  Who can resist?  Printable recipe click here. Read more »


Outdoors: Spring Is In the Air

Roddy Scheer

Learn a few tips and techniques from Seattle Tilth this spring that will make your garden the envy of the neighbors. Some of Tilth's upcoming classes that might be of interest in this regard include:

Build Unique Raised Beds (April 2, 10 am - 1 pm at Tilth's HQ at Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford; $45 for non-members / $35 for Tilth members)

Drip Irrigation Basics for the Home Gardener (April 9, 10 am - Noon; North Seattle location TBD; pricing TBD) Read more »


All Hail the Return of World Pizza!

I recently happened across an online commenter lamenting the pizza options in Belltown. The post was entitled “Bring Back World Pizza.”

Well commenter: wish, granted. Read more »


The Best Restaurants in Seattle at Every Price Point: The Value Issue

Joule's Hawaiian Spot Prawns in Hot Pot with Rice and Egg

Every year I come at the big April Best Restaurants issue from a different, hopefully fresh angle. This year, my inspiration was former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni's farewell piece, at the end of which he argues that there is value at every price level. Read more »