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Thanksgiving Cheat Sheet, Part 3: Sage Butter

One of the easiest but most delicious things you can do to your turkey: make sage butter to rub under and over the skin of the bird.

“Compound butter” sounds fancy, but in this case it is made by pulling the leaves off of the stems of the sage (we have it growing in our yard, but it's easy to find in every supermarket – except the day before Thanksgiving) and putting it into the food processor with a 3 or 4 sticks of butter and a good amount of salt and pepper (feel free to add fresh thyme, too, if you want).

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Waterfront Update: Ferris Wheel Approved for Pier 57

Didja know we need one of these?

Rising from the ashes of the s-l-o-w-l-y dying Viaduct, this here shiny new waterfront oddity. Good news or bad news? I leave it to you to decide. Read the story on our news partners, KING-TV's website.

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RedTri: Kid-Friendly Things to do over the Holiday Weekend

With Turkey Day just around the corner (and the busy holiday rush), we’ve got some fun ideas on how to spend time with the fam before you’re off and running. Consider: a wacky night with science, a turkey feast at the zoo, a concert with lots of hula-hooping, a fun tree lighting ceremony, a production about a boy and a wolf and a walk for a great cause. Read more »

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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

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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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The Must List: Celebrate the Art of Butchery, the Geology of Seattle Center and Vintage Apparel

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Beer + Chocolate: Your DIY Pairing Guide

Here's something fun you can try at your holiday gatherings: As you're handing your brother-in-law a beer, hand him a chunk of chocolate to go with it. Strange but true: When chosen carefully, chocolate and beer taste great together, as I found out firsthand the other night in Fremont. Read more »

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