I will get up early on Saturday mornings—but it had better be for a darn good reason (because otherwise, sleep, reading the paper and drinking approximately 5 cups of coffee is the name of the game). However, it is well worth my time—and yours too—to get up early, grab that latte to go and get down to the downtown Nordstrom tomorrow for their Spring 2011 Cosmetics Trend Show. Starting bright and early at 8 a.m., Nordstrom experts will preview new spring colors and share makeup tips at the 2-hour long event.
Must SeeFirst Thursday art walk: Joey Veltkamp Thursday (3/3) - Seattle artist and local art blogger Joey Veltkamp has a well-documented owl obsession (his last show featured more than 30 papier-mâché owls), but now he’s on to something new—ghosts. For this show, he’s fired more than 20 ceramic spooks, using paint and resin to give a glazing effect. If you haven’t yet encountered the endearing work of this rising star, it’s high time. Times vary. Free. SOIL Gallery, 112 Third Ave. S; 206.264.8061; soilart.org
Three and a half years ago technologist/chef/inventor/photographer/physicist Nathan Myhrvold (whom we wrote about in last month's Nerd issue) set out to write the definitive book on modernist cooking and molecular gastronomy, a la elBulli’s Ferran Adrià, Al
Seattle mag videographers Alex Kummerow and Dylan Priest headed to Vashon Island last month to tour the alpaca farm that inspired artist and designer Adrienne Antonson’s exclusive new clothing line for Capitol Hill shop NuBe Green. If you're unfamiliar with Antonson's work, you'll know that she sources her line exclusively from items sourced from within 100 miles of Seattle.
(Steve imagines roasting a turkey)Dreamy creamy Thai-flavored sauce made from coconut milk, peanut butter, maple syrup, fresh ginger and toasted sesame oil. Pour it over fried tofu, cooked, greens, rice, grilled chicken, blanched vegetables and more. Printable recipe here.
If you're climbing the walls in your house with all the bad weather this winter, maybe you should check out one of Seattle's indoor rock climbing gyms. Vertical World (daily rate for non-members: $16; monthly membership: $70) started it all off when it opened the doors on the world's first indoor climbing gym in Ballard back in 1987. These days the company has gyms in five locations around Puget Sound.
I'm thrilled to announce that Fat of the Land author Langdon Cook is our newest columnist at the magazine.
Lang, as he's known by friends, is the kind of guy that, when he says he'll be "off the grid," really means it; he's known to disappear down the coast and up to the wilds of British Columbia for weeks at a time on foraging, fishing and mushroom hunting expeditions.
Ingredients:2 whole veal sweetbreads, weighing about ½ pound each1 tablespoon saltJuice of 1 lemonWater (for soaking)
1 cup flour1 cup panko bread crumbs1 teaspoon salt½ teaspoon ground black pepper6 tablespoon vegetable oil or peanut oil for frying
Must Quote AlongMommy Dearest quote-a-long at SIFF CinemaSaturday (2/26) - See Faye Dunaway channel Joan Crawford in this epic 1981 flick that gives readers an insider’s peek at old school Hollywood and the over-the-top parenting style of a Hollywood starlet. Who wouldn’t want to spend a Saturday night unleashing those pent up mommy issues with an audience of people screaming, “No wire hangers!” $7-12. 7:30 p.m. SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer St. siff.net.
Must ExperienceSeattle Food and Wine Experience
If you've always wanted to try snowshoeing, a winter sport for truly everyone, now is your chance to learn the basics from the experts in a warm dry environment before your own first trip out into the wilds. REI staff will walk through the basics of selecting approriate gear and finding out where to go in our area at the Seattle Flagship Store on Thursday evening February 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register online for this FREE class.
Some days, I suck at being a tiger mom. It simply requires more attention to monitoring my daughter's work than I have time to devote. On those days when I let my daughter watch TV instead of practice writing letters and numbers, the self-flogging kicks in and, perhaps irrationally, I fret that the one, two or even three missed practice sessions somehow will mean the difference between another year of preschool or early entrance into kindergarten.
I wanted to write a blog entry about HB 1609, the “Great Schools” bill, which was debated in Olympia this week, but failed to move out of committee. A similar bill in the Senate, SB 5399, was blocked from public hearing by Senator Rosemary McAuliffe, chair of the Senate Committee on Early Learning and K-12 Education.