January 2016

What the Teachers' Strike Taught Seattle Parents

What the Teachers’ Strike Taught Seattle Parents

Local parents learned to use their powers for good

Months have passed since teachers in Seattle Public Schools walked the picket lines in the district’s first strike in 30 years. Students missed six full days of school—the first days of the school year—as the Seattle Education Association (SEA), which represents 5,000 teachers, negotiated over issues that included testing, recess, teacher pay and length of…

Seattle Has Changed, But Memories From Earlier Days Remain

Seattle Has Changed, But Memories From Earlier Days Remain

Knute Berger reflects on the crossroads of his past

For me, intersections can be the coordinates of memory. Because I’ve lived in Seattle for most of my life, those cross streets are sometimes landmarks of my personal and family history. There’s Fourth and Pike, where I was standing when I was given five brass World’s Fair dollars to spend at the Century 21 Exposition….

Drink Recipes Using Salish Liqueur

two recipes will give you an idea of where you might start on your Salish Sea sipping adventure

Salish Sea Cocktail RecipesWith such a variety of liqueur flavors, the cocktail opportunities are nearly endless. Read more about Salish Sea Liqueurs here. The Bosun’s GardenThis brings loads of herb and spice magic to the tongue, and while it does have a strong nautical connection (Bluewater Organic Distilling, whose gin is a key ingredient in…

A Feast for the New Year with Smoked Salmon

A Feast for the New Year with Smoked Salmon

A forager's New Year's feast, course by course

January is a perfect chance for the Northwest forager to hang up boots and basket for a brief spell—and camp out in the kitchen. I like to inaugurate this indoor time with a New Year’s feast, one that commemorates the past 12 months by using some of my favorite ingredients gathered during the year. Bon…