March 2011

Finding Edible Weeds in Your Garden and Lawn

Seattle author and expert forager Langdon Cook on how to see your backyard as an exotic produce aisl

Adventurous eaters need not stray far from home for a unique meal. Just step outside. It’s springtime, and the eatin’ is easy. Here in the Puget Sound region, with its temperate climate, we can harvest a bumper crop of nutritious and toothsome weeds from our gardens and lawns nearly year-round. If that sounds gross, consider…

Langdon Cook

Spring Arts 2011 Preview: What’s Hot in Seattle

Our picks for the can't-miss music, theater, visual art, dance and film events of the season.

The weather might not be making a terribly convincing show of spring just yet, but the local arts scene is abloom with vibrant events. Visualize: head-to-toe hairy soundsuits, nirvana for Nirvana fans and an extremely engaging stuffed goat (trust us). Plus new arts venues and locally crafted dance, theater, film, music and visual arts aplenty….

Brangien Davis and Dana Standish

2011 Local Outdoor Gear Preview

It seems only fair to extend the locavore movement to outdoor equipment.

Seattle has long been a mecca for outdoorsy people and technical innovation, so it follows that some of the leading outdoor clothing and gear manufacturers in the world have set up shop here. Chances are good that many items in your gear closet were designed and possibly even manufactured within a few miles of home….

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Sweet Streets: Three Emerging Seattle Neighborhoods

What's new in West Seattle Triangle, White Center and Kirkland Avenue

West Seattle TriangleBordered by Fauntleroy Way SW, 35th Avenue SW and SW Alaska Street Though the area is currently as strollable as an airport runway, the chin wagging continues about plans to fashion a trendy, tree-lined “gateway” neighborhood patch out of this area east of the Junction. While signs of new life are few at…

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Sweet Streets: Cost of Living in 8 Seattle Neighborhoods

Wanna live there? A sampling of real estate sales in select Seattle neighborhoods.

Cost of Living> South Lake Union401 ninth ave. unit 111 (Veer Lofts) 1,073-square-foot condo unit built in 2008, sold on November 19, 2010, for $367,6752010 property taxes: $3,223Attendance-area public schools: John Hay Elementary and McClure Middle School (both on Queen Anne);  Garfield High (in the Central District) Capitol Hill1106 13th Ave. 1,950-square-foot Victorian-style home built…

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Best Neighborhoods: 34th Avenue, Madrona

Betwen East Spring and East Pike Street lies a hidden jewel that has a habit of appearing and disapp

PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE: Well-groomed urban sophisticates The Brigadoon of Seattle neighborhoods, Madrona has a habit of appearing and disappearing from our memory radar, but it never fails to charm with the quaint-village perfection of an MGM musical. EAT/DRINK: It’s easy to imagine Gene Kelly soft-shoeing his way along sidewalks animated by family-favorite breakfast and…

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