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Read it, then eat it

By now all the entries in today’s Seattle Edible Book Festival will have been judged and eaten.  Change that to most of the entries, since not all looked tasty enough for folks to consider putting them in their mouths; nonetheless, together they formed … Continue reading

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Rainy day distractions

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My most alliterative blog post — about a pen, a poem, some paintings and predictability

Lately I’ve felt like my life needed a little less predictability and a little more spontaneity. One reason for the feeling was that last week I spent an afternoon writing and emailing a news release to various media outlets, after … Continue reading

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Permission to come aboard…and shop

This month some of the local food producers collaborated to create an indoor winter farmers’ market, where they’re selling vegetables such as kale, radicchio, carrots, and several varieties of squash; artisan breads, pies, and chocolates; squid-ink tagliatelle — aka egg … Continue reading

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Carart

South Capital Hill/Central District West Seattle– Fauntleroy                                        Queen Anne

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Shopping on the cheap

Having spent too much money in the past month, the topic of thrift stores is on my mind. Recently, a friend who just returned from abroad, and I set out to explore thrift stores on the Eastside.  Although we have … Continue reading

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We could do that!

Whenever friend Marilyn and I see arts and craft pieces we like, such as Polaroid transfer prints, we examine them from the perspective of whether we could create something similar.  We often decide we can, rarely appreciating the complexity of … Continue reading

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Farmers’ markets keep frig from becoming Superfund site

During the summer, healthy, albeit expensive eating is guaranteed by the presence of farmers’ markets in every community.  I decided to check out five markets in this area, over the course of the past few weeks, to compare produce quality, … Continue reading

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Jade Buddha passing through

The Jade Buddha — not to be confused with the chocolate Buddha two posts back –came to town this week as part of a national tour, and is resting in a pavilion in the courtyard of a Vietnamese Buddhist temple for … Continue reading

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Birthdays are better

This year’s birthday was different and better than most.  First of all, I didn’t have to attend any late night meetings immediately before, during or after the date to observe the annual ritual of the school board approving the next … Continue reading

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