Scoop Blog Archive / January 2011

Local mom Hsiao-Ching Chou Sounds off on the Tiger Mom debate

Hsiao-Ching Chou

You may have seen my response in Red Tricycle to the excerpt of Amy Chua’s “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” that appeared in the Jan. 8 Wall Street Journal. Maybe you saw my sound bite on the news the night Chua was in Seattle. Read more »

Caramelized Bananas with Chocolate Drizzle

caramelized bananas
sweet yum

(Jane wears children's clothing)
Whole fruit plus some heat intensifies the sweetness enough to call it dessert.  Watch what bananas do under the broiler with a few flavors added. A Captain J. favorite.  Want a printable recipe?  Click here. Read more »


A special Valentine's Day treat: Daniel Breaker hosts another Intiman cabaret

Daniel Breaker Intiman Theater Valentine's Cabaret

Looking for something a little different to treat your honey to this Valentine's Day? Check out the "Valentine's Cabaret" at Intiman Theatre. Read more »

Charging Up Stevens Pass Like Never Before

Roddy Scheer
Nissan Leaf
The Nissan Leaf

For those of you who already own, or are waiting to buy a Nissan Leaf or one of the other new all-electric vehicles now on the market, Stevens Pass and environs might be just the place to take it on your next Sunday drive. Read more »


Megan Griffiths' "The Off Hours" Mesmerizes Sundance

Roddy Scheer
Seattle filmmaker Megan Griffiths' "The Off Hours" showed at Sundance last weekend

It seems that Seattle's film community may have finally arrived on the national stage with the stunningly wan production of The Off Hours, a film born and (in)bred in Washington State under the keen directorship of local veteran filmmaker Megan Griffiths. Read more »