Scoop Blog Archive / October 2012

Apples, Pears, Figs Galore? How to Donate Your Tree Fruit

Apples and pears are at peek ripeness; don't let your backyard tree fruit go to waste.

Walking through my neighborhood, I can't help but covet the fig trees weighed down with green figs on the verge of full ripeness, the Asian pear tree in my neighbor's yard which holds, I'd guess, 40lbs of fruit right now. But in a few weeks, these and the myriad apples that are ripe right now in trees on nearly every Seattle street will perish, rot, or fall and turn to brown muck on the sidewalks if they're not picked and eaten. Read more »

Fall Makeup Tips from Suresh, Local Boy Gone Bigtime

Find your fall hue with Suresh Beauty's LipLUXE lipsticks

We're huge fans of makeup artist Suresh's style: sleek, soft and modern. His GlossLUXE lipglosses are a mainstay in our makeup bag, and his newish line of lipsticks, flecked with crushed diamonds, rubies, amethysts and yellow garnets, are our newest obsession. Read more »


Incredible Feast: Gourmet Chefs Impress with Farmers Market Ingredients

Leslie Kelly

This year’s Incredible Feast lived up to its name, as more than 25 chefs paired up with superstar farmers, ranchers and cheese makers on Sunday at Swanson’s Nursery.

Chef Tamara Murphy dreamed this dealie-o up years ago as a way to showcase the incredible edibles that show up at the Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets. Man, we are lucky to live here! Read more »

Staying Power: Two Seattle Institutions Mark Big Milestones

Cody Bay

While the last week or so saw its usual share of food news from relative newbies – Marination Ma Kai opening, Chino's closing and the answer to the is-it-or-isn't-it Fuji Bakery mystery – two grand-dames of the Seattle restaurant world were quietly kicking off new chapters in their very admirable histories. Read more »

Save the Date: Stellar Shopping Events in October

The Delphine by Marchez Vous. Sparkle your way into fall. $495

Fall is in full swing, with shopping opportunities galore all weekend long. This Saturday, October 6 from noon to 4 p.m., head to J. Gilbert Footwear in Belltown for a chance to meet two funny, shoe-loving ladies in a magical confluence of hilarity and style. Read more »