Even without the swimming, boating, hiking and sunshine, San Juan Island is a pretty darn nice place to be in the wintertime. Cozying up to the gas fireplace in a lakeside log cabin at Lakedale Resort, doing a puzzle and reading a book, sipping on a glass of locally crafted San Juan Vineyards wine. Who could mind a little rain? Maybe later I'll go for a hike. Or not. If only I could stay here forever...
Seattle actress and writer Marya Sea Kaminsky steals the show with her moving (and rocking, roiling, spitting, moaning, shaking) portrayal of Electra, a woman imprisoned by her own mourning and hunger for vengeance. She is riveting. But there's lots more to like in this production--notably Sheila Daniels' clever directorial touches, including her nods to modernity...which I think falls under the category of spoilers.
Cupcake Royale's lovingly lethal Valentine's Day treat, the Deathcake Royale ($6.65) returns tomorrow. Made with Theo Chocolate, Stumptown espresso ganache and sinfully good chocolate cake, this deadly concoction (which weighs about a thousand pounds) is the perfect sinful gift for your sweetie (or yourself!).
Emmer and Rye opens this Thursday, Jan. 28th
Exactly a month after announcing that a restaurant lease has been signed for a spot on Queen Anne, chef Seth Caswell’s long-awaited Emmer & Rye restaurant is (almost) open for business.
Teriyaki, people. Martha Stewart wants to talk to me about teriyaki.
Wha? Huh? No, I've got no expertise on the matter. I like the stuff as much as the next gal for everyday convenience: it's cheap, good enough, quick. I grew up here, so I grew up on it. But no one is more dumbfounded yet excited than I am to talk to her majesty Martha than I am, and if teriyaki's the topic, then so be it. Frankly, I'd talk to her about tuna casserole. I mean, this is Martha Stewart we're talking about. (Do you think she'll be nice to me?)
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Word has it that after the demise of Gourmet magazine last year, their Gourmet Today cookbook sales spiked. And for good reason--the national mag has been leaving foodies satisfied since 1941. Want a chance to mourn/celebrate?
There was a ton of creative, clever (not to mention painstaking!) work on view at the NW Film Forum's showcase of short film animation, but my overall fave was The Sinking of the Huntley, by Seattleite Drew Christie, who told me after the screening that he painted and drew this whole story on the pages of 12 vintage books—mostly Civil-War themed, until he ran out of those: