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Monday, 07/25/2011 10:32 PM
By: Cody Bay
Red Rabbit's Farm to Table Dinners
My ultimate dream of living off five acres of lush organically-farmed land (preferably in southern France) surrounded by happy farm animals who are all friends and adore me even though I'm going to someday eat them has yet to become a reality. So until then, I'm just going to have to invite myself over to other people's farms for dinner, where they'll show me around and share fascinating tidbits about their crops and growing seasons as I turn green with envy and tune out the parts about how much hard work it actually is.
Friday, 07/22/2011 8:21 PM
Seattle kayak
Finally, a second summer day, just in time to make our August "water play" issue slightly less irritating to caged-up water geeks. Sure, it was fun to dream up dozens of pages of fun water stuff for the issue—from wakeboarding to houseboat-gawking to surfing, rafting and more—but that all started in March; back then, when we were JUST SURE we'd be doing all of that and more by now. Now being the END OF JULY.
Friday, 07/22/2011 7:22 PM
As we finish up our fall fashion and shopping issue this week, I seem to have accumulated quite a few pretty things on my desk, which will appear throughout the September issue. And while I am going to make you wait on the other 50 finds until the issue comes out, here’s a sneak peek at four locally-made favorites currently sitting on my desk (which I am loathe to return next week!): 1. Tuesday faux-fur scarves
Thursday, 07/21/2011 8:24 PM
Must Geek OutOutdoor TrekSaturday (7/23) - Hello Earth Productions is bringing back their ode to trekkies everywhere with another round of live performaces of classic Star Trek episodes. On this weekend’s docket is “This Side of Paradise,” an exercise which one cast member described aptly: “It's like performing Shakespeare for a group of Elizabethan-focused English Doctorates. And you're a native Russian speaker.” Free. 7 p.m.
Thursday, 07/21/2011 7:24 PM
(Darrell missed the talk)Sun promised for the weekend. FInally grilling weather, eh? Sear some  zucchini, portobella mushrooms, eggplant and red pepper. Toss with fresh salad greens, feta and a mustardy sweet dressing for pleasing summer meal. Printable recipe?  Click here.
Wednesday, 07/20/2011 10:41 PM
I'll be making my second appearance on New Day Northwest tomorrow (11 a.m. on King 5), filling in for ArtZone arts maven Nancy Guppy, and giving viewers a to-do list of arty events this weekend. It's supposed to be sunny (yeah, I'll believe it when I see it), so most of them are outdoors. Tune in to hear what I think is especially wonderful about these artful opportunities. Links to more info are below.
Wednesday, 07/20/2011 8:55 PM
If you're a Francophile or a bicyclist, you've probably spent at least some time this month watching men in spandex race their way through the French countryside. Lucky for Tour de France fans, Cafe Presse is offering up a much needed escape from bite-sized ESPN recaps. Starting at 7 a.m.
Monday, 07/18/2011 11:12 PM
Seattle City Council approved a bill today that would allow local food trucks to do business on city streets (under the old rules, mobile food  vendors were required to operate from private lots). What does all of this mean for the every day diner? Here's hoping it leads to more on-the-go menus citywide.
Monday, 07/18/2011 10:22 PM
Endurance sports like triathlons are the fastest growing segment of the fitness industry.  The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association study from 2010 shows that 1,208,000 Americans participated in at least one triathlon in 2009 (a 51 percent growth from 2007). While more and more people from a variety of backgrounds are participating in the sport, there are still many people hesitant to sign up because of the swimming portion of the race.
Friday, 07/15/2011 5:18 PM
Well, the big day has arrived: As Nordstrom devotees know, today kicks off the store’s mega Anniversary Sale (loved this tweet from Nordy’s Sanda Belaire this morning with a before and after-opening shot of the downtown store shoe department! Apparently I should have taken today off of work to join the other ladies). So as we are all in the sale huntress frame of mind today, here are three other sales to get thee to this weekend:  
Thursday, 07/14/2011 9:57 PM
Wooden O
Top o' my list of things I love about Seattle: Two (two!) Shakespeare companies putting on free plays in parks all over town every summer. I gorge myself on a total of four plays—for free!—usually accompanied by five or six friends, blankets and multiple baskets of food and beverages. Soaking up the weird, convoluted brilliance of Shakespeare while decanting Cabernet from a Nalgene bottle? Summer's here!
Thursday, 07/14/2011 8:01 PM
(Don't ask, don't tell)Steve mans up to sauce combining tomato, molasses, maple syrup, vinegar and HEAT (chipotle or cayenne). Slather on beans, chicken and more. Printable recipe? Click here. 
Thursday, 07/14/2011 8:00 PM
Must SeeMad HomesSaturday (7/16 - 8/7) - Five condemned Capitol Hill homes have been taken over by local artists for this temporary art exhibit that gives new meaning to the phrase, "neighborhood in transition". Visitors will have full access to four of the five homes featuring work from Troy Gua, Ryan Molenkamp and Luke Haynes. Free. Noon - 7 p.m. daily. Mad Homes, 711 Bellevue.
Thursday, 07/14/2011 3:14 PM
Many of us have one — they gallop around the house, they sleep in their favorite cowboy boots, and they dream about one thing…HORSES!  If you’ve got a little cowgirl or cowboy on your hands, it’s the perfect time to get them up close and personal with the animals they love. Luckily we live in an area with an abundance of options for horseback riding.  Whether it’s pony rides, birthday party locations, camps or private riding lessons you seek, we’ve got you covered with a slew of options for horseback riding in Seattle.  Giddyup! Redmond
Wednesday, 07/13/2011 5:50 PM
By: Cody Bay
Backyard barbecues on America's Independence Day are great, but how dang lucky are we to live in an internationally-minded city that's home to lots of nice French folks where we get to celebrate (and by that I mean EAT) the joys of Bastille Day as well? Our local Franco-foodie scene is going gangbusters for the 14th, so if eating well is your priority, I would really try to squeeze one of these fêtes in: Bastille Cafe & Bar (Ballard)
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