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Tuesday, 12/14/2010 10:42 PM
If you wanna have a holly jolly Christmas but still haven't picked out a tree, now is the time! And why not make a day of it by driving out to a tree farm and picking and cutting your own? Some local tree farms that will let you have at their stock include: Enchanted Winds Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm (18021 Issaquah-Hobart Rd, Issaquah, WA 98027, 425.432.4573) Ronnei Christmas Tree Farm (11210 Carnation-Duvall Road NE, Carnation, WA 98014, 425.788.1705) Mountain Creek Tree Farm (6821 440th Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98085, 425.888.1770).
Tuesday, 12/14/2010 6:00 PM
A little puzzled about which bubbly to serve your holiday guests this season? The Local Vine is offering a fun way to learn (and taste!) the difference between champagne and other sparkling wines this Thursday, December 16th at 6pm-8pm. A collection of over 20 bubbly wines will be poured, including bottles that range in price from $10 to over $200. Some selections offered include Grand Marque Champagne, Grower Champagne, California Sparkling, as well as other hard to find, specially produced samples from around the world.
Tuesday, 12/14/2010 12:00 AM
In celebration of Tamara Murphy's new book, Tender: Farmers, Cooks, Eaters, Tamara along with Chris Curtis of the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, is hosting an all-day book signing event at the newly remodeled Reading Room at the Pioneer Square Elliott Bay Cafe this Thursday from 11am to 5pm. Or join Murphy for bubbles and bites (from the cookbook, natch) from 5:30 to 8:30pm (rspv to tamara@tamaramurphy.com).
Thursday, 12/09/2010 10:52 PM
Our top to-do's for the week Must Get a Whiff Willy Wonka in Smell-O-Vision
Thursday, 12/09/2010 8:52 PM
With the swirl of multiple magazine deadlines clomping around in my head this time of year, I barely have time to make a dent in my shopping list, but I had to pause and share my favorite kids' gift of the year before it got too close to the holidays for you to order them.
Wednesday, 12/08/2010 4:00 PM
It's no secret that we here at Seattle Mag are huge fans of Marination Mobile; we put them on the cover of last year's Best Restaurants issue, after all.
Wednesday, 12/08/2010 12:00 PM
(Steve sells home plate) Stuffed chicken breasts sounds difficult and gourmet - not true. A fantastic way to renovate leftovers like roasted squash and extend a pound of chicken to feed a family. Very pretty morsels too! Need a printable recipe?  Click here.
Tuesday, 12/07/2010 10:38 PM
Why not make this the winter you explore the snowy backcountry on your own terms? It's a whole different mountain range out there when it's covered in multiple feet of the white stuff. Backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and camping don't come without risks, though. Besides needing the right warm gear, you should also be aware of avalanche dangers and prepared to deal with the worst. On Tuesday night (Dec. 7) at 7 p.m.
Friday, 12/03/2010 10:17 PM
This past fall, Pioneer Square and the International District got a face lift, thanks to some local artists. A new art installation project, StoreFronts Seattle (made possible by nonprofit arts organization Shunpike), allows artists (including local quilt artist Luke Haynes and couple Charles and Cindy Martin who boast an impressive pinball machine collection) to showcase their work in various vacant buildings free of charge.
Thursday, 12/02/2010 10:11 PM
MUST SEE A River Runs Through It
Thursday, 12/02/2010 5:00 AM
Searching for a classy way to fete the holidays, without messing up the kitchen or risking setting the turkey on fire? Enjoy a delicious Christmas Day meal at ART Restaurant at the Four Seasons hotel, or ring in the New Year in style with a champagne-themed dinner that'll leave you waltzing into 2011. (And in between, why not round up a few friends and indulge in their Chocolate buffet too?)
Wednesday, 12/01/2010 6:00 PM
What better way to spend a chilly Wednesday afternoon than at the Palace Ballroom for the Tom Douglas Cookbook Social? 
Wednesday, 12/01/2010 1:00 AM
(Jane helps Darrell with his letters) A gorgeous looking soup that boasts  local winter vegetables and herbs. Beets, carrots, red lentils and rosemary marry for love. For a printable recipe click here.
Tuesday, 11/30/2010 10:54 PM
If you really consider yourself a Seattlite but haven't seen salmon spawning in local streams, now is your chance. For the next few weeks chum and coho salmon will continue to return to the gravel beds of their youth at Pipers Creek, Thornton Creek and Boeing Creek on the north side of town, as well as at Longfellow Creek and Fauntleroy Creek in West Seattle, among other riparian zones around town.
Tuesday, 11/30/2010 9:00 PM
Last week was a blur of getting snowed in and ramping up for Thanksgiving, so there's a little news to fill you in on.
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