Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Edible Backyards

Posted: March 13th, 2014 by Brad

Subdivisions may conjure up thoughts of strip malls, sprawl and snarled traffic. Now, think edible backyards. Developers around the country are luring buyers with amenities centered on concepts known as “development-supported agriculture,” (DSA), “conservation communities,” or “agriburbia®”. As founders of the latter term are fond of explaining, “Home is where the farm is.” Instead strip [...]

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How Thanksgiving Became a Holiday

Posted: November 15th, 2013 by Brad

On September 28, 1789, just before leaving for recess, the first Federal Congress passed a resolution asking that the President of the United States recommend to the nation a day of thanksgiving. A few days later, President George Washington issued a proclamation naming Thursday, November 26, 1789 as a “Day of Publick Thanksgivin” – the [...]

Posted In: Blog, Food

Summer Staycations

Posted: June 8th, 2012 by Brad

June gloom may give the impression summer is still far off, but it’ll be here before you know it. When days are warm and sun is shining on the Pacific Northwest, is there anywhere else you’d rather be? Most locals know this is the best time to stick around and enjoy the season while it [...]

Piece of heaven on Phinney – A La Mode Pies

Posted: May 6th, 2012 by Brad

On my way to find the usual breakfast sandwich bite on Phinney Ridge, I noticed an a-board simply proclaiming one thing, quiche. It was for Al La Mode, a very small pie cafe on the corner of Phinney Avenue N and N 59th Street. I’ve probably driven by this quaint storefront dozens of times as [...]

Honor Mom on May 13th!

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 by Brad

Just a friendly reminder to send flowers, mail a card, treat mom to brunch or otherwise honor her on Sunday, May 13th.   If you could use some suggestions on where to take mom for brunch, don’t worry. We can recommend a few choice spots that are good year-round, too:   Library Bistro 92 Madison [...]

Seattle Farmer’s Markets

Posted: January 2nd, 2012 by Just Real Seattle

Seattle is home to one of the oldest and longest-running farmer’s markets, Pike Place. Since August 17, 1907, Seattleites and visitors have bought fresh, local produce, seafood and sundries year-round at Pike Place Market. That our city grew up around these markets featuring the best from local farmers, it only stands to reason many Seattle [...]

Thought for food … safety

Posted: November 2nd, 2011 by Just Real Seattle

Winter often brings storms and widespread power outtages. When the lights go out, do you know how long the food in your refrigerator will stay fresh? If you have a full freezer, your food items could very well keep for up to a week or longer if the door remains shut. In the refrigerator, you may [...]

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