A Scape Education

Garlic didn’t get much attention in our house when I was growing up. When I moved to Seattle after college, I learned the word allium, the family of onions and garlic....

Mint Perfect!

Mint. It grows like a weed around these parts and we might sometimes take its ubiquity for granted. Yet there is no easier way to conjure up a burst of summer sunshine than by throwing a handful of zingy, fresh mint into a dish....

Growing a Legacy

A farmer honors the legacies of his parents — one from the farm and the other from Pike Place Market....

Makings of a Renaissance

Jason Stratton pulls a page from an enlightened past to celebrate and savor the short spurt of spring....

Grow Up!

Grow your cucumbers and squash up an A-frame trellis, send peas up a temporary wall, try beans on a tunnel or a teepee, and, of course, corral your tomatoes in sturdy cages. Think intensively grown veggies on apartment-building decks and rooftops....

Taking Root

Timber City Ginger Beer taps into local seasonal tastes to create zingy drinks with a Northwest twist....

Only Serving Love

Operation Sack Lunch rescues food that would otherwise be tossed, and creates nourishing meals for the city’s most vulnerable citizens....

Summer arrives with apricots

Apricots are one of my favorite early-summer stone fruits. I love pulling them apart at the seams and taking big, juicy bites as the soft, orange skin brushes my lips, the sourness clings to the back of my throat, and the syrupy fruit quenches my thirst....

Taking a Bite Out of Global Warming

With the arrival of 2017, I began to rethink what this moment needs from us. What we eat leaves ample room for change, the kind that immediately improves the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we call home....

Strawberry Elderflower Tiramisu

This flowery, fruity dessert can be made ahead and stored in the fridge. It features fresh local strawberries....

A May Day Dinner Party

With the arrival of spring, cheerful, fragrant blossoms fill the air, and colorful, vibrant produce can be found in abundance at our local farmers markets....

Tempranillo Thrives Under the Radar

It's not Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot, or Syrah. It's something different, something new, yet something that doesn't assault wine drinkers with its "otherness."...

Blueberry Mint Swirl Popsicles

Summer isn’t summer without popsicles. This recipe is a riff off the classic mojito combination of mint, lime, and brown sugar....

Black Bean and Beet Burgers

When you grate beets and mix them with black beans, something interesting happens: the mixture looks a whole lot like raw hamburger. Grated cheese is tucked inside the patties, “Juicy Lucy” style. While the patties cook, the cheese oozes from the inside out and forms a savory crust....