Category Archives: Food and Gardening

Time to melt: National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Did you know that April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!? Grilled cheese has always been one of my favorite comfort foods — and I know I’m not alone: People have been loving its ease and possibilities for nearly … Continue reading

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Cooking Wild

Every year around February or March my husband and I plan our first camping outing. We have a cabin that we love, so even if it’s cold outside we can be nice and cozy. Our cabin has the absolute basics … Continue reading

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New Nonfiction Roundup – March 2018

Historical narratives set in remote locations. Inspiring stories of the pursuit for peace, justice and equality. Examinations on the perils of authoritarianism. Cookbooks galore. All these, and more, await you this March! 3/5: The People vs. Democracy by Yascha Mounk. The author … Continue reading

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Pie and Whiskey

There are some combinations so perfect that when your attention is drawn to them, you wonder how you’ve missed them for years. That was my feeling upon discovering Pie & Whiskey, which is simultaneously: a fantastic compilation of short work … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2017

… according to Seattle Public Library adult librarians Yesterday we listed our librarians’ favorite novels of 2017; today, we present you with the list of our ten favorite nonfiction books published in 2017, from memoirs to essay collections to history … Continue reading

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New Nonfiction Roundup – December 2017

Get a head start on 2018 with host of health, fitness and self-improvement books.  A pair of essays from great thinkers and a pair of memoirs from fierce survivors round out December. 12/5: Bobby Flay Fit: Food for a Healthy Lifestyle … Continue reading

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Hungry Like a (Dire) Wolf: Cookbooks Inspired by Our Fandoms

It all starts with a good book. Then a book series. Then, inevitably, a television series or a film. Your fandom is growing, but how can you satiate the hunger? Maybe you seek out your fandom at a convention, and … Continue reading

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