Pints for Pigs Peace!

Okay folks, get ready to have some fun! You won’t want to miss this awesome fundraising event if you’re in or around the Seattle area on January 11, 2014. The lovely Anika over at the Vegan Score blog and I are hard at work organizing Pints for Pigs Peace (benefitting Pigs Peace Sanctuary and the Northwest Animal […]

Pierogies, Pierogies! A Review of Fire & Earth Kitchen

Guess what I spent the afternoon making yesterday? Okay, so it’s not hard to guess. Pierogies! Pierogies are eastern European potato dumplings, and can come with a range of fillings and toppings. When I was a kid, my mom used to buy pierogies from these Polish church ladies who would periodically make them, pack them up […]

Holiday Gift Giving: The Thrift Shop Edition

Following up on yesterday’s post about holiday gift giving and some great organizations to donate to at the holidays, I wanted to also recommend another excellent, low-impact holiday shopping option…THRIFT SHOPS. I am a big thrift shop person. Really, my personal favorite is the giant Seattle Goodwill on Dearborn, but any thrift shop will do—Red […]

Elephants in Captivity and the Ethics of Zoos

I’m not sure if you all have been following the explosion of news in the last week about elephants in zoos. The Seattle Times has published in the last week at least 3 articles on the ethics and politics of keeping elephants in zoos. Beginning with the article, “Elephants are Dying out in America’s Zoos” […]

Roasted Nectarine Coconut Soup with Cardamom

When my mom was here visiting, she took us out for an absolutely amazing meal at Sutra in Wallingford. I’ve blogged about Sutra before.  This, though, was by far the tastiest meal we’ve had there to date. The first course was a cardamom grilled nectarine coconut soup with an arugula salad on the side. Oh man, was […]

Guest Review: Veggie Grill Comes to Seattle

Veggie Grill finally opened last week in Seattle. We’re itching to try it out. I’m really hoping for onion rings when we go. I’m in the midst of a long-term onion ring saga. By saga, I mean I crave onion rings weekly and rarely get to have them since most onion rings are not vegan. Today, we are lucky to […]

Stroll through Discovery Park

After just one week of fundraising for Pigs Peace Sanctuary, together we have raised $676. That is so awesome! Thank you so much to those who have donated! Can I nudge the rest of you to consider making a donation? If you’d like to receive peppermint patties for Pigs Peace, just click on over here. […]

Book Review at Our Hen House: “Every Twelve Seconds”

For this bright and early Monday morning I want to nudge you over to Our Hen House to read another book review by yours truly. This one is a review of Timothy Pachirat’s recent book, Every Twelve Seconds: Industrialized Slaughter and the Politics of Sight. If you haven’t read it already, I would highly recommend the […]

Seattle Public Library Spring Mini Booksale

Okay, here it is! Remember in September when I told you about the Seattle Public Library Fall Book Sale? Well, here’s the spring version. Coming right up. Twice a year, the Seattle Public Library has a book sale in a hangar bay in Magnuson Park. The fall sale is much bigger, but the spring one is definitely […]