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” […]

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. […]

Dinner at St. Dames

Last night, my lovely friend Rain (over at Rainblissed blog) took us out for dinner to celebrate the completion of my generals. We went to St. Dames, in the Rainier Valley neighborhood of Seattle. Eric and I go to St. Dames semi-regularly when we’re in the mood for vegan/vegetarian comfort food and when we have some time to […]