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The Backstory: Thankfully, this turkey-centered tradition can take a little ribbing

This year’s ode to the Thanksgiving feast is a tribute to folks for whom the mere thought of baking from scratch prompts a violent itch.
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Yay! You’re hosting Thanksgiving! What could go wrong? Other than EVERYTHING.

You’ll (probably) (possibly?) be full of thanks and safely roasted turkey after digesting Ron Judd’s Quick Start Guide to a Thanksgiving gathering
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If you give purslane a chance, this weed will grow on you

The best thing about embracing a plant like purslane is that you don’t have to worry about seeding, watering or fussing about it.
Tags: Garden, News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine


All sorts of creativity combined to turn this Lake Sammamish home into a light-filled gallery of modern living and meaningful artwork

The architect and the homeowner/artist have this remodel down to a fine art.
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine, Home & Decor, Lake Sammamish


Stressing acceptance, confidence and a couple kinds of safety, Skate Like a Girl welcomes everyone on deck

Instructors are trained in both skateboarding safety and in helping their students feel safe in the social environment.
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Aran Goyoaga infuses the picture-perfect food of ‘Cannelle et Vanille’ with meaning and purpose

The author and photographer hopes her dreamy world of food serves as a source of nourishment and comfort, not an aspirational competition.
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Food & Drink, Pacific NW Magazine, Vanille, Aran Goyoaga


Artist/glassmaker/lighting designer Julie Conway crafts award-winning works of architectural illumination

THE CREATORS: Through the elegant, artistic lights she designs, creates and installs, Conway transforms places, perceptions and experiences.
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The Backstory: Photographing an artist who works with fire and light

A photographer discovers a creative kinship in covering lighting designer Julie Conway.
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The New Burke Museum landscape cultivates relationships with native people, native plants and the cultural history of the land

With the exception of small native sedums, all of the approximately 75,000 plants Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center produced for the project were grown from seed.
Tags: News, Life, Pacific NW Magazine


Empty tank holds a reservoir of affection in Maple Leaf

The neighborhood’s sizable symbol is a 1949 water tower with a drained tank at the southeast corner of Northeast 88th Street and Roosevelt Way.
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In his 2019 list of the 25 best Northwest wines $20 or less, Andy Perdue toasts bargain bottles that taste rich

It’s a perfect pairing when a wine’s quality exceeds its price tag.
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Food & Drink, Pacific NW Magazine, Northwest, Andy Perdue


‘The Pacific Northwest Seafood Cookbook’ celebrates sustainability with affordability tips and zero-waste recipes

Try Naomi Tomky’s crispy-skin Halibut Chicharrones; they take just a little prep and an uncomplicated fry that doesn’t use a ton of cooking oil.
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The Backstory: Downsizing helps you get your stuff together — and then get rid of it

In her book ‘Downsize: Living large in a small house,’ and in her new, smaller home, author Sheri Koones finds big freedom in littler spaces.
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The livable, littler homes in Sheri Koones’ new book, ‘Downsize,’ really work the room (when there isn’t that much room to work with)

Prioritizing design and purging possessions, these Washington homeowners have found lots of up sides to downsizing.
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Here’s how (and where) to store your produce over the winter

It’s the end of the vegetable-growing season, but nowhere near the end of your vegetables.
Tags: Garden, News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine


At Fun Forest, we rode the chill-filled Flight to Mars

The ride was a staple at Seattle Center; today, the Museum of Pop Culture has landed in its spot.
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Andy Perdue reveals his 25 top Northwest wines for 2019

Palencia Winery’s 2016 Casa Amarilla, a GSM blend, is a Washington blend of grenache, syrah and mourvedre.
Tags: News, Washington, Life, Lifestyle, Food & Drink, Pacific NW Magazine, Northwest, Andy Perdue, Casa Amarilla, Palencia Winery


A world of pure imagination: The Theo Chocolate Experience

On the revamped factory tour, you still can watch the magic happen (and eat chocolate) — just from behind glass.
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Gulls show up all over — including (heads up!) right above you

At the beach, on the waterfront, on the ferry — even in Utah — these gifted fliers stake their claims.
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Gulls are the feathered fabric of our very landscape — and they are a lot like us

Whether you see them as friends or foes, they are evolving right along with humans (and even outwitting us for fries).
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Soak up the fall warmth of the Daniel J. Hinkley Asian Maple collection at Washington Park Arboretum

This treasure trove grove of trees is ranked among the top 3 in the nation.
Tags: Garden, News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine, Washington Park Arboretum, Daniel J Hinkley


As he does for his Ballard shop, Curtis Steiner curates the uncommon for his own garden

Every inch of this backyard oasis in Phinney Ridge is covered in captivating plants, moss or ground cover.
Tags: Garden, News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine, Ballard, Phinney Ridge, Curtis Steiner


In 1959, the glass was more than half-full on the Norton Building

Seattle’s 1st tall curtain wall conveys egalitarian modernity.
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Wheelchair basketball athletes find an outlet for intense competition, and a supportive community of teammates

The nonprofit Seattle Adaptive Sports, run entirely by volunteers, will hold an annual tournament the first week of December.
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There are no tractors at Ecolibrium, where a reverence for soil and sustainability drive this season’s motto: ‘Farm. Cook. Connect.’

Relationships flourish at this Redmond farm — with the soil, sustainable agriculture, restaurants, chefs … and even diners at its Under the Walnuts series.
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Food & Drink, Pacific NW Magazine, Redmond, Ecolibrium


‘We Are Puget Sound’: Sally Brownfield / The People of the Water

Hope returns to a peninsula at the southern end of Puget Sound, where a member of the Squaxin Island Tribe grew up respecting the bay and its life-sustaining harvest.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine


The Backstory: ‘We Are Puget Sound’ is a visual call to action

Individual and collective actions profoundly affect the future of our shared Salish Sea.
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‘We Are Puget Sound’: Les Purce: Leading the orca recovery task force

Purce says the education of Puget Sounders, and those who visit the Sound, must play a central role in recovering the orca.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine


‘We Are Puget Sound’: Tahmina Martelly: Feeding refugees, protecting the Sound

Food gardens and a rain-collection system transform a Kent parking lot into a healthy metaphor: ‘When you take barriers away, new things can grow.’
Tags: Outdoors, News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine



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