Healthy Eating: Celebrate bounty of garden with a hearty couscous salad

This has been a cool summer in my garden — especially temperature-wise. Usually we get enough heat that by mid-July my supply of greens and lettuces has started to bolt. But this year, due to the cool temperatures in Juneary, Julyary and Augustary (creative combination of January with June, July and August!), I have been…

Art Beat: What to see, do, hear around town this week

Studio Art  “Northwest Stories / Northwest Life” Summer/Fall Art Exhibition July to December, see details below Lynnwood Convention Center 3711 196th St. S.W. Lynnwood Free The 2019 Summer/Fall Art Exhibition is currently on display at The Lynnwood Convention Center from July through December 2019. The art exhibit, “Northwest Stories/Northwest Life”, features local artists Willow Bader,…

Fitness Corner: How to get motivated

Motivation can be elusive even for the most disciplined and driven of us. It ebbs and flows through different phases of our lives . . . as our goals change . . . as we change. As a coach and trainer, motivating my clients is one of the most important aspects of my role in…

Art Beat: Thursday Art Walk, Taste Edmonds, outdoor summer concerts, free movies

Studio Art Art Walk Edmonds – AWE Thursday, Aug. 15 5-8 p.m. Art Walk Merchants Downtown Edmonds Free Art Walk Edmonds Aloha event, Thursday, Aug. 15, reminds us that summer’s not over yet! You’ll be swaying to that island vibe with live music from STRUM (Seattle’s Totally Relaxed Ukelele Musicians) and Chef Dane’s Here and…

Recommended reads: ‘The Darkest Gateway’ a quirky, edgy paranormal romance

The Darkest Gateway by Jeri Westerson Welcome to the fourth book in The Booke of the Hidden Series. Author Jeri Westerson invites you on an adventure through The Darkest Gateway. In this paranormal romance series, the protagonist is Kylie. She is torn whether to accept the challenge before her. If she does, this treacherous quest…

Art Beat: Music in the Museum, Sea Jazz, summer concerts, live theater and more

Music Music in the Museum – Musical Portraits Saturday, Aug. 10 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cascadia Art Museum 190 Sunset Ave. S., #E Edmonds $12 member, $18 non-member Renowned pianist Annie Chang-Center presents Musical Portraits at Cascade Art Museum’s Music in the Museum series this Saturday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. Featuring the works of…

Edmonds Booktalk: Still time for summertime reads

Welcome to August! Still plenty of time to do some serious summer reading! Are you getting impatient waiting for the new Louise Penny? [Not too much longer! The new Inspector Gamache novel is coming Aug. 27!] Here are a few authors that we can recommend to make the wait a bit easier: Mark Pryor and his…

Edmonds Kind of Play: The benefits of joining your school PTA

I recently went to my first school board meeting. As someone who has carefully avoided manning the games at our school’s Harvest (read: Halloween) festival since 2011, that is certainly not something I could have forecasted, but there I was taking my three minutes during a public comment portion. The road from occasional, reluctant classroom…

Recommended Reads: ‘First Man’ tells story of Neil Armstrong

First Man, by James R. Hansen You may have seen the excellent hit movie. Now, for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, which was celebrated July 20, I’m recommending the book that tells the incredible saga of that First Man, an essential biography by James R. Hansen. Not just a biography though, this is an entertaining,…

EPIC Poetry Group: Betrayal, Infidelity, As a Rose Unfolds Itself

The latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Betrayal “I love you and I will always be faithful to you.” No doubt he meant it on the day and the year of the postmark. So little time from moon to rising moon; in his need for novelty, the eye was wandering…

Art Beat: Get outdoors with free Edmonds movie Friday, plus summer concerts

Movies 13th Annual Edmonds Outdoor Movie Nite – Trolls (PG) Friday, July 26, 9 p.m. Frances Anderson Playfield 700 Main St. Edmonds Free City of Edmonds Parks Department presents the Thirteenth Annual Edmonds Outdoor Movie Nite July 26 with Trolls, a 2016 feature film from Dreamworks Animation. Voiced by Anna Kendrick as Princess Poppy, the…

Edmonds Restaurant News: Plans taking shape for high-end Mexican restaurant at 102 Main

When George Sharawy describes his plans for Kahlo’s Restaurant and Cantina, it’s impossible to resist his contagious enthusiasm. “We’re going to bring a restaurant the caliber of Daniel’s Broiler to Edmonds,” said Sharawy. General Manager Claudia Arechiga couldn’t help smiling as Sharawy painted a vivid picture of the planned high-end restaurant that will feature dazzling array…

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Carrot top pesto packs a nutritional punch

It’s been “officially” summer for about one month. The summer market has been brimming with local produce for weeks, and my backyard garden has been producing strawberries, raspberries, green beans, herbs, lettuces and lots of delicious carrots. For years I have tried to figure out what to do with the parts of produce that normally…

Edmonds Kind of Play: The value of intergenerational activities

Just out of high school, I worked in the dining hall of a retirement community – the decor looked a lot like a Marie Callender’s, with coordinated chairs and carpeting and decorative touches only seen in a restaurant. My great-grandfather used to come over to my grandparents’ home for dinner, so until I took this…

Art Beat: Music galore, theater and more coming up

Live Music Sunset Live Music – Orville Johnson Friday, July 19, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. 190 Sunset 190 Sunset Ave. Edmonds – Complimentary for guests of the restaurant Orville Johnson graces the stage for 190 Sunset this Friday night. Johnson can sing the blues, pick the guitar and dobro and just about anything with strings…

Bird Lore: Ring-billed Gull

The Ring-billed Gull, often mythical in Edmonds, is common in other parts of Snohomish County. This is a gull of more quiet waters, one that does not spend much time on a waterfront as exposed as is that of Edmonds. Nonetheless, a few show up every year, usually as single birds. Seeing more than one…

Military Wire: How one movie changed America’s attitude toward our military

The Vietnam War is often viewed and remembered as a boondoggle for America. When U.S. Marines first landed in Danang, March 1965, politicians thought it would be a simple win. But to the contrary. When the last troops left Vietnam in March of 1973, more than 55,000 Americans died in that conflict and the returning…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Garter snakes, family art workshop, find Waldo

Given just how expensive summer can be — be it childcare, camps, vacations, or the incidentals at a touristy place — I try to look for fun but free-to-low-cost things to do. This past weekend, the event that fit the bill was Seattle Bot Battles, a free event at the Seattle Center featuring a few…

Art Beat: Live music, art and more to put on your calendar

Live Music Marina Christopher – Sunset Live Series Friday, July 12 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. 190 Sunset 190 Sunset Ave. Edmonds Complimentary for guests of the restaurant Sunset Live Series features Marina Christopher, whose work as a composer, arranger, singer and instructor has her gaining notoriety and a local following. She is hot on the…

Kids are Bookin’ It: Children are the heroes in ‘Brainwashed’

Crime Travelers – Brainwashed, by Paul Aertker Recommended for ages 8 – 12, Middle Grade Happy summer vacation! Time to take a trip. Pack up and join the Crime Travelers on their exciting adventure to France. Large groups of kids and even babies are being Brainwashed and disappearing. Danger lurks from page one all the way…