Articles by Michelle Schusterman

Mother Earth News Fair: Approaching Sustainable Agriculture with a DIY Attitude

Mother Earth News Fair: Approaching Sustainable Agriculture with a DIY Attitude June 16, 2011 | Events | Read More
I’ve always had a good relationship with food, in that I’ve never been a “picky” eater and I enjoy trying new things. I shop at markets, I cook frequently and I attend cooking classes both for fun and to learn new techniques. But the growing movement in organic/local/sustainable...

Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle

Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle May 29, 2011 | Events | Read More
This weekend is the 40th annual Northwest Folklife Festival, the largest free festival in North America that fills Seattle Center annually. The festival is packed with live music acts, workshops, food vendors, activities and, frankly, hippies. I headed over to Folklife Saturday afternoon to take a few...

Seattle Snapshot: The Docks

Seattle Snapshot: The Docks May 29, 2011 | What's New | Read More
I’ll confess I have no idea where this shot was taken. Clearly somewhere along the coast of West Seattle, facing the city. But isn’t it striking? The water looks so strangely muted, and I love the colors. [Photo courtesy of SheldonPhotography]

Review: Brownie Points at Taproot Theatre

Review: Brownie Points at Taproot Theatre May 26, 2011 | Events | Read More
The thing about plays with small casts is that there’s no room for weak links. Each character must be real, every single moment of the production. Shut those characters in an isolated cabin and force them to discuss life’s most awkward topics, and you’ve got a few roles to challenge...

Best Times to Visit Seattle

Best Times to Visit Seattle May 22, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Whether you’re into shopping or hiking, Seattle and the surrounding area is an excellent place to visit when it’s vacation time. But with a reputation of rainy, chilly weather most months, is summer really the only ideal time to visit Seattle? That all depends on what you want out of your...

Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge, 2011

Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge, 2011 May 16, 2011 | Events | Read More
Held at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington along the Columbia River Gorge, the Sasquatch Music Festival combines two of Seattle’s greatest assets: gorgeous scenery on a summer day and indie music. This year the festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 27th through the 30th and...

Seattle Snapshot: Rotating Oysters

Seattle Snapshot: Rotating Oysters May 12, 2011 | Food | Read More
Today’s snapshot is courtesy of Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie, one of local chef Tom Douglas’s acclaimed restaurants. As you might expect from the name, Seatown serves up fresh seafood and juicy meats from the rotisserie. They also have a “rotating oyster program,” serving up...

Seattle Snapshot: Tibetan Prayer Flags in Greenwood

Seattle Snapshot: Tibetan Prayer Flags in Greenwood May 8, 2011 | What's New | Read More
This colorful shot was taken last Friday, May 6th, by Wonderlane. The descriptions reads: “Fresh Tibetan Prayer flags wave in the wind, purple azaleas, commemorating new prayer wheels (out of frame to the left), white birch, Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism, Greenwood, Seattle.”

Capitol Hill Farmers Market Opens for 2011

Capitol Hill Farmers Market Opens for 2011 May 5, 2011 | Food | Read More
Well, yeah, Seattle has the largest farmers market in the U.S. But Pike Place isn’t the only…place for fresh produce, seafood and more. Capitol Hill’s blog recently announced the Broadway Farmers Market is now open for the year. The market, located at Broadway Ave E and E Pine Street...

Seattle Snapshot: Sakura Con 2011

Seattle Snapshot: Sakura Con 2011 April 28, 2011 | Events | Read More
If the dozens of bus-side advertisements weren’t enough to remind me that Sakura Con was last week, my morning walk with the pup through downtown Seattle sure was. While I didn’t attend the conference myself, a quick Flickr search led me to a few pics of the craziness, all courtesy of bade_md: (The...