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I Scream you Scream, We All Scream for…

Caroline Ferguson, Author

June 4, 2015

Anyone who ends up on Capitol Hill with an ice cream craving has some very tough decisions to make. Over the course of the 2010s, ten square blocks of Capitol Hill have played host to a veritable ice cream renaissance. Of course there’s Molly Moon’s—one of their massive scoops on a homemade waffle cone is practically a rite of passage for incoming...

Foraging at its Finest

Foraging at its Finest

May 14, 2015

You start your day with a bowl of fruit: strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. On the way to class, you grab an Asian pear....

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Rave to the New Ramen Joint on Pine St.

May 6, 2015

When people hear that I’m interested in food writing, a predictable litany of questions tends to follow. Taylor DeLavega • The Spec...

Editorial: Salad Days are Over

Caroline Ferguson, Author

April 16, 2015

September 2011 was full of wonder. I was a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed incoming freshman at the time, besotted with the new city I found at my feet, the promise of fledgling friendships, the maple trees that glowed titian under the early autumn sun—and above all, with Bon Appetit’s fall salad. It was a thing of beauty. Crunchy romaine lettuce...

The Results are in: How our Profs Score, and What it Says About Us

Caroline Ferguson, Author

February 19, 2015

Describe your favorite professor. Don’t think about it too hard, just let the adjectives fly. How would you describe them to someone who had never met them before? Were they funny, brilliant, and talented? If so, then statistics show that you’re more likely to be thinking of a man. Caring, passionate, and sweet? Probably a woman. A professor...

The Mouthful: Cheap Ingredients That Will Up Your Kitchen Game

Caroline Ferguson, Author

January 26, 2015

Believe me, destitute college epicures: you don’t need pricey ingredients to cook like you give a damn. Tossing these six items into your cart every now and then—to the tune of, oh, three bucks a week—will elevate whatever comes out of your kitchen. Coarse salt About once a year, I buy a big box of kosher salt for five dollars. I’m willing ...

Drizly Alcohol Delivery at Your Service

Caroline Ferguson, Author

November 20, 2014

Seattle’s new alcohol delivery service, Drizly, sounds almost too good to be true. At the click of a button, any of hundreds of bottles—at grocery store prices!—can be yours, delivered in a flash from local liquor store Downtown Spirits. Other delivery services like Postmates cannot deliver alcohol under the state’s current liquor laws, so...

Editorial: Adios, Paseo

Caroline Ferguson, Author

November 13, 2014

Paseo, I hardly knew ye. We were supposed to have a long, happy life together. I was already scouting out postgrad apartments within blocks of your glory. I’d often cursed the distance between us, hoping you’d open another location near campus. Preferably inside my apartment. Your Caribbean roast sandwich made me feel more feelings than a...

Dine Around Seattle Dishes at Discounts

Caroline Ferguson, Author

November 7, 2014

Thanksgiving may be weeks away, but it’s never too early to start preparing your stomach for the feast. Through the end of November, more than 50 Seattle restaurants will be serving up three-course lunches for $18 and dinners for $33. Dining Out Seattle, currently in its twelfth year, is a biannual opportunity to support local businesses. Here...

The Mouthful: November Recipe Roundup

Caroline Ferguson, Author

November 5, 2014

Ahh, November. When the excitement of a new quarter turns to soul-sucking drudgery, when ballet flats are swapped out for galoshes, when we all wait with bated breath to see if the country will regress by a few decades on Election Day. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Actually, though, November may be my favorite food month. Comfort...

Critic’s Corner: ‘LAGGIES’

Critic’s Corner: ‘LAGGIES’

October 30, 2014

We’ve seen Keira Knightley as a pirate, an aristocrat and a duchess. She’s been a soccer star, a beloved literary heroine,...

Pro-Life Talk Brings Controversy, Compromise

Caroline Ferguson, Author

October 30, 2014

Serrin Foster doesn’t exactly fit the stereotype of a pro-life advocate. Her platform is irreligious. She rarely mentions “personhood” or “murder” or “life of the baby” in her arguments. In fact, she hardly focuses on the fetus in question at all. And Foster never mentions Roe v. Wade. Oh, and she is an outspoken feminist. Foster...

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