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Flying Apron Bakery

Flying Apron Bakery

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Flying Apron is completely gluten-free and no outside food is allowed, so people withhard-core celiac disease are safe to enjoy anything on the menu.
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May 2017 Artist - Sierramatice Karras

May 2017 Artist - Sierramatice Karras

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We recently sat down with our May 2017 artist, Sierramatice Karras.  

Sean: How do you explain your artistic style?  What medium/tools do you work with?

Sie-ce: I make plushies sewn by hand out of fleece and felt.  Most of the patterns are my own designs.

Sean: From what/where to you draw artistic inspiration?

Sie-ce: I draw a lot of inspiration from nature as well as from mythology.

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Sugar Cane Growing in the Fields

Pour A Little Sugar On It

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When adding sweetness to your morning, why not add in a little nutrition? Increase your anti-oxidants while you’re at it? Or boost the sweetness without jacking up your blood sugar? Let’s look at some options.
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A Moment with Kari Westphal of Daisy Sky Studio

A Moment with Kari Westphal of Daisy Sky Studio

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Daisy Sky Studio is a small art studio in the basement of a Ravenna home.  The home and studio belong to Kari Westphal, ourfriend and neighbor near Seven Market & Cafe.  Kari has frequently shown her beautiful encaustic paintings in the shop.  We love her art, as each piece reflects skill, insight, and care of the subject, often an amazing portrayal of Puget Sound.  
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Makeda & Mingus Cafe - 10 Years Strong in PhinneyWood

Makeda & Mingus Cafe - 10 Years Strong in PhinneyWood

3 min read

Look, we all have a dream as business owners, mine is making coffee and being a part of a small close-knit community.  The reality is that you'll need to master many other tasks and skills that have nothing to do with your passion.
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Rooftop Brewery Hoppin Honey Braggot Ale Review

Rooftop Brewing Co. Hoppin Honey Braggot Ale Review

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We're looking at a new beer from our friends at Rooftop Brewing Co.  Brewmaster Craig Christian created a rarely seen Braggot Ale.  According toBeerAdvocate.com, Braggot is an old drink dating as far back as the 12th century in Ireland.  Traditionally a Braggot was made by combining spices with mead and beer to produce a strong drink with uncommon flavors.  
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Joining Sprudge's Nationwide ACLU Fundraiser As A Corporate Sponsor

Joining Sprudge's Nationwide ACLU Fundraiser As A Corporate Sponsor

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Need a Pour-Over

Top 5 Reasons Why You Need a Pour-Over

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The simple pour-over.  It's one of the easiest methods of coffee brewing.  If you need a single cup of coffee, it's also one the best cups of coffee you can make.  The pour-over was my go-to method of making my morning cup for at least seven years.  I had one of these ceramic pour-overs the whole time.  It never broke and it's still in my cupboard.
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Sergio Dias JC Coffee

A Lot of People Talk About Saving the World. This Guy is Doing It.

3 min read

"Farming is hard.  Imagine spending all your money and time farming a product during the year.  You have to pay for everything that goes into that out of your own pocket for one year.  And you're poor.  And then you won't get paid for that product until the following year.  That's why I do this," Sergio admits.  
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Bonavita 8 Cup Brewer with Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe

Bonavita 8 Cup Brewer with Stainless Steel Thermal Carafe

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While the Bonavita brewer cannot control all of the seven pillars listed, it does an excellent job of the pillars that it can control.  Number 5 for example states "The correct contact time between the coffee and water".  The brew basket on the Bonavita brewer is deep.  This is important in that I feel, a lot of brewers have too shallow of a brew basket.  This doesn't allow for the proper amount of coffee to be inserted into the brewer, thus not allowing the proper amount of contact time between coffee and water.  So in this respect, I feel the Bonavita brewer does a great job with its deep brew basket.
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New Year’s resolutions: don’t quit coffee!

New Year’s resolutions: don’t quit coffee!

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Believe it or not, coffee has health benefits. A cup in the morning gets that frontal lobe firing, boosts memory and mood, and helps you keep your brain active, which is linked to a longer, healthier life. Plus coffee improves health of certain organs and reduces health risks.
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Christmas Eve on Seattle's Candy Cane Lane

Christmas Eve on Seattle's Candy Cane Lane

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Every year I try to visit Candy Cane Lane on Christmas Eve.  It's just a nice time to visit as there are a lot of visitors on this day, and it's nice to feel that Holiday Cheer that comes with being with a lot of strangers during the holidays.  
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