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PLEASE NOTE: Events listed on this site are from a variety of sources, and later details regarding sold out status, cancellations, time/date/location/price changes, etc., might not always be updated on this site. Please ALWAYS check with the venue listed to confirm the final details for the event before heading out.


Seattle gardening events

This weekend might not have been entirely inspiring for those waiting to get out and garden, but here's hoping the arrival of Daylight Savings Time will also mean the arrival of a little more sunshine in our daylight.

If you want to get ready for spring and summer garden, there are many events happening around the Sound to help. Check out the below calendar of gardening classes, talks and other events. Many are free!

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Food bargains, soapmaking, birdwatching and more: new articles on Groupon

I mentioned earlier this week that I've been writing for Groupon. They've started a city guide (separate from their deal section), and I've been writing some resource guides on topics like things you might read about here. So on Groupon, you can see the venues and resources for some of these kinds of events and activities, and here you can see the actual schedule of any current events. Check out the list below if you're interested in birdwatching, going to museums or wine tastings for free, learning to make soaps and other crafts, finding great food bargains and more.

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Come join me at the Slow Food Seattle Book Club!

As mentioned yesterday, I've joined the Slow Food Seattle board, and am helping organize the Slow Food book club. We've got some great titles lined up for the next 3 meetings. Check out the details below and come join us at one or all! They are free to participate in and you do not need to be a member to come.

Location details for May and July yet to be determined, but this will give us all time to start reading the books!

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Fresh-Picked Week (plus) in Review

I was doing so well. I entered 2014 with the plan to post every weekday, and I made it all the way through January. Then February started, I came down with a respiratory situation, and I haven't posted since February 4th.

I did put up the week in review last week on Flickr and Facebook. (You can see the slideshow at the bottom of the post.) 

Here's some other stuff I've been up to!

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Starches of March: Irish soda bread class and contest

I've written already about the carb-heavy holidays coming up in March. And here's another event to help use up the flour in your house before you go Paleo for Lent.

The Irish Heritage Club of Seattle offers an Irish Soda Bread Cooking Class each year in advance of St. Patrick's Day. This year, the class is on March 1. AND, if you feel like you were a particularly adept student, the following week you can enter your bread in the Irish Soda Bread Contest on March 8. Details below, and check out the slideshow from my own attendance at the class last year.

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