West Seattle 101 – West Seattle Blog… https://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 01:30:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 West Seattle 101: A different reason to “slow down” https://westseattleblog.com/2008/10/west-seattle-101-a-different-reason-to-slow-down/ https://westseattleblog.com/2008/10/west-seattle-101-a-different-reason-to-slow-down/#comments Sat, 11 Oct 2008 17:03:41 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=11140 bookcover1.jpgAfter a bit of a hiatus, we’re starting to adding new chapters to the West Seattle 101 (note the “tab” link on our header) section here on WSB. WS 101 lorimugshot.jpgis the all-things-West-Seattle book written by Lori Hinton, who’s been sharing selected chapters here on WSB since this past spring. Today, we add Lori’s story about Take Back Your Time Day, a national movement with strong West Seattle support, and the official observance is less than two weeks away – though the philosophy is something you can start applying immediately. The full WS 101 on WSB archive is here. Watch for more additions.

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West Seattle 101: Three outdoor-fun hot spots https://westseattleblog.com/2008/06/west-seattle-101-three-summer-fun-hot-spots/ Mon, 02 Jun 2008 08:30:56 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=7870 bookcover1.jpgThe sun’s coming back someday. Maybe even this afternoon, the forecast suggests. So we’re adding three outdoor-fun chapters to the West Seattle 101 (note the “tab” link on our header) section here on WSB. WS 101 lorimugshot.jpgis the all-things-West-Seattle book written by Lori Hinton, who’s been sharing selected chapters here on WSB for the past few months. Today, we add Lori’s stories about Westcrest Park Off-Leash Area for dogs and their people, the blazing beach fires of Alki, and historic Colman Pool (which reopens Saturday for its third and final preseason weekend); the full WS 101 on WSB archive is here.

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West Seattle Farmers’ Market: WS 101, plus the “fresh sheet” https://westseattleblog.com/2008/05/west-seattle-farmers-market-ws-101-plus-the-fresh-sheet/ Sun, 11 May 2008 13:07:42 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=7175 bookcover1.jpgThe author behind one of our newest WSB sections — West Seattle 101 (note the “tab” link on our header) will be at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market today; you can meet Lori Hinton. lorimugshot.jpg and talk to her about the “West Seattle 101” book, which will also be available for purchase. In honor of this, we’re adding the West Seattle Farmers’ Market feature from Lori’s book to the list of “West Seattle 101” stories available on WSB; read it here, and see the full WS 101 on WSB archive here. And as always, we want to bring you this week’s Farmers’ Market fresh sheet — here you go:

First, a reminder that locations are mentioned in the “fresh sheet” sometimes because it’s for the entire city, and some vendors don’t serve all markets; we do our best to edit out the ones identified as non-WS markets only.


Asparagus – Organic – at all Markets


Fresh Morels




Miner’s Lettuce




Fiddlehead Ferns

Sugar Snap Peas

Garlic Chives – early green garlic


Greens: Arugula Raab, Flowering Mustard Raab, Lacinato Kale Raab, Red and Green Cabbage Raab, Sorrel, Mustard Greens, Collards, Kales

Tender baby field greens: Mizuna, Arugula, Sorrel

Tons of Vegetable Starts: Spring Lettuces (many heirloom varieties), Basil, Heirloom Tomatoes, Artichoke, Radicchio, Edible Pea Pods, Beets, Cippolini and Walla Walla Sweet Onions, Flat leaf Parsley, Edible Violas – etc.

Flower Starts: Sweet Peas, Poppy, Draught-Tolerant Perennials, Hummingbird attractors; Chilean Glory Vine and Sage.








Jerusalem Artichokes

Garlic – Red, White and Elephant



Dried +Shelling Beans: Black, Cannellini, Cranberry.

Cabbage: Red, White and Savoy

Onions: Yellow Onions

Beets – Red, Golden, Chioggia , Cylinder


Wild Greens: Miner’s Lettuce, Stinging Nettles

Herbs: Rosemary, Thyme, Parsley, Mint, Marjoram, Chives

POTATOES: Yukon Golds, Yellow Finn, Austrian Crescent , Red Thumb Fingerlings, Russet

APPLES: Fuji, Pink Lady

Local Farmstead Cheeses: Cow, sheep, buffalo and goat cheeses. Goudas , Cheddars, Fresh Mozzarella, Brie, Pecorino, Parmesan, Provolone, Semi-soft blue, Aged and Raw varieties. So many cheeses to choose from this time of year…

EGGS: Lovingly collected every morning from organically fed, run-around-the-barnyard local chickens and ducks. Growing Things, Rickman Gulch Farm, Stokesberry Farm. At all markets.

WINES: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet, Syrah and Blends from Sweetbread Cellars on Vashon Island . Brought to Market by Sea Breeze Farm. At UD, WS. Sweet Raspberry wine from Rockridge Farms at U-District and West Seattle .

SOUP STOCKS: Veal, chicken, beef, duck and lamb stocks; rich, gelatinous stocks for your best home recipes – Sea Breeze Farms – at UD and WS

FISH: Wild Salmon: Smoked and frozen Sockeye, KING and Coho. Also Lox, Jerky, Salmon sausage and patties, Chum Caviar, Pickled Salmon

WILD MUSHROOMS: Dried varieties.


Apples, Wild Huckleberries, Peaches, Apricots, Prunes, Asian Pears, Bosc Pears, Tomatoes, Celery Leaf, Hot Chilies, Garlic Powders

Dried Herbs: Basil, Parsley Dried Mushrooms: Chanterelles, Lobster, Porcini, Truffle Salt

PORK: Organic/Pasture-Raised and finished pork from Bow ( Samish Bay ) and Reardan , WA (Wooly Pigs) and Sedro Woolley (Skagit River Ranch). All cuts; frozen and smoked. Loin, chops, roasts, ham, bacon, sausages, porchetta. LARD.

BEEF: Organic pasture raised and finished beef from Samish Bay , Olsen Farms, Skagit River Ranch and Seabreeze Farms. Steaks, Roasts, Hamburger, Summer Sausage, Andouille Sausage, Jerky, London Broil, soup bones, dog bones…

CHICKEN and DUCK: Free-run locally raised chickens and ducks. Fresh and frozen fryers, stewing hens and roasters. Chicken liver (pate) and chicken stock. Stokesberry Farm, Growing Things and Rickman Gulch Farm. At all markets.

VEAL: Veal Ribs, Loin Chops, Top Round, Shanks. Sea Breeze Farm (UD, WS)

LAMB: Fresh cuts, ground fresh – Sea Breeze Farm (UD, WS)

GOAT MEAT: From Sea Breeze Farm on Vashon Island and Toboten Creek Boer Goat Farm in Yelm. At West Seattle and U-District.

PATE’: Pate de Foie (chicken, pork and calf liver with red wine, cream and garlic. At UD and WS.


Port Madison Farm: FRESH Goat cheese: Chevre, Brie, Gruyere-style, Yogurts. Samish Bay: Queso Fresco, Farmer Cheese (spreadable – uncooked), Feta, Mozzarella. Yogurt. Also Organic Gouda (from Jersey cows): Flavored Goudas : Cumin, Nettle, Mont Blanchard, Montasio (U-District, West Seattle ) Mt. Townsend Creamery (Port Townsend): Cow’s milk cheeses. Brie, Tomme and Camembert. ( West Seattle and U-District). Sea Breeze Farm ( Vashon Island ): Aged Cow’s milk (7 mos) Goat’s (aged 3mos), fresh whey Ricotta, Crème Fraiche, Buttermilk, Milk and Heavy Cream. (U-District, West Seattle ) River Valley Cheese ( Fall City ): Raw Cow and Goat milk cheeses. Hard Goat Cheese, fresh Goat Chevre, flavored fresh Goat Chevre, Feta, Cow’s milk cheeses soaked in Cabernet and Pike Place Ale, Cow’s milk Cheddar. Cow’s milk Pepper Jack. Fresh Mozzarella.

Golden Glen Creamery: Cow’s milk Cheddars (Plain, Sweet Basil, Red Pepper, Jalapeño), Gouda , Curds, Parmesan, Feta, Mozzarella. FRESH CREAMERY BUTTER.

FRESH PASTA: Fresh egg, red bell pepper, basil, squid ink, carrot, tomato and spinach pasta made with semolina flour. Also fresh raviolis with olive & artichoke, mushroom, pumpkin, spinach/roasted garlic, goat cheese and 4-cheese fillings. From La Pasta

HONEY: Blackberry & Wildflower; Raw, unheated &unfiltered. Raw Honeycomb.

PASTRIES: Pies, pretzels, tarts, brulee, gateau, cookies, scones, cinnamon rolls, brownies, cookies, muffins, loaf cakes, biscotti, granolas. FLYING APRON VEGAN baked goods; cakes, scones, muffins, cookies, tarts at U-District, and West Seattle.

ARTISAN BREADS: Italian and French style rustic loaves from Tall Grass Bakery, Columbia City Bakery and Lola’s South City Bakery.

CIDERS – Apple, Apple Raspberry, Apple Apricot, Spiced Apple, Cherry-Apple, Ginger Lemonade from Rockridge Farms and Woodring Foods. Also, Apple cider vinegar!

HARD CIDERS – Apple, Honey (Mead), Apple, Berry from Rockridge Orchards

JAMS, JELLIES, SAUCES, SPREADS AND PRESERVES: White Chocolate Marzipan, Bittersweet chocolate, Chocolate Hazelnut, Milk Chocolate sauces from Woodring Foods. Lavender, Rose Petal, Raspberry, Peach Chipotle, Marionberry, Black Raspberry, Golden Raspberry, Black Currant, Tayberry, Lingonberry, Blueberry, Strawberry Rhubarb, Apricot, Apple, Pumpkin jams and spreads from Woodring Foods. Ginger Chutney from Woodring Foods. Peach, Apricot, Blackberry and Blueberry jams from Growing Things.

As always, the West Seattle Farmers’ Market is open 10 am-2 pm, southeast corner of 44th/Alaska in The Junction.

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More “West Seattle 101”: 2 places, 2 types of history https://westseattleblog.com/2008/04/more-west-seattle-101-2-places-2-types-of-history/ Sun, 20 Apr 2008 20:51:19 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=7022 bookcover1.jpgOne month since we debuted a new WSB section — featuring (note the “tab” link on our header) stories from the popular book “West Seattle 101” by Lori Hinton. lorimugshot.jpgWe’re continuing to add to the list of “West Seattle 101” stories available on WSB: today, we’ve added two more, both fun places to go and both deeply linked to West Seattle history: the Log House Museum on Alki, and Husky Deli in The Junction. You can find all nine “West Seattle 101” features published here so far by going to the WS 101 on WSB “home page”; more to come!

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More West Seattle 101: Wildlife, semi-wild dining/drinking https://westseattleblog.com/2008/04/more-west-seattle-101-wildlife-semi-wild-diningdrinking/ Fri, 04 Apr 2008 05:56:24 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=6688 bookcover1.jpgTonight marks two weeks since we debuted a new WSB section — featuring (note the “tab” link on our header) stories from the popular book “West Seattle 101” by Lori Hinton. lorimugshot.jpgEach week we’ll add to the list of “West Seattle 101” stories available on WSB: tonight, we’ve added two more: Birdwatching, and West 5 (with some of the stories behind the signs). You can find all seven “West Seattle 101” features published here so far by going to the WS 101 on WSB “home page”; more to come next week!

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More “West Seattle 101,” including Buddha Ruksa news https://westseattleblog.com/2008/03/more-west-seattle-101-including-buddha-ruksa-news/ https://westseattleblog.com/2008/03/more-west-seattle-101-including-buddha-ruksa-news/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2008 21:47:03 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=6524 bookcover1.jpgOne week after we debuted a new addition to WSB — our new section (note the “tab” link on our header) with selections from the popular book “West Seattle 101” by Lori Hintonlorimugshot.jpgwe’ve added two more features from the book; while Lori was checking for updated information to add to the original copy, she discovered some news. The newly posted “West Seattle 101” features are about geocaching (read it here) and the much-talked-about Thai restaurant Buddha Ruksa (read it here). While checking on Buddha Ruksa’s hours, menu, etc., Lori got the scoop on its new beverage additions. You can find all five “West Seattle 101” features published here so far by going to the WS 101 on WSB “home page,” and we’ll add more to the list next week!

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Coyote sighting in Upper Fauntleroy https://westseattleblog.com/2008/03/coyote-sighting-in-upper-fauntleroy/ https://westseattleblog.com/2008/03/coyote-sighting-in-upper-fauntleroy/#comments Wed, 26 Mar 2008 20:58:12 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=6503 “West Seattle 101” author Lori Hinton just saw one running down her Upper Fauntleroy street. “Right past a ‘Coyote Warning’ sign,” she adds. (By the way, we will add two more pages tomorrow to our new “West Seattle 101” section featuring selections from Lori’s book – including a spotlight on one of WSB readers’ favorite restaurants – look for the official announcement in the morning.)

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New season, new site feature: “West Seattle 101” on WSB https://westseattleblog.com/2008/03/new-season-new-site-feature-west-seattle-101-on-wsb/ https://westseattleblog.com/2008/03/new-season-new-site-feature-west-seattle-101-on-wsb/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2008 22:46:33 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/blog/?p=6384 bookcover1.jpgWe are celebrating the first full day of spring with a new addition to WSB — a new section (note the “tab” link on our header) with selections from the popular book “West Seattle 101” by Lori Hinton (right). lorimugshot.jpgWe’re committed to continually expanding the amount of West Seattle-related news, information, and discussion we can offer you, so when Lori contacted us to see if WSB might be an additional place for people to find her stories, it sounded like a no-brainer to us. “West Seattle 101” began as a series of columns Lori wrote for the West Seattle Herald and grew into a book. As we start this partnership by publishing three features from the book (they’re linked from the WS 101 on WSB “home page” here), we also have Q and A with Lori so you can get to know her better:

WSB: What are your West Seattle credentials — in other words, what made you “the” person to write the definitive West Seattle guide?

LORI HINTON: I think most West Seattleites (whether they are natives or newcomers) have a pretty strong sense of Westside pride. Growing up near the ferry dock and choosing to settle in the same ‘hood for my “adult” life, I am just one of this neighborhood’s many fans out there who decided to share their enthusiasm–in print.

WSB: What was the most surprising thing you learned about West Seattle while researching/writing “WS 101”?

LORI HINTON: Once I started opening the doors to find “101 Things to Do” I found there were actually more like 501 things (maybe more), but I had to limit my number to 101 just so I could get it done (or else I never would have finished). So I would not call the book a definitive or exhaustive guide by any means, but rather just a taste of what’s here to discover.

What’s in “West Seattle 101” that oldtimers would appreciate as well as newcomers?

LORI HINTON: Many of the 101 stories have tidbits of history as well as interviews with locals. It’s fascinating to read about the history of the Alki Homestead and Colman Pool while discovering activities that are relatively new like geocaching and kite surfing. And seeing the Coho return to Fauntleroy Creek is a miracle to witness at any age.

WSB: What are some of your West Seattle faves — places and people?

LORI HINTON: Now that’s a tough one. I could give you a 240-page answer :). But I will tell you a little story instead, a day-in-the-life kind of thing that just happens here in West Seattle, and something that inspired me to write the book in the first place: One sunny summer Sunday, when I came back to West Seattle after four years away at college and two years traveling & working overseas, I popped into Husky Deli for a scoop of Swiss Chocolate Orange and smiling Jack Miller remembered my name! It made me feel I like I was raised in a small town and welcomed back … how cool is that? Then, I wandered around the corner to Easy Street to sample some new tunes when I noticed the Farmers’ Market (which was relatively new at the time). It was teeming with vibrant orange poppies,
fresh pasta and all kinds of tasty produce. I thought, “Right on, what a great addition to the neighborhood.” Afterward, I rode down to Seacrest Marina and saw Alki Kayak Tours launching one of their first sunset kayak treks. I thought, “Hmm…experiencing West Seattle from the water side? That’s a whole new perspective that many of us have never seen.” In short, within just a few hours of being back home, I was overwhelmed with all the cool things to do here in West Seattle and I thought, “Man, someone should write a book about this!”

WSB: What do you think about all the changes and development in West Seattle – can some of the small-town charm survive?

LORI HINTON: Being a sentimental Westside gal, it’s hard to see a bunch of little beach houses and California bungalows being torn down at such an alarming rate, while traffic increases (oy vey), but I know that growth and change are inevitable. So I think it’s our duty as a community to work hard to preserve West Seattle history, green space and culture in any way we can.

WSB: What have you been up to since publishing the book?

LORI HINTON: When time allows, I continue to contribute to the Herald and other Westside-centric publications such as the WSBlog :) But as a freelance writer & producer, my job has taken me all over the planet — from filming documentaries high in the Andes Mts to tailing bounty hunters in Cali and working with Bill Nye the Science Guy. Check out my site: www.hintoncreative.com — it’s been an adventure.

WSB: Anything else you want readers to know?

LORI HINTON: One thing I would like to say, is that “West Seattle 101” is not a “best of” or any kind of rated guide, so if there’s something you looove that’s not in the book, hey, let’s get it out there and let people know about it. The other thing is that, these days, so many of us are stuck in a routine … going to the same restaurant or doing the same run, and not taking the time to explore the possibilities. So West Seattle 101 is a way to inspire you to discover and re-discover all the amazing things to do in your own backyard — a tool to help you mix it up a bit and learn new things. And while it is certainly meant to be used in West Seattle, the themes and ideas in the book can be applied to anywhere. Try it.

And with that, we invite you to click over to the new “West Seattle 101” section, where you’ll find links to the first three features we are presenting here – many more to come — plus information on the West Seattle stores where you can buy the “West Seattle 101” book.

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