holiday season http://kplu.org en A clever gift idea for cooks http://kplu.org/post/clever-gift-idea-cooks-holiday-season <p>It's not the three cookbooks pictured above, though Nancy really loves them and recommends them swooningly and from a great height.&nbsp; Nope, this is an enjoyable DIY project.&nbsp; Click "Listen" and all will be revealed.&nbsp; Now let's talk about saffron,</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dick Stein 7336 at http://kplu.org A clever gift idea for cooks Allrecipes.com made it big online by providing magic in the kitchen http://kplu.org/post/allrecipescom-made-it-big-online-providing-magic-kitchen <p>During the Holiday Season, from Thanksgiving to New Years Day, a lot of people are spending extra hours in the kitchen. And while that used to entail dusting off an old recipe box or paging through a sticky and splattered cookbook &ndash; today, more aspiring chefs are using their laptops, tablets or smart-phones to look up recipes online.</p><p>And when they do, there will be one Website from Seattle that will serve up more piping hot recipes than any other.</p><p> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:27:23 +0000 Vanessa Romo 3555 at http://kplu.org Allrecipes.com made it big online by providing magic in the kitchen Rain, rain and more in the forecast - but, embrace the weather and you'll be fine http://kplu.org/post/rain-rain-and-more-forecast-embrace-weather-and-youll-be-fine <p>&quot;It was like Palm Springs around much of the Northwest&quot; recently, says KPLU&#39;s weather man, Cliff Mass. But that will be shifting soon.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Unfortunately, we&#39;re about to make a major shift into a much rainier pattern - a much more normal pattern.&quot;</p></blockquote><p> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 17:15:45 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3539 at http://kplu.org Rain, rain and more in the forecast - but, embrace the weather and you'll be fine How to get rid of your Christmas tree http://kplu.org/post/how-get-rid-your-christmas-tree <p>Your Christmas tree can take on new life as wood chips or compost.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>In Seattle and Tacoma, you can recycle your tree for free.<span style="">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 18:43:39 +0000 Paula Wissel 441 at http://kplu.org How to get rid of your Christmas tree Holiday spending up this year http://kplu.org/post/holiday-spending-year <p>Here’s some holiday cheer: Consumer spending is up since last year. The increase is a small one, at about 2%. The National Retail Federation expects that number to rise to 3% by the end of the season. Why the increase?</p><p> Sat, 25 Dec 2010 14:30:19 +0000 Rachel Solomon 440 at http://kplu.org Holiday spending up this year Christmas jazz on KPLU http://kplu.org/post/christmas-jazz-kplu <p>If you are looking for some jazz in holiday style to get your hands on, you might want to consider these Christmas jazz albums I&#39;ve listed on <a href="http://groovenotes.org/">Groove Notes</a>. Some might be more of a challenge to track down than others.</p> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 18:04:57 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 426 at http://kplu.org Christmas jazz on KPLU Health history can be a gift to family members http://kplu.org/post/health-history-can-be-gift-family-members <p>Along with egg nog and presents, doctors say families should share their health histories this holiday season.&nbsp; Health officials say family history is a leading predictor of illnesses and a big gift for loved ones.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 01:04:01 +0000 Charla Bear 422 at http://kplu.org Health history can be a gift to family members Mercer Island High's marching band to play in London http://kplu.org/post/mercer-island-highs-marching-band-play-london <p>The Mercer Island High School marching band weaves and dances through the streets. They’ve been practicing since 7 a.m.,even though it’s winter break, and a lot of their friends are sleeping in.</p><p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 17:10:24 +0000 Rachel Solomon 408 at http://kplu.org Mercer Island High's marching band to play in London The holiday magic makers http://kplu.org/post/holiday-magic-makers <p>There's about 180 roles in <a href="http://www.pnb.org/Season/10-11/Nutcracker/">Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker.</a> There’s also some engaging props like a Christmas tree that grows right before your eyes, and one enormous rat with a twitching tale.</p><blockquote><p>But the snow scene – the first time Clara dances with her Nutcracker-turned Prince is the sight to behold.</p></blockquote><p>The couple dance in the moonlight, surrounded by ballerina snowflakes dressed in pale blue skirts. A dusting of snow falls throughout the scene.</p><p> Mon, 20 Dec 2010 15:19:05 +0000 Florangela Davila 391 at http://kplu.org The holiday magic makers Last-minute gift ideas for aviation buffs http://kplu.org/post/last-minute-gift-ideas-aviation-buffs <p>Three books by Pacific Northwest authors have come to my attention this season that would please airplane aficionados of many persuasions.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 Dec 2010 15:18:42 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 389 at http://kplu.org Last-minute gift ideas for aviation buffs How to pick out the perfect christmas tree http://kplu.org/post/how-pick-out-perfect-christmas-tree <p>Whether you’re going to a corner lot or snowshoeing into the backcountry – picking the perfect Christmas tree can be daunting. We tracked down a certified Christmas tree expert and have this primer on how to care for evergreen trees.</p><p> Fri, 17 Dec 2010 20:07:44 +0000 Anna King 289 at http://kplu.org How to pick out the perfect christmas tree Gift cards on wish list for Adopt-a-Family programs http://kplu.org/post/gift-cards-wish-list-adopt-family-programs <p>With the holiday shopping season in full swing, local non-profits want to make sure needy families are on your list.&nbsp; Several charities are collecting toys and clothes for people who can’t afford presents, but a few Adopt-a-Family programs ask donors to give something more than stuff.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:11:01 +0000 Charla Bear 340 at http://kplu.org Gift cards on wish list for Adopt-a-Family programs Designer Christmas trees duke it out for charity http://kplu.org/post/designer-christmas-trees-duke-it-out-charity <p>Glamour Barbie dolls, pink poodles, and the fishnet stockinged-leg lamp popularized in the movie&nbsp;<em>A Christmas Story</em> are part of the festive view at Seattle's downtown Westin Hotel. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 23:06:12 +0000 Gary Davis 232 at http://kplu.org Designer Christmas trees duke it out for charity