Northwestern and Western states were the first to embrace cannabis as a legal substance, whether as a medical option, a part of life or both. As more states jump aboard the ganja train, the Northwest remains the place to go for good, quality marijuana and pot products, from edibles to beverages, tinctures to personal care products and more.
Spring in the Seattle area means a lot of wonderful things, but one that always tops everyone’s list is the great number of food festivals in the area. In the city alone, there are a whopping 38 taking place in March alone, and you can find a listing of them at The Stranger. From the Bourbon and Bacon Fest to guest chef nights, tamale making classes to the Highland Park Whiskey Dinner, there’s something for everyone.
Think you’ve heard of every strange thing in the food blogosphere in the Northwest? Have you had a sushi donut? If not, this is something you’ve got to see. Vegan cook Sam Murphy says that she invented sushi donuts by playing around with donut molds, forming sushi into the “fun foods” for their visual appeal. Murphy adds rice, pickled ginger, avocado and other vegan ingredients in her sushi donuts, but any ingredients can be used to create the food.
For the headwater streams so important to the Pacific Northwest, things are not looking very promising in 2017. Along with other environmental rollbacks that are leaving naturalists, conservation departments and environmentalists scrambling, Trump has signed an order to cut much of Obama’s work in protecting these important wetland areas.