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Past articles by Ruby:

Tuck some berries in your cake, says this Seattle baker

Right now, the markets are brimming with berries. Charlie Dunmire is scoping out the berries at the stands, taking mental notes before deciding which ones → Read More

Don't eat all the summer cherries. Pickle them for ponzu, Chef Mutsuko Soma says

When you see cherries, you probably think pie fillings, sundaes, or cakes. But Chef Mutsuko Soma, chef-owner of Kamonegi in Fremont, thinks savory. “I like → Read More

What’s fresh this week? Chef Daisley Gordon recommends baby zucchinis at Pike Place

Daisley Gordon, chef-owner of Café Campagne in downtown Seattle, doesn’t have to go far to find fresh, summer ingredients when he’s in a pinch. Gordon’s → Read More

The Seattle International District summer pig roast is a labor of love and community

Food often brings a community together, but when there’s a pig roast, it takes a lot of hands working together. Over the weekend, volunteers in Seattle’s → Read More

More than 100 homeless Seattleites died last year. These bronze leaves remember them

The next time you walk by Third Avenue and James Street in downtown Seattle, you might notice a cluster of bronze leaves on the street. They bear the names → Read More

5 confirmed cases of E. coli in WA linked to tainted romaine lettuce

Before you buy that head of lettuce, you might want to first check where it’s grown. “Be certain that what they’re buying is from California and not from → Read More

I’m a survivor of genocide. Here’s what I found when I went back to Cambodia

For Cambodian Americans, April marks the Khmer new year. It's also when survivors of the Cambodian genocide remember the fall of Phnom Penh. Sameth Mell → Read More

In hula, the clothes tell a story

There’s a rule to watching hula: Pay attention to the dancer’s hands to understand the story. But Kumu Hula `Iwalani Christian said the hands alone won't → Read More

When Bruce Lee was an unknown, everyday guy

Before he was a martial arts icon, Bruce Lee was a poet, philosopher and fledgling instructor in Seattle. Now there’s an exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum → Read More

How this Seattle family brought oysters back from the brink

Oysters are a cornerstone of Pacific Northwest cuisine. But there was a time when our region’s oysters were in trouble, all but obliterated by over → Read More

Remembering the people who left a mark on Washington

Before moving forward to 2018, let's remember those we lost this year. Here are nine people who left a mark on the Puget Sound region. → Read More

A family recipe from Seattle’s much-missed Kingfish Cafe

Holidays often evoke family traditions and food memories. So we asked Leslie Coaston and Laurie Minzel, the former owners of the Kingfish Café, about → Read More

How a Southern chef set up shop in Seattle

When you think of cities known for southern cooking, you might think of Savannah, Georgia or Nashville, Tennessee. You wouldn’t think of Seattle. But → Read More

The article that changed one cancer researcher's career path

Dr. Fred Appelbaum started his career in the 1970s when leukemia patients were given months to live. He worked with Dr. Don Thomas, a researcher at Fred → Read More

Seattle doctor’s radical idea saves 70,000 people a year

There was a time when the cure for leukemia was almost as lethal as the disease. Before bone marrow transplants, patients were treated with arsenic or → Read More

How a sit-in at Franklin High led to lifelong activism and friendship

In the 1960s, an era when activism across racial lines was uncommon, four Seattle activists became allies. They supported each other's efforts. → Read More

How Seattle’s Gang of Four changed the activism playbook

The 1960s brought marches, boycotts, and moments of unrest to Seattle as the battle for civil rights played out across the country. That was also when four → Read More

Dreamers’ info could be used against them, WA attorney general says

One day after announcing his plans to scrap a federal program protecting young immigrants from deportation, President Trump faces a lawsuit. → Read More

Seattle pays for lawyers to represent 300 immigrant adults, kids

Unlike criminal cases, immigrants don’t have access to free legal representation. Seattle wants to change that by giving money to six community groups that → Read More

Refugee children spend summer preparing to enter school in America

Last year more than 1,700 refugees entering Washington state were school aged children. But many of them were not ready for the classroom. For nearly a → Read More