Another Cooking Class! Weds, Nov 17

Just in time for the holidays: Appetizers!
Sandy will prepare a selection of appetizers that use basic to challenging techniques, and then we will learn how to make them. They will include crackers, veggie containers, stacks, wraps and pastry. And yes there will be wine for a mini-wine-pairing with the appetizers.

Weds Nov 17, 6:30-9:30pm. $50, includes food and wine.
Please register in advance so that Sandy can plan for quantities.
Send check to: Sandy Anderson, PO Box 46095, Seattle, WA 98146, and/or
email Sandy,,
or call 206-459-9050.

Holiday Bazaar – Sat Nov 27 – 11am to 4pm

What else is there to do on the Saturday after Thanksgiving but shop? (Well, there might be other things…) But whatever you’re doing, stop by the HPIC and check out the goods and talents of our local folk! We’ll post a list of vendors soon, and if you want to be on the vendor-side of the table with your own fabulous creations, rent a table for only $20. Download the Vendor Registration Form here.

Don't miss it!
Don't miss it!

Our first cooking class a blast!

Here are some pictures of a great time (and great food!) had by all. And stay tuned…there will be more cooking classes!

Chef Sandy with appreciative student Nicole
Chef Sandy rolling out dough with Nicole
Roll those puppies!
Roll those puppies!
Yum, here comes the filling!
Yum, here comes the filling!
Ready to cook.
Ready to cook.
Wouldn't you like to try some?
And there's always room for dessert like this!

Make Ravioli at HPIC – Weds Oct 20

Another great thing from the Highland Park Sunday Market: we met neighbor
and owner Sandy of The Dreaming Dane Catering, and Sandy wants to teach
a cooking class at HPIC. Woohoo! Ravioli! We will make and roll out the dough
and fill those little pockets with amazing things ranging from ricotta and butternut
squash to…dessert! Nutella, anyone? There will be wine to inspire and complement
the meal. Weds Oct 20, 6:30-9:30pm. $50. Class size: 10, first-come,
first-served, so register soon.

Email Sandy,, or call 206-459-9050.

Check out Sandy’s website here.

Highland Park Outlanders Run/Walk a Success!

Some of the Outlanders Participating in the Great Kilted Run at Magnuson
Some of the Outlanders Participating in the Great Kilted Run at Magnuson

We had four faithful walkers and one happy dog turn out last night for our walk.  Deviating from the planned route a bit, we walked the trails north of Riverview Playfield and learned from Parks employee Rory Denovan what new plans are being made for restoring the natural habitat in the woods.  After completing a three mile loop, we started talking about training for an upcoming local race.

Club Northwest is a nonprofit running club that puts on a “series for all seasons” at Magnuson.  With one organized run/walk per month, participants can chart their progress over the course of a year.  They typically offer a 5K (3.1 miles), a 10K (6.2 miles), and a 15K (you guessed it: 9.3 miles).  And you and a friend can be a relay team, both running or walking a 5K, then having your combined times added up for your total 10K finish time!  They also usually offer a kids fun run, lining up the little ones dash 200 or 400 meters (just over a tenth or two tenths of a mile).  Check out their full schedule of events here:  With a $10 early entry fee and great snacks post-race, it’s one of the best deals in town.

The Outlanders have decided to participate in the upcoming Halloween Run put on by the group.  Of course there will be prizes for best costume, so who knows – we may send a few Elvi (is that the plural of Elvis??) to represent the Club.

Hope to see you at our next run/walk on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 6.30pm at HPIC.  If you’d love to participate but need a better day of the week or time, feel free to let me know and we can perhaps make adjustments to our schedule.  For more info, contact Ingrid Mattson at