Tracey Compton

Summer drinks that cool the heat | Local Flavor

It’s summertime and when the weather’s fine, it’s often cause for celebration with some seasonal cocktails. Local retailers and restaurants have put out their summer cocktail supplies, recipes and drink menus.


How to fill a picnic basket in Tukwila | Local flavor

On a recent sunny weekday afternoon, I did just that. I filled a picnic basket for under $40 with food and beverages from local retailers and headed to Tukwila Park.


Kids cook up pizza with big smiles, helping hand

Summer time is quickly approaching, which means kids’ camp season is almost here. The Tukwila Community Center for the first time will offer specialty camps for kids, including a Cooking Camp in August.


Tukwila human services program connects people to resources

Evie Boykan feels that it is an honor to direct people in need to resources in the community. She is the City of Tukwila’s human services manager, with the division for 20 years. Boykan is part of a two-person team that will offer seniors assistance in-person help locating resources for their social service needs at the Tukwila Community Center.

Women in Tukwila find their own place to keep fit

When Aisha Dahir saw an opportunity to get Somali women in the Tukwila community physically fit, she seized on it, enlisting the help of the Tukwila Community Center and the Global to Local Health Initiative group.

Burglars make mess of Tukwila’s Family Fun Center, get nothing

Would-be thieves crashed a van into the Family Fun Center in Tukwila early Wednesday morning, attempting to steal a cash machine, but they got away empty-handed.

Tukwila’s Le Cordon Bleu shares holiday cookies with community

Tukwila culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, was one of 20 Seattle-area bakeries and culinary schools to participate in CookieFest 2012 earlier this month. Chef Richard Carpenter shares some of his recipes in this article.

Foster students influence school board

Foster High School students, Emina Dacic and Angelie Teng, have been serving on the Tukwila School Board as student representatives.

Apple cider cake without the gluten | Tukwila local flavor

Harvest season is upon us and what better way to enjoy the bounty than with this recipe from a business and a gluten-free guru.

New resource for the hungry in South King

A resource for the hungry will now be centered in South King County. The Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle, King County is now operating its main warehouse out of the former Greenfresh Market building in Renton.

Chicken parm: something everyone should know

Looking for an easy dinner time meal that takes about 20 minutes to get on the table? Connie Jones, office manager at the Tukwila Pantry, has just the recipe. Her parmesan chicken is a reliable standby, the kind of family recipe everyone should have in their back pocket.

Tukwila residents gather for National Night Out

Tukwila residents participated in National Night Out on Tuesday, a celebration to promote neighborhood bonding and crime prevention.

Bagels get a new life in Tukwila: Seattle Bagel Bakery

The heirs of two families in the coffee and baking industry are giving new life to Seattle Bagel Bakery in Tukwila.

Tukwila’s National Night Out is Aug. 7

Tukwila residents will participate in a night of crime prevention and community building throughout the city.

Thousands flock to Fort Dent for Fourth of July

About 5,000 attendees expected at Fort Dent's Fourth of July event.

Southend draws tourists for the food, fun, interesting sites

Kristina Thorne of Seattle Southside Visitor’s Center considers herself more of an eater than a cook, but offers this as one of her go-to recipes for all seasons.

Yes, the egg can make for an elegant dish, when done by Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu chef offers ways to turn the egg into an elegant dish.

Waffle Day is everyday at Pancake Chef

Many special events are marked in March. Among them, National Women's History Month, St. Patrick's Day and the start of spring. But, did you know that March 25 is International Waffle Day?

Pysanky an Easter tradition that’s recreated in Tukwila

While fluffy bunnies, candy chicks and painted eggs signify Easter for some Americans, the holiday is marked by Pysanky for Ukrainians. Pysanky are decoratively painted Easter eggs from a tradition that is said to go back 2,000 years.

Designer revamps diet to fight cancer | Local Flavor

In the last two and a half years Irina Turner has learned to totally revamp her diet and eating habits.