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How to Grow Your Own Greens

The National Garden Bureau has declared 2022 the Year of the Greens. Here’s what you need to get started to grow your own. Overview and History Curiously, salad got its start not as a dietary staple but as an aphrodisiac. We know this … read more

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How to Create the Ultimate Home Baking Station

Baking is a fantastic way to foster your creativity and sharpen your skills. If you love to bake, adding a baking station to your home is an excellent way to cook up new creations and keep things organized. Baking stations offer you a … read more

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Irish Potato Bread

Baked Bread to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

From hearty stews to minty pies, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are all about enjoying the flavors of the holiday. Whether you’re cooking up a full meal or simply serving appetizers, this Irish Potato Bread makes for a simple, tasty snack to feed your … read more

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Six Tips to Prevent Falls for Older Adults

Few things are more important to older adults than their independence — being able to do what they’d like when they’d like. But independence can be fleeting. Something unexpected, like a fall, can change everything. That’s why it’s important for older adults and … read more

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indoor plants

Plants a New Hobby? How to Make Plant Care Less Stressful

The pandemic gave rise to a variety of hobbies, and one of them was houseplants. A survey of 1,250 American adults by Trees.com found that 1 in 4 plant owners started collecting houseplants as a pandemic hobby. Among this group, Gen Zers were … read more

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Luck o' the Irish Mint Pie

A Sweet St. Patrick’s Day — Mint Pie Recipe

Even if you’re not Irish, a green treat like this Luck o’ the Irish Mint Pie can get you and your guests into the festive spirit. With enough seasonal flavor to go around, this recipe makes two pies, so be sure to cut … read more

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Five Ways to Reach Your Financial Goals in 2022

Make 2022 the year you achieve a level of financial wellness that you have always striven for. Whether your goals involve spending less, saving more or any number of things, it’s never too late to start working toward them. It may seem daunting, … read more

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empty bowls event

Empty Bowls on March 5 to Raise Funds for Local Kids

“Because no child should go hungry,” Altrusa of Gig Harbor is working hard to make sure the children of this area don’t. In collaboration with about 20 local pottery artists, the Altrusa Empty Bowls committee is holding its annual fundraiser on March 5 … read more

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Salmon and Shrimp Coconut Curry

Recipe for Salmon and Shrimp Coconut Curry

Adding salmon to your weekly menu can take dinnertime from drab to delicious. Combining it with bright, fresh veggies heightens the savory experience even more for a burst of seafood flavor. Loaded with salmon and shrimp, this Salmon and Shrimp Coconut Curry is … read more

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