Frozen Popsicles: mango, pomegranate, and strawberry lemonade

Celebrate Summer by Making Your Own Cool Popsicles

Summer has officially arrived and for me that brings forth childhood memories of hearing the ice cream truck music off in the distance. I would scramble to the house and scrounge around to get enough change together before the truck passed me by. … read more

The Wine Cabinet

The Wine Cabinet — Riesling Wine

Riesling is a white grape variety that is said to have originated in the Rhine region of Germany. It is an aromatic grape variety displaying flowery, almost perfumed aromas as well as high acidity. It is used to make dry, semisweet, sweet and … read more


Port Gamble celebrates Independence Day with Americana

There will be plenty of fireworks in Port Gamble for Independence Day, but why stop there? On July 4-6, the picturesque town will host Old Mill Days Americana, a festival that will include a lumberjack show, chainsaw carving competitions, music, ice sculptures, food … read more


Roses are a nice addition to any perennial garden and are great companions with clematis. Shown is the 'Honey Perfume' floribunda rose with a 'Nelly Moser' clematis.

Roses are Blooming in West Sound

Learn all about roses at the June 29...

Have you thought about growing a few roses or just been wondering which types of roses might be successful in your garden? This Sunday, June 29, the Kitsap County Rose Society will host a Rose Show in Silverdale at the Community Center, next … read more


The Secret World of Tourism in Bremerton

The Secret World of Tourism in Bremerton

Old timers like me wouldn’t believe it either if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes. Bremerton, a tourist magnet — really? Many of the old Navy town natives who watched the demise haven’t been back for years. When they do make … read more

The Andersons' tropical garden by the beach

Gardening and Literacy Connect at The Gig Harbor Garden Tour

Cicero once said, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” Those words still ring true today and are especially applicable to the Gig Harbor Garden Tour. For the last 16 years, the tour has dedicated its profits … read more


Teak Furniture

How to Restore the Color of Teak Furniture

A client who has a 1960s Danish oiled-teak dining table was recently inquiring how to safely restore the original color of the furniture. The table has dark spots in several places, and the client wanted to know what to do to get back … read more


Gig Harbor Farmers Market

Gig Harbor Farmers Market Evolution Leads to Indoor Location

It’s been a bit like musical chairs for the Gig Harbor Farmers Market during the last two decades, and 2014 is no different. But this time, the new location for the popular Saturday market is a great fit. And hopefully, a permanent one. … read more



It rolls off the tongue like grapes on sand paper. The word is not only awkward to say, but orange is a poet’s dilemma. It may be a color always there but less thought of, perhaps like a stagehand whose presence is necessary … read more

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