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Pork Buns

Recipe — Jeff Stelmach’s Pork Buns Dim Sum

Home baker Jeff Stelmach discovered dim sum (Chinese small plates typically served with tea) sometime in the ’70s in New York City. He remembers it as a fascinating experience that, through a series of twists and turns, has brought him to the place … read more

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healthcare

6 Tips for Controlling Your High Blood Pressure

Did you know high blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and “The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension,” nearly half of U.S. adults have … read more

Dicentra ‘Ruby Gold’

Dream Big — with New Plant Introductions

With the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival canceled for 2021, and with a few months left of rainy, cold winter to face, what’s a passionate gardener to do? Get out your paper and sharpen your pencils because it’s time to dream big. This … read more

A Classic Garden

A Classic Garden Passes On to the Future

Sometimes a garden that has been “installed” while a house is being built has an impersonal, landscaped look. Not so with this beautiful property on the banks of Bainbridge Island’s Hidden Cove. This garden reflects the aesthetics of the original owners, as they … read more

Bainbridge Island store
Design|Build 2021A

Small Business Series — Peninsula Paint Centers

A Paint Store for Any Job

To contractors, interior designers and homeowners, Ray and Diane Donahue could easily be called the king and queen of paint. The West Sound couple, who call Kingston home, own five paint stores, from Gig Harbor to Bainbridge Island, under the moniker of Peninsula … read more

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family cleaning

How to Tackle Deep-Cleaning Tasks Around the House

You know it must be done, but you just don’t want to. It’s been on the to-do list for far too long. You may try to ignore it, dodge it or even cover it up. It’s your mess nemesis — your least-favorite cleaning … read more

This upper-cabinet unit effortlessly pulls a single or double shelf down and forward with a smooth motion. No more hazardous step stools or chairs.
Design|Build 2021A

Smart Ideas — Organizing Kitchen Storage

How many times have you been down on hands and knees trying to find something way in the back of a lower cabinet? Or climbing up on a step stool or chair to reach the upper cabinets? Good kitchen design is about accessibility … read more

Conservatory Coastal Home (Photo courtesy David Cohen)

Conservatory Coastal Home Expands Bainbridge Location

As the Chief Exploration Officer at The Content Scout, I am constantly in search of a spot to find that perfect gift and never tire of seeking out design inspiration for either my home or The Content Scout studios. And one of my … read more

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Aglaonema 'Siam Red' (Red Chinese Evergreen) is a popular low-light plant that can brighten up any space with its beautiful foliage. (Photo courtesy MelindaMyers.com)

Low Light, Low Maintenance Houseplants

Don’t let a lack of brightly lit windows stop you from gardening indoors. Include some low-maintenance, low-light houseplants and maintenance strategies to boost your success. Low-maintenance gardening starts with proper plant selection. Match the plant to the growing conditions and your gardening style. … read more

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