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Gates-Paauw

The Past Meets the New

Jack Paauw and Susan Gates transformed their 1938...

After living on Mercer Island for 35 years, Jack Paauw and Susan Gates were ready to make a move. For a few years, Paauw had been commuting to a Kitsap-based job on the fast ferry, so he couldn’t wait for a shorter commute. … read more

Whole Seed Catalog 2024
Teri's Tips

Seeds Galore

If you love to grow plants and vegetables from seed, this publication, “The Whole Seed Catalog,” is for you. The pictures are large and all in color, and the text is beautifully written. You’ll discover unique seeds from nine other countries as well … read more

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The right potting mix will help ornamental and edible plants thrive.

Selecting the Right Potting Mix for Your Plantings

As gardeners, it seems we are all looking for an ideal potting mix for our houseplants and containers. Like any gardening endeavor, a lot depends on what is available, the plants you’re growing and the type of maintenance you provide. That said, there … read more

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fritatta

Recipe for Apple, Tomato and Goat Cheese Frittata

If you’re planning a full Mother’s Day celebration is on the menu, a frittata provides the best of both worlds, as it’s a filling meal that’s also easy to make – just let the oven do the work. This Apple, Tomato and Goat … read more

As long as a cooking vessel is magnetic, it can be used on an induction cooktop.
Barb's Open Kitchen

Induction Cooking — The Wave of the Future

Induction cooktops are taking the food-preparation appliance market by storm. Nearly every cooktop manufacturer — from the high-end La Cornue range models that cost thousands of dollars, to small portable single-burners for RVs and restaurants selling for only $100 or so — is … read more

Tech Ed
Industry Update

Technical Education Can Lead to a Fulfilling Career

A new year always conjures up the spirit of a fresh start. For those planning to enter the workforce or looking for a career change, now is the time to contemplate job opportunities. If you’re looking for a change of pace with your … read more

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Sunflower “Bert from Benary.”

Top 10 Annual Seeds to Sow this Spring to Make Your Garden and Containers Flowery

Do you want to make your garden or container plantings really flowery this year? If so, try adding some easy-to-grow annual seeds to your spring shopping list. Annuals are plants that complete their whole lifecycle in one growing season. You can plant the … read more

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Apple Ricotta Crepes

Recipe for Apple Ricotta Crepes

There’s perhaps no better occasion to show off your kitchen skills than Mother’s Day, a perfect opportunity to turn the tables on mom and let her relax while you handle cooking duties. A homemade breakfast — or better yet, letting her sleep in … read more

Which Professional Does What?
Design|Build

Which Building and Remodeling Professional Does What and When?

When planning to build a new home or remodel an existing one, whom do you call to start the ball rolling on making your dreams a reality? Finding the starting line for a residential building project can feel a bit illusive, so we … read more

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