Tag: vegetables

Rain Gardens

Rain Garden at the Heart of Dream Northwest Landscape

When Sherry and Kirk Kanode moved into their beautiful, brand-new custom home in 2002, little did they know they were embarking on a gardening adventure of a lifetime. A deep, crescent-shaped bioswale separated their front yard from the street, making street parking and … read more

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Cornish Hens

Recipes and Tips for a Downsized Thanksgiving Dinner

Editor’s note: This excerpt and recipes were adapted from “Thanksgiving for Two (or Four): Downsized Recipes for Today’s New Thanksgiving Dinner,” a recently released cookbook by Cynthia Graubart, a James Beard Award winning cookbook author. The book captures the reality of Thanksgiving 2020 … read more

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Chipotle Veggie Chili

Vegetarian-Friendly Chili for a Chilly Day

Picture in your mind a warm bowl cupped in your hands, defrosting your fingertips after you just walked inside from a chilly afternoon. The bowl is heavy, full of hearty vegetables and spicy peppers that in just a few short moments will overwhelm … read more

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food safety

Three Sustainable Food Labels You Should Know About

We’ve all seen people reading the labels of food, beverage and supplement packaging to look at the ingredients and nutrition facts — chances are you have, too. More than ever, shoppers are looking at labels to make sure products match up with their … read more

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salmon on cedar

New Study on Heart Health: Get More Omega-3s

If you’re trying to improve your heart health, chances are you’re doing things like moving more and eating better. Making sure your diet delivers heart-healthy nutrients, including healthy fats, is a smart strategy. A new study from Mayo Clinic Proceedings provides more evidence … read more

The White House

An Evening Fit for a President

Not one of our nation's chief executives has...

Americans vote on Nov. 3 for the president of the United States — the 59th presidential election since George Washington was elected in 1788. Celebrate this quadrennial occasion by hosting a dinner party fit for a president, featuring food, libations and pastimes enjoyed … read more

Plant Snap

Good Plant Hunting

As we moved into our home two years ago, the gardens that were once pristine were covered in cedar tree droppings, debris, pine branches, blackberries and a menagerie of who knows what. After much cleanup, I started to find so many delicate — … read more

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Skillet Macaroni and Cheese

A Twist on the Mac-and-Cheese

Turning to easy recipes that require minimal cooking time can help take the stress out of busy back-to-school evenings while increasing the opportunities for sharing family moments together. Skip the long cook times of complicated dishes and instead turn to an option like … read more

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Wooden orchard racks maximize storage space, while allowing air to reach each layer of produce. (Photo courtesy of Gardener's Supply Company)

Preserve Your Garden Produce for Delicious Winter Meals

All your hard work is paying off with a bountiful harvest. Fresh produce is filling your garden, countertops and refrigerator while the garden keeps producing more. Preserve some of your harvest to enjoy throughout the winter with some tried-and-true or updated variation of … read more

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