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Photo courtesy Carthartt

Campfire Stories to Bring Along on Your Next Trip

Editor’s note: Just in time for the upcoming camping season, the camping experts at Carhartt shared their favorite stories with WestSound Home & Garden readers. Check them out as you’re planning your next camping trip. Use at your own risk! There are few … read more

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Ham with Honey, Fennel and Mustard Glaze

Elevate Your Easter Feast with Sweet, Simple Ham

For most, it’s not Easter without the classic ham centerpiece. This year, add a flavorful twist to everyone’s favorite holiday main dish with a glaze, chutney or sauce. Ham pairs well with many flavors, making it easy to create a unique dish every … read more

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potato leek soup
In the Market Now

Storage Potatoes and Fresh-Dug leeks

Leeks are the vegetable auntie of the family allium. They are easy to grow from seed or to transplant in the late-spring garden from sprouts, Leeks are long growing and don’t mind being in the ground for a long time. They are often … read more

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Trail Etiquette Tips for Hiking Around West Sound

Trail Etiquette Tips for Hiking Around West Sound

We need to be sensitive not only to the environment surrounding our trails, but to other trail users as well. Some of the trails are also open to mountain bikers and equestrians. When you encounter other trail users, whether they are hikers, runners, … read more

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From the Garden to the Party

From the Garden to the Party

Make every meal a special event by bringing the garden to the table. Serve your favorite dishes made from homegrown ingredients. Then allow guests to add their own herbal seasonings right from the garden or container. Start by growing the ingredients for your … read more

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Spirit of Horse Gallery

A Visit to SkyeLandeSea Farm is an Immersion in Magic

To visit Spirit of Horse Gallery at SkyeLandeSea Farm is to immerse yourself in artful magic. It is a result not only of planning but also of minds open to serendipitous revelations. A pair of ancient, carved Tibetan temple lions acknowledge your arrival. … read more

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Sink allowing easy access for wheelchairs

Planning to “Age In Place”

If you are planning to stay there into your “golden” years, it is smart to plan with “aging in place” in mind when you are building or remodeling your home. Some people want to have a “forever home” where they can live well … read more

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Grace Episcopal Church Labyrinth

The Meditation Labyrinths of Kitsap County

Overlooking a bluff with a view of Puget Sound, Bainbridge Halls Hill Labyrinth and its Community Tibetan Prayer Wheel is a peace-filled oasis of Asian-themed landscaping complementing an artist-built labyrinth and hand-cast bronze prayer wheel. Not easy to find if you don’t know the … read more

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