House Fire Gives Dreams A Clean Slate
From The Ashes

House Fire Gives Dreams A Clean Slate

Denise Hegge was nearly done with a remodel of her Olalla home in 2011 when she woke up one night to a fire. It was a warm August, and some staining rags left in the garage bay ignited, sending a chain reaction through … read more

Rockin' at Countertops and Loving It

Rockin’ at Countertops and Loving It

Maybe it’s karma. Bill Wyman is cool with that as an explanation for the success of his business, Creative Countertops, which marks its 10th anniversary this year. Regardless of how much good karma’s had to do with it, his enterprise has grown over … read more

Napkin Rings

Napkin Rings

Leaving a sinking ship, the last thing one would grab would be the family napkin rings. That is a good way to put the issue in perspective. These little treasures are not given much thought, even in our gadget-oriented society. Asking about a … read more

That's-A-Some Italian Ristorante

That’s-A-Some Italian Ristorante

That’s-A-Some Italian Ristorante, facing Liberty Bay, is the longest continuously running restaurant in downtown Poulsbo. Founded by Tom Pelland and Lee Grant more than 24 years ago, the restaurant thrives on its customer-friendly atmosphere. It’s a place where couples come to celebrate life … read more

Alinda Morris Design

Designer Alinda Morris

When interior designer Alinda Morris creates work for a client, the most disappointing feedback to her is that the result is exactly what the client expected. It’s because when she’s done with a home, she wants to see the clients completely wowed. “If … read more

Beaver (Castor canadensis)

Get The Dirt — On Home Gardening

Beavers • Planting Winter Veggies • Growing Produce...

Castor canadensis Castor canadensis (beavers) are the largest rodents on our continent. They can be 3 to 4 feet long from head to the tip of their paddle-shaped tails and stand a foot tall at the shoulders. Their front feet (with claws for … read more

Lemon Blueberry Scones

Recipe — Lemon Blueberry Scones

Scones Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. soda 4 tbsp. sugar 1/2 cup (1 cube) cold butter 1/4 cup buttermilk (Don’t have any? Put some lemon juice into milk until it curdles; usually 1/4 cup.) … read more

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Recipe — Lobster Mac & Cheese

Topping Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs (These are Japanese breadcrumbs, which are flakier than regular breadcrumbs. If you can’t find them with the other breadcrumbs, try the aisle that carries Asian food.) 4 tbsp. butter 1/4 tsp. salt Truffle oil to … read more

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