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Brunch Bruschetta Bar

Two Ideas for Summer Brunch Fare

When it comes to planning brunch, there really are no rules. It’s the perfect opportunity to combine your favorite flavors and foods in one delicious meal. Warmer weather calls for putting a summer twist on brunch classics. Breakfast Tacos Al Pastor are a … read more

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Nursing Home Visits

How to Make Your Nursing Home Visit Successful

Many people avoid visiting loved ones who reside at a nursing home. However, studies show that visits with elderly people help them stave off depression and cognitive decline and even infections and mortality. Despite these clear benefits, family members frequently confess that they … read more

Cottage Garden

A True Cottage Garden ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’

High school sweethearts Marion and Steve Ekberg were born and raised in the Tacoma area, spending childhoods in the woods of Minter Creek and Fox Island. In 1972, they were house hunting, looking for a place to call home and raise a family, … read more

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Boand Arena

Public Invited to Ribbon Cutting Celebrating Fairground Arena Upgrades

Kitsap County Parks has completed upgrades to the equestrian arena at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds and invites the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon, July 30 at the north end of the fairgrounds (enter off Nels Nelson Road) during a break in … read more

First Place — Northwest Dinner

Creative Tablescape Competition Winners 2017

This year, WestSound Home & Garden magazine received an abundance of creative tablescapes. The choices were all wonderful — but our tablescape judges, Linna Lawrence and Tami Blacknall, made the difficult decisions! Thank you to all who took the time to submit their … read more

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Red-necked phalarope

Enjoying Birdwatching from Aboard the Local Ferries

A ferry ride is an inexpensive way to do some birdwatching on the water. You don’t pay for an expensive guided tour. You don’t need to own or care for your own boat. Birding surprises often occur on many of the available ferry … read more

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Spring Cleaning

The Great Debate: What Eco-Friendly, Chemical-Free Cleaning Products Should You Use?

Spring-cleaning is more than just a phrase; it is serious business for many people. After being cooped up in the house all winter with a growing to-do list — and, for some, a case of Seasonal Affective Disorder — it can be refreshing … read more

Inside the Pacific Planetarium

The Great American Eclipse

This is a banner year for rare, once-in-a-life-time astronomical events. In February, NASA announced the discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting their own sun, serious evidence that life may exist in outer space. Dec. 13 will bring the king of meteor displays — … read more

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