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Two Easy-to-Make, Kosher Recipes for Passover (or Year-Round)

Who doesn’t love good food and great meals? But who wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing it? With Passover just around the corner, these easy-to-make, kosher recipes could be prepped in just a few minutes with minimal supplies. … read more

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The Color Mauve — Part 2

“We could hardly get through Mauve, Part I,” some might say. Not a popular hue. Some call mauve a neutral. It is a mud pink to a shadowy faded purple. I’ll share a few paintings of the 12-piece “mauve” color-study series. It is … read more

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Tips for Decluttering, Deep Cleaning and Feng Shui

Now that a lot of people are confined to their homes and apartments, design experts at Hausera, a newly launched online kitchen and bath retailer, say this is a great time to clean, organize and freshen up your space to make sure it’s as … read more

Bellevue Botanical Garden in autumn

Day Trip — The Region’s Finest Self-Guided Garden Tours

There is no such thing as a new idea, Mark Twain said. “We simply take a lot of old ideas, give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations.” Kitsap County is the home of several botanical wonders — among them … read more

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Working from Home? How to Make Your Remote Meetings a Lot More Effective

More people are working from home currently, which means those who once met face to face must now meet virtually. Platforms like Zoom and Google Hangouts make it easy to hold these meetings. But leading virtual meetings requires a skillset many people don’t … read more

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Kids’ Garden-Themed Activities You Can Do Right Now

As we all face these unpredictable times, experts at KidsGardening created and shared these “tried and true,” plant-based activities that are joyful for any age and don’t involve any screen time. The national nonprofit reaches close to half of a million educators, parents … read more

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French-Country Elegant Kitchen

A Capodimonte Chandelier is at the Heart of...

Every big project must start somewhere. For Craig and Nicole Downey of Poulsbo, their perfect kitchen began with a chandelier. It was not, however, just any chandelier; this was a classic beauty passed on to the couple by Craig’s parents, who found the … read more

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Mental Health Tips for Cabin Fever

Editor’s note: Where necessary, check out the credentials and qualifications of the therapists you contact. One way to check credentials is by seeing if they are listed on the registers of one of the U.S. organizations that train and provide certification to a … read more

Glass Flowers

Glass ‘Flowers’ For Your Garden

Hansville artist Judy Bryant has done a variety of things in her lifetime. For several years, she worked as a draftsperson at Boeing, where she drew the designs of the captains’ panel of the 737 aircraft onto mylar sheets, using special pens. She … read more

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