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Chickpea, Spinach and Coconut Curry

Comfort Recipes for Winter Warm-Up

With less daylight hours during the winter, many people tend to get sleepy earlier. Quick weeknight dinner recipes are usually ideal, especially when they take only 30 minutes or so to prepare. Easy dishes are perfect for those nights when you want something … read more

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What to Consider When Reviewing Your Homeowners Insurance Policy

Most homeowners agree that insurance is a necessity, whether it’s for protection and peace of mind or simply because mortgage lenders require it. Having coverage isn’t nearly enough, though. You want to make sure you have the right coverage at the right cost, … read more

A Steller's jay in a backyard looking for a snack

West Sound’s ‘Blue Jays’ Aren’t Blue Jays

Every West Sound birder has heard it. Someone claiming to have seen a blue jay. Yes, the individual saw a “blue jay,” but it was likely not a bona fide blue jay, a common species in the central and eastern United States and … read more

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Classic Smoked Beef Brisket

Smoking Basics for Mastering the Art of Delectable Beef

Summer weekends are all about the barbecue. Grilling has become an American staple, and many home grill masters yearn to take it to the next level, impressing their friends and families with tasty, mouthwatering smoked beef. Smoking is a timeless technique that elevates … read more

An adult male pileated woodpecker feeds peanut butter suet to a juvenile male.

This Forest Icon is the Last of its Kind

When it comes to majestic birds, people often think of bald eagles and trumpeter swans. But would anyone call a woodpecker majestic? The 1800s and early 1900s were a period of unprecedented destruction across North America. Colossal forests were completely decimated to harvest … read more

Harbor Square Wine Shop & Tasting Room
The Sip

Harbor Square Wine Shop & Tasting Room — a Unique Island Destination

Bigger definitely means better at the Harbor Square Wine Shop & Tasting Room on Bainbridge Island. This wine shop carries the biggest selection of large-format wines in Washington state. The large-format wines focus on some of the local Bainbridge Island wineries, as well … read more

A male bushtit carries lichen for nesting material by Long Lake near Port Orchard.

The Pint-Sized Powerhouse of Structural Engineering

Small songbirds are easy to overlook. Most people will notice a bald eagle on a pole but will miss a little gray bird in a nearby shrub. In the world of birds, the largest ones will always make a lasting impression. Someone seeing … read more

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Farm Tour and Fiber Arts Fest

Fiber-Arts Show Showcases Local Artists and Craftsmen

If you enjoy fiber arts and locally made crafts, plan to visit the Longbranch Improvement Club on the Key Peninsula on Oct. 6. This The unique, historic clubhouse located about 30 miles south of Gig Harbor will once again host the annual Fiber … read more

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8 Steps to Get Your Mojo Back This Summer

New beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. Summer is always a new beginning because it’s a new season. Now is a great time to get fired up and motivated, and start making changes to get to your next level … read more

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