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The Gift of Gathering

How to Plan a Tablescape for Your Party or Gathering

Editor’s note: This excerpt is adapted from “The Gift of Gathering: Beautiful Tablescapes to Welcome & Celebrate Your Friends and Family” by Bre Doucette, published by Harvest House Publishers. Reprinted with permission. Your table is your foundation. Whether it’s a picnic table, a … read more

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How Do I Start a Home Décor Project from Scratch?

Editor’s note: This excerpt is adapted from the book “But Where Do I Put the Couch? Answers to 100 Other Home Decorating Questions” by KariAnne Wood and Melissa Michaels, published by Harvest House Publishers. Reprinted with permission. Question: I’m getting ready to move … read more

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Red Velvet Waffles

Red Velvet Waffles

I don’t know if I think these are a Christmas food or a Valentine’s Day food. Truth is — they work for both. They are so elegant and beautiful — once you drizzle them with cream cheese frosting or whipped cream, you’ll be in heaven and you’ll want a kiss. … read more

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Book: Clean and Simple

Simple Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Maintaining a diabetes-friendly diet can be challenging, especially during the various holidays throughout the year. Here are a couple of recipes perfect for your next brunch. These recipes are excerpted from the just-released “The Clean & Simple Diabetes Cookbook: Flavorful Fuss-Free Recipes for … read more

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sourdough bread

Learn How to Make Sourdough with Local Author

The Bainbridge Performing Arts lobby will host a sourdough starter making demo and book-signing with Cynthia Lair, author of “Sourdough on the Rise — How to Confidently Make Whole Grain Sourdough Breads at Home,” from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. Learn … read more

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Where Home Greets You at the Front Door

Editor’s note: This excerpt was adapted from KariAnne Wood’s “The DIY Style Finder: Discover Your Unique Style and Decorate it Yourself,” published by Harvest House Publishers (Eugene, Oregon). Used with permission. Your entryway is the place where first impressions start. Sometimes good. Sometimes … read more

garden books

Gardening Books to Read This Spring

Now that spring is officially here and all the bulbs, annuals and shrubs are planted, perhaps there is time to breathe a little between pulling weeds and watering to do some garden reading. With the Pacific Northwest being a gardener’s paradise, expertise abounds, … read more

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urban raised beds

The Art of Watering Your Garden

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt adapted from Byron Smith’s book, “Slow Down and Grow Something: The Urban Grower’s Recipe for Good Life,” recently published by Murdoch Books. Plants have naturally adapted to the climate in which they have evolved — that’s why … read more

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Polenta with Sercial-Spiked Lobster Mushrooms and Collard Greens Makes for Perfect October Meal

Editor’s note: This is an adapted excerpt from “36 Bottles of Wine,” by Paul Zitarelli, recently released by Sasquatch Books. There you are, casually negotiating pizza toppings with your friends. Someone blithely mentions mushrooms. Heads nod around the room. Universal approval. Does a … read more

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