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Watermelon
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Watermelon!

The ubiquitous summer fruit that appears at nearly every picnic or beach party and is nearly everyone’s favorite must be watermelon! Those who come from hot-weather summer climates have memories of the sweet, succulent melon, sold at fruit stands and off the back … read more

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(Map courtesy NASA)

Fun Facts about the Great American Eclipse — and Where You Can See It

Are you still hoping to get a peek at the “Great American Eclipse” on Aug. 21? Millions of Americans will only have to drive 60 or 70 miles to see the total eclipse, according to the GreatAmericanEclipse.com website. NASA says that the totality … read more

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Excessive Heat

Prepare for Excessive Heat, Fire Dangers This Week

Pierce County Alert — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat warning for parts of the Puget Sound area this week. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-80s to lower 100s on Tuesday through Sunday, and higher than normal … read more

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Programmable Thermostats

One Thing You May Forget to Do with Your Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are designed to help manage energy use, but most of the U.S. households with these controls do not choose to program their thermostats, according to a bulletin by the Information courtesy Energy Information Administration. Based on information collected through EIA’s Residential Energy … read more

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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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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

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Freshly dug and ready to be cleaned and dried

What To Do with Garlic you Planted Last Fall

If you planted garlic cloves as I suggested last fall, you will be rewarded with complete garlic heads this month. If you plant in the fall, June supplies tasty garlicscapes that should be cut off and can be used to flavor your oil … read more

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Wonderful Washington Cherries
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Wonderful Washington Cherries!

It’s cherry season in Washington, and this year’s crop is better than ever! Mother Nature provided a long, cool, wet spring with warm sunshine coming just at the right time to produce beautiful, shiny, plump and very juicy cherries. Bings and Rainiers are … read more

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