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A Place Apart

A Place Apart — The Home and Garden of Rick Gudmunson and Judi Cleghorn

In 1975, an almost derelict cottage overlooking Case Inlet sat overgrown with blackberry brambles. The previous owner, who was Judi Cleghorn’s uncle, had died, and when the estate was settled, Cleghorn and her husband, Rick Gudmunson, made arrangements to buy the little house. … read more

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Seared Salmon with Spinach and Grapes

4 Fall Recipes Using Grapes

By incorporating versatile ingredients into your holiday cooking, you can make a vast array of tasty seasonal goodies. For example, California grapes are abundant throughout the holiday season and add taste and visual appeal to dishes of all kinds, including in the recipes … read more

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Farm-Fresh Tomatillos (and Salsa Verde)

Autumn brings the final ripening of the garden, and tomatillos are at their sweetest-best as the vines begin to decline. Tomatillos, or “husk tomatoes,” are native to Mexico and have been cultivated since pre-Columbian times. A member of the nightshade family (Physalis), they … read more

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Melanie Dressel and Windy Bluff

An Incomparable Home For a Visionary Woman

Melanie Dressel was a banker and the CEO of Columbia Bank. She knew values. She knew the value of small towns like Colville, Washington, where she grew up; and the value of her husband, Bob, and their family. She knew the value of … read more

Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano

Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano

Farm-Style Cuisine from Southwestern Italy

The unmistakable, booming, Italian-accented, jovial voice of Michele “Mike” Simone leaves no doubt Il Lucano is Gig Harbor’s iconic Italian restaurant. Simone makes the rounds of tables, greeting customers, inquiring about the quality of food and thanking them for patronizing his business. “I … read more

Cooking With Class
Design|Build 2020A

Cooking with Class

When a restaurateur brings the kitchen home, good...

Tom and Tessa Aydelotte of Bainbridge Island know their way around a kitchen. The couple own two restaurants, Doc’s Marina Grill on Bainbridge Island and in Port Townsend, and their livelihood is all about food. So, when their thoughts turned to updating their … read more

On-trend, contemporary, grey-textured laminate base cabinets combined with aluminum wall cabinet doors with frosted glass
Design|Build 2020A

More Than Just a Box — Selecting the Right Cabinetry

Choosing cabinetry for a remodel project or a new construction home is serious business. Really, it is. Cabinetry has the biggest impact on a kitchen remodel both visually and financially (for bathrooms, it is usually the plumbing or tile that comprises the largest … read more

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peaches
In the Market Now

The Versatile Peaches

In the early ’70s, my husband’s job took us to Yuba City, California, which lies at the confluence of the Yuba and Feather rivers. The region is a lush growing area for almonds, walnuts and peaches. Our next-door neighbor’s mother grew several varieties … read more

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