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Kitchen Fix

Posted by Tricia Jo Webster on Dec. 12, 2018, midnight

If it’s true what they say – the kitchen is the heart of the home – then the holidays afford a splendid time to make that heart happy. From frivolous finds to practical presents, we’ve scouted around to compile a collection of goodies meant to make time in the kitchen ...

Drink Up and Stay Warm

Posted by Rick Bonino on Dec. 3, 2018, midnight

While winter days grow darker and shorter, the season’s beers get darker and bigger. Strong stouts, malty winter warmers and robust barleywines are the liquid equivalent of bulky coats, hats and gloves to ward off the elements.

Here’s a look at what some local breweries are tapping this time of ...

Pots and Pans Primer

Posted by Staci Lehman on Nov. 20, 2018, midnight

It's one of those things that most people take for granted, but something that makes a big difference in your kitchen. Old, worn-out pans can make cooking more of a pain than a pleasure, but shopping for new ones can be an equally painful chore. 

Those who know cookware say ...

Thanksgiving with a Twist

Posted by Joe Butler on Nov. 8, 2018, midnight

Is your traditional turkey losing its yum-yum and becoming more ho-hum? Then maybe it’s the perfect time to try something new.

Perhaps the kids have grown up and moved away, or your usual friends, family, neighbors or past houseguests who love the whole extravaganza have other plans this fall.

Or ...

Lunch Box Fun

Posted by Joe Butler on Aug. 24, 2018, midnight

Sure, they’ve been associated more with kiddos and blue-collar laborers over the years, but there are plenty of reasons to get excited about the humble lunch box.

Many modern lunch totes are soft-sided, making it easier to insert oversized items without bulging the boundaries of traditional metal ones. And reusable ...

A Better Blender

Posted by Joe Butler on Aug. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.

Sarah Rainey, a food writer and columnist for The Telegraph, a British newspaper, once colorfully called modern kitchen technology “terrifying.”

She observed that just about everyone’s kitchen now contains more than its share of electronic gadgets that whir, spin, chop and squish, sometimes all by themselves even when no one ...

Satisfy Your Craving for Local Food and Drink

Posted by Staci Lehman on July 11, 2018, noon

If you’re craving good food, local coffee, craft cocktails, regional beer and wines and local entertainment, then CRAVE Northwest is the event for you.

“You’re going to be more full and entertained than you’ve ever been,” said Tom Stebbins, co-owner of Vision Marketing with wife Karen, and organizer the annual ...

Forecast: Hot Summer, Cool Treats

Posted by Staci Lehman on June 22, 2018, 6 a.m.

It used to be, when it came to summertime treats, you had a handful of ice cream flavors, Popsicles, fudge sickles and those orange sherbet cups you ate with a wooden “spoon.” Today you can multiply those options by about a thousand, and some are even local and healthy.

“They’re ...

Cook Like a Pro

Posted by Renée Sande on June 13, 2018, 6 a.m.

Do your aspirations include cooking the perfect poached egg or perhaps mastering the complex clarification process required to make consommé? Or maybe you just want to make good food and look good while doing it?

Whatever your goals are in the kitchen, if they include whipping up some culinary magic, make sure to stock ...

To a Tea

Posted by Sarah Bain on May 31, 2018, 6 a.m.

It’s that time of year when daylight begins to stretch out the days, the rains begin to subside, and yet there can still be a chill in the air. Graduation invitations have been sent out, strollers have been dusted off, and families are starting to get back out into their ...