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Nalley’s Pickles may be gone from Tacoma, but a new pickle brand is quickly greening up the city. Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles formed just one month after Nalley’s closed up its Tacoma shop in July 2011. The start-up just expanded its all-natural sweet and sour pickles to a national audience.
It’s that place in your home that’s always dirty. Maybe it has funky windows and no insulation. Or it leaks. But hey, it’s four walls, a roof and a floor – and so it has a lot more potential than just hosting your car.
You don’t have to squash spring fever anymore; this is the week to get busy. It’s time to plant cool-season vegetables and add some instant color with early blooming perennials.
It’s cold out there. In much of the country, now’s the time when home serves as a cozy refuge from the ice and snow. We light our fireplaces and wish for springtime.
Dear Angie: Our two-story home has four-and-a-half bathrooms, which all seem to have a common cold water pipe that runs through a particular wall and ceiling. In four of the baths, when the toilet is flushed the water cutoff causes the pipes to vibrate very loudly somewhere in the wall or ceiling. Turning off the cold water faucet at the sink also causes a vibration. We’ve had three different plumbers out. They have cut through walls in two different rooms and failed to locate the section of pipe that is causing the problem. Is there a tool that a plumber could use to locate the problem area before cutting through the wrong area of walls/ceiling again? Or, is there another way that this vibration problem could be resolved? — Claire K., Nashville, TN.
When Anelare launched six years ago in the heart of Washington wine country, owners Kahryn and Forrest Alexander and Jim and Cindy Campbell envisioned a winery that would sell all of its releases directly to wine club members.
This is the month to march right outdoors and start gardening. There are weeds to pull and smother, perennials to dig and divide, plants to move, trees and shrubs to add and the soul-satisfying, instant gratification that comes from cleaning up the beds.
David Villarreal was traveling home to Austin, Texas, after a recent weekend holiday trip to visit family several hours away when he realized he had left his house keys with his family.
As Carrie Little walked the muddy soil of her Orting farm last week her black retriever Moose let out a series of barks for reasons only he knew. A group of nearby tom turkeys immediately gobbled back a reply. For Little, the interspecies exchange was just a symbol of the ties that bind – a choreography, Little calls it, between the animals, plants and humans that occupy the land she farms with her husband, Ken.
The end of February is all about the weeds. The start of longer days and warmer weather means that annual weeds will be sprouting up anyplace they can find open ground, and early spring is the time to get control and become a first-responder to this attack. Here are the weeds you should seek — and destroy.
Wondering about solar? Need to cut down your trash? Head this Saturday for the sixth annual Sustainability Expo, where local schools, nonprofits, agencies, businesses and experts will congregate to offer a sampling of ways to make our lives and our city more sustainable.
Question: Eighteen years ago, we had to replace the steam boiler that had heated our old home for more than 50 years.
A pantry is a cook’s prop closet.
If you’ve resolved to go green in 2013 – or at least to pay more attention to being Earth friendly – here are some small, but significant changes you can make in your cleaning routine.
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