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.
Paul Beveridge’s story is one often told in the wine industry: He began making wine at home. Soon, his passion became his profession.
Joyce Chen was a mid-20th-century Boston-area restaurateur, television cooking show host and cookbook author who sought to provide Americans with genuine Chinese food in an age when soy sauce was an exotic ingredient found on the gourmet shelf in markets.
I was giving one of my periodic talks at local libraries the other day, and someone asked whether I knew a good way to prepare artichokes. It stopped me cold. “A” good way? Only one? Which one?
Years ago, before we worried so much about food safety, parents would use up all the colored Easter eggs to make deviled eggs — even after they had been sitting out for hours during the hunt.
She was shy, old-fashioned, a little dowdy. She’d had a traumatic youth, and no particular passion or work other than playing the piano. And she was just the first of four wives for writer Ernest Hemingway who, when Hadley Richardson met him, was a struggling Chicago journalist.
Editor’s note: The 93-mile Wonderland Trail sits high on the bucket lists of most Northwest hikers. This is the second story in a three-month series about preparing for and hiking Mount Rainier’s iconic trail. Nine times Tami Asars has hiked the 93-mile Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier, making her an expert on what she calls “one of the toughest trails in the state.”
It all started with a cyborg Cinderella. Now, the sequel to Tacoma author Marissa Meyer’s futuristic fantasy “Cinder” is in bookstores. “Scarlet” is the second book in Meyer’s young adult “The Lunar Chronicles” series, which take fairy-tale characters and reboots them in a sci-fi/fantasy setting. There’s romance, intrigue and villains.
Kuchen can be just about anything sweet, delicious and cakey. Think of it as a coffee or a yeast cake. Common ingredients, no matter the cake style, are nuts, sugar and cinnamon.
Oftentimes, the journey is the reward when touring wine country.
“My advice to people at home is bronzing rather than blackening,” said Paul Prudhomme. “This avoids the smoke and the risk of handling a red-hot skillet while still achieving an excellent result.”
Coffee, Irish whiskey and cream.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I packed four Irish ingredients into one tasty little appetizer – oysters, cabbage, Guinness stout and Colman’s Mustard.
On a normal day, thirsty revelers easily drain two kegs of Guinness at Boston’s Black Rose tavern. Come St. Patrick’s Day – an official holiday in Bean Town – and they’ll plow through 55 kegs.
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.
The owners of Gig Harbor’s Brix 25 will open a waterfront breakfast restaurant this month. Expect a mid- to late March opening for Netshed No. 9 at 3313 Harborview Drive.
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.
In most cases, I’m a terribly traditional cook. If there is a longer, slower, more manual way to do something, almost invariably I will prefer it. But even I push tradition aside when I find an alternative that is not only easier but also tastes as good or better.
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.
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.
Looking for a 15-minute dinner that’s perfect for any day? Shrimp with an apple pasta side is just right. The cooking method leaves the shrimp juicy, firm and flavorful. Love apple, La Pomme D’Amour, is the name given to the tomato by the French in the 16th century.
Sometimes, you really crave a dessert. But making it takes time.That’s where this recipe comes to the rescue.
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.
For 51 years, members of the Tacoma Buddhist Temple have simmered sukiyaki, a one-pot meal that they serve to the public as a way to raise money for the temple and its programs. This Sunday is the annual fundraiser at the church.
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 Northwest wineries begin bottling some of their 2012 white wines, there still are plenty of 2011s left on store and winery shelves that can be found at good prices.
One of my happiest childhood memories is watching my father make pancakes. I’m fairly certain Donny relied upon Bisquick or some other convenience mix. It was the only instance I can recall seeing our heavy, rectangular cast-iron griddle – so big that it straddled two burners – being put to use.
A juicy beefsteak and sauteed mushrooms go together perfectly – especially when you add a great sauce to the mix.
When it comes to the romance of home-baked bread, nothing beats the notion of sourdough. It’s the Holy Grail of doughs, much like DIY charcuterie and naturally thickened jams.
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.
Kathy Kinard loves crafting pie by hand. The volunteer with the Olympia Bakers Guild — yes, there is such a thing — has made countless pies for the guild’s annual Pie Fest. This year’s event will be this Saturday at The Olympia Center.
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.
We all know the South claims bragging rights to smoked pulled pork, and Texas holds the brisket as its holy barbecue grail. But were you aware that California crowns the tri-tip roast as its king of the grill? It does. And rightfully so.
Known as Pasta e Fagioli, this soup might be one of Italy’s most famous.
Watching the Oscars, like the Super Bowl, has become almost an unofficial holiday, an occasion when tens of millions of us get together for an old-fashioned TV viewing party, complete with abundant food and drink.
Twenty brewers will pour more than 60 beers Saturday at Tacoma’s first winter beer festival on the Foss Waterway.
If the Northwest Flower & Garden Show kicks off this month, can spring be far behind? This year, Western Washington’s tribute to all things green and blooming runs Feb. 20-24, and the theme for the garden designers is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the show with a nod to the silver screen. For tickets and to check out the vendors and the show garden designers, visit the show website at gardenshow.com.
Looking for a special kind of sweet treat for your favorite Valentine? A dessert wine can be just the ticket if you want to skip commonplace chocolate. If you want a bit of chocolate with your wine, we have a solution for that, too. People tend to have a sweet tooth, and that translates to wine. Here’s our primer on sweet wines you can try, along with Northwest wineries that specialize in them.
Butter has to be one of the hardest-working ingredients in the Western larder. It makes cakes tender and sauces silken. It’s a splendid spread all by itself. It’s a reliable fat for pan-frying foods that cook quickly. But heat it too long, and its milk proteins and salts will start to burn.
Maybe it’s the sense of danger that reels you in at first. The crazy name, the wild picture slapped on the bottle. Before you know it, you’re on for the ride, and the best ones leave you reduced to a sweaty and speechless mess. When it’s finally over, you can’t help but want more.
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