If you’re new to the area, you can get to know your Wenatchee neighborhood in several ways. You can, for example, walk and bike the roads and paths, study the irrigation system that carries water to your yard and garden, and read local histories such as the 2012 book “Wenatchee,” recently published by the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.
Four-year-old Lucas Dean has to have three things when he goes to the playground: long pants, Mickey Mouse gardening gloves and lots of energy. He needs them to crawl through the rough wood chips to reach the slides, stairs and swings.
I push vegetables; I encourage meatless mains as often as possible. But sometimes you just need to splurge. Our family adores lamb. Grilling makes it even better. For a small group, I’ll make lamb chops; for a larger crowd, boneless leg of lamb impresses and proves super easy.