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Insects, Bugs and Spiders… Oh, My!

Honeybees, bugs, spiders — learn all sorts of interesting and helpful facts and ideas about many of these beneficial and interesting little creatures at this Saturday’s Third Saturday in the Garden event. It’s aptly named “Insects, Bugs and Spiders ... Oh, My!”
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Toss it with risotto

Sure, spears of asparagus are great as a side hot off the grill, roasted or broiled — I really never tire of it. But asparagus cut into pieces also is a great addition to leafy green or pasta salads, rice salads or stirred into stir-fries.

Stock up on inexpensive whites, pinks for summer

As temperatures creep toward — even into — triple digits, we think more and more about refreshing wines to enjoy in the Great Northwest. And with summer’s arrival, so too shall we load up with bright white and crisp rosé wines.
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New study: Adults need to sleep 7 hours a day

SEATTLE — Seven hours of shut-eye: That’s the minimum amount of sleep that adults need each night for best health, according to new recommendations from a panel led by a University of Washington sleep expert.
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Dog-friendly gardening

Jordan Petchenik is a dog person. He has owned four of them since moving into a 1920s bungalow in Madison, Wis., some 20 years ago.
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Stock up on summer reds

As temperatures begin to rise and we spend more time living outdoors in the Great Northwest, now is the time to begin stocking up on inexpensive red wines.
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In the Garden | How to have family fun in the garden

Build an insect hotel! Why do insects need hotels, I ask. Guess we’ll learn all about it as well as having the opportunity to build one at the “Insects, Bugs and Spiders...Oh my!” family fun event a week from Saturday.
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Most Americans still don’t use sunscreen

Despite years of public health messages, barely one third of Americans use sunscreen regularly, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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First looks matter in home sales

Just as every house has a personality — whether it’s a ranch, bungalow, Queen Anne, Tudor, Cape Cod or any other architectural style — the landscape that surrounds it has a personality, too, especially out front.
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Judges find gold amid reds

More than 100 red wines earned gold medals at the third annual Great Northwest Wine Competition, which took place in late March at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Oregon.
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Meal ideas for mom

I work full time in the food business. For more than three decades, my days have centered on food ­— from wrangling recipes and groceries, to ingredient research, to tastings in a test kitchen. So when the kids ask what I want for Mother’s Day, the answer is simple: Cook for me.