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In the Garden | Books that will help you get to spring

A continuous barrage of winter storms indicates to me that farming and gardening season will not be arriving early this year. Rather, it seems there will be more than enough time to enjoy reading about gardening versus actually doing any real work outside.

In the Garden | Outdoor work helps keep burglars away

Long, dark nights can be an added invitation for unwelcome visitors to check out your premises. In addition to locking your doors, you’ll feel more safe by brightening the indoors with timer lights and having a neighbor or friend pick up items left on your doorstep when you’re away. 

In the Garden | Start the season right

Have you ever wanted a guided tour through the growing season? So many gardeners question, “When do I do this? Is it time for that already?” 
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In the Garden | Dried herbs, spices within easy reach

Now that we are snuggled up and warm inside our winter cocoon, our kitchen has become a hive of creativity. Long nights mean more time for cooking and gathering together around the evening meal.
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The best cookbooks of the year

From the culinary melting pot cuisine of Macau to the unsung traditions of Appalachia, from the science that makes your food taste good to the proper way to grill a whole chicken, this year’s collection of our favorite cookbooks will inspire countless meals. They’re perfect for holiday gifting — for the cooks on your list or to reward yourself.

Aioli brings warming flavor of garlic to simple fish stew

Swimming is a skill I mastered early. At the Y, the instructor stood on the deck holding one end of a long pole; I shivered in the water gripping the other. On cue — the piano hit “Alley Cat” distorted by waves and walls — she’d drag the pole and the pole would drag me, thrashing
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Wine of the Week

This Wine of the Week selection earned Best Rosé honors in the 2016 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival judging. We’ll feature other top winners in the coming weeks.
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Twin beds make a comeback for adults

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Not since the days of “I Love Lucy” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show” have twin beds gotten so much attention from grown-ups.
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9 types of cookies, 1 basic recipe

For many of the years I’ve been baking Christmas cookies, I’ve seen recipes that promise “one dough will do it all” when it comes to variety and versatility. Until this year, I’ve never been tempted to try one.
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Home remedies: Gas, belching and bloating

Bloating, burping and passing gas are natural and are usually caused by swallowed air or the breakdown of food through digestion. You may experience gas and gas pains only occasionally or repeatedly in a single day. When gas and gas pains interfere with your daily activities, there may be something wrong. Find out how to reduce or avoid gas and gas pains, and when you may need to see your doctor.