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Enjoy the remaining Christmas events as 2023 ends and 2024 enters. more
In late summer, our neighbor offered us beautiful Italian plums from his small grove of five trees. This year provided a huge crop. I made plum cakes, plum jam, dried plums and froze two large bags … more
Every December my wonderful neighbors and friends share lovely baked goods with our family as a gesture of friendship in keeping with the holiday spirit. I bake holiday treats for friends and … more
During the season of giving, help local entrepreneurs support their craft. more
In the Pacific Northwest, we are blessed with an abundance of fresh mushrooms, both wild and cultivated. As we move into December, there are many holiday gatherings with friends and family.  I … more
Christmas has started here in Thurston County. Check out some events featuring Santa and his generous crew of charity helpers.   Plum Street Resource Fair, Friday, December 1, 1 … more
I hope you had a happy and delicious Thanksgiving! As the Autumn holiday winds down, yesterday I began to put away Thanksgiving decorations. In doing so, I noticed two small fresh pumpkins as part of … more
Downtown Olympia gained its own winery last month as Mark Bosso opened Endless Sound Cellars in the 222 Market building. Bosso, originally from New Jersey, was able to combine two loves into one … more
Although the American concept of Thanksgiving began in the colonies of New England, the day’s history can be traced to both Native Americans, as well as to other cultures. The Native … more
This is my third and final Thanksgiving recipe before the big day.  My family enjoys corn pudding on Thanksgiving, but we rarely eat much corn throughout the … more
Christmas is the time of giving. Reignite your spirit of altruism through these charity events and local markets.   The Joy of Giving Drive, November 13-30 The Olympia Municipal Court … more
Nothing compliments a turkey dinner better than cranberry sauce.  We are fortunate that in Washington, fresh cranberries are grown nearby. more
Get ready for some holiday bazaars in the area.   Timberline High School Blazer Bazaar, Saturday, November 11, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Join Timberline High School Blazer on Saturday for … more
The Halloween spirit just passed, and we are now ready to welcome Christmas with these local events. more
My favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, comes later this month.  Focusing on gratitude, family, friends and, of course, great food, Thanksgiving embodies my belief that cooking is love! more
An easy pumpkin bread is simple, yet touches our senses of taste and smell in tune with the season. more
Years in the making. The rumors floating in downtown Olympia are true: Sarah’s Love Bites has officially opened for business. After a dogged effort by Max Zavestra and Sarah Jenkins, they are … more
The end of September is near, but the fun events just got started.  more
Welcome September with a blast! Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater are ready to delight your senses with these local events. more
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