Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Jon Bauer, Herald staff

Isn’t there a Starbucks at the top? After drier-than-normal months in the fall and early winter, snow finally is falling in the Cascades, allowing the slopes at Snoqualmie Pass to open. Stevens Pass, at a higher elevation, opened earlier.

Stevens regulars may have noticed a few Snoqualmie skiers in the chair next to them. Here’s how to tell the difference: They’re the skiers with the ski pole-warmers in their Range Rovers.

Is the water gluten-free? Among new apps designed to help you keep your resolutions,Yummly lets dieters scroll through photos of dishes that filter for gluten-free, low-fat or vegetarian recipes.

The staff at Buzz Laboratories also have a new app, Blechly, that allows dieters to scroll through poorly lit photos of the meals of glop that people post to Facebook, causing them to lose their appetites.

Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1814, hostilities ended between Denmark and Sweden, with Denmark agreeing to cede Norway to Sweden.

Roused from its slumber, Norway protested: “Joost a dern minoote dere. Whoo vere yoo ceding to whoom?”