Former television food personality Graham Kerr meets with residents of Windsor Square Senior Living before giving a presentation on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2022, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

At 88, TV chef ‘Galloping Gourmet’ still sizzles with the ladies

Graham Kerr, the granddad of cooking entertainment shows in the 1960s, calls Snohomish County home.

Former television food personality Graham Kerr meets with residents of Windsor Square Senior Living before giving a presentation on Thursday, Sep. 15, 2022, in Marysville, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Toggle’s Bottle Shop is closed permanently on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Citing landlord dispute, Toggle’s closes in downtown Everett

The popular taproom shuttered Sunday. “Everett needs a cooperative landlord-tenant relationship in the commercial district,” a co-owner said.

Toggle’s Bottle Shop is closed permanently on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Bulkogi Stew, a mixture of beef steak, potato starch noodles, green onions and broth, is enjoyed as part of the Korean harvest festival, Chuseok. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

A hearty Korean stew to celebrate harvest and loved ones

This savory Bulkogi stew is perfect for drizzly fall weather in Alaska or the Pacific Northwest.

Bulkogi Stew, a mixture of beef steak, potato starch noodles, green onions and broth, is enjoyed as part of the Korean harvest festival, Chuseok. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
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Meaty pasta bundt bake for your next Sunday dinner

This pasta bake yields a ring of fettuccine with Italian sausage, pepperoni, cheese and more.

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Jordan and Brandon Molina at the newly opened Peace of Mind Brewing Tuesday afternoon in Lynnwood, Washington on September 13, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

New Lynnwood brewery opens at former Cask & Trotter location

Peace of Mind Brewing is filling a craft beer void in south Snohomish County.

Jordan and Brandon Molina at the newly opened Peace of Mind Brewing Tuesday afternoon in Lynnwood, Washington on September 13, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The St. John II, is unloaded at Home Port Seafoods in Bellingham, Washington on April 15, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

From sea to table: How sustainably-caught halibut ends up on your plate

A fourth-generation fishing family from Snohomish shares the perils, triumphs and realities of catching their livelihood.

The St. John II, is unloaded at Home Port Seafoods in Bellingham, Washington on April 15, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Autumn Covington makes all of the bakehouse's six-ounce cookies. (Rachel Rosen/Whidbey News-Times)

Cookie shop stirs up excitement on Whidbey Island

A new family-owned business in downtown Oak Harbor has been whisking up quite a buzz lately.

Autumn Covington makes all of the bakehouse's six-ounce cookies. (Rachel Rosen/Whidbey News-Times)
The queso birria tacos at El Mariachi call for slow cooked brisket, melty cheese sandwiched between two corn tortillas, a shower of cilantro and bright pink pickled onions, and a bowl of consomé. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)

El Mariachi opens Everett restaurant, promising everlasting birria tacos

Your favorite taco truck has a new, permanent home right on Evergreen Way.

The queso birria tacos at El Mariachi call for slow cooked brisket, melty cheese sandwiched between two corn tortillas, a shower of cilantro and bright pink pickled onions, and a bowl of consomé. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)
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Stir-fried ginger shrimp with a peppery kick

Reader Vicky Paulson said this recipe will “spark everyone’s taste buds.”

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Jim and Karen Staniford have owned the Vintage Cafe on Hewitt Avenue for 40 years.  They have changed the name of the cafe, and the menu over the years, but it has stayed in the same place. (Dan Bates/The Herald)

Karen Staniford, founder of storied Vintage Cafe, dies at 79

The cafe’s former owner was “feisty and independent, a force to be reckoned with when she put her mind to something.”

Jim and Karen Staniford have owned the Vintage Cafe on Hewitt Avenue for 40 years.  They have changed the name of the cafe, and the menu over the years, but it has stayed in the same place. (Dan Bates/The Herald)
Ross Andrew Mickel shows off the new tasting bar at Ross Andrew Winery in 2013. (Ross Andrew Winery via Facebook)

Wine industry mourns Woodinville vintner, family killed in plane crash

Ross Andrew Mickel, wife Lauren Hilty and child Remy Mickel were a “bright and shining light in the lives of everyone who knew them.”

Ross Andrew Mickel shows off the new tasting bar at Ross Andrew Winery in 2013. (Ross Andrew Winery via Facebook)
This German chocolate cake is rich and decadent and looks beautiful with a sparkling candle on top. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)

This German chocolate cake celebrates a life well lived

A birthday treat for the author’s enterprising father-in-law, the cake looks great with a candle on top.

This German chocolate cake is rich and decadent and looks beautiful with a sparkling candle on top. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
Wrap ’n’ Roll’s Lumpia at the Monroe Farmers Market on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Never stop rolling’: This business’ crispy lumpia sell fast

Jessica Aubert made lumpia to stay connected to her Filipino heritage. It’s become a thriving business.

Wrap ’n’ Roll’s Lumpia at the Monroe Farmers Market on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Dark zucchini and banana bread is a summer treat

Get creative with your zucchini with this dark, intensely flavorful bread recipe.

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PCT thru-hiker Manny pulls out a hot pizza at Washington Alpine Club’s Guye Cabin near Snoqualmie Pass on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)

The Thru-Hiker’s Diet: PCT hikers devour calories to fuel 100 marathons

On a 2,650-mile journey, what does a hiker eat? Ramen bombs. Sour Patch Kids. Tortillas stuffed with Lucky Charms.

PCT thru-hiker Manny pulls out a hot pizza at Washington Alpine Club’s Guye Cabin near Snoqualmie Pass on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)
Rosemary bread. (Photo by Tressa Dale)

Bread: So simple, and yet so darn sensitive

Bread is a living thing that must be cared for in just the right way, and failure lurks in each and every loaf.

Rosemary bread. (Photo by Tressa Dale)
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Add fluffy fruit-filled pancakes to your breakfast rotation

These banana-berry pancakes from reader Jennie Bouma can be made gluten- and dairy-free.

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Onions are grilled up at the Walla Walla Burger booth during opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bloomin’ onions, giant corn dogs: Eat your way through the Evergreen State Fair

Food reporter Taylor Goebel faced a delicious dilemma with Evergreen State Fair’s 40 food vendors.

Onions are grilled up at the Walla Walla Burger booth during opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Try these English toffee crunch bars (and yes, they’re easy)

If you’ve ever been too intimidated make English toffee, give this recipe a shot.

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A sizzling cast iron pan of fajitas.

Sizzle up your dinner game with these fajitas

Cook these outside if you can; otherwise be prepared for blaring smoke alarms.

  • Aug 23, 2022
  • By Perry Mascitti Executive Chef, Tulalip Resort Casino
A sizzling cast iron pan of fajitas.