Dai Tou Fut, the big head Buddha, leads the lion dance to celebrate the Lunar New Year Saturday afternoon in downtown Edmonds, Washington on January 29, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Old, new generations shape the dough at Edmonds dumpling houses

The city celebrated its first Lunar New Year festival with the lion dance, feasting and hope for the Year of the Tiger.

Dai Tou Fut, the big head Buddha, leads the lion dance to celebrate the Lunar New Year Saturday afternoon in downtown Edmonds, Washington on January 29, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Dave Kolbe, Max Neumann and Savanna Diemer are brewers at Skookum Brewery in Arlington, Washington on January 31, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Trio of new brewers aim to build on Skookum’s strong brand

Max Neumann, Dave Kolbe and Savannah Diemer now run the day-to-day operation of the Skookum brewhouse in Arlington.

Dave Kolbe, Max Neumann and Savanna Diemer are brewers at Skookum Brewery in Arlington, Washington on January 31, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Self-taught baker Roxie Star is a tech worker by day, but by night she bakes adorable cakes and treats. During the pandemic, she’s made hot-chocolate bombs as a way to connect with her nieces and nephews. (Courtesy Roxie Star/TNS)

This self-taught Seattle baker makes adorable treats

The Microsoft employee expresses her love of color and design in her hot-cocoa bombs, cupcakes and cakes.

  • Jan 31, 2022
Self-taught baker Roxie Star is a tech worker by day, but by night she bakes adorable cakes and treats. During the pandemic, she’s made hot-chocolate bombs as a way to connect with her nieces and nephews. (Courtesy Roxie Star/TNS)
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Best place to go for BBQ in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied, here are the results.

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Linda Miller Nicholson from Fall City, Washington, holds up rainbow pasta she just made in the commercial kitchen at her Fall City home, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021.  The rainbow wall behind her is in her backyard. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle TImes/TNS)

This King County woman’s rainbow pasta signals her values

Linda Miller Nicholson sculpts colorful noodles that reflect her personality and pro-LGBTQ+ pride.

  • Jan 25, 2022
Linda Miller Nicholson from Fall City, Washington, holds up rainbow pasta she just made in the commercial kitchen at her Fall City home, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021.  The rainbow wall behind her is in her backyard. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle TImes/TNS)
Rotisserie chicken is paired with butter beans, dried dates and arugula in this simple salad dressed in a smoky vinaigrette. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Winter chicken salad packed with good-for-you greens

Served with crusty Italian bread and a glass of pale ale, it makes a quick and easy supper.

  • Jan 25, 2022
Rotisserie chicken is paired with butter beans, dried dates and arugula in this simple salad dressed in a smoky vinaigrette. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)
In this photo taken May 17, 2017, wine barrels are shown at a vineyard adjacent to the Walla Walla Vintners winery in Walla Walla, Wash. The remote southeastern Washington town of Walla Walla - which used to be best known for sweet onions and as home of the state penitentiary - has now reinvented itself into a center of premium wines and wine tourism. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)

More sustainable Washington wines are on the way

Labels will indicate grape growers met guidelines in 9 areas, including water, pest and labor practices.

  • Jan 20, 2022
In this photo taken May 17, 2017, wine barrels are shown at a vineyard adjacent to the Walla Walla Vintners winery in Walla Walla, Wash. The remote southeastern Washington town of Walla Walla - which used to be best known for sweet onions and as home of the state penitentiary - has now reinvented itself into a center of premium wines and wine tourism. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)
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Baked Eggs Florentine: A brunch favorite inspired by a queen

The kitchen manager at Quil Ceda Creek Casino shares a dish that pays homage to a spinach-crazy 16th century monarch.

  • Jan 18, 2022
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This easy-to-make spinach and mushroom quiche is perfect for a light dinner or fancy brunch. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Gretchen’s table: A spinach-mushroom quiche with cheesy goodness

The savory egg custard baked in a pie crust is easy to make — especially if you use a refrigerated crust.

  • Jan 18, 2022
This easy-to-make spinach and mushroom quiche is perfect for a light dinner or fancy brunch. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)