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

 

Does this ring a “Belle”? Storied anime writer-director Mamoru Hosoda’s newest resets “Beauty and the Beast” in a musical, virtual environment — among other modern twists. (GKIDS/TNS)

‘Belle’ is striking virtual reality riff on ‘Beauty and the Beast’

In it, ‘Beauty’ is the charismatic online avatar of a moody teenager that attracts the attention of a bruised and brooding Beast

  • Jan 20, 2022

 

"Redeeming Love"

Movie review: ‘Redeeming Love’ doesn’t yield cinematic riches

The story, about a sex worker “redeemed” by a folksy farmer in Gold Rush-era California, is creepy “tradwife” fan fiction.

  • Jan 20, 2022

 

Enumclaw, the band

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Most of these venues require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or negative test from a medical provider in the past 72 hours. With the omicron… Continue reading

Enumclaw, the band
CloZee performs during the second day of Summer Meltdown on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 in Darrington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The psychedelic fest Summer Meltdown is back — and in Monroe

The music and camping event is on for July 28-31, with a new venue along the Skykomish River.

CloZee performs during the second day of Summer Meltdown on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 in Darrington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Eggs Florentine

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
Eggs Florentine
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)
Veteran Keith F. Reyes, 64, gets his monthly pedicure at Nail Flare on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 in Stanwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

No more gnarly feet: This ‘Wounded Warrior’ gets pedicures

Keith Reyes, 64, visits a Stanwood nail salon for “foot treatments” that help soothe blast injuries.

Veteran Keith F. Reyes, 64, gets his monthly pedicure at Nail Flare on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021 in Stanwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Nissan’s signature V-motion grille dominates the 2022 Pathfinder’s front. Look closely and you’ll see three slots at the top, a tribute to the original 1986 Pathfinder. (Manufacturer photo)

Nissan Pathfinder comes full circle with all-new 2022 version

The three-row mid-size SUV gains modern amenities but returns to the rugged impression of the original.

Nissan’s signature V-motion grille dominates the 2022 Pathfinder’s front. Look closely and you’ll see three slots at the top, a tribute to the original 1986 Pathfinder. (Manufacturer photo)
Caption: They might be too old for lunch box notes, but teenagers benefit from TLC too.

Fun ways to show the teens in your life that you care

The teen years can be challenging but they don’t last long. A little bit of extra attention can go a long way.

Caption: They might be too old for lunch box notes, but teenagers benefit from TLC too.
Jennifer Bardsley, author of her newest book Good Catch, at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Edmonds author transitions from young adult novels to romance

Jennifer Bardsley’s “Good Catch” is set in an Edmonds-like town. Spoiler alert: There’s a happy ending.

Jennifer Bardsley, author of her newest book Good Catch, at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

How to transform past shame into something positive and healthy

Tips on coping with the shame that we carry around in our hearts and on our sleeves.

Herr Jung leads a group through Bacharach, Germany.

Rick Steves’ Europe: Lessons from a schoolmaster on the Rhine

Herr Jung dedicated his life to sharing Germany’s hard history so others can learn from it.

Herr Jung leads a group through Bacharach, Germany.

She canceled her Iceland trip in time. Where’s her refund?

When Kim Josund cancels her trip to Iceland, she believes she’s entitled to a full refund. Why are her hotel and dive operator refusing?

  • Jan 16, 2022
Photo Caption: This antique Betty lamp was made by a known craftsman of the early 1800s, so it is very expensive: $2,000. You can find old Betty lamps for sale for less than $100 if they are in poor condition.

(c) 2022 by Cowles Syndicate Inc.

Antique lamps would come in handy during today’s outages

A Betty lamp made by a 19th century craftsman recently sold for $2,000 at auction.

Photo Caption: This antique Betty lamp was made by a known craftsman of the early 1800s, so it is very expensive: $2,000. You can find old Betty lamps for sale for less than $100 if they are in poor condition.

(c) 2022 by Cowles Syndicate Inc.
GPP

Great Plant Pick: Acer tegmentosum “Joe Witt”

This Manchurian snakebark maple boasts beautiful highly striped white bark that brightens the shade garden.

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Header, garden shovel or spade puts into soil, green meadow in the back, low angle shot

Regenerative gardening helps save the planet one garden at a time

Regenerative gardening is founded on the principle that if we take care of our soils then everything else will work out for the best.

Header, garden shovel or spade puts into soil, green meadow in the back, low angle shot

Register now for 33rd annual Whidbey Gardening Workshop

The three-day event in March will offer 6 field trips, 12 webinars and 30 in-person classes at Oak Harbor High School.

Amir Jadidi, right, and Saleh Karimai in the movie "A Hero." (Amir Hossein Shojaei/Amazon Studios/TNS)

A good man scrambles to erase a bad debt in absorbing drama

The Iranian film “A Hero” explores how life is shadowed by doubt, fear, economic uncertainty and countless ethical questions.

  • Jan 13, 2022
Amir Jadidi, right, and Saleh Karimai in the movie "A Hero." (Amir Hossein Shojaei/Amazon Studios/TNS)
Jesse Cook. Photo by Barrio Santa Cruz

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Guitar virtuoso Jesse Cook to perform in Edmonds on Jan. 20, on the heels of singer-songwriter Joan Osborne’s gig there Jan. 15.

Jesse Cook. Photo by Barrio Santa Cruz