Puddum the guinea pig in a Halloween costume. (Jessi Loerch)

Get your guinea pig costumed for trick-or-treat — if you can

Dressing up pets is no longer just for cats and dogs. Rodents can be mermaids and superheroes, too.

 

Baked apple cider doughnuts. (Dreamstime/TNS)

After you get the apple cider, it’s time to make doughnuts

Cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg usually hold court for that nostalgic apple-cider doughnut flavor.

  • Oct 20, 2020

 

pickles

In a pickle during lockdown? Try this innovative recipe

Coronavirus home cooking is now a part of American life. Sometimes you…

  • Oct 20, 2020

 

Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition, previously only available to overseas travelers, is the most expensive Woodford Reserve ever released, with a suggested $2,000 price tag. (Woodford Reserve/TNS)

Most expensive Woodford Reserve ever released available in US

The Baccarat Edition, previously only available to overseas travelers, has a suggested $2,000 price tag.

  • Oct 20, 2020
Woodford Reserve Baccarat Edition, previously only available to overseas travelers, is the most expensive Woodford Reserve ever released, with a suggested $2,000 price tag. (Woodford Reserve/TNS)
USA, Washington, Woodinville. Brian Carter Cellars.

Region’s fortified wines provide sweet warmth on chilly nights

They’re an ideal companion with a fireplace nearby, a plate of hazelnuts and Stilton cheese within reach.

USA, Washington, Woodinville. Brian Carter Cellars.
Cauliflower steak with bean and tomato salad. (Linda Gassenheimer/TNS)

Trendy cauliflower steak makes an easy vegetarian dinner

Cut a head of cauliflower into 1-inch steaks, add a prepared pesto sauce and let the oven do the rest.

Cauliflower steak with bean and tomato salad. (Linda Gassenheimer/TNS)
The grille, front bumper, and headlights are newly designed on the 2020 Honda CR-V.

2020 Honda CR-V has styling updates and equipment add-ons

The entry-level LX model joins the other trims with a standard turbo engine and driver-assist technology.

The grille, front bumper, and headlights are newly designed on the 2020 Honda CR-V.
Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

The listings include Third Place Books, Everett Public Library and Neverending Bookshop events.

  • Oct 18, 2020
Book-related events in Snohomish County.
Jim Jamison and Stephanie Schisler wrote and illustrated "What Would I Be If I Couldn’t Be Me." (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Bothell grandfather brews up a children’s book

Bothell’s Jim Jamison, owner of Foggy Noggin Brewing, wrote “What Would I Be If I Couldn’t Be Me?,” and his daughter, Stephanie Schisler, illustrated it.

Jim Jamison and Stephanie Schisler wrote and illustrated "What Would I Be If I Couldn’t Be Me." (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Vaccines promise health — and fun — for a family tired of social distancing. (Jennifer Bardsley)

COVID-19 pandemic brings a new appreciation for flu shots

After not leaving the house for weeks, a drive-thu appointment to get an influenza vaccine is an adventure.

Vaccines promise health — and fun — for a family tired of social distancing. (Jennifer Bardsley)
The Sauk River rushes by near a popular boat launch area close to White Chuck Mountain off the Mountain Loop Highway, just outside of Darrington. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

The listings include Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest updates and REI Lynnwood workshops.

The Sauk River rushes by near a popular boat launch area close to White Chuck Mountain off the Mountain Loop Highway, just outside of Darrington. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)
The wide sidewalks of the Champs-Elysées invite strolling. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)

Rick Steves on the Champs-Elysees, the grand Parisian promenade

With its sprawling sidewalks and well-dressed pedestrians, this grand boulevard is Paris at its most Parisian.

The wide sidewalks of the Champs-Elysées invite strolling. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)

Why mentors and role models are so important

We all can be living examples of integrity, compassion, kindness, commitment and perseverance.

Public Health Essentials! (Snohomish Health District)

School and COVID — What to expect

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

Public Health Essentials! (Snohomish Health District)
This red laceleaf Japanese maple is a striking specimen, holding its burgundy-red foliage color though the summer. (Great Plant Pick)

Great Plant Pick: Acer palmatum ‘Tamuke yama,’ red laceleaf Japanese maple

This weeping tree is a striking specimen, holding its burgundy-red foliage color though the summer.

This red laceleaf Japanese maple is a striking specimen, holding its burgundy-red foliage color though the summer. (Great Plant Pick)
The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a webinar on beavers Oct. 27 via Zoom. (Getty Images)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a webinar on beavers Oct. 27 via Zoom. (Getty Images)
Take care to acclimate your houseplants as you relocate them from the garden to the house. (Getty Images)

It’s time to move those summering houseplants back indoors

It’s a tricky thing to do, however, because light conditions in our homes are different than the shadiest of gardens.

Take care to acclimate your houseplants as you relocate them from the garden to the house. (Getty Images)
This Worcester Dr. Wall cup and saucer is in the Kakiemon pattern. It's porcelain and was made around 1785. It sold for $160 at a Neal auction. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

The trick to telling if your dish is antique Worcester porcelain

When you hold the 18th-century plate up to a strong light, the white china appears to be light green.

This Worcester Dr. Wall cup and saucer is in the Kakiemon pattern. It's porcelain and was made around 1785. It sold for $160 at a Neal auction. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
Members of The Moon Is Flat, a Lake Stevens band,  perform at Black Lab Gallery, an art venue, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Black Lab Gallery in Everett, has become the new go-to place for up-and-coming hyperlocal music in the wake of The Cannery closing a couple of years ago. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Members of The Moon Is Flat, a Lake Stevens band,  perform at Black Lab Gallery, an art venue, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Black Lab Gallery in Everett, has become the new go-to place for up-and-coming hyperlocal music in the wake of The Cannery closing a couple of years ago. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The October show “Melodies Held in Silence” features paintings by Irina Kirienko Milton at Gallery North in Edmonds. Shown is Milton’s “Christmas is Over.”

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

The listings include museum exhibitions, gallery shows, fairs and festivals and calls for artists.

The October show “Melodies Held in Silence” features paintings by Irina Kirienko Milton at Gallery North in Edmonds. Shown is Milton’s “Christmas is Over.”