This Mediterranean chickpea salad makes a pantry staple classy

It’s a mix of chickpeas, feta, Kalamata olives, parsley, almonds, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice.

Need to keep a cheesecake from sticking to the pan? Try this

The Washington Post’s staff recently discussed all things food. Here are your questions answered.

  • May 16, 2018

These three healthful tweaks can transform a quesadilla

Mushroom, spinach and goat-cheese quesadillas are made with whole-grain flour tortillas.

What to put on top of toast when you’re done with avocados

Is there anything better than well-made bread, brushed with flavor and bronzed with heat?

  • May 16, 2018

Markle’s father in doubt for wedding as media frenzy mounts

The father of royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle has reportedly said he will not attend.

  • May 15, 2018

Sally is a parrot about town

She and Rod go everywhere in Everett together.

St. Helens story: Author to discuss ‘Untold Story’ on eruption

The book depicts the buildup to the 1980 eruption, and personal tales of survival and death.

Remembering author Tom Wolfe, ‘a magician’ with words

He wrote “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test,” “The Bonfires of the Vanities” and “The Right Stuff.”

  • May 15, 2018

Another O’Keeffe emerges for exhibit: Georgia’s sister, Ida

The two grew apart after Georgia O’Keeffe didn’t support her sister’s artistic endeavors.

  • May 14, 2018

Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in the ‘Superman’ franchise, dies

Her manager said said she died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Montana.

  • May 14, 2018
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4, NWAPA’s Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year. It was also the winner in both the Extreme and Compact or Midsize categories in the competition. (Northwest Automotive Press Association photo)

Jeep Wrangler is Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year

Twenty-six vehicles competed in the group’s annual Mudfest competition near Shelton in early May.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4, NWAPA’s Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year. It was also the winner in both the Extreme and Compact or Midsize categories in the competition. (Northwest Automotive Press Association photo)

When you turn 40 on Mother’s Day, it better be spectacular

She wants presents, nice behavior and a decent meal — and she doesn’t think that’s too much to ask.

Searching for adventure? Marysville native knows where to look

“Finding Adventure” is the next Marysville’s Outdoor Adventure Speaker Series presentation.

Retired house painter Rod Shafer cruises through a north Everett neighborhood on his chopper-style bicycle with his closest companion, Sally, 27, sitting on the handlebars enjoying the sights. Yep, she’s a parrot and they’re best friends. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

This guy takes his parrot everywhere he goes in Everett

Rod Shafer has had Sally, a macaw, on his shoulder for years, even while bicycling around town. (Video)

Retired house painter Rod Shafer cruises through a north Everett neighborhood on his chopper-style bicycle with his closest companion, Sally, 27, sitting on the handlebars enjoying the sights. Yep, she’s a parrot and they’re best friends. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Avengers’ overpowers ‘Breaking In,’ ‘Life of the Party’

Globally the film has grossed over $1.6 billion — $200 million from its massive opening in China.

  • May 13, 2018

Wedding trends for 2018: Step outside and have a doughnut

Also trending: Elopements instead of carefully staged events and food trucks in place of caterers.

  • May 13, 2018

‘Last Stories’ final collection by Irish master William Trevor

The author died in 2016, at age 88, and these 10 stories were written in his last decade.

  • May 13, 2018

Accidentally royal: 11 films to watch before the wedding day

Before she marries into Harry’s clan, Meghan Markle could learn a thing or two from these movies.

  • May 13, 2018

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Elizabeth Hall: 7 p.m., May 15, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. Alexander Turner, fleeing an abusive marriage and the ghosts of her past,… Continue reading

Britain’s royal residences: Where the queen cools her crown

Put yourself in the royals’ shoes, sort of, with a day trip to one of their palaces.