"Vindaloo" usually conjures up a searingly hot curry, but this recipe is relatively mild. It's  made with pork butt and dried guajillo chiles. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Eat This: A Goan pork vindaloo that turns down the heat

The very hot (meaning spicy) Indian curry is easy to tame if you’re not a fan of food that makes you sweat.

  • Oct 5, 2021
"Vindaloo" usually conjures up a searingly hot curry, but this recipe is relatively mild. It's  made with pork butt and dried guajillo chiles. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)
A lone white Costco shopping cart at the Woodinville Costco has achieved celebrity status first as Blanco and now Dash. It is the only white cart in the fleet of gray carts and has a cult following inside the store and on social media. (Neil Enns / Dane Creek Photography)

Lone white Costco cart formerly known as Blanco is celebrity

The only non-gray cart at a Woodinville Costco got a name change but kept its job — and its magical powers.

A lone white Costco shopping cart at the Woodinville Costco has achieved celebrity status first as Blanco and now Dash. It is the only white cart in the fleet of gray carts and has a cult following inside the store and on social media. (Neil Enns / Dane Creek Photography)
The 2022 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup is a modern interpretation of the popular Nissan Hardbody truck of the 1980s and 1990s. (Manufacturer photo)

Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup is fully redesigned for 2022

The first makeover in 17 years, it keeps the proven frame, chassis and engine of the previous model.

The 2022 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup is a modern interpretation of the popular Nissan Hardbody truck of the 1980s and 1990s. (Manufacturer photo)
To explore both the country and the barn, think of the cheese course as a tour of France.

The French restaurant is like ‘a spa for your taste buds’

Rick Steves’ meal costs him about $60. He considers it $20 for nourishment and $40 for three hours of bliss.

To explore both the country and the barn, think of the cheese course as a tour of France.
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 3, 2021
Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Where’s my family’s promised refund from Singapore Airlines?

Singapore Airlines promises a refund for the flights they canceled during the pandemic. They decides to file a credit card dispute. Then things get complicated. Is there a way out?

  • Oct 3, 2021
Don Sarver, left, and Kyle James, right, snowshoe on the Skyline Lake Trail on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Leavenworth, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Don Sarver, left, and Kyle James, right, snowshoe on the Skyline Lake Trail on Jan. 26, 2019, in Leavenworth. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

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

Don Sarver, left, and Kyle James, right, snowshoe on the Skyline Lake Trail on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Leavenworth, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Don Sarver, left, and Kyle James, right, snowshoe on the Skyline Lake Trail on Jan. 26, 2019, in Leavenworth. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Get in the fall spirit by decorating your house for autumn. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Decorate for fall on a budget the ‘Great Expectations’ way

This mom takes a page from Charles Dickens’ novel to add her own style of satire to the fall season.

Get in the fall spirit by decorating your house for autumn. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Dr. Paul on how to bring yourself back into the now

Thinking about the future or the past isn’t bad, but it’s important to be able to shift our attention to the present.

Adriana Reedy and her "foster fail" Juniper at Hamlin Park on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 in Shoreline, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Animal shelters turn to fostering to help meet demand for pets

Foster parents help Snohomish County shelters care for animals — and find them forever homes.

Adriana Reedy and her "foster fail" Juniper at Hamlin Park on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 in Shoreline, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Bob Fink at his home in Everett on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Unaware of sex scandal, Schack named him Artist of the Year

A showcase by Everett photographer Bob Fink — a major donor — was delayed due to his art, not his past, Schack leaders say.

Bob Fink at his home in Everett on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Fall is for planting: Now is a great time to visit the garden center to see which cool-season vegetables and fall-blooming perennials are available. (Nicole Phillips)

Watering containers tops the gardener’s to-do list for October

It’s your last chance to overhaul your lawn, plant for fall color and get some garlic in the ground.

Fall is for planting: Now is a great time to visit the garden center to see which cool-season vegetables and fall-blooming perennials are available. (Nicole Phillips)
Fred Chu is the founder and artistic director of the Pacifica Chamber Orchestra. (Pacifica Chamber Orchestra)

Orchestra is back for Everett concert after 19-month hiatus

The Pacifica Chamber Orchestra is scheduled to play Oct. 3 at Archbishop Murphy High School.

Fred Chu is the founder and artistic director of the Pacifica Chamber Orchestra. (Pacifica Chamber Orchestra)
Randy Hansen, considered the premiere Jimi Hendrix imitator, is performing with his band Oct. 9 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Cristina Arrigoni)
Randy Hansen, considered the premiere Jimi Hendrix imitator, is performing with his band at 8 p.m. April 7 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Cristina Arrigoni)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Sir Mix-a-Lot, ZZ Top and Bands, Brews and Bowling at Evergreen Lanes in Everett.

Randy Hansen, considered the premiere Jimi Hendrix imitator, is performing with his band Oct. 9 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Cristina Arrigoni)
Randy Hansen, considered the premiere Jimi Hendrix imitator, is performing with his band at 8 p.m. April 7 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Cristina Arrigoni)
See oil paintings by Kathie Odom, including “Way Back When,” at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds through Sept. 27.

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

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

See oil paintings by Kathie Odom, including “Way Back When,” at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds through Sept. 27.
Ivy Fulmer emerges from a spooky tunnel she built for the children who visited her on Halloween in Everett’s Riverside nighborhood in 2019. (Dan Bates / Herald file)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

The listings include zoos, aquariums, museums, ice-skating rinks, shows and special walks.

Ivy Fulmer emerges from a spooky tunnel she built for the children who visited her on Halloween in Everett’s Riverside nighborhood in 2019. (Dan Bates / Herald file)
Damon Buxton and Andre Feriante (not shown) will livestream back-to-back concerts on Oct. 2 to benefit the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theatre via Facebook. (Kyle Cassidy)

Local fusion guitarists play to benefit Snohomish theater

Andre Feriante and Damon Buxton will perform back-to-back concerts on Oct. 2 via Facebook.

Damon Buxton and Andre Feriante (not shown) will livestream back-to-back concerts on Oct. 2 to benefit the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theatre via Facebook. (Kyle Cassidy)
Filmmaker Daniel A. Cardenas, of Everett, in a hop field in the Yakima Valley in 2014. (Bakerbuilt Works)

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

The listings include Edmonds Center for the Arts, Historic Everett Theatre and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts showings.

Filmmaker Daniel A. Cardenas, of Everett, in a hop field in the Yakima Valley in 2014. (Bakerbuilt Works)
Monica Nevi is scheduled to headline the Ladies LOL! Comedy Show on Oct. 16 at the Marysville Opera House. (www.monicanevi.com)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

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

Monica Nevi is scheduled to headline the Ladies LOL! Comedy Show on Oct. 16 at the Marysville Opera House. (www.monicanevi.com)
Robert Cazimero and Kuana Torres Kahele are scheduled to perform an evening of authentic Hawaiian music and dance Oct. 9 at the Edmonds Performing Arts Center. (Kuana Torres Kahele)

Tickets for sale in Snohomish County and around the region

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

Robert Cazimero and Kuana Torres Kahele are scheduled to perform an evening of authentic Hawaiian music and dance Oct. 9 at the Edmonds Performing Arts Center. (Kuana Torres Kahele)