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Marion Owen
 
Celestial Seasonings’ tea delivers the zing
In 1976, I lived in a small 2-bedroom apartment in north Seattle, one block from Green Lake. My roommate, Cathy Childs, was 15 years older than me. She had long blonde hair (with split-ends that I thought needed trimming), drove a Volkswagen Beetle (too fast), ate brown rice with tamari, put yogu...
Oct 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Dealing with the unexpected
Somewhere I read an account about washing a sleeping bag filled with down, and it made me think of gardening. Yes, it really did. Washing a down sleeping bag is an arduous task that is best avoided as long as possible. After pulling it from the washing machine put the bag in a clothes dryer set o...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Growing spuds
Every fall, Kodiakans start harvesting their potatoes in earnest. Funny, one question seems to crop up at the same time: “What are these ugly blotches on my potatoes?” And then, “Are they safe to eat?” The short answer: ‘scab,’ and ‘yes.’ Potato pals, you’re not alone. Common potato scab is a tub...
Oct 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Rose hips are good for the skin
What do papaya, bell peppers, broccoli and oranges have in common? They are all top-notch sources of vitamin C. Yes, even broccoli, though it’s embedded in our brains that oranges are synonymous with vitamin C. But there’s another source of vitamin C, located right at our doorstep. They’re rose h...
Oct 06, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Summer reflections
With the fall equinox behind us, and harvest still underway, it’s a good time to reflect a little on the summer. For many growers, it began in May and continued way into September. It was a time of surprises, brought on by long stretches of dry, warm weather: Early daffodils, lush lawns, tons of ...
Sep 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Baking with gooseberries and currants
Puzzles are fun, especially when it involves something near and dear to us, like food. Years ago, during one of our dinner cruises, I served a dessert made with a secret ingredient. (I often do this as an excuse to try something new, and to educate guests at the same time). After Marty set a plat...
Sep 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Preparing for fall
Fall is in the air. The signs are all around us: Salmon fishermen are putting their nets away, holiday decorations are starting to replace BBQ displays, and most importantly (for me at least), I haven’t seen a bumblebee since September 9th and puffins have departed local waters. Yet as I write th...
Sep 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: All about bulbs
I’m devoting this week’s column to bulbs. For starters, now is the time to plant garlic (which I’ll cover later in this column), and the spring bulbs are in at local stores. Tulips, daffodils, grape hyacinths, crocus — there are many flowering bulbs that thrive here. Why the rush? First of all, i...
Sep 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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