Public Health Essentials! (Snohomish Health District)

Five things to know about COVID vaccine planning

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

 

John Spadam owner, at Spada Farmhouse Brewery in Snohomish. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Spada ready to show off new bar and restaurant in Snohomish

During the pandemic, the Spada family has been busy renovating an old building on First Street.

 

Bacon, sausage and fresh pear team up for an "open ravioli" dish that's perfect for fall. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Bacon, sausage and pear open ravioli a perfect dish for fall

Instead of being stuffed inside dough pockets, the filling is used as a free-form sauce for pasta.

  • Dec 1, 2020

 

Anastasia Allison poses with samples of her Kula Cloth, a pee cloth for women to use outdoors, near her home on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Arlington, Washington. Allison's invention has caught the eye of outdoor retail giant REI and will being selling them in stores soon. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Kula Cloth tries to wipe away the mountains of toilet paper

An Arlington woman’s “spiritual awakening via pee cloth” led to a popular product for outdoorsy women.

Anastasia Allison poses with samples of her Kula Cloth, a pee cloth for women to use outdoors, near her home on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Arlington, Washington. Allison's invention has caught the eye of outdoor retail giant REI and will being selling them in stores soon. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Precept Wine, the largest privately-owned wine company in Washington, recruited Seattle native Sarah Cabot to take over its pinot noir production in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 2014. (Precept Wine)

Six examples of award-winning pinot noir in the Northwest

The Willamette Valley of Oregon has a reputation for the red wine, but there are other success stories in the area.

Precept Wine, the largest privately-owned wine company in Washington, recruited Seattle native Sarah Cabot to take over its pinot noir production in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 2014. (Precept Wine)
Jamie Oliver's Crispy Cheesy Mashed Potato Pie. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Kate Krader

Turn leftover mashed potatoes into a brilliant cheese pie

Jamie Oliver has a potato chapter in his new cookbook, “7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week.”

  • Dec 1, 2020
Jamie Oliver's Crispy Cheesy Mashed Potato Pie. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Kate Krader
Nissan’s floating roof and V-motion grille design elements enhance the all-new 2021 Rogue. (Nissan) 20201130

Redesign for 2021 means a more sophisticated Nissan Rogue

The compact SUV, Nissan’s best seller, gets a power boost, improved ride and handling, and more tech.

Nissan’s floating roof and V-motion grille design elements enhance the all-new 2021 Rogue. (Nissan) 20201130

Tips to foster gratitude and generosity this holiday season

Here are some tips for taking care of yourself during December. If you’re having a hard time, you’re not alone.

Original ‘Star Wars’ Darth Vader actor David Prowse dies

The English actor died following a short battle with an illness, which was not disclosed. He was 85.

  • Nov 29, 2020
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.

  • Nov 29, 2020
Book-related events in Snohomish County.
Photo courtesy Craig Romano 
Boulder River hike
winter hikes

Here’s how to hike safely during the rainy season

The Washington Trails Association shares tips for planning a rainy-day hike and staying safe while you’re on the trail.

  • Nov 29, 2020
Photo courtesy Craig Romano 
Boulder River hike
winter hikes
Sign up for a snowshoe tour with REI through the Mount Baker Lowlands — a mountainous winter wonderland that averages over 600 inches of snow annually. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

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

Sign up for a snowshoe tour with REI through the Mount Baker Lowlands — a mountainous winter wonderland that averages over 600 inches of snow annually. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Vienna's beloved Sacher torte.

Rick Steves on cafe chitchat, chocolate cake and the Vienna opera

The grand European city is renowned for its high culture — and decadent desserts.

  • Nov 29, 2020
Vienna's beloved Sacher torte.

There’s a visa problem on American Airlines. Who should pay?

Check Timatic — the authority on visa rules — and find out how the airline will interpret information.

  • Nov 29, 2020
When it comes to flocked Christmas trees, everyone has strong opinions. (Jennifer Bardsley)

We need a little Christmas — no, make that a lot

It doesn’t matter if your tree is real or fake, pure or flocked. It just needs to fill your home with joy.

When it comes to flocked Christmas trees, everyone has strong opinions. (Jennifer Bardsley)
Now is a good time to spray the leaves of fruit trees against pests with products made with natural minerals. (Getty Images)

A gardener’s to-do list for winterizing the yard — Part 1

We have a lot of chores to finish before Old Man Winter sets in, starting with fertilizing the lawn.

Now is a good time to spray the leaves of fruit trees against pests with products made with natural minerals. (Getty Images)
This toy tourist bus was made about 1910 by the Kenton Hardware Co. in Ohio. Not all of the passengers were part of the original toy, but suitable replacements had been found. It is a rare toy, so rare it auctioned for a little over $1,000. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Double-decker toy bus made about 1900 sold for over $1,000

The toys made after 1895 often resembled tourist buses used in a few large cities. It had a motor.

This toy tourist bus was made about 1910 by the Kenton Hardware Co. in Ohio. Not all of the passengers were part of the original toy, but suitable replacements had been found. It is a rare toy, so rare it auctioned for a little over $1,000. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
Prostrate Canadian hemlock is a year-round evergreen with bright green new growth in the spring. (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Tsuga canadensis “Cole’s Prostrate,” prostrate Canadian hemlock

This dwarf prostrate conifer is a year-round evergreen with bright green new growth in the spring.

Prostrate Canadian hemlock is a year-round evergreen with bright green new growth in the spring. (Richie Steffen)
The Everett Public Library is hosting a webinar on how to make your own carnivorous terrarium Dec. 5 via Crowdcast. (Photo for The Washington Post by Bert GF Shankman)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

The Everett Public Library is hosting a webinar on how to make your own carnivorous terrarium Dec. 5 via Crowdcast. (Photo for The Washington Post by Bert GF Shankman)
Darlene Love, Steven Van Zandt and Paul Shaffer  performed in concert at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park on Sept. 12, 2015.

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

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

Darlene Love, Steven Van Zandt and Paul Shaffer  performed in concert at the Paramount Theater in Asbury Park on Sept. 12, 2015.