It’s Time for Brunch February 25th, 2019 by Jennifer Brown

Apple and Cheddar Tart 1 cup sharp cheese, grated 1 cup whole milk ½ cup heavy cream 1 egg, plus one egg yolk 1 refrigerated pie shell 3 medium apples Pinch of salt Heat oven to 350 F. Place pie crust in a 9-inch tart pan. Place some pie weights or dried beans on top […]

Growing Good Health January 25th, 2019 by Drew Myron

Colin Corbett didn’t want to garden. Chronic illness wracked his body and wrecked his mood. A severe flare of arthritis combined with Crohn’s disease left him bedridden for nearly a year, forcing him to quit work and school, where he was in his senior year of physics at the University of Montana. Even as his […]

Guilt-Free Treats January 25th, 2019 by Jennifer Brown

Creamy Banana Sorbet 2 bananas, frozen and chopped 1 teaspoon lime juice 2 tablespoons coconut cream (the thick part of canned coconut milk) 1 tablespoon maple syrup Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add some of the liquid coconut milk by the teaspoon, if needed, to assist […]

Brushes With Fame January 25th, 2019 by David LaBelle

Have you ever found yourself face to face with a famous person? Maybe at an airport, a shopping mall, a sporting event, a fishing spot or in an elevator? You may have felt a little star struck and unsure how to act or what to say. Somehow, being seen with somebody famous makes us feel […]

Make Room for More Fishing Gear January 25th, 2019 by Curtis Condon

It won’t be long now. Fishing retailers will start rolling out some of the biggest sales of the year later this month. What better excuse to clean out and organize your tackle boxes, and make room for new gear. Here are eight tips to help get you started: Go through everything you have. That way […]

Sprouting Young Gardeners January 25th, 2019 by Pamela A. Keene

Introducing children to gardening helps plant healthy habits for a lifetime Gardening is a great way for parents and kids to spend quality time outdoors. Whether the goal is to grow flowers, herbs and vegetables; have an activity to share; learn about nature and the environment; or just break away from the pull of technology, […]

2019 Photo Resolutions December 25th, 2018 by David LaBelle

My New Year’s resolutions are usually the same. I intend to spend more time in prayer, and be a better husband, neighbor, father and grandfather—and do a better job of remembering birthdays. I go back and forth about resolutions, believing, like starting a diet or exercise program, I need not wait until the beginning of […]

Cold-Weather Camping in Comfort December 25th, 2018 by Curtis Condon

Winter is one of the four best camping seasons. There are no crowds, no campfire restrictions, and you see and do things you won’t experience in any other season. Something else that sets winter apart is, of course, temperature, which can be exacerbated by rain, wind and snow. But if you can overcome those elements, […]

Healthy New Year! December 25th, 2018 by Jennifer Brown

Stick to healthy resolutions with these simple, delicious recipes Morning Comfort Cocktail Toddy 16 ounces hot water ¼ fresh lemon Dash of powdered ginger Drop of peppermint extract Small dash of cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey Heat the water in a tea kettle. Squeeze and drop the lemon into a mug. Add […]

The Doc Will See You Now December 25th, 2018 by Claire Sykes

Robots are revolutionizing rural health care When Amanda Petersen went into labor a month before her due date, she had no reason to expect complications. But after doctors at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, Oregon, delivered Petersen’s daughter, Mya via cesarean section, they immediately realized something was wrong. The baby wasn’t breathing. Rushing to […]