Friday, January 18, 2019
Windermere Vashon

Pom! Pom! Pom! Gingerbread Drummers Play

These cookie drummer boys are full of wholegrain goodness and have lower Glycemic Index numbers than cookies made with only wheat flour. Using half gluten-free and half all-purpose flour makes their dough more elastic,...

Oh, Crap, Grief Again

In my last column I invited you to google Micah 6:8 from the Hebrew scriptures. Just in case you didn’t, here it is: “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; And what does the...

The Season

This is a Christmas column I wrote six years ago and it still conveys what I want to say. We all recognize, if not celebrate, the darkest time of the year and the returning of...

Vashon Progressive Alliance Endorsement of Initiative 1000

I-1000 is a statewide initiative to the Washington Legislature promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for women, minorities, people with disabilities, and honorably discharged veterans in public employment, education, and contracting, by reinstating Affirmative Action...

Dalco Pass Shuffle

Throughout November and December, our imperiled Kéet relatives gave us something to be thankful for: their continued, blessed existence. In a flurry of November visits, Southern Residents (SRKW) foraged intensively on Chum and Blackmouth...

The Jazz Guy’s 400th Show Airs on KVSH

“Hey hey, hi hi It’s Bill Wood The Jazz Guy”.  That’s the signature line Bill has used to begin every one of his shows broadcast on Voice Of Vashon since 1999. And The Jazz...

Hot Potato Salads for Winter

My reissued little book, Beans, Rice, and Pastas, is available at Suzanna Leigh’s studio this weekend and next. The studio is called HiLaDi,  Number 29 on the Studio Tour Map. The name is Kwakiutl...

You Never Know

This week the local water system sprung a leak. It was raining so steadily that it took five days to find and fix the leak, and we were on water hours for those five...

Paradigm Change

This year’s hurricanes, floods, and wildfires were closely followed by the dire Fourth National Climate Assessment issued by 16 US agencies.  Closer to home, Steve Graham recently wrote a piece in The Loop that...

Peter-Stabs-by-Mistake

My little log cabin is on the East side of Vashon, looking across Quartermaster Harbor into Dockton on Maury Island.  Both doors were open a couple inches to allow the heat to escape as...

Living Color

“The idealization of white marble is an aesthetic born of a mistake.”    from the article Color Blind by Margaret Talbot in the New Yorker- 10.29.18 The multicolored peacock on NBC- that is now just a...

Cranberries: Delicious raw or cooked

Down on the coast, this year’s cranberries have been raked, sorted and packaged for our pleasure and good nourishment. We’ve enjoyed them in baked goods this month, especially these scones, made with low-gluten barley...

Entertainment

Casper Babypants

Caspar Babypants is the alter ego of Chris Ballew, whom many parents will recognize as the twice Grammy-nominated songwriter and lead singer of the...

Roosevelt Jazz Band

The Roosevelt Jazz Band is one of five jazz ensembles at Seattle’s Roosevelt High School. Lead by Director Scott Brown, the band performs throughout...

Comedy Night at the Bike

Join us Friday, December 21st, 8:00 pm, at The Red Bicycle Bistro and Bar for an all-star lineup of Vashon’s most celebrated comics home...

Will Sing for Vashon

The holiday season is the perfect time to give the gift of charity to our Island nonprofits. For the sixth year, Vashon Events is...

When You’ve Seen It All, There’s More!

The VIVA Holiday Art Studio Tour is fast approaching, and Waterworks Studio will fling wide the doors Friday, November 30 at 6pm, with its’...