Month: August, 2022

Eva’s Shitake Parnip and Yam Fettucine
Health Matters

Eva’s Shitake Parnip and Yam Fettucine

Serves 4-6 ~ Use organic ingredients whenever possible Note: For wheat free gluten free choice I use the organic tinkyada brown rice fettuccine. A beautiful choice that holds up well, doesn’t get mushy and does not impart a rice flavor. 2-cup shitake mushrooms – fresh or frozen ½ small-medium size leek 3 cups of your…

No Lettuce? No Problem!
Recipes

No Lettuce? No Problem!

By Elizabeth Ripley Summer salads for when it’s too hot to cook…or the lettuce in the garden has bolted! From a simple yet remarkably delicious chopped salad to a spinach salad (with pickled red onions!) to a curried rice salad – we have you covered. All offer vegan, vegetarian, and omnivorous options. Israeli Chopped Salad…

Llaughing Llama Chronicles
Literary

Llaughing Llama Chronicles

by Daniel Hooker The other day, my friend Barbara asked me how I was sleeping, because of the hot weather. I said, “Not that well. Usually I count sheep when I can’t sleep, but I made the mistake of telling them a joke from Massachusetts.” “From Massachusetts?” She asked.“Yeah, two sheep walk into a baah…”…

Vashon Loop, Code of Ethics Statement
Commentary

Vashon Loop, Code of Ethics Statement

Adapted from the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics Journalism is not to be undertaken lightly. Indeed, the mighty power of the pen is first and foremost a responsibility. Words can be both weapon and tool, constructive or destructive, sincerely meant or wielded disingenuously for selfish gain. That is why, as members of the…

Literary

Four Poems by linda c moore

To Welcome Them Make room at your table Set an extra plate. Open the circle to Welcome a new guest Empty coat hooks by your door. Sweep your entry with clear intention To welcome them. To welcome them It takes courage To greet in mid stream As you prepare Is there room for another To…

Island Voices

Land Acknowledgment

We honor this island, known today as Vashon-Maury Island, upon which we live and work. We are nourished and blessed by the rivers and waters, the trees, and the fish, the plants, and birds, and many other beings in the soil, Sound, and air who make up this beautiful place we call home. We especially…

Island Voices

Come Sing With Us at Music Mends Minds

By Rich Osborne. At 1:30 PM every Tuesday, Music Mends Minds gathers at the Vashon Senior Center. MMM is a Vashon Rotary-sponsored sing-a-long for folks suffering dementia. It’s also for folks who just miss singing together. We are Rotarians and non-Rotarians, volunteer musicians playing together to improve the quality of the lives of our neighbors….

Characters Who Love Us Back
Literary

Characters Who Love Us Back

A good book is one thing. A great character, easily tucked away into a book bag or within easy reach of one’s bed, can be so much more. Whether the challenging moments of your youth were soothed by a handful of baseball cards, the original Avenger’s Comic Books, or the ineffable brilliance of Anne McCaffrey’s…

Fauntleroy Dock Project
News

Fauntleroy Dock Project

The tireless folks over at West Seattle Blog note that the Community Advisory Group is meeting https://westseattleblog.com/2022/08/fauntleroy-ferry-dock-project-community-advisory-group-to-reconvene/ WSF has ruled out new locations, so whatever happens, it’ll involve our current Fauntleroy dock location. It’s a Zoom meeting, so check in on the call if it’s of interest! WSF: What We’ll Study More

Cathlamet Crash, a Few Answers
News

Cathlamet Crash, a Few Answers

M/V Cathlamet, WSF stock image 8/2/2022 We have requests in to both WSF and NTSB, but the latest news came to us from local media–including the excellent West Seattle Blog–that all crew came back clear on drug tests. The captain–still unnamed–has resigned. Key questions we’ve put in to WSF are the condition of the captain,…

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