Regina Winkle-Bryan is back home in the Northwest after a decade in Spain where she wrote mostly about food, travel, and design. Originally from Portland, she now calls Seattle home and spends her weekends exploring the endless beauty of the Puget Sound. Learn more about her at https://reginawinklebryan.contently.com/
Setting Up a Home Gym on a Budget
We used to run, dance, swim, and kick-box next to fellow athletes at the gym and Pilates studio and think nothing of all the sweat and labored breathing. These days, people have varying levels of comfort when it comes to returning to the gym. If you’d rather assemble a home sanctuary (with some handy equipments […]
Wellness Retreats Have Gone Virtual–and They Aren’t Bad!
This year has caused many of us to experience spikes in anxiety. Divisive politics, social unrest, rising unemployment, and the star of our show-the pandemic-has spurred stress. Exercise and self-care are smart approaches to mitigating anxiety and depression with or without the added pressures of 2020. This could be the reason why many people look […]
Thanksgiving, Hold the Turkey
Nothing about 2020 is normal, so why not skip tradition and prep a plant-based feast for Thanksgiving this year? Whether you’re hosting vegetarians, are concerned about your own meat consumption, or just want to try something new, a vegetarian celebration will be easier (and tastier) than you think. I have been cooking vegetarian for 20+ […]
Put that Pumpkin to Good Use
Is there any gourd more celebrated than the pumpkin? The plump autumnal staple is the stuff of legends—a carriage for Cinderella’s night out and a head for Jack, from the Irish myth of Jack of the Lantern (aka Jack-O-Lantern). When the slightest whiff of frost graces the late summer air, pumpkins are suddenly everywhere, usually […]
Vegetable Farms and Pumpkin Patches Provide Distanced Fun!
Local pumpkin patches and vegetable farms made a few adjustments to lower the risk of COVID-19 while providing the fall traditions we all love. U-pick veggies at Bailey Family Farm Just north of Seattle, Bailey Family Farm has been offering u-pick veggies since 1986. We are now late into the Northwest harvest season, but there […]
Garden to Kitchen: Cooking Up Your Crop
My garden jewelry box has been flung open this month. Amethyst eggplant, golden summer squash, emerald bell peppers, and dripping ruby clusters of ripe cherry tomatoes. The late-summer northwest garden is a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds. Stuck at home during the pandemic, many of us have embraced our vegetable patches with more […]