South Cle Elum

South Cle Elum Keeps on Keeping On

Nicole Hardina, author of Little Washington, recounts the history of South Cle Elum, a town where the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains are visible from anywhere. In the 1880s, railroad surveyors heard about the coal deposits in Roslyn, and within a year the Northern Pacific...

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Upside-down Apple-Pecan Pie fit for the Holidays

Julia Rutland, author of our upcoming cookbook Apples: 50 Tried and True Recipes, shares with us her Upside-down Apple-Pecan Pie fit for the holidays. INGREDIENTS Makes 8 servings 1 cup pecan halves3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 6 tablespoons melted butter, divided 2 purchased refrigerated piecrusts 1⁄4 cup granulated sugar3 tablespoons...

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Virginia Opossum: Unique and Fascinating

There are so many interesting critters on this planet. Unique and fascinating critters. The Virginia Opossum (Didelphis virginiana) springs to mind as a good example. Stan Tekiela recently photographed a Virginia Opossum, and invites us to take a closer look. Let’s first start with the name,...

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A Thanksgiving Menu that Won’t Disappoint

Corrine Kozlak, author of Maple Syrup: 40 Tried & True Recipes, celebrated Thanksgiving early this year. Here is the menu: Maple-Basted Stuffed Turkey Roll, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts, Company’s Coming Salad, and Maple Pecan Pie for dessert.  This year, instead of buying a bone-in turkey for her Thanksgiving...

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Foraging Southern California Wins 2020 NOBA Book Award

Adventure Publications is proud to announce that Foraging Southern California: 118 Nutritious, Tasty, and Abundant Foods, by Douglas Kent, has won the Nature Guidebook Category 2020 National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA).  We are thrilled to share with you NOBA’s review herewith: “Foraging Southern California is a terrific little guidebook...

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Coupeville

Coupeville—A Paradise of Nature

In today’s post, Nicole Hardina, author of Little Washington, tells us all about the history of Coupeville, a paradise of nature, located on Whidbey Island. Natural prairies and marshes characterize Whidbey Island’s landscape, the product of glacial lakes left by a receding Vashon glacier nearly...

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Citizen Science

The Joy of Citizen Science

In today’s post our colleague Brett Ortler shares with us his passion for citizen science. It is a great family activity.  If you’re like me, you’ve spent a lot of time bird-watching, paying more attention to your garden or the plants springing up in your yard, even...

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