Raise a glass to moms with a trio of rosés

Raise a glass to moms with a trio of rosés

Mother’s Day weekend is fast approaching and an apropos wine for celebrating all that moms do is rosé. It’s bright, fun, uplifting and, sometimes, a little spicy — a lot like moms. Over Easter weekend, I had the pleasure of trying a trio of blush-hued beauties from the south of France. Not only were these wines food-friendly, they are also pocket-friendly…

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At brunch time in Ridgefield, smooth vocals feed the soul

At brunch time in Ridgefield, smooth vocals feed the soul

On the last Sunday of every month, folks can get a little church with their eggs and bacon at Summit Grove Lodge in Ridgefield, Washington.

In the oldest rooms of a lodge that dates back to the 1800s, the smooth vocals of Nehemiah Brown feed the soul of brunch-goers. His sets begin with old- school hits like “When I Fall in Love,” “Moonlight in Vermont” and “Skylark,” but an hour in guests are also treated to gospel favorites like “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art” and…

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The savory side of Bleu Door Bakery Café

The savory side of Bleu Door Bakery Café

Bonnie Brasure has been enticing customers to Bleu Door Bakery’s express window in Vancouver’s Uptown Village with her mad pastry chef skills since 2011. When the bakery expanded in 2014, she was able to introduce her savory side with a full sit-down breakfast and lunch menu, as well as weekend brunch, special-event winemaker’s dinners and the occasional vegan happy hour…

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