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Meal Prep and Pocket Bacon: Eat well in the backcountry this...

By Mike McCartan The smoke near Winthrop was unbearable and the fire rained ash on our vehicles overnight; we swept it off the windshield just...

BelleWood Distilling

Story and photos by Pat Grubb Every school kid growing up knows the story of Johnny Appleseed and how he wandered around Ohio, Pennsylvania and...

Dream job: Local authors pair beer and hiking trails

By Oliver Lazenby Five years ago, Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood noticed a lack of travel guides that combined their favorite things – hiking trails...

Local beer doesn’t just mean brewed locally

Some local brewers are stretching the limits of local beer and discovering that the Northwest is full of ingredients. By Aubrey Laurence There’s something special about...

Paraty Spirits: Making liquor on half a shoestring

Story and photos by Pat Grubb Sam Hassan mixed his first cocktail when he was a 17-year-old and still living in Brazil. The drink was...

Snowshoes and Brews: Destinations for winter trails and beer

By Brandon Fralic When the lowlands succumb to sogginess and the highlands are buried in snow, there’s one thing that gets me through Northwest winters:...

‘Tis the Season: Recipes for hot, spiked drinks

By Amy Gibson Winter is a quiet time in nature, when life has retreated into roots and seeds, saving energy for the promise of sun....

New restaurant in Maple Falls wants you to put it in...

If you’re looking for a new dining experience on your way up to Baker, it’s worthwhile stopping in Maple Falls again. The people at...

Fall Foraging: Store up for winter

By Amy Gibson As autumn approaches, plants begin to ready themselves for winter. For plants, the change in temperature causes sugars to migrate and convert...

Herbal and healing tea from foraged plants

By Amy Gibson For many, summer is a time to relax, slow down, and enjoy the warm season of our lives. One way I’ve found...