BlackStrap Gear Giveaway

If there’s one thing that the people of the Pacific Northwest love to do, it’s gear up to go out and play in the snow. Enter for your chance to win two balaclava’s and one single layer face mask from BlackStrap Industries! Keep for yourself or give as a gift this holiday. (1) Adult Balaclava, black with white pinstripes (one size) (1) Kids Balaclava, Kpow comic book scene (one size) (1) Single Layer Face Mask with Montana scene (one size)

Farm to Table: Hearty Squash, Hearty Dishes

Written by Corinne Whiting Enjoying the Season’s Cornucopia of Flavors We are celebrating hearty squash and hearty dishes! The season’s upon us when we happily fill our homes with Scandinavian-inspired hygge­—think flickering candles, cozy blankets and ambient background tunes. During these shorter, darker days, we also bring to the table hearty soups and soothing stews, chock full of veggies and starches like the mighty winter squash. Squash, the hardiest member of the cucurbit family (which also includes pumpkins, cucumbers and melons), grows well in most parts of the Pacific Northwest. Typically divided into summer and winter varieties, squash has healthful…

Dining: The Black Cypress

The Black Cypress in Pullman, WA is Serving Up Greek Cuisine in an Industrial Chic Location written by Cara Strickland Eight years ago, Nick Pitsilionis opened a restaurant in Pullman, a town known mostly for Washington State University. He was a transplant to the area, born in Greece, splitting his time between there and Alaska. In both places, his family owned restaurants, and he learned the value of simple, delicious food. His travels sent him all over the world—he spent time working for The French Laundry before settling on the Palouse. Pitsilionis chose to create a menu that allowed room…