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Olive tapenade, an earthy, salty paste of olives, capers, anchovies, garlic and other flavorings, is easy to find jarred in specialty shops. But when you whip up a batch yourself at home, the flavors pop in a surprising way that makes you never want to buy it in a jar again.
Some baby boomers are purging their possessions and swapping traditional homes for modern condos.
People often think of January or spring as high seasons for home organization. But for those of us with school-age kids, late summer is prime time to clear excess and create a better system to handle what’s left and what’s on the way.
They have names like Jolly Elf, Indigo Rose, Orange Fizz, Baby Cakes and Cherry Buzz. They come in stop-sign red, deep ruby, golden yellow, chocolate brown and pale orange. They can look like a big gum ball or a plump olive.
The call of Grays Harbor’s past lured mother and son, Gene Woodwick and Brian Woodwick, into a forest of old and new photographs to produce “Logging in Grays Harbor,” their new book.
Most Stunning Revival: Eccentric Ancestor Names
Recent guests at an online chat for The Washington Post included cookbook author and food blogger Cathy Barrow and writer and caterer Vered Guttman. Here are edited excerpts from that chat.
My daughter’s room is a mess.
Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, who runs the Making Caring Common project, is aiming to teach kids to be kind.
Joe Ponessa, who spent 25 years as a housing, indoor environment and health specialist at Rutgers Cooperative Extension, responded to a recent column about mold testing. He said much of what he knows about mold remediation comes from associating with some of the top mold people in the country.
Gardening is slow going. Drop a seed; harvest a carrot. In between there’s watering, weeding, waiting. No chase scene, no explosion, no big reveal.
In the early 1950s, six pediatric residents at Johns Hopkins Hospital sat down at a table and jotted down notes they thought would help as they began treating patients.
As we get closer to the end of August, expect to see some wild and crazy airfares. The end of the busy summer travel season always brings a drop in prices, but we have also seen some short-lived sales recently with great fares for travel in summer and beyond.
After Fred Wallace was laid off from a high-paying job in 2011, the 56-year-old knew the odds of landing a comparable position were slim.