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Renton family building chili cook-off dynasty

Award-winning chili cook Larry Gholston and his award-winning, chili-cooking granddaughters, Sophie and Maddie Pluntze and their loot. - Tracey Compton, Renton Reporter
  • Aug 27, 2014 at 3:50PM

Fourteen-year-old Maddie Pluntze won the State Chili Championship in Olympia earlier this month. Her 7-year-old sister, Sophie, took home seventh place, while their grandparents, Larry and Barbara Gholston, placed ninth and eighth respectively.

 

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Our Estranged Relationship with Food

Americans feel less assured about the quality of their food than they used to. In a recent survey by Consumer Reports magazine, over 90 percent of respondents said they wanted to know more about what they were eating and would welcome detailed information about food production, including country of origin and genetic modifications. At the...

Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It Takes a Town to Be Healthy

How healthy you are, or can hope to be, depends on multiple factors, including where you live. For example, if you call Minneapolis-St. Paul home, you breath cleaner air and will find it easier to exercise outdoors than in most other American metropolitan areas because there are more walk- and bike paths than almost anywhere else. Washington D.C. has the...

Pruning in August: If it's yellow, let it mellow, if it's brown, cut it down | THE COMPLEAT HOME GARDENER

  • Aug 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

You can start cleaning up the summer garden by cutting back perennials past their prime and pulling any weeds that have sneaked into garden beds.

Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Good Snacking Versus Bad Snacking

America is a nation of snackers. According to a survey by Nielsen, a consumer research group, 91 percent of respondents admitted to snacking daily. 25 percent reported having snacks three to five times a day, and 3 percent said they grazed almost constantly. 31 percent indulged in binge snacking on occasion, while 8 percent did so quite frequently....

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