How to Pick the Perfect Blooms


It used to be that people looked for rose buds firmly closed as a sign of a healthy rose that would bloom nicely. But today, more open blossoms are what you want to see. Learn why -- and what else to look for when picking the perfect petals -- in today's Rose Extravaganza post. 

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Say It With Roses


Want to share a special message with someone you care about? Let the color of roses help you say it! Different colors carry different meanings, so come create a special bouquet that says exactly how you feel. 

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Stop and Smell the Roses


Today kicks off our Rose Extravaganza! Your favorite Central Market is full of brightly colored roses from high in the Andes Mountains, where the elevation and cooler nights create gorgeous, hardy roses with deep, vibrant colors and sturdy stems. 

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You'll Want to Remember Forgetful Ned's Salsa


I was supposed to write about something. Oh! Forgetful Ned’s Salsa. They say the taste will blow your mind. But I don’t believe that. Where are my keys? What was I saying? Oh yes, salsa. 

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It's Not A Party Until These Chips Show Up


Great Lakes Potato Chip Company is a family run company in northern Michigan. And they love potato chips. More specifically, they love kettle chips made in Michigan with potatoes grown in Michigan. Folks on the other side of Lake Michigan love them, too! Great Lakes Original flavor kettle chips bested more than 20 other entries in the Chicago Tribune’s quest for the best. “Fresh, clean, buttery,” the paper’s winning review said. “Each chip has skin-on edge, giving it a subtle rustic taste.”

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Celebrate the Return of Salmon to the Quinault River


Each September, when the rains return to the Olympic Peninsula, the Quinault Indians celebrate the return of wild salmon to their namesake river on the remote reaches of the Washington coast. Quinault families have fished for big, bright Silver salmon (also known as Coho salmon), King salmon, and Steelhead for hundreds of years, and in fact, the Quinaults are known as the Salmon People among the tribes of the Pacific Northwest.

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Don't Labor (Day) in the Kitchen


Labor Day celebrates all of the workers who have built this country and keep it rolling. What better way to honor all of that, well, labor, than with a day spent eating, hanging out, and engaged in general goofing off? This is my kind of holiday!

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Easy School Night Dinners


Work! School! Errands! Homework!... Dinner. What to do for dinner? How about something delicious and easy? I thought so. Here are four recipes to help you put a good dinner on the table in a hurry. 

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What Exactly Is Beer? Part IV: Water


Considering water makes up 90% or more of any given beer, it could be called the “main ingredient.” Water is more than just
a base – it’s a huge contributing factor to the flavor, viscosity, body, and even aroma of beer! 

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