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Editor & Graphic Design Mary Taylor
Deputy Editor Margo Buchan
Contributing Authors Deidra Murphy Gretl Crawford Heather Quigley Ivone Garza Jamie Omlid-Taylor Janna Noble Jessica Schneider, MD Laurie Evans, MD
Contributing Photographers Angela Johnson Briana Plewman Cassidy Walker Clarisa Gonzalez Meghan Rickard René Groom
BATH BOMBS AND BOOBIES
HEMP. THE NEXT SUPERFOOD
ON TH E C O V E R | H i g h t owe r Ce llars Be n ton City, WA | Ph otogra phy by Bria na Plewma n
A different kind of cure
Identifying the toxins around us
Local company embraces benefits of hemp
Dried Fruit and Maple Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Peanut Butter and Pistacio Breakfast Cookies Apple Pie Smoothie featuring Humming Hemp Oil
Quinoa Primavera Freezy good Dinners
Baked Chicken & Penne with Sundried Tomatoes
Concept to Completion on page 24.
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READ LOCAL REVIEWS
THE GIFTING GUIDE
THE CAPTURED CREATIVE
CONCEPT TO COMPLETION
LOCAL COFFEE ROASTERS
Everyday stylish plaid fashion
Gifting made simple
The making of a Parade Home
Between Heartbeats by Donelle Knudsen
Breanna Wallin | Shop Theory
Reader’s Choice for Local Roasters
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editor’s note Mary Taylor
As the new season begins, I take a survey of the previous one. What may sound funny to some, but will most likely make sense to all of the writers that I know, is how I do it. I started journaling shortly after I moved to the Tri-cities when I was struggling, personally. I wanted to sort out my thoughts so that I had something tangible to look back at and hold on to. The personal “brain dumps” that ensued were freeing and enlightening. I found patterns in my thought processes, and I knew that if I could decode certain triggers or inspirations, I could “right my ship” and move forward knowing that everything in my life would work itself out and I would be okay. When I started this magazine, my typical journaling declined, and a newer version took its place. What used to look like scrambled thoughts on a sheet of paper centered around myself turned into a nightly ritual of writing notes about my life, and the lives of those around me. My internal thought process shifted from me being the central heart of this operation to my village—and the clarity and purpose that came to me from that shift was unimaginable. Lying in my bed while brainstorming topics revolving around life, style, and community ignited a fire in my belly that I had never experienced before. Outlining each season as it approached, recruiting talented folks in my community who had insight beyond mine to help with particular features, and then creating something tangible to share with the public from that, has been one of the hardest--yet most rewarding--challenges of my life to date. In a sense, Taylored Living Magazine IS my journal, only rather than keep it all to myself, I share it with my village in hopes that this magazine may empower others one day, just as it empowers me. This fall, and although I don’t REALLY do “themes” anymore, you’ll find that there’s an underlying message in many of the features: identifying the toxicity in our lives and strategically expelling each toxin, one at a time; losing a loved one to breast cancer and going through the grieving process; building a dream home by breaking the plan down into steps that better facilitate its construction. In all of these stories, the message is simple. In order to live our best lives, we need to break our challenges down into doable, livable, manageable parts so that we may identify what’s holding us back vs. what puts fire in our bellies. Hopefully, as you strategically weed through the minutiae in your life, the clarity and purpose that comes from that process will empower you. Yours truly,
BATH BOMBS & BOOBIES written by Heather Quigley | UDABOMB BATH BOMBS & MORE
Growing up, my dad was “Mr. Dad.” He was disabled and stayed at home while my mother worked. When she would come home from work in the evening, he would always have a bath poured so that she could unwind while he cooked dinner. It was her “Me Time.” Sometimes he would put rose petals in the tub, or write notes on a Styrofoam plate so that it would be floating in the water when she got in. My mom’s original cancer diagnosis came in October of 2002 during a routine mammogram. She had two different types of cancer. The surgeons did a double mastectomy two weeks later, followed by chemotherapy, and she was in remission for ten years, but in July of 2012, she fell at work and broke her femur. During imaging at the hospital, they saw a suspicious spot. After further imaging, we were told that her cancer had returned with a
vengeance, and that she “lit up” in multiple areas on the Cat Scan. The prognosis was six months. We were blindsided by this news. The day after my mom was released from the hospital, my dad had a heart attack and died in my arms. It was completely devastating. My mom was never able to take a bath again because she was unable to get in and out of the bathtub. Taking baths was her thing, and she missed them tremendously. When we met with my mom’s oncologist, the first thing he told her was that she was not a statistic, so he was not going to waste time telling her what the statistics said. He told us that what he could do, medically, would be ten percent of her fight. The other ninety percent would be her attitude, and that would be up to her. Mom was the most determined woman I have ever met, and we did not hear a single complaint from her during her fight. She went through four years of weekly chemotherapy until she lost the fight in 2016.
photography by Briana Plewman
After Mom’s death, I lost myself in grief. The month after she died, my oldest daughter went off to college sixteen hours away. At that time, I found myself grieving my mom’s death as a daughter and as a caregiver, and in addition, I was dealing with that transition of my own daughter leaving for college. I lost myself. I didn’t want to leave the house and was basically in survival mode, going through ritualized motions just to get through the day. During that hard time, I began looking into essential oils, bath salts, natural products, etc. I wanted to do everything I could to stay away from products that had carcinogens in them (which is just about everything). Like my mom, I also love baths. When I looked at bath bombs from the store, I found that they were FULL of ingredients that I could not pronounce which was not okay with me, so I decided to try and make some that were as natural as possible, with minimal ingredients. My daughter came home from college for Christmas vacation in December of 2016, and we tried (and miserably failed) at our first attempts to make bath bombs. After she went back to school, however, I continued to try, and eventually came up with one that I loved. I posted them on ebay, and a store in Oklahoma bought a large amount of them, so I decided to put them out there in my own community.
The beauty of this passion of ours is that we have been able to donate in ways that we would not have been able to before, as well as to raise awareness for early cancer detection. Our whole family gets involved, including my amazing husband, twenty-one-year-old daughter, nineteen-year-old daughter, and sixteen-year-old son.
“For the past two years, we have donated a bath bomb to every person who got a mammogram at Othello Community Hospital during the month of October.” DID YOU KNOW? The best time to conduct a self examination of your breasts when you are in your reproductive years is several days AFTER menstruation begins? Go CHECK YO’SELF out (on the next page) following the tips provided by Laurie Evans, MD!
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to detect yo’self
Dr. Evans says: DO the exam! It’s cheap, easy, and simple to do! You can do it a multitude of ways—in the shower, lying down, sitting, or standing up. It’s no one else’s responsibility except yours!
This year, we are teaming up with Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation, and donating our products to go into gift bags for newly diagnosed patients. CBCF is a nonprofit organization out of Moses Lake. They give Safeway cards, Shari’s cards, and Wal-Mart cards to patients who are going to chemotherapy and/or radiation. Along with that, they call or write little cards to patients, just to check in. This is not income based, so any patient who signs up for this service, gets it! My mom adored the ladies who contacted her on a regular basis—just to check in because they made her feel special and cared for. We want to give back to this fine organization as well as to reach a great number of people in honor of my mother.
“When I looked at bath bombs from the store, I found that they were FULL of ingredients that I could not pronounce which was not okay with me, so I decided to try and make some that were as natural as possible, with minimal ingredients.”
-Heather Quigley, owner UDABOMB Bath bombs and more
It is amazing how much joy a simple bath bomb can bring to people. This passion of ours for creating an excellent, safe product to share, saved me from my personal grief and allows us to give back to our community and provide a service for people. Most of our ingredients are 99.9% all-natural, and we keep the price point low so that EVERY person can afford to spoil himself or herself. In these busy times, our lives are so tied down by schedules that we forget to take time for ourselves. I have customers who say they previously didn’t take baths, but they do now--just so they can use one of our bath bombs. We all deserve and NEED that down time, that “Me Time,” to be our best selves, both physically and mentally. It is an amazing honor for me and my family to help provide something that is conducive to people slowing down, even if it is just for five to ten minutes in the bathtub, to recharge.
FIRST | take a good look in the mirror. See if there’s any asymmetry or nipple change that was not previously noted. New nipple inversion is a concern. You can lean forward to see if there’s any dimpling or indentation. Some changes can be rather subtle, and others much more noticeable, but if you don’t look, you will never see.
SECOND | if you’re in the shower, lather up well with soap. Use your RIGHT hand to evaluate the left axilla and left breast spreading the tissue out as you do small concentric circles evaluating the entire area. Then, use your LEFT hand to evaluate the right axilla and the right breast in a similar fashion. The soap will decrease surface tension, and you should be able to feel through the tissue better.
THIRD | if you are in the supine position, as in lying down before bed or after a shower, use lotion or even powder to help decrease surface tension. Perform the examination in such a way that the tissue is spread out as evenly as possible over the chest wall. This helps to facilitate your noticing any change in character or texture of the tissue.
If there are implants in place, do the examination in exactly the same manner knowing that the breast tissue is already spread thinly over the implant, and it is actually easier to pick up smaller changes! “My biggest concern is that this be done on a regular basis. If you have extremely dense tissue, watch out for increased thickness or hardness, and any new ‘bump’ in the tissue that was not there previously. Painful, rubbery, or movable lesions are not nearly as concerning as something that feels harder or thicker than it did previously. Pain is not necessarily an indicator of a worrisome problem, but it does get women to examine themselves, so pain can serve a good purpose. Also, changes that seem to ‘come and go’ are usually hormonal in nature, and most generally a good professional evaluation and possible ultrasound is all that is required to assure the patient of a benign situation.” Remember, no test is perfect, and no two exams are identical. If in doubt, call your doctor or make an appointment. Just do it!
Dr. Laurie Evans is a Breast Surgeon- board certified in General Surgery with dedicated training in the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease. She has a keen interest in Breast Oncology and Oncoplastic treatment for the breast. Her practice is in PASCO, Washington. See :www.washingtonbreastspecialist.com for more information.
TOXIC TALK Written by Jessica Schneider, MD. | Empowered Health Institute | Richland, WA
It seems that every time I turn around, I see another news headline identifying something as “toxic” or “carcinogenic” (cancer causing). With as fast as our society is producing convenience products and upgraded technology, we are equally rapidly discovering the impact this has on our bodies and our world. Frankly, it can be overwhelming. I am here to help! After getting over my initial shock at the idea of toxicity and toxicants (defined as any toxic substance, both man-made or naturally occurring) in my environment, I have researched this topic and slowly implemented changes into my own life. I also help my patients navigate this confusing subject by providing them with increased education and suggestions for stepwise change. Basic facts: if you live on Planet Earth, you are being exposed to toxicants. The more exposures you have, the higher the risk to your health. First of all, we often can choose which exposures we allow or don’t allow in our lives (admittedly some are out of our control completely, i.e. poor air quality on a smoky Tri-Cities day). Second, our bodies were designed in such a brilliant fashion as to help mitigate the risks. We can think of the body’s process of handling toxic substances as a series of steps of absorption, biotransformation, and ultimately, elimination. Scientific break down: toxicants can enter the body through the lungs, skin, and gut. The main processing of these toxicants is in liver cells called “hepatocytes.” Then, the toxicants go through two phases of detoxification which require many cofactors (antioxidants). Once processed, toxicant byproducts are eliminated via sweat, urine, and stool. There are two caveats to this design, however: first, I wish I could say this is a perfect system, but unfortunately the body isn’t able to detoxify and eliminate all toxic substances. In these circumstances, a buildup of toxicants occurs in the body, and it is usually stored in adipose tissue (aka fat). Depending on the level of this buildup and the type of toxin, disease can ensue. Second, the liver can only focus on so much at once, so if it is in a state of high processing of toxic substances, it becomes depleted of necessary antioxidants which increases “oxidative stress.” It is this concept that drives the creation and commercial produc8
tion of many consumer supplements linked to “detoxification” or “liver support.” The evidence of the efficacy of these products is not straightforward, and many of these available supplements can be harmful instead of helpful. Always check with your doctor before purchasing and taking something marketed in this way! Recap: We are exposed. We have some choices on exposure. We have well designed bodies which largely manage these exposures, but ours isn’t a perfect system. So, how do we decrease exposure, and which of these exposures are the most significant? I made a “Top 10 List” of toxic exposures and how to avoid them. This is by no means an exhaustive list. For an outstanding resource, check out the Environmental Working Group’s website at ewg.org. 1. Food a. Organophosphate Pesticides: these are used to target the nervous system of insects, but are also known risk factors for cardiovascular and respiratory disease in humans! Avoid exposure by eating organic food whenever possible. You can use the “dirty dozen and clean fifteen” list to prioritize purchases. Often, small farms are relatively pesticide free; however, it takes significant resources to be certified organic. This is true for other large national brands, so do consider “pesticide free” as an option. b. Advanced Glycation End-Products (AGEs): these are byproducts of natural metabolism and are consumed when eating foods that have been prepared with a high-heat processing of proteins and
The DIRTY dozen According to the EWG (environmental working group), the benefits of eating produce outweigh any risk from pesticide exposure. However, if you are consciously trying to avoid pesticides-- here is the EWGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dirty dozen list to purchase organic for 2019. List can be found at ewg.org
1. Strawberries 2. Spinach 3. Kale 4. Nectarines 5. Apples 6. Grapes 7. Peaches 8. Cherries 9. Pears 10. Tomatoes 11. Celery 12. Potatoes + Hot peppers
fats. When AGE levels in humans are elevated, they can cause arterial damage and lead to cardiovascular disease. Folks with diabetes or insulin resistance are at higher risk for this occurring endogenously. To avoid exposure, preferentially cook with wet heat (i.e. steam), but if using dry heat such as in grilling, include lemon juice and vinegars in marinades which act as protective mediators. 2. Sun Sunscreen: UV radiation is a known carcinogen. Yes, we get some benefit from those golden rays (mood boost and vitamin D), but using sunscreen is a must. Unfortunately, not all sunscreens are created equal. Recent studies have demonstrated some absorption of chemical sunscreen ingredients which raises concerns regarding safety. More information can be reviewed at ewg.org/sunscreen. The safest option, currently, is to use physical sunscreens containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
3. Water a. Tapwater: with more than 200 contaminates possibly found in drinking water, exposure potential is significant. Local tap water conditions can be found at https://www.ewg.org/ tapwater/. Lead is, of course, a leading concern. Tips from the CDC to avoid lead exposure include: flush the faucet in the morning to wash out potential accumulated contaminants; use only cold water for cooking; use a water filter (https://www. ewg.org/tapwater/water-filter-guide.php). b. Bottled Water: consumers may believe that bottled water is safer than tapwater because it avoids these contaminants, but that just isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily true! Companies are not required to report the sources of their water, and many just use filtered tap water. Case in point: the EWG independently tested 10 popular bottled water brands and found 38 contaminants! 9
Air VOCs: Volatile Organic Compounds are compounds which come from formaldehyde or other chemicals that off-gas (emit) from paint and furniture. They are known irritants of the respiratory system and have been linked to asthma, allergies, headaches, mucosal irritation, and potentially, cancer. Unfortunately, purchasing new furniture or completing that home remodel can increase exposure to VOCs. Consider ventilating the house daily with fresh air, avoiding furniture or products which use formaldehyde glue, and using VOC-free paints. 5. Skin care products a. Parabens: these are used as a preservative in many types of skin and hair products. Parabens are known endocrine disrupting chemicals, meaning that they act in a way in the body which disrupts cortisol, thyroid, estrogen and testosterone hormone production. Read product labels, and avoid propyl-, butyl-, iso-propyl and isobutyl parabens. To avoid lead exposure from your tap water: flush the faucet in the morning, and only use cold water for cooking.
b. Fragrances: “fragrance” is displayed on many skin care product labels without further disclosure of actual ingredients. These chemicals, which can smell wonderful, are often allergenic and can act as endocrine disruptors. Consider using products that are fragrance free or those which use essential oils for fragrant aromas. 6.
Household cleaning products Triclosan: this is an antimicrobial agent which is added to soaps, mops, reusable wipes, vacuum bags, and brushes. It often claims protection from mold, mildew, odors and stains. It is a known liver toxicant and suspected endocrine disruptor. Instead, use white vinegar, lemon juice, baking soda, and fragrance & antimicrobial-free soap, and don’t substitute fancy products for regular cleaning practices! https://www.ewg.org/ guides/cleaners 7. Plastics a. Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP): this chemical is used as an ingredient in soft and flexible plastics such as food storage containers and shower curtains. Avoid exposure by using glass food storage products and fabric shower curtains. Another overlooked source of this material is in PVC plastics such as beach toys or plastic raincoats. b. BPA (bisphenol A): this is an industrial chemical used to make plastics, and is often used in the lining of food and beverage containers. BPA is also an endocrine disrupter and has been shown to increase the risk of diabetes. Avoid exposure by limiting plastics, purchasing BPA-free cans, and when possible, saying “No” to taking a receipt at the checkout. (Receipts are often made from thermal paper lined with BPA). Stop drinking water or other beverages from plastic bottles. BPA from the plastic leaches into the liquid, which then becomes worse with repeated use and heat (ie: sitting in a hot vehicle).
Limit your exposure to plastic by selecting glass food storage options and reusable utinsils. Single use plastic typically contains high levels of DBP and BPA.
Phones Electro Magnetic Frequency (EMF): This is the radiation emitted from cellphones, bluetooth devices, and WiFi routers among other electronic devices. Safety data on the use of cell phones has not been updated since 1996! Medical concerns include a risk for decreased sperm count, altered brain metabolism, sleep disturbance, behavior changes in children, and brain cancer. Simple strategies to decrease exposure include keeping the cellphone at least one foot away while talking (use a headset or speaker phone), turning the cellphone on airplane mode when carrying it on your body, not storing it next to your bed or under your pillow at night, and making calls when the signal is strong (increased radiation is required to make calls on a low signal).
9. Thoughts Toxic Relationships: No discussion of toxic exposures would be complete without the inclusion of toxic relationships. The outcome of a toxic relationship--at its best--is negative thinking, and at its worst is any form of abuse. If you find yourself experiencing the latter, get help. You can start by calling the crisis line at our local DV Services of Benton and Franklin Counties (800-648-1277). Many of us have experienced a toxic relationship at some point in our lives. The tell-tale sign is the regular and overwhelming experience of negative thinking following an encounter with the toxic individual. Whether that shows up as negative thoughts toward that person, someone else, or even yourself, none are healthy and lead toward pessimistic or depressive thinking. Conversely, an abundance of research has been published in the last ten years regarding “positive psychology,” where the goal is to minimize thoughts that may arise or contribute to a hopeless mindset, and instead to foster optimism towards life which many studies have linked to decreased morbidity and mortality (aka death and disease)! The first step to understanding whether or not you are in a toxic relationship is to increase mindfulness: pay attention to how you feel after interacting with that individual or those individuals. If the answer is always negative, then consider steps to decrease exposure, or stop it all together. Again, if you find yourself in a dangerous situation and you need help, reach out to your doctor, a therapist, or local shelter. 10. Behaviors a. Smoking: finally, toxic exposures include high risk behaviors with known health risks. Smoking is on top of this list, with its estimated 70 carcinogens and 25x increased risk for lung cancer. There is no need to belabor the message to stop smoking or avoid initiation. But what about E-cigarettes? Little is known about long-term safety of this new alternative; however, significant concern exists regarding vapor exposure. Although decreased in the number of aerosolized carcinogens as compared to cigarettes, trace carcinogens have been reported in E-cigarettes, and the theorized risk of break down products from chemicals including propylene glycol or glycerol, exists. Data will continue to be collected and evaluated, but the general recommendations are to avoid E-cigarettes if you are not a tobacco user to begin with. This is particularly important for our youth, who may see E-cigarettes as a “safe” option to initiate nicotine use. b. Sedentary lifestyle: “Sitting is the new smoking” has been widely circulated in the media. Now 4th on the list of risk factors for death, physical inactivity is estimated to be independently responsible for 6% of deaths globally on an annual basis. How do we combat this? Movement! Most studies show a benefit from 150 minutes-total of medium intensity cardiovascular exercise per week. So, walk at a fast pace for ten minutes at lunch, or take a break to do jumping jacks. It all adds up! Maybe you are already doing everything on this list, or maybe you are doing none of it. Regardless, you aren’t on your own; your body is working overtime to protect you from the effects of toxic exposures. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, I hope you feel empowered! Choose one thing today to implement or research, that will have a positive effect on you and those you love. As we all move towards less toxic lives, we create a culture of change which positively affects ourselves as well as our next generation!
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cups old-fashioned oats cup almonds (chopped) tbs unsalted butter cup honey cup pure maple syrup tsp vanilla extract tsp salt cup dried apricots cup dried cranberries cup raisins cup pepita pumpkin seeds cup dark chocolate chips
Dried Fruit and Maple Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
recipies by Mary Taylor & Jamie Omlid-Taylor
Makes 20 rectangular bars Level | Easy/Medium (Multiple Steps Involved) Once you realize how truly easy and inexpensive making bulk breakfast bars can be, store-bought granola bars will be a way of the past! Do you have a favorite nut or dried fruit? This recipe allows for simple substitutions!
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cookie spray and parchment paper. Set aside. Place the chopped almonds and old-fashioned oats on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes – turning the mixture halfway through. In a small sauce pan, melt butter, honey, and maple syrup over medium heat. Bring to a gentle boil, remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract and salt. Set aside. When the oat and almond mixture is done toasting, remove from oven and place in medium size mixing bowl. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees. As the oven cools, pour the butter and maple syrup mixture over the oat and almond mixture. Stir to combine. Add the dried fruit and pumpkin seeds. Stir to combine well. Place the mixture into the prepared pan. Press firmly to compact, and spread the mixture evenly throughout the pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until the surface is golden brown. Cool for at least 2 hours and cut into bars. Once the bars have cooled, place the dark chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate chips. Repeat until chocolate has melted and slightly drizzles off the spoon. Drizzle melted chocolate over pre-cut bars and let set until chocolate hardens.
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Peanut Butter and Pistachio Breakfast Cookies: makes 24 bite-size cookies | Level | Easy
1 cup all-purpose flour 1 ½ cup old-fashioned oats 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ¼ cup vegetable oil ½ cup peanut butter ½ cup honey ½ cup applesauce 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract 1 egg slightly beaten ⅓ cup pistachios chopped (or nut of choice) ½ cup peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, oats, baking soda and salt. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat peanut butter, honey and vegetable oil for 20 seconds. Stir the softened peanut butter mixture until smooth. Add applesauce, vanilla and egg to peanut butter mixture. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into peanut butter mixture. Stir until combined. Add the pistachios and peanut butter chips and combine.
This cookie is great by itself or you can turn it into a cookie sandwich by placing your favorite topping in between two cookies! I suggest an extra dollop of peanut butter and banana or some strawberry preserves for a little extra sweetness.
Using a small cookie scoop, drop tablespoon-size dollops of cookie dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheet. Spray a tablespoon with non-stick spray and use to slightly flatten cookies. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the ridge is slightly brown. Cool for a few minutes before serving.
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We’re in the middle of a Wellness Revolution and the race is on for the newest, most nutritious Superfood of all. While it’s not a zero-sum game, an unlikely contender is quickly taking the lead over the likes of its chia, acai, and kale cohorts. And it comes from a plant that has been criticized, ostracized, neglected and misunderstood for nearly a century. In fact, for most of its modern existence, it has been illegal. Yet its seeds have a superior nutrient profile, are one of the only plant-based, complete protein sources, and the plant itself actually has the ability to cleanse and revitalize the very soil that it grows in. And thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, the plant is now legal nationwide. Hemp. Not just for hippies anymore, but for everyone, and Hilary Kelsay, founder of local emerging hemp food company, Humming Hemp, wants to make sure you know that. She believes the plant not only provides powerful, clean, complete and balanced nutrition for all, but that it also plays a vital and unique role in the healing and regeneration of our planet’s soil while at the same time bringing hope back to the small American farmer. But if this is the case, how is it that hemp isn’t currently being mass produced and packaged as the miracle superfood that it is? This was exactly the question Hilary asked herself when she first heard about hemp at a trade show where she was representing her family’s local honey company, humble honey co. When she returned home, she was exhilarated that such an incredible plant-based superfood not only existed, but was being grown by a handful of courageous American farmers on speculation that legislation would change in their favor, and that small business owners would take the leap of faith with them. The American public at that point had no idea and was therefore missing out on a sustainable, nutrition powerhouse.
Soon after her introduction to hemp, the company was formed in the summer of 2017 by Hilary and a team of Washington-based entrepreneurs who all came together with the same mission: to make American-grown hemp foods widely available, convenient, and household staples. They had learned that the door had been closed on the plant for far too long, and for all the wrong reasons, and wanted to clear up the confusion and play a role in its reintroduction as the right food at just the right time. “There’s so much confusion in the market. When people think of hemp, they either think of the marijuana plant, medical marijuana, or CBD,” Hilary told Food Navigator recently. “Hemp is from a different plant entirely than marijuana, and the seeds used for food have no CBD or THC. We really want to rewrite the way that people see the plant, and introduce it as a family and earth friendly food that everyone can and should eat.” Hemp is one of the only sources of complete and easily digestible plant-based protein, and contains all 20 amino acids including the nine essential amino acids that we can only get from food. It also has what is considered to be the ideal ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids, an important balance to keep inflammation in check, and a micronutrient profile that rivals a daily vitamin. “You would have to take two of today’s superfoods -- such as chia seeds and quinoa -- and put them together to start to hit the macros and micros of hemp,” added Hilary. ”And not only is hemp great for humans, but it can perform the same nutrient replenishment in the soil in which it grows.” Hemp is also among the most effective of organic materials used in a process called “phytoremediation” which removes chemicals and toxins from soil. While the hemp grown for food is not the same as the hemp grown for this process, it still shines a light on the multiple uses this plant has to offer and elevates its potential in counteracting the damage done to our land from decades of fossil fuel runoff and synthetic pesticides. These days it’s not enough to just have a good product. Consumers are looking for good products that also give back more than they take away. With any luck, hemp indeed will be the next American household staple, improving the health and well-being of both our bodies and our planet.
Hilary Kelsay stands with her children who are enjoying an apple pie smoothie made with hemp oil in their West Richland home.
“You would have to take two of today’s superfoods -- such as chia seeds and quinoa -- and put them together to start to hit the macros and micros of hemp.”
- Hilary Kelsay, CEO Humming Hemp
Apple Pie Smoothie featuring HUMMING hemp oil 3 dates ¼ cup old fashioned oats 1 honey crisp apple ¼ cup raw almonds ½ cup spinach ½ tsp Ceylon cinnamon 1 cup almond milk 2 tsp Humming Hemp oil ¼ cup Humming Hemp hearts handful of ice cubes DIRECTIONS
| place all of the ingriedients into a blender and blend until smooth. 15
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Quinoa Primavera INGREDIENTS 1C 3C 1tbs 2tsps 1/4 lb. 2 2 C 2 oz. 1/3 C 1/2 C
quinoa, rinsed and drained vegetable stock coconut oil herbs de provence sugar snap peas medium carrots, peeled and cut into ¼ -inch rounds broccoli florets gruyere, shredded coconut milk panko
Salt and black pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS In a medium pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil, add the garlic, and saute about 1 minute. Add the vegetables, peas, carrot, and broccoli, and cook until tender but not mushy, 5 minutes or so. Season with salt and pepper. Turn heat off and set aside. Rinse quinoa and drain thoroughly. In another pot, heat quinoa in stock to boiling, and reduce heat. Cover and simmer on low 12-14 minutes, or until the stock is absorbed and quinoa is tender. Toss the quinoa and vegetables together, and add the coconut milk. Spread the panko on a small sheet tray and toast in the oven on 375 for 3-4 minutes or until golden; set aside to cool.
To eat now : Ready to eat, serve hot! To reheat from frozen: Place the quinoa mixture into an 8x8” baking pan (I use disposable ones). Cool completely in the refrigerator. Once cool, top with the shredded gruyere and toasted panko. Wrap the whole pan tightly with plastic wrap. Label, date, and freeze it. When ready to eat, bake from frozen at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
Quinoa Primavera | Makes 4-6 Servings The concept is simple: healthy and delicious meals are prepped and cooked ahead of time, then stored frozen, ready to be re-heated and enjoyed on those days when schedules just don’t allow for the usual amount of love and care to go into meals. So rather than resorting to that unhealthy and unpalatable store-bought frozen pizza or fast food, families can still sit down to uninterrupted evenings of high-quality repast. (Recipes by Janna Noble |Taylored Catering on the next page!)
Baked Chicken and Penne INGREDIENTS 6 tbs. butter
kosher salt and black pepper (freshly ground is best) penne rigate pasta 1 tsp. olive oil (canola or vegetable oil works too) 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 lb.) ½ C , 2 tbs. all-purpose flour 4 cloves garlic, minced 6 C whole milk 10oz. white mushrooms, trimmed and sliced ½ C oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and thinly sliced 1 ½ C shredded provolone 1 C finely grated parmesan (divided into ¾ C and ¼ C) 1 lb.
MAKES 8 SERVINGS
with sundried tomatoes
DIRECTIONS Spray or butter two 2-quart baking dishes. Fill a large pot with water and 2 tbs. salt; bring to boil, and cook penne to just under el dente, approximately 11 minutes. Drain pasta and return to the pot. Cut chicken into ½ in. cubes, and season with salt and black pepper. Heat oil in a skillet; cook chicken until opaque throughout; set aside. In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and garlic; cook, whisking for 1 minute. While whisking, gradually add the milk; bring to a simmer whisking frequently. Sauce will thicken as it heats. Add mushrooms and tomatoes; cook for 1 minute; take off heat and gradually stir in the provolone and parmesan. Add the chicken and pasta to the pot; taste, and season with salt and pepper. Divide pasta mixture between the two baking dishes; sprinkle each with ¼ cup of parmesan. At this point, and if you are going to freeze the dish, cool completely in refrigerator, and wrap securely with foil and then plastic wrap. Using masking tape, label and date.
To cook now: preheat oven to 400; cook pasta dish uncovered until top is golden and bubbling, about 25 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.
To reheat from frozen: preheat oven to 400 and bake while covered in foil on a rimmed baking sheet until center reaches 165 degrees, Fahrenheit. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes more or until the top is golden and bubbly.
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It’s fall in the Pacific Northwest – meaning all things basic: pumpkin spice lattes, the country mercantile is poppin’, and the pumpkin patch is already dotted with orange. Cue the basic fall outfit: plaid button up, graphic t-shirt, jeans (hopefully not leggings, but that’s another topic) and knee-high boots. Oh, and with Starbucks’ or Roasters’ coffee in hand. Okay, lower the coffee and raise that hand if you have been caught in this outfit MO. My guess? Most of you are raising your hands. If you aren’t, I am assuming you are reading this while in a public place – if so, no need to attract attention, just nod silently.
PIECE ONE: TRADITIONAL PLAID
I call this basic outfit the lumberjack look. Let’s face it, the plaid+jeans+riding-boot combo has a tendency to go Paul Bunyan real quick. Although there is nothing wrong with this outfit, and it is comfortable during those crisp fall days, if I have one mission today, it is to inspire you to think outside of the (checkered) box with some new twists and ways to re-think your plaid outfits:
NIGHT LOOK: Swap the jeans out for a high-waisted leather, pencil skirt and heels! There is no way to be mistaken for a lumberjack when wearing a pencil skirt with plaid!
The first outfit is a rendition of the original plaid by starting with a black/white buffalo check flannel, edging it up a bit by adding chunky mixed-metal jewelry, some high waisted distressed hem jeans, and adding a playful touch with an animal print belt and side-cut booties instead of the knee-high riding boots. Believe me, even low stack-heeled booties or flats can be just as comfortable and wearable as those riding boots.
PIECE TWO: BOLD PLAID COAT I wanted to showcase how versatile a print plaid can be – it is not just for button downs – which is why I was dying to style up this bold plaid coat. Not only is the color pop fun and a great way to brighten up a chilly day, but pairing it with a complementary colored print makes this oversized coat anything but ordinary. The trick when mixing prints? Make sure the color tones are complementary. This particular blouse has traces of blue and magenta which pulls the otherwise “busy” print together with the blue and pink of the plaid.
PIECE THREE: PLAID SKIRT My inner nerd (and former school teacher self) may be showing with this outfit; however, I think this mid-length skirt is anything but “boring librarian.” Tired of only wearing plaid on top? Incorporate it into a bottom piece in colors you love and a fit you can’t stop wearing. Clearly, I have an affinity for skirts, so that’s what I chose here. Plaids, however, have been spotted everywhere, from pants, to dresses, and even on jumpsuits. My tip is to first pick the style of bottom you are most comfortable in that has a flattering fit, THEN find that in the checkered print of your choice. Once the bottom half is covered, then choose a top or jacket to coordinate. I love finding a small color in a print, then featuring it with my top choice – hence the pink peplum top and even the camel colored blazer. If in doubt, pair your patterned bottom with a neutral solid on top to keep the outfit from looking too busy.
PIECE FOUR: COZY PLAID CARDIGAN This cardigan was oh-so-squishy and had me craving hot cocoa, a cozy fireplace, and an intriguing book to keep me company. Longline cardigans can easily be worn with our go-to basics of jeans or leggings (remember to please cover the lady-bits--both front and back--with leggings). But wait! This article is about breaking basic! Since the cardigan is comfortable and a bit over-sized, I decided to style it with another equally easy fabric: the cotton t-shirt dress. This outfit easily translates from that cozy fireplace setting to the more social locale of sipping wine with friends with just a change of footwear: swap the edgy booties for a pair of sneakers or flats to make it more casual. Another style tip: adding a belt under the cardigan helps emphasize the waist while staying comfortable in the oversized knit that camouflages any concern areas.
I hope to see fewer lumberjacks this season around town and more basic-breaking-babes out on the pumpkin patch, in the workplace, and heading out on the town! Don’t worry though, you can still enjoy those pumpkin spice lattes as much as you want!
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CONCEPT TO COMPLETION The Making of a Parade Home: by Gretl Crawford | Photography by Meghan Rickard
This year’s Parade of Homes story actually began seven years ago, in the fall of 2012, at an earlier Parade of Homes entry of ours. That year, a young woman--a local physician named Katie Karlson--toured the home we built and fell in love with our entry. She rushed home, told her husband Aaron about it, then called her mom, Metta Marie, who lived a couple of states away, and told her as well about the beautiful home that she had just seen. Katie mentioned to her mother that this home was built by a female builder, and that if they ever moved to the Tri-Cities, they needed to build with Gretl Crawford Homes.
Each home that we build by Gretl Crawford Homes has its own personal story because of our clients. This fall, I wanted to share a special story behind our entry into the Tri-Cities Parade of Homes this year. The Parade of Homes tour occurs every fall, just after kids are back in school, summer is winding down, and we begin looking forward to spending time indoors and updating décor for the change in season. This particular story is a reminder to me and to my team of why we do what we do, and why it is so important--because we know that we are not just building a home, we are building relationships and helping our customers construct the homes of their dreams.
Katie’s parents decided to move to the Tri-Cities soon after that. Her parents, Dennis and Metta Marie Fife, began working with me long distance in 2013 looking for a lot to build on--which eventually culminated in our building a beautiful custom home for them in 2014. It was from that initial opportunity of ours to build their dream home that relationships were built, and I now consider this family to be a special part of my family’s life. I followed Katie’s personal story via her parents for a few years, and as her young family grew, she and Aaron decided that it was time for them to build a larger home. Katie was expecting their third child, and since her mom already cared for their young toddler, she wanted to stay close for help with the newest member of the family as well. Unfortunately, Katie’s parents lived in a neighborhood which was out of lots available for sale or building, but the young couple was determined. We met and discussed various options, and nothing was falling into place--until they discovered that friends of theirs who lived down the street from her parents had purchased two lots, and had only built on one of them...and… they were willing to sell it! Everything fell into place! Aaron and Katie began the process of purchasing the land in fall of 2018. Within less than one year, we had completed the construction
A special “Thank you” to Aaron and Katie Karlson, and to Dennis and Metta Marie Fife for being amazing people and for their trust in me.
Aaron and Katie Karlson standing with grandparents Dennis and Metta Fife in front of their new home in Kennewick.
of their dream home and submitted it as this year’s Parade of Homes entry! Although Aaron and Katie loved the home that we had built previously for her parents and wanted a similar layout and features for their own home, their new lot was not as big, and had an irrigation and PUD easement that took up 20’ on the western side which we could not build on--making the lot’s total footprint even smaller. For us to give them everything they wanted on their lot, we had to prioritize necessary spaces on the main floor and spread the remaining areas between a basement and an upstairs, thereby creating a three-story home. It is during the “planning-design stage” when we identify the scope of work for any project. This means outlining EVERYTHING that will go into a specific home: all appliances, plumbing fixtures, final finish selections, window and door trim styles and finishes (both inside and out) and type of lighting needed for each space etc. while still trying to keep within our customers’ budget. Aaron and Katie had very distinct ideas for every space within their home; however, how all of that got coordinated in an organized, intentional, and well-designed manner is where our skills were put to the test. With this home in particular, the small lot footprint as well as some time constraints made for a challenging journey! But as I always tell my staff, “It is from issues or constraints where our best designs actually come from!” I believe that when we have to expand our everyday building expectations, that is when we often create something extraordinary.
We had a three-story home to build, with a full basement and nine-foot ceilings, on frozen ground covered by a couple of feet of snow that would not leave! We were already behind! As the ground thawed, we finally started construction, but we knew that we had a tight schedule and no time to lose. This became very stressful for us as the builders, and for our trade partners and suppliers as well--our team in the field. Luckily, we had, and have, a great team of hard-working, loyal, and diligent folks that work closely with us day in and day out, and who know the value of these Parade Homes, both for our long-term success as well as theirs. They are always “all in,” and I believe that they are also proud to be an integral part of our award-winning entries! I can’t say enough about the people that work on our homes and how much I personally appreciate them. These men and women are the unseen heroes in our beautiful finished products. With Katie and Aaron’s home construction in particular, we also had an “outside construction specialist” (named Grandma Metta Marie) who would regularly check in on us and assess our progress on her daily walks around the neighborhood with Katie and Aaron’s boys. It was a great team effort! Building a Parade Home starts with the spark of an idea, and ends as a final, fully furnished, amazing home that the public gets to critique and judge. It is through the challenges and obstacles that we face building these homes where our limits get pushed and exceptional work is done. We do this with pride every year!
Although our plans began in late fall/early winter of 2018, many of you will remember the horrible snow storm that blanketed the Tri-Cities in January and did not leave until March! (more design details on the next page)
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Genre | Young Adult
Originally published in May of 2016, Between Heartbeats is the first in a series about a strong willed seventeen-year-old girl named Diana who is told by her mother that the man that she grew up with and has called “Dad” is not, in fact, her biological father. To further complicate matters, and as truths begin unfolding in her search to find her bio dad, Diana falls in love and is betrayed, once again, by her mother. This book took me a few more days to read than usual. I enjoyed the author’s writing and tempo; however, I needed to take breaks in between the multiple plot twists, sub plots, and drama to fully digest the material. I could definitely see this book as being sort of like a modern-day soap opera that parallels the genre of Days of our Lives. Although there’s a lot going on, I can tell that the author thoughtfully constructs Diana’s reality to present challenges and triumphs that keep the reader invested throughout the story. As I mentioned, it took me a few extra days to finish the book…not because I didn’t want to finish it, but because my mind could only handle so much madness at once. I especially enjoyed how the author develops each character. Days after finishing the book, I found myself amused as I compared the mannerisms of family members, acquaintances and friends to those of several characters in this book. In conclusion, this author did a great job of entertaining the reader (me) and has piqued my interest in continuing the series with part two, Heartbeat Interrupted. For this local author, I give Donelle Knudsen and Between Heartbeats 4 out of 5 stars and suggest that you check out the The Heartbeat Series via AMAZON.com.
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When customers walk into Shop Theory, they can expect a warm welcome and a collection of unique clothing. “I try to get inside the minds of all the women in my life, like my mom and her friends who are in their sixties, or my sister’s age of friends in their thirties, or my age group, twenties, and the high school girls. I try to hit each range,” says Wallin. “People say to focus on a specific market, but I feel like women’s clothing is so versatile, any age can wear anything. We have something for everybody.”
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Shop Theory is open every Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Wallin’s boutique is located at the Southridge Sports Complex in Kennewick. When Wallin is not at the shop, she is in her office preparing for the following weekend. “I’m spending my time getting all the back-office stuff done, like the finance stuff, ordering new inventory, uploading content to social media. It’s a full-time job,” she says. Apart from Shop Theory, she likes to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys her church and giving back to her small group of high school girls. “I hope this business inspires creativity…it was a big risk for me to put everything out on the line, so I hope it will just inspire people to follow their dreams and support each other because it’s a scary leap,” says Wallin. “On the flip side, I hope women can be confident in themselves and feel beautiful--not just because of their outward appearance--but because of their inward appearance!”
Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration, a leap of faith, and some confidence to start living your dream. “I saw something similar and thought I could twist that and make it my own…I love shopping, but I was struggling finding places in the Tri-Cities with clothing that I loved, so I thought I could bring something that bigger cities usually have and just make it my own,” says the owner and founder of the pop-up boutique Shop Theory, Breanna Wallin. Breanna Wallin grew up in the Tri-Cities. After high school she attended Portland Bible College for two years, then interned with her church for the following two years. “My whole life has been church, and I’ve been a high school leader with my girls for four years now, and I think that kind of developed into having a heart for women and just seeing those women have self-confidence,” says Wallin. “Shop Theory is all about expressing our inner beauty through clothing. I think each person is unique, and clothing is just a materialistic item that doesn’t matter in the end, but it is a fun way for all of us to express ourselves,” says Wallin. “Our mission is to be counter-cutural, to build a community of women that support and empower each other--not to gain confidence through fashion, but to express our inner beauty through clothing that reflects the joyful, inspiring, bold, confident women that WE are.”
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The Great Northwest is known for its spectacular mountain views, lakes, delicious farm commodities, wine, and... coffee! Since Starbucks opened their first coffee shop in Seattle in 1984, the Northwest’s topic of conversation around the proverbial water cooler has been coffee. Rare, now, are the moments where one is content to pull up a chair in the corner diner and be satisfied with the simplicity of a hot cup of Joe. Good old “Joe” has been replaced by his more sophisticated cousin, and with him the days of the simple question, “Black, or with cream and sugar?” We now stand in lines in front of huge menu boards scanning through long lists of coffee options with names like “Mocha,” “Dolce Latte”, “Espresso,” and “Frappuccino.”
can certainly ruin a good bean if he or she does not have the perfect touch. Many “coffee snobs” (their term) and roasters have a longing to slow things down, to get back to the basics, to take away all those modern flavorings and fancy paper cups for just a minute, to really figure out what it means to have a great cup of coffee from the “grounds” up. One such old-school roaster is Marty Taylor of Garage Roasters. Garage Roasters is an in-house roaster for Brewminatti Coffee Shop & Music Venue in Prosser, WA. Owner Marty Taylor, who has been coffee-roasting with seasoned roaster Dennis McDonald, is excited about the prospects of expanding the conversation around coffee. “There is a lot to learn in the area of coffee and Roasters will tell us that there is a science coffee roasting,” says Taylor “It’s fun, and to the perfect roast, and said roast makes I like the challenge of roasting a great all the difference between a great cup of bean!” When Marty and his wife Lenee coffee and, well, the rest. Fortunately, for first thought about opening their coffee those of us who are just delving into the shop and music venue, they knew they art of the brew, experienced roasters are wanted to partner with Dennis McDonald finding more and more ways to educate us PICTURED LEFT | Marty Taylor Owner of Brewminatti & who was, at that time, roasting coffee as coffee drinkers. While we have come a Garage Roasters. PICTURED RIGHT | Dennis McDonald out of his garage (hence the name). “We previous owner of Garage Roasters long way in the coffee discussion, we still sampled other coffees, but we loved what have some things that we can learn. Dennis was doing. The coffee he was creating was a perfect fit for what we wanted to offer,” says Marty. Recently Dennis Today’s master roasters are simultaneously old school and has moved back a bit from roasting full time, and Marty and trail blazers. They are longing to get back to the basics of Lenee have taken on more of the roasting responsibilities. what makes a great cup of coffee, yet are willing to explore They look forward to offering more blends that will pair every continent to find that perfect bean. While finding the with their music stylings. Brewminiatti has been offering perfect bean is paramount to their success, that success Garage Roasters coffee since opening Brewminatti’s in the isn’t just about the bean because there is also an artistry in fall of 2015. Patrons can buy their coffee by the cup or the the roasting. Timing is key. While it is not possible to pull bag, and yes, they do have that full menu board of flavored great flavor out of a bean if it was never there, the roaster coffees too! 30
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