Edmonds Family: Love abounds for parents, singles and families

By Lara Alexander Regina Pappas is knee deep in flower petals in the run-up to Valentine‚Äôs Day. Known to many as Regina the Florist, she has been putting together bouquets for Edmonds residents for 16 years. Formerly on Walnut Street with a retail florist shop, she literally went underground and now runs a studio-style florist…

Coming Friday: new ‘Edmonds Family’ column by Lara Alexander

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Edmonds mom and writer Lara Alexander, who this week will launch her new Edmonds Family column, with ideas for low-cost and free family activities around town — from holiday events to arts activities to school happenings. Edmonds Family will appear exclusively in My Edmonds News each Friday…

The Urban Gardener: Greens, glorious greens

I read recently that if one wants to eat out of their garden through all four seasons, then they better learn to love eating greens. This is true if you enjoy farmers’ markets as well. Tomatoes and green beans are only available locally for a few months of the year, but greens will keep your…

The Urban Gardener: Savor the unique flavor of beets

Beets are an under-appreciated vegetable. Like Brussel sprouts, beets have been the victim of uninspired preparations and memories formed by our childhood palate. Admittedly, beets have a unique flavor, and unique flavors can be a challenge to work with. However, a little experimentation will yield some great flavor combinations. I think beets pair especially well…

The Urban Gardener: Growing greens in your Edmonds garden

My Edmonds News is pleased to introduce our new columnist, Lara Alexander, who will be writing monthly about urban gardening and eating well on a budget. Gardening is a perfect hobby for a budget-conscious “foodie” like myself. It’s only the first of June, and already I have harvested a half-dozen pounds of beautiful, spicy, succulent…