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Former Four Swallows Chef to Head up Wing Point Country Club Kitchen

Geraldine Ferraro, former co-owner and chef at Four Swallow Restaurant, has found a new kitchen. Ferraro will be taking over on March 1 as Executive Chef at the Wing Point Golf & Country Club, Bainbridge Island’s only private 18-hole golf and country club. Ferraro and Mike Sharp shuttered Four Swallows abruptly last October after they failed…

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Julie's Guacamole

‘Fully Inflated’ Great Guacamole Recipe

We’re legally and figuratively pumped for the Super Bowl here in Seattle+. And that means getting ready to serve up plenty of guacamole. Possibly you starved yourself in a suspended-animation stress-response to the Seahawks playoff comeback against the Green Bay Packers. Or, in another understandable stress-induced response, you overindulged in lordy knows what. The good…

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Recipe: Fast Fantastic Holiday Fudge

Looking for a last-minute holiday hit? Whether you serve it or give it as a gift, this is absolutely sure to please.  I admit, fudge is not my favorite. Most members of modern civilization find my preference, or lack thereof, perplexing, although I have noticed they don’t argue for long because they are happy to…

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Recipe: Great Grandma’s Sensational Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

by Joe Michael My Great Grandma made these cookies on the farm in Central South Dakota. For generations of holiday gobbling, these have been irresistible favorites. Grandma Holmes Sugar Cookies Ingredients 1 1/2 C. sugar 1 C. shortening or butter (she used fresh heavy cream from the milk can) 2 eggs 1 C. sour cream…

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Recipe: The Best Russian Teacakes

Ah, it’s that time of year: the time to eat cookies. And here I go again with my claim of “the best.” Russian teacakes, also known as Mexican wedding cookies, among other monikers, are a recipe for happiness—basically butter, flour, sugar, and walnuts. AND YET, the many variations of this simply perfect concept often disappoint….

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J’Aime les Crêpes Named “Deuxieme”-Best Crêperie in Western WA

The little crêperie that could just did—almost. J’Aime les Crêpes, which last May expanded into a Bainbridge Island location on Madrone Lane from its original spot near the Kingston ferry, was honored on November 14 as Evening Magazine‘s second or deuxieme best of Western Washington crêpe place. The winner was Savor Crêperie in Tacoma. With 53 crêperies in the running,…

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Thuy's Pho

What Bainbridge Has Been Hoping Pho: New Vietnamese Restaurant

At Thuy’s Pho House, which just opened a week ago in the spot recently vacated by Tokyo Tapas on Madison across the parking lot from Island Fitness, business is booming. It’s so busy, in fact, that Proprietor Thuy Nguyen who also owns Rooster’s Cafe, can hardly keep up with demand. And even on a Sunday…

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Café Nola to Open New Venture in Former Island Grill Spot

So long Island Grill. Hello Café Nola, part 2. You may have heard the rumors. Yes, The Island Grill is closed, as of this week. And, yes, the owners of Café Nola, Whitney and Kevin Warren, are moving into the space, with big changes planned. The new eatery, The Plate & Pint, is a departure for…

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christine chapman

Crumbs Cakery Serves up Artful Sweets for Your Special Occasion

To see her work, one can only conclude that Christine Chapman, owner of Bainbridge-based Crumbs Cakery, is of an exclusive order of cake masters. If taste is the judge, the fact that many of her customers are already repeats suggests that she gets more than the design right. Chapman grew up in Austria making cakes…

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Four Swallows Restaurant Closes

The closure of Four Swallows Restaurant yesterday, October 22, came as a shock to Bainbridge Islanders and no doubt will be met with regret by the many people beyond Bainbridge who have regularly crossed the water to enjoy a fine meal there. After nearly 26 years in business on Bainbridge and 20 years in the…

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The Bees and Wiggs

Bainbridge Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs Hosts Montana Book Group for Dream Visit

Eight Montanans, including three librarians, gathered yesterday evening (October 19) around a table topped with wine and hors d’oeuvres on the beach by the home of award-winning and The New York Times #1 bestselling author Susan Wiggs. The sun was setting, Mount Rainier was out, the ferry was lumbering past, and these women were having…

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Autumn Recipes from Chef Greg Atkinson: Slab Apple Pie & Pumpkin Soup

by Greg Atkinson I’m sharing two fall recipes, one savory, one sweet. I prepared the dishes in stages in the same cooking session, going back and forth between them as they cooked. Pumpkin Soup This soup, with a base of sweet-tasting caramelized onion, is smooth and creamy. The gentle crunch of pumpkin seeds on top…

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The Best Zucchini Bread Recipe

It’s zucchini season, which for my family means zucchini bread. This recipe is my mother’s, and I don’t know where she got it, but I’ve never had better zuc bread anywhere. Yeah, I know I’m making another grand claim for “The Best” (see The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe), but to me this is the…

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Starbucks Comes out to Bainbridge (No, Virginia, There Is No Chain-Free Clause)

Starbucks, which for years has been closeted as a kiosk at Safeway, has finally come out to the Island with its own 1,850-square-foot cafe in Island Village on High School Road. It officially opened yesterday morning, September 5. Despite a persistent rumor on the Island that chain restaurants and fast-food outlets are prohibited here, Starbucks…

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Westside Pizza Moves, Expands, Offers Beer on Tap

Bainbridge Island’s Westside Pizza has new owners, with a new vision. That vision was just unveiled last Friday, when the greatly expanded ‘za joint opened its spiffy new doors to hungry customers. Formerly located upstairs in a small spot in Winslow mall, Westside Pizza is now in the Safeway/Rite Aid commercial center in a stand-alone…

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Blackbird Bakery Gives Its $1,000 July 4th Parade Award to the Library

If you saw the Fourth of July parade this year, you most certainly remember the Blackbird entry: toque- and apron-wearing people pushing giant slices of pie in wheelbarrows and then, periodically, in formation, bringing them together to make the whole pie. That entry won this year’s second annual Most Humorous Parade Entry Award, which comes…

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Suyematsu and Bentryn Family Farms

Curried Jade Dumplings? This Saturday Go from Farm to Fork to Cork (with Podcast)

Reading the menu is almost unbearable it sounds so good, and I may have to stop writing this at any moment to go get lunch. The EduCulture Farm to Fork to C0rk dinner this Saturday August 2 promises scrumptiousness of the locally grown variety. The EduCulture Partnership is an initiative of Global Source Education, which…

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Hammy’s: Lynwood Center’s New Old-Style Hamburger Joint

Ryan and Amber Welch, the managers of Hammy’s, Pleasant Beach Village’s about-to-open hamburger spot, want people to be able to go out for a casual family meal and not spend a fortune. They’ve managed to put together a menu that will ensure people can eat out for under about $10 per person. That’s not the…

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The Second Voyage of Cafe Trios: New Owners Try Their Luck on Land

Angela Veeder and her boyfriend Michael Doctor arrived on Bainbridge after careers at sea—she was a captain for Argosy Cruises, and he worked on oil rigs. Now they’re trying a land-based career as the owners of the relaunched Cafe Trios, at the corner of Ferncliff and Winslow Way. The original owners, who ran the successful…

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Bainbridge Island Brewery

Bainbridge Island Brewery Takes Gold in Washington Beer Awards

Bainbridge Island Brewery, which just celebrated its second anniversary yesterday, June 21, had a growler of a day June 14 at the Washington Brewers Festival held at Marymoor Park. The local brewery took gold in the Washington Beer Awards in the Belgian Ales category with its Bainbridge Blonde, beating out Poulsbo’s Valholl Brewing Company and…

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