Emily Hanson

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Pinwheels make for a quick, tasty lunch

LUNCH IS BORING. This is one reason why I don’t like preparing it and why I rarely enjoy eating it. The other reason is that,… Continue reading


Initiative promoter formally announces gubernatorial run

Tim Eyman, a career anti-tax initiative promoter, formally announced his entry into Washington’s 2020 governor’s race.… Continue reading


Pilot rescued by kayakers after small plane lands in lake near Covington

The pilot of a small plane that went down in a lake near Covington was rescued by neighbors using kayaks,… Continue reading


Washington city plans crisis center based on Idaho model

County officials in Washington said they are planning a mental health crisis stabilization unit based on a nearby center in… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Thanksgiving is coming, as are the delicious leftovers

Although I find it difficult to believe it’s already November (where did the rest of the year go?), I am happy to announce it’s nearly… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: It’s all Greek to me … and it’s delicious

ONE OF MY sisters recently returned from a trip to Greece. I bit back my jealousy to visit with her while she stayed with our… Continue reading


Do you support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's call for an official impeachment probe against President Donald Trump?… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2019

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Apple pie alternative provides a tasty, guilt-free treat

I’VE MENTIONED A few times now that I’m trying to eat more healthfully and that has continued throughout these past few weeks, so much so… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: When life gives you lemons, make lemon bars

AUGUST IS A difficult month. I don’t know why, but this seems to be true every year. This August is proving to follow the same… Continue reading


Did you vote in the primary election?… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2019


Do you ever fear you will be a victim of a mass shooting in the United States?… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2019


Where in nature do you feel the most happy?… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: You must eat right to feel right

DO YOU EVER struggle to eat healthfully? I know I do. There are some days that are just so busy or stressful that the thought… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: How I sort of made a new cookie

Otherwise known as: How my doughnuts went terribly wrong

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Bagels are more difficult to make than they seem

I’M OVERLY COMPETITIVE in most areas of my life. It has finally seeped into my kitchen. Allow me to explain: A few weeks ago, my… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Lemon cake pairs well with evening tea

HAVE YOU EVER been to or hosted a real tea party? I don’t mean those silly tea parties little girls in fancy dresses are rumored… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: A lobster tail tale

COOKING WITH MY sister is one of my favorite things to do. She doesn’t usually help all that much, but she almost always controls the… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Winter advice: Let the slow cooker do the work

I THINK MY slow cooker might be the dinner chef I’ve always wanted and have never been able to afford. Let me explain. I think… Continue reading


How confident do you feel driving in snow and/or ice?… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2019

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Always be sure you have a complete recipe

THIS IS MY 12th monthly cooking column. It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for about a year now. I thought now would be… Continue reading