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Ask Dr. Universe: How do you make cider?

We can make cider with juice from apples. There are many kinds of apples and a few ways to squeeze out the juice. My friend Bri Ewing Valliere told me all about it. She’s a food scientist at Washington State University who knows a lot about cider. The first step is to pick out the apples.

These caramel apples are all treat, no tricks

When you've been with someone as long as my husband and I have, you end up with a lot of running jokes. One of ours is how I always ogle the caramel apples in specialty shops and then never actually buy them. You know the type: Big, dripping with caramel, chocolate and obscene amounts of candy or cookies.

Maple syrup and dates add a healthful spin to baked apples

The autumnal aroma filling your kitchen as this dessert bakes will have you swooning well before it is time to dig in. It’s an anticipation that makes eating it even better, priming you for the reward of digging your spoon through the softened peel of the whole apple.

Inslee’s infested apples rounded up

Infested apples Gov. Jay Inslee brought to Central and Eastern Washington last month in a goodwill gesture gone bad have been rounded up and destroyed.

Inslee brings infected apples on visits to fire areas

OLYMPIA – When Gov. Jay Inslee traveled to Eastern and Central Washington to bring the state’s prayers, concern and comfort to victims of fire-ravaged communities last week, he also brought something else: Apple maggot larvae.

U.S. cancels planned tariffs on China

President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160 billion worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.

Long-awaited Cosmic Crisp apples to hit shelves

The Cosmic Crisp, a new, Washington State University-bred apple with astronomical implications, is set to hit shelves in less than a week, but some local grocers say it remains to be seen whether they will be readily available in time to serve cosmic apple pie for Christmas.

Washington farmers react to China’s announcement to boycott U.S. ag products

Had China’s announcement this week to stop purchasing U.S. agricultural products been the first volley of a trade war, local trade officials would have taken it like a punch to the face. But two years into an off-again- on-again trade war, Washington agriculture officials just kind of shrugged this one off.

Shawn Vestal: On climate, we ignore Chapter 24 at our peril

Hotter, drier, smokier summers. More rain and less snow in the winters. Droughts, overflowing rivers and coastal surges. Sunburned apples and softer berries. More heatstroke and Lyme disease. Less skiing and boating, more respiratory problems, suffering fisheries. That’s what’s in store for the Northwest, according to the Fourth National Climate Assessment.