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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Cookbook Review: ‘The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook’

Quick look: Chicken keeping isn’t for everyone. This guide gives would-be hen owners an education in egg-laying and provides more than 100 fairly simple egg-centered recipes – from classics like scrambled eggs and eggnog to elegant asparagus with poached eggs and smoked salmon. What’s inside: This book is divided into two parts.

Payne drops 41, drives MSU past Delaware

By game’s end, everyone in the Spokane Arena had felt the Payne, none more than the Delaware coaches and players. “Probably the best big man I’ve seen in 21 years of coaching basketball,” Delaware coach Monté Ross said after Michigan State forward Adreian Payne scored 41 points in the Spartans’ 93-78 win Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Roasted figs simply shine with Cornish hens

In cookbooks and magazines, figs have been catching my eye lately. Some have been drizzled with honey or oil and roasted. Others are stewed in red wine and served as a dessert. I’ve even seen them made into compote and served as an appetizer on crusty baguette slices topped with Gorgonzola cheese.

Watching, hearing hens is good for the soul

I have a confession to make. It’s about my chickens. I know I write a lot about the delicious eggs they lay. And how they produce great fertilizer for my garden. And how caring for them reinforces in all of us the responsibility involved in bringing any living thing into the family

Time to sign up or shut up as initiative deadline nears

OLYMPIA – As Washington residents hit the parks, the malls and the supermarkets this holiday weekend, they may get a chance to take part in one bit of democracy central to most Independence Day weekends – the last big push to get signatures for ballot initiatives in this year’s election. Just as colonists struck a blow for freedom against tyranny 235 years ago with the Declaration of Independence, Washington residents can strike a blow for freedom to limit the use of gasoline taxes, give hens that lay eggs more room to move around, smoke marijuana without fear of arrest, require more training for people who care for the elderly and disabled, or buy liquor from privately owned stores.

Steve Bergum’s Keys to the Game

What went right The Eagles remembered who they were, and what it was that got them here, refusing to fold under the pressure of a 19-point, third-quarter deficit. By picking up the pace of his team’s no-huddle offense, Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell found some rhythm with his throws – and he found a couple of wide receivers in Bandon Kaufman and Nicholas Edwards, who made sure they tracked down those throws.