Northwest NEWS

December 13, 1999

Home & Garden

Dining In

Dining InHappy holidays!

Safer holiday entertaining

holiday entertainingWhether you are stuffing yourself with turkey, delighting in the neighborhood light show, or enjoying the company of family and friends, chances are you will be entertaining or attending some holiday festivities this season.

Turkey tips for the holidays

food safetyBefore our holiday turkeys get to the supermarket, the USDA requires that all poultry receive a disinfecting bath and processing materials be cleaned with a chlorine solution.

How to take care of poinsettias

poinsettiasNative to tropical Mexico, poinsettias were first brought to the United States by Joel Poinsett, a noted botanist and the first U.S. Ambassador to Mexico. Naturally blooming at Christmas, they have become a holiday tradition.

Emission check changes start Jan. 4

emissions testsFewer motor vehicles will need to have their emissions checked starting next month, under changes being implemented by the Washington Department of Ecology.

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