Listener Photos from the Garden in Winter

Posted by Joe Simons on February 15, 2014

I like receiving photos from listeners and here are several that have recently arrived.

Janet Livesay of Lake Oswego sent me this photo of her Winter Jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum. This is planted by her front door and she told me that she does not ever remember it looking this good.  What a grand plant to have by an entryway in winter.

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Posted by Mr BBQ on February 15, 2014

Every Valentine’s day for the past 12 years, I’ve helped you to mix up a little romance come Valentine’s Day with Mr. Barbecue’s SMOKIN LOVE POTION! Lip smacking good!

●Ingredients: 2oz. Citron vodka, 1oz. Cointreau, 2oz. cranberry juice, ½ oz. fresh squeezed lime juice and a lemon peel twist.

●Preparation: In a shaker filled with ice-add all liquid ingredients, shake, strain into a …

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Snowmelt Leads to Flood Warnings till Sunday

Posted by Jake Baez on February 14, 2014

A flood watch is in effect through Sunday afternoon for most of Northwest Oregon and the coastal basins in southwest Washington, according to the National Weather Service.

One storm dumped heavy rain on the area late Thursday and early Friday morning, and another is expected to come through Saturday, according to the alert.

Click here for more from the National Weather Service

Area rivers …

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Who Do I Hold Accountable?

Posted by Dan Mitchinson on February 8, 2014


It’s something I was taught from a young age. And if you have a goal, it can be a true test of your commitment. Sports is a great example of players holding one another accountable.

But what if you don’t have anyone to hold you accountable? Then it comes down to self discipline. Training for this boxing match has been a …

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Abs Are Made In The Kitchen

Posted by Dan Mitchinson on February 4, 2014
protein shake

‘You’re abs aren’t made in the gym, but in the kitchen.’

How many trainers and fitness junkies have I heard that from?  Turns out it’s true. Sure you can do the work in the gym, but unless you’re eating ‘clean,’ and the right amount of protein, carbs and fats (good fats, Ding Dongs don’t count I’m sorry to say), all that …

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