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No Green Thumb? No Problem! Grow These Houseplants at The Estates at Cougar Mountain!

February 10, 2016 5:01 pm

Even if you haven’t had the best luck with plants in the past, that’s no reason to give up on having a greenery-filled home. While certain houseplants are very finicky and seem to die as soon as you glance in their direction, others are hearty, resilient and made for people whose thumbs aren't exactly green. Here are just a few.

  1. Succulents. The desert native succulent plant is beloved by many for its very sparse watering schedule. Because it only needs watering once a month or so, this trendy houseplant is perfect for forgetful owners.
  2. Aloe plants. The unique looking aloe plant is another one that doesn’t need much watering (or even much sunlight). Simply give it a bit of water when the soil feels dry to the touch.
  3. Cast-iron plant. There’s a reason this great plant has a name that’s tough as nails: the cast-iron plant can tolerate everything from low light to changes in the atmosphere like a champ.
  4. Snake plant. The high-reaching snake plant (sometimes called mother-in-law’s tongue) not only offers a stylish, impactful look, it can also survive in low light and with sporadic waterings.
  5. Jade plant. This gorgeous plant will live for years without much care at all, eventually growing into a small tree with a large enough pot.

Houseplants for People Who Can't Grow Houseplants [This Old House]
How To Choose the Right Houseplant [Bayer Advanced]
Houseplants for the Forgetful Gardener [Better Homes & Gardens]

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Experience an Authentic Pakistani and Indian Meal at Naan ‘n’ Curry

February 3, 2016 5:02 pm

When it comes to Indian or Pakistani cuisine, the stuff served in American restaurants often wouldn’t fly on the subcontinent; sauces are sweet when they should be spicy, and samosas lack that light, flaky texture. Naan 'n' Curry is here to solve the problem. A Renton institution for almost a decade, regulars call it the real deal. Lamb is extra tender, fish tandoori has the perfect amount of oil and salt, and the house-made naan gets high marks for delicacy. The chef even lavishes attention on side veggies, with sweet, crispy okra accompanying the chicken tikka masala.

Regulars say that portions are smaller than similar restaurants, prices are higher, and service is variable, but their qualms are redeemed by quality and atmosphere. Note that the owners aren’t kidding about their mission to bring you authentic cuisine; if you ask the chef to go easy on the spices, be prepared for some teasing!

Naan 'n' Curry
709 South 3rd Street
Renton, WA 98057
(425) 271-6226

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February 3, 2016 3:01 pm

Are you ready for some Football?! This year's Superbowl is sure to be one to remember. As we are very sad our beloved Seahawks are not in it this year, we can't help but be excited for two great teams to go head to head!

When: February 7th, 2016
Where: Santa Clara but if you aren't able to make it (who am I kidding most of us will not be there) you can watch it on CBS
Time: 3:30pm

We hope everyone has exciting plans for the game and be safe!!

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