Margaret Walton

Margaret posted 232 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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WHIDBEY RECIPES | Soup is the sure cure for those pesky January blues

The soup song from “Alice in Wonderland” has been running through my…

  • Jan 14th, 2010 4:50pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | What to do with it all? Just answer the question, please

What do you do with one cold Wiener-schnitzel, about a half cup…

  • Jan 6th, 2010 12:17am

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Every Christmas once brought a box of sweet memories

Every year for Christmas my dad brought my mom a box of…

  • Jan 4th, 2010 6:56pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | A batch of oven-hot cookies will restore that good cheer

It’s surprising how many people I’ve talked to in the past couple of weeks who mention that they just don’t feel very Christmasy this year, or that Christmas just doesn’t feel very cheery yet, for some reason.

  • Dec 10th, 2009 9:10pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Recent headlines leave us with a few sad endings

A 97-year-old man is found floating in the frigid waters of Mutiny…

  • Dec 7th, 2009 9:35pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Some words were never uttered in polite company

Once upon a time, during a visit to my grandmother in West Seattle, I accidentally said the S-word in front of my grandmother.

  • Nov 18th, 2009 7:40pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | A break from the usual on this Veterans Day

Eight young men, brought home in boxes. Eight young men who will…

  • Nov 11th, 2009 6:10pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Cheeseburger, cheeseburger! Health warnings leave me wondering

It’s been a bad week for those of us who think and…

  • Oct 13th, 2009 9:46pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Oysters are an easily savored taste of the sea breeze

Note: If you are among the many who cannot abide the thought…

  • Oct 8th, 2009 3:59pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | New grocery store brings new opportunities for great food

As you’re reading this column, The Goose is going through its first…

  • Sep 18th, 2009 10:37pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Who needs a Blackberry?

One of my granddaughters has a Blackberry. As far as I’m able to tell, she uses it to have a life.

  • Aug 27th, 2009 5:51pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Eating less, cutting calories may make a monkey out of me

Eat less and you just might live longer, at least so say…

  • Jul 21st, 2009 10:43pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | The world looked up to the first man on the moon

For almost a month now, we’ve been overwhelmed by Michael Jackson and…

  • Jul 14th, 2009 9:47pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Seasoned crabbers know enough to pull their pots

There was a great deal of crabbing and consternation going on last…

  • Jul 7th, 2009 11:12pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Something sweet for a veggie that’s often ignored and misunderstood

Few vegetables have such a difficult time getting the respect they deserve as poor, misunderstood rhubarb.

  • Jun 25th, 2009 4:00pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | What I learned from Dad, from little things to what really matters

Sunday is Father’s Day, and as I noted in an earlier column,…

  • Jun 16th, 2009 7:32pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | An unexpected gift from Uncle Sam, but now what?

There it was, $250 I never expected, didn’t earn, didn’t really think…

  • Jun 2nd, 2009 10:49pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Too much Army food can give a person a case of the vapors

I’m sitting at the dining room table, about to have a unique…

  • Apr 28th, 2009 10:54pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Our family, and our country, hit the road with General Motors

My father, who is now 100 years old (and still has a…

  • Apr 21st, 2009 10:57pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | What’s with the bow tie?


  • Apr 16th, 2009 4:00pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Faith and hope are the important messages of this season

When disaster strikes, with little or no warning, it gives life a…

  • Apr 7th, 2009 10:53pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | It’s just me and my 100 trillion friends

Ever since I learned, a short time ago, that I am a walking container for 100 trillion microbes, I feel as though I might glow in the dark.

  • Mar 25th, 2009 8:33pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | What do you know, Joe? Your day is coming this month

A couple of columns ago, I rambled on about the many special…

  • Mar 17th, 2009 8:44pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Scientists sure know how to step on my (dancing) feet

I’ve recently come across some very distressing information I’d never heard or…

  • Mar 10th, 2009 10:06pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES: I’m split over celebrating Multiple Personalities Day

Here we are, four days into March, and we’ve already missed National…

  • Mar 3rd, 2009 11:36pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Be careful when you ask for change, you might get it

More than 25 years ago, when I first came to live permanently…

  • Feb 24th, 2009 11:18pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | A few random thoughts from a cluttered mind

I’ve recently come to the conclusion that I read too much.I never…

  • Feb 17th, 2009 11:38pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Chocoholics like us have Christopher Columbus to thank

If it’s almost Valentine’s Day, it’s also close to time for loving…

  • Feb 11th, 2009 12:29am

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Small changes can add up to a healthy difference

There’s nothing like a good scare to force one to take a…

  • Jan 7th, 2009 12:08am

WHIDBEY RECIPES | If this is global warming …

Hundreds of flights canceled in and out of major airports, ice and…

  • Dec 22nd, 2008 10:17pm

WHIDBEY RECIPES | Counting down the days until Christmas

According to my calendar, we are now exactly one week away from…

  • Dec 17th, 2008 12:38am

WHIDBEY RECIPES | My cookie classics for Christmas

One of my earliest memories of what we always called “getting ready…

  • Dec 10th, 2008 12:00am